Forceware 71.80 nonWHQL

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Xiander, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. snip3r_3

    snip3r_3 Ancient Guru

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    with the 71.xx series, and with streaming media clips using wmp9 that is BUILT INTO websites, i get freeze (monitor off)......monitor on... freeze...monitor on...and then freeze and then everything comes back..... but i cant use the keyboard or mouse during freezes or the whole time... i have to wait until it stops freezing comepletely.....


    lol.....this is a strange month for me......
    71.20-ok
    71.22-nver treied
    71.24-best for me
    71.40-bad
    71.50-bad
    71.80-very bad to me
     
  2. hoobastank68

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    71.25 is best here so far, i'd suggest 71.25

    71.40 and .50 all failures.....71.80 not going to try
     
  3. snip3r_3

    snip3r_3 Ancient Guru

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    haha i tried 71.25 and 3dmark benches all went down alot

    same with aquamark
    and i got strange things happen in some games
     
  4. hoobastank68

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    Went perfect for me, dont care much bout benchmarks, all games running smoother than ever with it heh
     

  5. jo0ni3

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    any white lines in HL2 and CSS when AA turned on?
     
  6. norms

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    Tried 71.80's, Temps identical to 66.93 & 67.03's

    3DMark 03 score down by around 100 no big deal.

    World of warcraft no button corruption problems but the game ran terrible. Stutters and paused for long periods for no apparent reason!

    Didn't have time to test much else

    Back to 67.03's :)
     
  7. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    whats up with those white lines in HL2/HL2DM anyhow !!! i dont see them at all in CSS ! NONE. i run both games 4xAA 16xAF. hmmmm
     
  8. snip3r_3

    snip3r_3 Ancient Guru

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    i still dont like this driver...... i cant play cs:cz with aa/af

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    halo wont run correctly

    whens the 72.xx
    series

    :p
     
  9. Skull66

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    Tried these on my 6800gt and they reduced my overclockability by quite a bit, 71.25's are letting get 405mhz x 1100mhz, 71.40's allowed 415mhz x 1100mhz
     
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    Farcry has black hillsides reather then green. Guess I will be going back to an earlier set. :-(
     

  11. Tarkan2467

    Tarkan2467 Master Guru

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    Everyone, please listen to me :D The temp increase is a bug with the drivers and how it sets its 2D clock speeds. Anyone with a card whose 2D core clock defaults at >400MHz speeds will NOT have a temperature increase. It's just the way it happens. 6600GTs, 6800 Ultras clocked at 425MHz core, any BFG 6800 Ultra OC cards, ANYTHING clocked over 400MHz will not notice it. I can't explain why it happens but I can verify that it happens. I got someone on another thread to try this and it worked for them as well.

    The solution is to hike your 2D clock speed ONLY to a speed above 400MHz (say 401 for example). Your idle temperature will drop IMMEDIATELY.
     
  12. snip3r_3

    snip3r_3 Ancient Guru

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    i dont get what you mean....
    you mean 2d speed set over 400mhz will feel it?!?!?!

    but mine is 300 default on 2d and i feel temp increase....
     
  13. Tarkan2467

    Tarkan2467 Master Guru

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    Like I said, I can't explain WHY it happens, only that it does. Let me try to make this more clear:

    Something with the 71.80s (and other drivers that are causing temp increases on idle) is clocking the 2D speeds incorrectly. I don't know why.

    Before I changed the 2D clock speed, I noticed something REALLY weird: if I would open up RivaTuner's hardware monitor and move the mouse across the graph, the clock speed would bounce between about the stock speed and (for some reason) 6198! And no, that's not a typo; four-digit number above 6000. Sounds unbelievable, but I'll get a screenshot and post it later.

    So just for kicks I turned up the clocks for my overclock (I overclock 2D as well due to some problems I have with OpenGL screensavers when they're different) and the idle temperature dived back to normal levels. The erratic clock speed thing in RivaTuner also went away.

    After some more testing I found out that any clock speed above 400MHz will not exhibit this problem, while any speed <= 400 WILL.

    To try this out, get CoolBits or RivaTuner, go into the Clock Frequencies settings, switch to 2D and hike your core to about 401 or something a bit higher if you prefer. Watch your temperature drop.

    Does that make things more clear?
     
  14. Tarkan2467

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    Exactly. That's what happens. I'm not sure if it's safe to hike the 2D clocks so much for the vanilla 6800 owners; I'll need someone else to provide some input for that question.
     
  15. Zoomy942

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    how bout them apples i moved my 2d to 402 and my temps dropped right away. good call
     

  16. snip3r_3

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    hm..... i dunno.... i just gave up on these drivers.. to much problems other than temp
     
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    put 2d clock to 401 - temp dropped 10C. thx
     
  18. clawhamer

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    I installed 71.80 last night. The first bench I used was Halo's timedemo. Like others have reported this driver set did not work with Halo on my comp. I didn't bother to do any futher benching as Halo online is the game that is slowly sucking my life away. :D

    Temps didn't increase with the 71.80, but I have removed the stock fan from my card and am using the Vante PCI card fan that uses a molex connecter.

    Back to the 71.24, they kick ass! :finger:
     
  19. snip3r_3

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    YEP!! lol
     
  20. JOKER JOKE

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    No 71.25 is better !:D
     

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