Nvidia 196.21 WHQL Drivers released

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by t1nsoldier, Jan 19, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

    79 vote(s)
    35.4%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    74 vote(s)
    33.2%
  3. Worse than previous drivers

    70 vote(s)
    31.4%
  1. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    im not using alchemy or rapture3d. I appreciate the suggestion though.
     
  2. Hog54

    Hog54 Maha Guru

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    These work great once i got my clocks back.:)
     
  3. guderiancol

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    Because not all need overclock to take a good performance.
     
  4. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    Because if the game run better for me then the last drivers. Then It runs better even if i cant oc. I dont put OC and drivers together. I can wait for a update to ocing tools. I not gonna go back to a worst driver because I cant oc my card.

    These drivers are working great for me better then the last.
     

  5. TheHunter

    TheHunter Banned

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    yea mw2 and Waw dont need to use Alchemy anyway..i Can't tell i didnt try them in win7, but they're ok in win XP for Fear combat and UT3.
     
  6. exaslave

    exaslave Member Guru

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    Because not everyone uses software to OC, or do not OC at all, or driver works better for them now despite the lack of OC

    For me, I never used OC software (never trusted them much) I set the OC on the BIOS and have been using the same ever since. I voted "About the same as previous drivers" because I did not get much of an improvement
     
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  7. Vichello

    Vichello Guest

    Yup same here for WaW: these give some stutters.
     
  8. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    i was rather supprised. first driver in a long while that did this ...
     
  9. k0k0be

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    EVGA released Precision 1.91

    "Added workaround for overclocking bug of ForceWare 196.21. Please take a note that the workaround is applied only to 196.00 - 196.21 driver versions range in order to ensure compatibility with future fixed NVIDIA drivers"
     
  10. SoLoR

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    Mass Effect 2 is working is SLI, however nvidia screwed up what exe file is for it. So you need to change it manualy in NvApps.xml
     

  11. DEATHSTAR

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    though i use that method too, desktop and laptop with mobile nividia, i understand why some people shouldn't do it. its not a risk free process like software (rt or af). and some people don't have a floppy drive or have never used one.
     
  12. zoneykid

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    How are you running Mass Effect 2?! The game hasn't even come out yet!

    I'll test these drivers once i get back to my Win7 computer and see if there's any bugs for the 8600GT.
     
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  13. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    oh its out, but not in the way your thinking. harrrr matey ...
     
  14. zoneykid

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    Damn, those buccaneers are quick.
     
  15. SoLoR

    SoLoR Master Guru

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    a ye... ;) i only "got" it to check game after 2-3 months of not playing any and see if drivers are working, stoped playing after half an hour.
     
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  16. ElderTech

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    I work from a home office doing tech support and the company had not approved 7 / 64 bit until this week.. so that said I did a clean install of home premium and updated all the drivers. other than the issue with EVGA precisions clock it seems to be a good driver.. dare i say.. and O ya..
    HOLY CRAP did MS actually make a good OS? I must say 7 is a sweet pleasure to use so far.
    ( srry threw that in there) and i don't OC this card so the fan controls work im cool. and glad to be here and meet you all.. very knowledgable group :)
     
  17. zoneykid

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    7 IS pretty sweet, been using it since RC and still going strong.(cool tip if you have multiple monitors, hit Winkey+P to change monitor configuration)
     
  18. Anth Seebel

    Anth Seebel Master Guru

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    QUAD SLI not detected with these..
     
  19. Hog54

    Hog54 Maha Guru

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    Reinstall the drivers.Everybody else with quad works.
     
  20. DigitalIP

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    Well either way, i switched back to the previous drivers. they work hella great for me so im happy..

    As for Overclocking with the new drivers, i think ill wait until all OC progs support the new drivers before i make a full switch.
     

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