Forceware 196.75

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Galdere, Mar 2, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

    147 vote(s)
    63.4%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    43 vote(s)
    18.5%
  3. Worse than previous drivers

    42 vote(s)
    18.1%
  1. smut

    smut Member Guru

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    Thanks for the .xml file, appreciate it!


    Crysis is well known for being horribly unoptimized but that isn't Nvidia's fault. Crytek is responsible for that, Nvidia can make tweaks here and there (and they have) but I believe they've gotten as much as they could out of driver side tweaks. I don't feel Nvidia is holding anything back heh, they'd have no reason to on a 3 year old game. Nvidia/ATI love to promote increased performance so if they had it to give, I have no doubts that they would. I don't believe Nvidia nor ATI would ever intentionally not give us performance. It is against their interests to do so as more performance = more sales in the enthusiast market!

    Unless they could mess with the actual engine code, Crysis will continue to be unoptimized in terms of GPU usage, Crysis hasn't had a patch in years and Crytek has moved on to the sequel.
     
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  2. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Trying to crank too much performance out of a card is how people get much higher temperatures, if greater performance was possible, Nvidia wouldn't try to unless it was safe, especially after the fan speed issues they have had recently.

    Crysis could be more optimised, but there are many worse looking games that run worse than Crysis does, especially if you have a dual core CPU.
     
  3. scandalous

    scandalous Master Guru

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    So is it ok to use these drivers if you have aftermarket cooling? I've got the accelero GTX 280 cooler? Also does the problem only occur if you come out of sleep mode?
     
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  4. geppwnd

    geppwnd Member Guru

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    Problem only when you resume it from sleep. I'm still using this driver and it works smooth and fast on BC2. I just shut down my computer every night. You don't need aftermarket cooling.
     

  5. BigMyke

    BigMyke Member

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    These drivers are fine if you don't run at AUTO fan speed. Run them at a fixed fan speed above 60% when gaming. and 40% at idle.
     
  6. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    This are Great drivers , i have not had a single problem with them , tested in W7x64bit , Vista32bit nad XP 32bit with 285GTX SLI , 9600GT SLI , 8400GS :thumbup:. It seems that it affects some people only.
     
  7. PirateNeilsouth

    PirateNeilsouth Ancient Guru

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    meh 196.86 are much better , the dpc latency fixes alone are worth it!
     
  8. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Need to try and put these back on again, as well as check 196.86, got a L4D2 splitscreen thing happening tonight.

    How is the performance of these with AC2?
     
  9. wisitor

    wisitor Master Guru

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    my card died today :(
    only win safe mod works somehow. i dont know if its related to this drivers or not i newer noticed temperature increase with evga precision or any problem at all. maybe it was just cards time to go :(
    just to be safe i sugest you guys stay away from this drivers.
     
  10. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    If safe mode works the card isn't dead, use driver cleaners to remove all traces of the drivers and try and boot into windows again, if not then try an OS reinstall.
     

  11. wisitor

    wisitor Master Guru

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    when i turn on my pc i get blue stripes on screen later on i get exclamation marks everywhere,and all this is befoure i even get to windows loading screen.and then i get very very corupted blue screen of death.
    r.i.p my lovely card,my warranty is still ok so i hope i get a decent replacment.
    anyone knows wich nvidia 9 series equals my g92 8800gts card ?
     
  12. Raptor5150

    Raptor5150 Active Member

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    I am running sli with launcher/scheduler setup for my fan speeds based on gpu temp...the driver issue should not effect my fans am I correct?
     
  13. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    They will most likely give you GTS 250 as a replacement.
     
  14. Radical_53

    Radical_53 Ancient Guru

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    9800 GTX more or less. It has higher clocks but is basically the same card. GTS 250 alike.
     
  15. barwell1992

    barwell1992 Ancient Guru

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    about a week on and still no problems with temps apart from the dust build up ..... typical
     

  16. Flakman

    Flakman Master Guru

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    I found these faster as well. No problems in any game so far, have played BFBC2 for 6 hours straight last night. I really like these 196.86's.
     
  17. TruMutton_200Hz

    TruMutton_200Hz Ancient Guru

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    Too bad I can't vote cuz I have to wait for the notebook version I'm expecting later this month but your system specs look totally awesome, nobody can deny. ^
     
  18. Hog54

    Hog54 Maha Guru

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    Do you think these drivers build up dust faster?:)
     
  19. Peerless

    Peerless Maha Guru

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    Well I loaded up these drivers again and I checked my temps and my 275 was at 107c these are broken for real!
     
  20. anth_15

    anth_15 Master Guru

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    You have to manually tweak the fan speed if you want to use these drivers. Ive been using them for a couple days fine idle at 40c and 64c on load for me at 80% fan speed.
     

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