What is your favorite driver?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Mr_Alexander, Oct 10, 2009.

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What is your favorite driver?

  1. 182.50

    5 vote(s)
    10.4%
  2. 186.18

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. 186.91

    9 vote(s)
    18.8%
  4. 190.62

    3 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. 191.03

    2 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. 191.07

    19 vote(s)
    39.6%
  7. other

    9 vote(s)
    18.8%
  1. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    Hi guys.
    I came with some idea. I would like to know what you think. If you find it interesting maybe some of moderetors can create a poll so people could vote which driver as for now they like and use most. Why I came with this idea is. If you noticed sometimes we have people create a new thread asking what is the best driver for certain card. In this thread people can vote and leave small comment why they love this set most. So people can see you comment look at your specs and try the same driver for themselves.
    I will give you an example. I as many of you test every single driver release. Some of you do it to do for benchmarking and some like me loking for the best and smooth gaming. Me personnaly tried every driver and did not have problem so far. However I noticed one thing that with some drivers even that I have the same FPS in games they do not run smooth like with the other.
    My favorite is 186.91. Everything is so smooth. I play COD4 and Oblivion right now. 191 and 191.07 gave me the same FPS but everything was jearky and statter very bad. For me I do not care how many FPS but it must be very smooth.
    These is the list of driver I would love MODs to add to poll.
    182.50
    186.18
    186.91
    190.62
    191.03
    191.07
    Other

    I chose them because reading the threads I noticed they are most popular ones. If you think Some other should be added you choose.
    So. What do you think about it?
     
  2. PirateNeilsouth

    PirateNeilsouth Ancient Guru

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    186.91
    185.81 XtremeG

    190-191 are pure **** , stutter and laggy... same as you
     
  3. SickBoy254698

    SickBoy254698 Master Guru

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    I use the 186.18 and have since it's release. Every driver since causes minor stuttering in most games and horrible stuttering in Fallout 3 and COD 4. Not to mention that the newest drivers send incorrect GPU temperature info to all monitoring programs. I'm not installing another new driver until I read in the release notes that both these issues have been fixed.
     
  4. live4life

    live4life Banned

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    i use the 190.45 whql from asus and its the most 19x.xx series stable driver from all!!! till now i havent ny problems....with the latest and some older my games and specially UT3 runs like crap what i mean? crashed and sometimesd the game been like my vga burned out effect when i close the game from alt ctrl del....all seems ok...no OC on my pc so the drivers is messed up....anyway im dissapointed with the newer drivers cause that u get is crashes bugs and craps...........nvidia drivers became worst than ati
     

  5. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    191.56 runs pretty smooth with all games I've tested so far.
     
  6. live4life

    live4life Banned

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    what driver work perfectly with ur GTX295? m8ty
     
  7. DSK

    DSK Banned

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  8. Blaise

    Blaise Maha Guru

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    This may sound silly but I have the best results with the 182.50 driver for my Quad SLi setup. As I like to benchmark, I tend to fiddle with driver versions looking for possible performance boost with driver releases (please note - I don't use "tweaked" drivers). My findings have been for 3DMark01, '03, '05 & '06 - 182.50. For Vantage, I used the 186.18 to achieve my best results (31k odd). Aquamark is a mixed bag and I haven't found any driver (182.50 or later) better than another.

    It all becomes mute when benching as Futuremark list off "approved drivers" that can be used anyway.
     
  9. Shataan

    Shataan Maha Guru

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    191.03
     
  10. schloppy

    schloppy Active Member

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  11. exaslave

    exaslave Member Guru

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    182.47 beta

    Changed to newer because of stutter in far cry 2 and well native windows 7 drivers but those were the best until then.
     
  12. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    186.91 is the best for my setup.
    For example i played oblivion for the last week. I was using 191.00. FPS were high but it statter a lot and I blamed the game. yesterday out of curiosity I rolled back to 186.91 (i loved this set before) and Oblivion became so smooth ubelivably. The same with my favorite COD4. Everything is very smooth with the same FPS.
     
  13. Fyew-jit-tiv

    Fyew-jit-tiv Master Guru

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    On my old system - Q6600 & P5NT (780i chip) with 295 quad -186.91 was the only driver i could run stable. I got Pi??ed with it and change to - i7 & P6TD (x58 chip) with 295's - and walla.. everything runs smooth and i mean SMOOTH. Accuse me for being cynical but... are these drivers written to cause people with older systems problems thus forcing us to spend money on new hardware. I just find it strange that users with newer systems have less problems...! 191.07 for me.
     
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  14. live4life

    live4life Banned

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    yeah u have a big point my friend here...the 19x.xx series is messed up for real! at least the 190.45whql i use seems to have no problems at all...at least yet xD....we see......
     
  15. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    Oh yeah. one more thing.

    HAPPY TURKEY DAY MY DEAR CANADIAN FELLAS.
     

  16. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Done. :cool:
     
  17. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    Thanks Cebermancer.
     
  18. Butcher1967

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    Hi

    Whats the Other Driver ?

    mfg

    Butch
     
  19. Gurgulio

    Gurgulio New Member

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    191.56 at the moment
     
  20. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    Rubens > All ;)

    186.18 Probably.
     

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