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DO NOT UPGRADE TO nVIDIA 196.75 DRIVERS!

Postby augie » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:11 pm

Some of you may not see the news forums so I'm repeating the warning here. You can burn your card(s) up! :shocked: It changes fan speed to stay at %20 no matter the temperatures. Stick with 196.21 or at the very latest 196.34Betas as the 196.21's break RivaTuner for multiple GPU's.

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Re: DO NOT UPGRADE TO nVIDIA 196.75 DRIVERS!

Postby imnuts » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:53 pm

Saw that on Engadget yesterday. I thought the drivers were removed from their site so that you can't download them?
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Re: DO NOT UPGRADE TO nVIDIA 196.75 DRIVERS!

Postby augie » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:27 pm

Yes, the driver was pulled off but not before a lot of damage was done. There might be other folks like me that have the driver but haven't installed it yet. I'm sooo happy that I always wait a couple of weeks before installing any new drivers. Phew! Being a folder, I would have burnt all my cards. :shocked:
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Re: DO NOT UPGRADE TO nVIDIA 196.75 DRIVERS!

Postby BILLMCC66 » Thu May 13, 2010 6:08 am

I realize this thread is a bit out of date but i had to post the fact that i have now been using 195.62 on windows 7 ultimate and in the last month it has behaved perfectly.
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Re: DO NOT UPGRADE TO nVIDIA 196.75 DRIVERS!

Postby augie » Thu May 13, 2010 4:14 pm

Those are perfect Bill. Don't worry, you won't see the 196.75 anywhere except for a badly run site.
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