Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by RBEJ, Feb 15, 2005.
remove the extra monitors mrblah
thats what i sed
Running nice and smooth These are my new drivers.
That will decrease image quality and for me that's no real solution.
I second that! I was using PureVideo 67.03 and my card / ambient temp was 59-60 / 39-40 Celsius usually. I downloaded and installed the 71.81 drivers and the temps immediately shot up to 72/45 degrees celsius. I uninstalled them and went back to 67.03 and guess what? Temps are back to normal levels.
I think I am going to stay away from this driver set forever. Can't afford to take the risk of frying my card.
now just to get a working system
there werent any extra monitors for me to remove since I already uninstalled the viewsonic drivers (which it wouldnt let me reinstall, it kept saying my monitor wasnt found and to go download the unsigned drivers). I eventually gave up after a 3rd install failure and after a couple hours the problem had fixed itself without me doing a single thing since
Ack! I can't run 3dmark03 on these, it quits after Wings of Fury. CS:Source and other games run fine though. I know, I know, benchmarks aren't meant to be played, but still...Ack!
Guys just so you know, your GPU core temps arent actually increasing. I have already confirmed this using my thermal gun. The drivers are just reading incorrectly on certain boards, and bios revisions. Its nothing more then a software problem, and your cards arent running any hotter then they were before.
So stop worrying about the temp problem.
Yes there is actually something wierd with these drivers as far as the black screen upon load up or accessing the tools and yes MANY have reported this since 71.80 was rel'd. It seems to be related to the drivers trying to detect a TV. As mentioned on nvnews.net's forums, just click on the Force TV Detection and there go those annoying black screens that pop up tons.
Since I have a Mitsu/NEC FP2141SB, I really doubt the hypothesis that it only affect old crappy monitors. LOL.
That sometimes happens to me when I overclock.
I used a digital thermometer to measured the air temperature coming from the cooling fan housing on my GFX card with the 71.80's installed and it was 7*C higher than when i had the 67.03 drivers installed, that was installing one driver, measure, switch drivers and measure again...same room temp at the time as well.
ps, and a similar change in temperature was seen in the Driver Control Panel
No way you can judge tempertures using a digital thermoter measuring air. Sticking it inside your case and testing the air coming off gpu with it isnt accurate to say the least. I have a 500$ thermal gun used for just these purposes, thermal monitoring etc.
You may want to test that thermoter on yourself cause i think you have a fever
My method detected a 7*C change in temperature with a corresponding change in the nVidia Control Panel, yours didn't find any....i think i'll go on what i found just to be on the safe side.
I fixed the problem with screen flickering in the advanced options easily ---> DEACTIVATE COOLBITS (I did this with NVHardpage)
Nvidiia 71.81 with Flight Simulator
The frame rates appear to be very good, but the screen goes black before returning to normal on every change of view, especially using the navigation program, FSNavigator. I am returning to 71.25 WHQL
71.81 is not the best for Fx, install 67.66 and you'll see the different
these are really better for my FX
So what is everyone doing about not being able to control refresh rates? The nvidia refresh rate manager isnt there for 71.81 and refroce doesn't work.
Does 71.21 work with reforce because I think I'll switch to that. Maybe I'll just go back to same old 67.02 because being able to control refresh rate is my first priority. I can't stand playing anything in 60hz.
Just download NVtweak from the Guru3D Download Section. It has all the options of CoolBits and enables all hidden tabs/tweaks put in by NVidia.