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NVidia Drivers - strange question

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Micah Captain

Hi Guys,

just a quickie Wink

I have recently bought a 6800gt nvidia card, and want to know the answer to the following.

i have a media centre pc, but do you think i would get a better driver for my new card if i downloaded the standard windows xp driver, or the media centre driver? The reason i ask is that this isn't the card preinstalled in my machine but is a new card specifically for games etc, and i think that maybe the windows xp drivers may be faster than media centre ones?

Any input???????

PLEASE!!!

Micah Wink

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Always go to the manufacturer for your drivers not MS.
If you want to try different drivers try Omega for your card. I think TTT uses them, wait for him if you like.

http://www.omegadrivers.net/nvidia.php

Use the driver cleaner before installing new ones.

http://www.drivercleaner.net/

Radar

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Micah Captain

thanks Radarman.

What are these omega drivers you speak of? Are they reliable?

Micah

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RadarMan Chief Captain

I have ATI and tried some, I didn't care for them see what TTT has to say about the ones for Nvidia.
They are used by many gamers, they claim that they are better than the company issues.

Radar

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Micah Captain

i will await TTT to reply.

thanks tho, radarman, as always a help!!

Micah Wink

TTT i call for you..... Juggle

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rob (Habu) First Officer

Micah, you want NVidia Detonator drivers...http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_77.77.html Good Luck, rob

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Micah Captain

will try them now, cheers mate!!

Micah Wink

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Zach (ranald) Captain

I would not recomend d/loading he newest Nvidia drivers everyone is having problems with them Confused go with the older ones. The Omega drivers did not work that well either but harwe is a link

http://www.omegadrivers.net/

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michlin First Officer

I agree with Habu, you want the latest WHQL Certified Nvidia drivers which is version 77.77 (Release Date: August 11, 2005). Get the drivers, user guides and release notes here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_77.77.html

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Michael_H First Officer

the 77.77 drivers are fine. I've been using them for a week with my 6600gt.
No problems anywhere..

There was a problem with the 77.72 version drivers to do with video display, but that was corrected in the new ones.

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Zach (ranald) Captain

Michael_H wrote:

the 77.77 drivers are fine. I've been using them for a week with my 6600gt.
No problems anywhere..

There was a problem with the 77.72 version drivers to do with video display, but that was corrected in the new ones.

Thats strange I have the exact same card and have loads of problems

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Michael_H First Officer

Interesting,

What kind of prolblems Ranald?

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Zach (ranald) Captain

my select a aircraft screen is blank,every time I try to select the kneeboard the screen goes black and only goes away when I have finished using the kneeboard Confused I have a decrease of about 4 FPS Crying or Very sad I tried using omega but they were a big decrease in quility then I tried switching bach to the 77.72 drivers (I was using them before) and now I just get the same problems as the 77.77 Wall Bashing

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

I had the same problem. Try this

Right click on desk top and go to properties
Go to settings and advance tap.
Click on AA change to 4
Click on AF change to 8

As I'm at work I can't see what my settings are but I think this is what they are know.

Let us know

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