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News Nvidia fixes overheating issue

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    OWNED66 New Member

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    wait there was a problem with that driver
    omg no wonder my pc kept rebooting
    oh damn
     
  3. EnglishLion

    EnglishLion working for the good of mankind...

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    I'm surprised they let the drivers have that much control of the fans anyway. Wouldn't it make more sense to have fan control limits set by the BIOS of the card so that the driver cannot set speeds outside of a given range?
     
  4. _Metal_Guitar_

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    Glad I use rivatuner...although I think I skipped these drivers anyway.
     
  5. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    tbh thats the way I thought they done it. more to the point tho, if they had it working, how on earth did they break it?
     
  6. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    The question is: Will they fix the COD4 crashing issue in on a few missions issue?
    we'll see... /me cues download.
    Glad i missed the 196.75 drivers, though
     
  7. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Water cooled my 8800GTX.... so no probs for me!
     
  8. Digi

    Digi The not-so-funny Cockney

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    Err, exactly when was it these drivers caused problems? My 8800 GTS 640 went down recently after showing symptoms of rebooting during games, black screens and crashes and so did a friends. I would like to send it back to nvidia with a picture of my middle finger if it was caused by their drivers.
     
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    I think I'm going to wait a week or two before trying these drivers... just in case..
     
  10. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Woohoo! Anti-aliasing in Mass Effect 2 at last!
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Theres a couple fix's for that somewhere for Nvidia and ATI. Read it on another forum recently.. If anyone needs it let me know and I'll go find it.
     
  12. BentAnat

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    That would be pretty much exactly the same time that strain was put on the card after installing 196.75 drivers.
     
  13. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Me too.
     
  14. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    I experienced artifacts and slowness in games with the 196.75.
    Solved that by increasing fan RPM in Precision. That saved my card.

    Later went back to 196.21 because 196.75 caused anomalies in MPC.

    These 197.13 seem to solve both issues.

    But nVidia really lost it with drivers lately, besides this problem there was also a six (6!) month period where ETW with Shader Model 3 enabled would have missing objects in game.
     
  15. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    damn, where the hell is the Windows 7 64bit version of 197.13? I try searching for the beta drivers and yet all the results are 32bit only :-(
     
  16. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Err, on the Nvidia website... :)
     
  17. kevingill

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    This bug killed mine and 5 of my mates nVidia cards.
    They were all of different types, but the same driver was responsible.
    Well done nVidia! you've alienated many fans.
    Will only consider an ATI card now.
     
  18. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Yeah they're there.
     
  19. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    yes yes very funny. Using the nVidia website's own Driver search function for 64bit drivers only results are 32bit drivers. little more help and less sarcasm thankyou very much
     
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