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FiXT March 17, 2010 12:16 PM

NVIDIA Slips in 197.13 BETA Drivers
NVIDIA's recent launch of its 196.75 drivers was marred by reports of the drivers causing GPU fans to die, potentially leading to some of the cards burning out. The company did pull the drivers and is set to release another set that not only avoids the fan issue but provides some gaming improvements along the way. The 197.13 are only beta drivers,... [ Read full article ]

Jake_HT March 17, 2010 12:20 PM

Someone wanna report SLI performance vs 196.21 for BFBC2?

chrisk March 17, 2010 12:31 PM

I think I'll wait.........

Perineum March 17, 2010 01:36 PM

... chicken!

chrisk March 17, 2010 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 348917)
... chicken!

...I know you are but what am I. :bleh: nVidia Roulette!

_dangtx_ March 17, 2010 01:50 PM

its actually smart sometimes to let others try the cheese before you dip in :p

headsh0t March 17, 2010 01:53 PM

mmm cheese dip

belgolas March 17, 2010 02:41 PM

I am still running the 196.75 drivers. No problem what so ever and if you told me there were problems with it I wouldn't believe you. It must only affect some cards and most not. I am enjoying SLI in the games mentioned in the driver. All my fans go from their default speeds all the way up to 100% automatically (well haven't reached 100% but they do go above 80%).

scruff March 17, 2010 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by Jake_HT (Post 348885)
Someone wanna report SLI performance vs 196.21 for BFBC2?

My EVGA 275's in SLI seem to work just fine with the 196.21 drivers as well downloaded the 196.75 drivers yesterday and so far no problems

Unregistered March 18, 2010 06:05 AM

196.75 driver
I used the 196.75 driver and about a week later my GTS8800 640 MB card died. I took it into work for the IT guys to look at and they said the memory appeared to be fried. Not sure the driver did it or old age. I leave the PC running 24/7. As a stop gap till the new Nvidia cards appear I have bought a 9800GT and rolled back the driver. All appears to be well.

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