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FiXT March 5, 2010 11:20 AM

NVIDIA 196.75 Driver Recall - Overheating Problems Cause GPU Deaths
NVIDIA is recalling driver update 196.75 WHQL, released March 2nd, due to a issue causing GPU fans to stop working thereby allowing the card to overheat to the point where they completely burn out. Game producer, Blizzard, first noticed the problem when it began receiving a high number of tech support requests about malfunctioning and overheating v... [ Read full article ]

Squeetard March 5, 2010 11:32 AM

One wonders what they actually do at the WHQL labs. Mafia Wars and Farmville?

belgolas March 5, 2010 11:42 AM

Dam well I might roll back. Haven't had any problems so far but I will take it safe.

Thund3rball March 5, 2010 11:44 AM

tsk tsk

enaberif March 5, 2010 11:50 AM

fan? what fan. I haz no fan on my 8800GT

Cheator March 5, 2010 12:14 PM

Finally, my avatar is relevant again!!!

Il Duce March 5, 2010 12:19 PM

Definitely not good news.

chrisk March 5, 2010 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by Cheator (Post 342862)
Finally, my avatar is relevant again!!!


Brutal. I have had no issues with 19x.xx series, but I tend to wait for other folks to try out the newest drivers first. Kind of like sending someone else over the minefields first (maybe they should go back to calling their driver packages 'Detonators' again)

geokilla March 5, 2010 03:42 PM

No issues for me. Gonna leave it at 196.75.

r0bc March 6, 2010 01:48 AM

The positive part of this is if our cards take a crap we can easily justify to our wives we need to buy new cards...this is a win win, screw it I'm not rolling back...I didn't get the memo. Plus even if my old cards die EVGA will send couple new ones I can use for physx.

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