What are the best drivers for the 9800 GX2?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by masterchiefx2, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. THE_BAIT

    THE_BAIT Master Guru

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    I wished your sisters .inf was a miracle fix but no luck!

    Glad it worked for you though :)

    Edit: Congrat's to your sister by the way..... is she single :nerd:
     
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  2. Pey

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    175.16 from nvidia´s site? or beta?
     
  3. THE_BAIT

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    From Nvidia site....WHQL :)

    Edit: Nice avatar Pey :banana:
     
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    Does grid work for any of you with 175.16? :(

    I get extremely low fps and funny screens lol, black, white... you name it.

    Now that i´m here, i just got the gx2, whats the deal with the pshysics driver?
    can i use it with this card?
     

  5. THEBIG360

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    Please mate before you post certain comments take a second to read from the top.

    Then you will see i have already added a driver along with the physx one. So yeh it does work.
     
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    Everything higher than 174.53 gives me VGA driver restarts in Call of Duty 4. (Vista 32bit)
    Several people in the threads for the newer drivers have the same problem, seems to be a SLI only problem.
     
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    Thanks for posting these.

    - Is this the Beta 2 Cuda driver?

    - So you had a better experience overall against the 177.41 driver set, right?

    I play AoC mostly - am using the 177.35 set at the moment - works good but I'm getting some slight stuttering which can be annoying at times...

    Cheers

    Cheers
     
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    Yep, everything above 174.74 for me.
     
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    OK, I've tried the 177.40 drivers listed here along with the physx driver and all works great and scores are better. However, multi-display doesn't work. Anyone know a fix for this?
     
  10. THEBIG360

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    08/07/2008 20:26:35 - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX10 1680x1050, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: High
    ==============================================================
    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 44.15s, Average FPS: 45.30
    Min FPS: 30.32 at frame 137, Max FPS: 72.21 at frame 1000
    Average Tri/Sec: -34191136, Tri/Frame: -754725
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.21
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 33.55s, Average FPS: 59.61
    Min FPS: 30.32 at frame 137, Max FPS: 79.45 at frame 124
    Average Tri/Sec: -44873696, Tri/Frame: -752806
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.22
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
    Play Time: 33.06s, Average FPS: 60.50
    Min FPS: 30.32 at frame 137, Max FPS: 81.65 at frame 107
    Average Tri/Sec: -45561204, Tri/Frame: -753050
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -1.22
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
    ==============================================================

    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    08/07/2008 20:26:35 - Vista 64

    Run #1- DX10 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 60.055

    Been trying new drivers for my vista 64bit rebuild and wow these are my best. 175.16's
     
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    175.16 are the best? Maybe time to try them out.
     
  12. THEBIG360

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    They seem the best for me on vista 64bit.
     
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    Good work mate, thanks for quantifying the result...I was planning to re-install Vista64 again next week for a change.

    XP64 is getting a bit boring again :nerd:
     
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    175.16 definitely the best for Crysis on XP32, however I have the Nvidia Control panel bug which takes forever to load & then hangs again when I select performance & quality, earlier drivers are 8 FPS slower but don't give me this problem, other than that the driver runs A1 for me
     
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    I've tried almost all of the versions out there for my evga 9800gx2.

    most my games will run on all the versions. The only two drivers i've found to work well are the:

    174.74 - Works perfect
    175.xx - 177.40 - CRASHES MY CoD4 with VGA reset driver problem :(
    177.41 - No crashes, smooth, however i get 60 fps less in Call of Duty 4 than when i use 174.74 driver wtf...

    I'm running Vista 64bit

    i hope nvidia improves the frame rate using the new driver once it gets finalized and out of beta...

    otherwise i'll be using 174.74 permanently :(
     
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    Should i install 175.16 or the re-appeared 175.19 from nvidia´s sites?
     
  17. THEBIG360

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    Im on 175.19's that re-appeard with sli profiles in place. With these i loose alitttle on maximums but gain alot on my minimums.
     
  18. THEBIG360

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    The new kings guys....

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=267210

    Get them whilst there hot lol. They have awesome IQ , control panel now shows only programs installed correctly and crysis , assassins and DMC4 run faster in DX10 than DX9.

    Although DX9 test are no slouch eithher, keep it up nvidia, best 177's for me so far , aswell as best drivers full stop.
     
  19. ereetos

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    just tested 177.66 Driver last night on my 9800gx2

    AMAZING.


    driver works flawlessly, i get slightly higher fps in most my games and less screen glitches, flashes, etc...

    i rank this as the new 9800gx2 champion driver. at least for vista :)

    If you have any problems with drivers, try these versions!!

    Best drivers:

    1st- 177.66 Beta
    2nd- 174.74 WHQL
    3rd- 177.41 Beta

    All running on Vista 64bit !!!
     
  20. THEBIG360

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    I second the comments above.

    177.66

    The new kings of the GX2!! :banana::banana:
     

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