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Old February 15, 2011, 04:28 PM
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I know there has been many posts about heat in video cards but I have had no clear answer on this issue. Will certain drivers cause temperature increases or decreases? I know good air flow etc.etc. but what about drivers? Thank you.
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I don't have the references, but I'm pretty sure there was a Nvidia driver release that shot load temps through the roof. Unfortunately, I don't remember if it was a fan profile issue, or something related to boosting the workload under certain circumstances. (Not a very helpful response, but hopefully it'll prod somebody with a better memory than mine to respond.... :) ).
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from memory, sky said that it not only affected fan speeds but other things as well...

just in time for when the new cards were coming out, what better reason to get a new one

when your old one died? :D


if you fear such crap, the do it like me : always use last months or such driver, and put the fan

profile on dynamic in bios, this way no frikkin way itll die on you(ok unless you use rivatuner or

such to murderously set it low)
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I don't have the references, but I'm pretty sure there was a Nvidia driver release that shot load temps through the roof. Unfortunately, I don't remember if it was a fan profile issue, or something related to boosting the workload under certain circumstances. (Not a very helpful response, but hopefully it'll prod somebody with a better memory than mine to respond.... :) ).

This has happened once that I recall, and much like SS I can't quite recall why it did that. I honestly think it set the fan proflies completely wrong and that is what messed things up.

If you use the latest precision and such and set your own fan profile then you never have to worry about a driver problem causing that issue.

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while third party programs do a good jobbe, ive found that in rare, actually very rare cases irt can mix thigns up. had to reboot one of my rigs a little while ago
after sliding the thingie in precision up to 75 from 65, and the fan went to 30%. again, if you set it to dynamic in the bios this should not occur, as in theoretically
and practically it'll kick you in the nutz and save the card :D
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Yes, Wilson is right, their was 1 nv Driver that did cause Temps to sky rocket.

However, with my experience over the past few yrs and using nv Drivers since around 15x.xx, I can tell you that YES, some drivers will cause slight higher or slightly lower Temps....as in Deltas of around 6C and I know his has othing to do with the Fan Speed as I ALWAYS run my idle / gaming Fan speeds the same with confirmation as to Fan RPM.......

Bottomline, once you find a really good Driver, that wrks very well in all games with significantly cooler Temps.....keep it....if you try another Driver that results in higher Temps...go back to you previous Driver.
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