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Old 06-23-2009, 04:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was running the 185.85 driver on XP and win 7 and both my COD 4 and WAW where crashing if I maxed everything out, and the fact I have a GTX 285 it just didn't make sense and started to think the card was failing, and then I figured I'd try the new driver after reading there where a few bugs with the driver I was running, and WOW what a difference it made. I now have everything maxed and running at 1680x1050 and it's smooth as butter with out so much as a jump in some very full games. I did this in win 7 and will be downloading the win XP ver. soon, Just haven't used XP for a while so have not done the update yet. So if your having any issues with your Nvidia card try the 186.18 driver, So much better. A few new toys in the control panel too but haven't played with those yet.

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I was having one issue with Prototype where it would be really choppy for the first ten seconds of playing, but I got those drivers when I got the email reminder about 'em from nVidia and no more choppiness
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Default Re: Nvidia new driver 186.18

I've always wondered. Do these new drivers matter for older cards. 7 series for example.
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Default Re: Nvidia new driver 186.18

I think it can go back to the 6 series, but I did check and it does go to the 7 series cards. OK I just confirmed it and it does.
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This is a WHQL-certified driver supporting GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION GPUs.
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im using the 185.85 because i have not had time to update it. I have not had any problems so far but im going to upgrade to the 186 soon as possible.
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Default Re: Nvidia new driver 186.18

Upgraded to 186 yesterday, I don't notice any changes, but then again I am currently not playing any recently released games. Most of my play time is on TF2 so...

Oh what I did find strange is that 185 took more sweeps of Driver Cleaner.NET than usual to fully clear. Strange.
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Default Re: Nvidia new driver 186.18

I use Driver Cleaner Pro, seemed to clean out 185.5 ok. But that was my only second time using that program so I can't really say. Too bad my gpu blew out before I could test this version . Sounds good from the first few posts though.
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