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Old 11-02-2005, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an XFX 6600gt AGP and they are running on 78.01.

On XFX's site, they offer the 66.93 drivers for its AGP 6xxx series cards.

Should i use the XFX drivers or the 78.01 or later drivers?

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allways use the latest drivers as card specific drivers will be out dated and all new drivers are backward compatible
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I personally only usethe microsoft certified driver for nvidia (77.77 being the latest one. 66.93 was the latest before that), because their non certified drivers have a history of working right for gaming while slowing the rest of your computer or they will sometime give you issues on playing mpeg files
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ah, fair enough. i may just stick with my current drivers until the next ones get certified.

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I use version 81.85 with no problems
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I use version 81.85 with no problems
same....i always used the nvidia.com drivers and i havnt had a problem...im also using a 6600GT
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a lot of people have that. however too many people have issues too (just check the posts here). people never have issues with the Microsoft versions.

I won't use a driver past 77.77 on my 6200 PCI-E because they are incompatible with MCE 2005. nvidia is too big of a company to have these issues.

I remember having the 5200 when it first come out. if I use any driver that didn't come from windows updates, my computer would get slow as hell.
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my FX-5200 is actually faster with the 81.85 drivers
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i found the 81.85 drivers to be a bit buggy.
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my FX-5200 is actually faster with the 81.85 drivers
that's probably true now, but I bought my 5200 card 3 years ago when it costs like a gazillion dollars. the card moved fast then but the rest of the computer didn't unless I use MS certified 46.53 version (I think that was the version name)
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