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Nebuchadnezzar
10-27-04, 10:15 AM
I haven't used an Nvidia card since a GF2Pro and I got no Idea what drivers to use now, haven't been following the Nvidia Forceware's since this was more a spontanious buy. So what should I use? 66.81?

saturnotaku
10-27-04, 10:36 AM
Three words:

trial and error

To help in your quest, read the many, many driver feedback threads, pick a couple sets you might like, head over to Guru3D and download away.

Nebuchadnezzar
10-27-04, 11:32 AM
The point of this thread was exactly to avoid that :retard:

demonized
10-27-04, 11:52 AM
The point of this thread was exactly to avoid that :retard:

not evryone have the same system as yours. so check whats best for yours.

zoomy942
10-27-04, 12:06 PM
since there are about 2,354,957 different nvidia drivers out there, try some out after doing a little research and see what fits your system best. i may like 66.81 or 70.41, but for example, Saturn may heard about those drivers and want to set kittens on fire cause he gets so mad at them. :) find what you like and enjoy the search

UberRN69
10-27-04, 12:37 PM
My personal favorite is still the 65.73 ForceWare driver set. Their WHQL certified, they seem to have the best IQ to performance ratio, and DV works in all games. Lots of people have been posting better frame rates and benchmark scores (especially in 3DMark05) with the newer 66.xx & 70.41 drivers. But, I always found more graphical bugs with those drivers. And as far as comparing the 65.73 to the last official NVIDIA release 61.77, I found that the 65.73 set looked better, and had better frame rate (I found this most apparent in BF: Vietnam). Many other 6800GT & 6800 Ultra owners have also posted that they prefer the 65.73 driver set over newer 66.xx drivers. (soapbox)

My system specs for comparison:
-PNY 6800GT flashed to an Ultra (400/1100) and a NV5 Silencer (a third party heatsink made for better cooling)
-Windows XP w/ SP2.
-AMD Athlon XP 3200+ @ 2.2 GHz and FSB @ 400 MHz.
-1 GB of Best Data DDR 3200 @ 400 MHz.
-SB Audigy sound card.
-MSI K7N2 Delta (nForce 2 Delta chipset).

Omega53
10-27-04, 01:29 PM
65.73 here too. Best drivers so far :D

Ninjaman09
10-27-04, 01:32 PM
I've tried most of them and frankly I'd stick with the official drivers, 61.77. I didn't notice any difference in the newer ones. Maybe it's just me?

Blue078
10-27-04, 03:29 PM
My personal favorite is still the 65.73 ForceWare driver set. Their WHQL certified, they seem to have the best IQ to performance ratio, and DV works in all games. Lots of people have been posting better frame rates and benchmark scores (especially in 3DMark05) with the newer 66.xx & 70.41 drivers. But, I always found more graphical bugs with those drivers. And as far as comparing the 65.73 to the last official NVIDIA release 61.77, I found that the 65.73 set looked better, and had better frame rate (I found this most apparent in BF: Vietnam). Many other 6800GT & 6800 Ultra owners have also posted that they prefer the 65.73 driver set over newer 66.xx drivers. (soapbox)

My system specs for comparison:
-PNY 6800GT flashed to an Ultra (400/1100) and a NV5 Silencer (a third party heatsink made for better cooling)
-Windows XP w/ SP2.
-AMD Athlon XP 3200+ @ 2.2 GHz and FSB @ 400 MHz.
-1 GB of Best Data DDR 3200 @ 400 MHz.
-SB Audigy sound card.
-MSI K7N2 Delta (nForce 2 Delta chipset).


Can you please tell me how you flashed your PNY gt to an Ultra ?
I have tried and the Ultra BIOS wont go.

Thanks

doddsy
10-27-04, 04:58 PM
66.72 whql from guru3d work best for me.

can't remember if i've tried the 65.73's............there've been so many...........

time for a lil COD...........

Subtestube
10-27-04, 05:20 PM
I loved the 65.73s.... until...

THEY KILLED THE TEXTURES IN SAVAGE! (Oh the humanity! ;) ) And they also made the colours go crazy in Starcraft. Right now I'm using the 66.81s, which I've had no probs with, but, that said, they don't seem any better to me than the 61.77s - I just can't be bothered going back at the moment. So... my recommendations are the 65.73s if you don't play SC or Savage, and the 61.77s otherwise. But again... that's just based on the games I play and my individual system.

Superfly
10-27-04, 05:26 PM
66.72 followed by 65.76 - both are solid 66.72 is a fab driver

Tyr-Sog
10-27-04, 08:21 PM
I vote for the 61.77. :retard:

SigmaOrionis
10-27-04, 08:45 PM
I know that 65.73s work with these games.

Doom3
MaxPayne 2
Painkiller
Bf1942
KOTOR
Quake3
UT2004

These work pretty well for me. They are also faster than 61.21, 61.77 on my system.

K007
10-27-04, 09:59 PM
65.73 for trouble free great drivers without any bugs.
66.81WHQL for the latest whql drivers with good quality and a longer e-penis :D, the 66.81 has problems with refreshrate force(loose a huge chunk of fps), 4xaa is broken, turning on 4xaa in games like war3 causes it to come to a crawling halt.
70.41 for the latest drivers, just like 66.81, but so far i only found the refreshrate to be broken, everything else like 4xaa works, but the cs source white lines are still there which consistant with the entire 66.xx driver series and now 70.41, your e-penis is still the same, i did gain a small e-penis extention tho :O

So for best drivers i recommend 65.73/65.76, either one is excellent for games.

oozish
10-28-04, 09:32 AM
I loved the 65.73s.... until...

THEY KILLED THE TEXTURES IN SAVAGE! (Oh the humanity! ;) ) And they also made the colours go crazy in Starcraft. Right now I'm using the 66.81s, which I've had no probs with, but, that said, they don't seem any better to me than the 61.77s - I just can't be bothered going back at the moment. So... my recommendations are the 65.73s if you don't play SC or Savage, and the 61.77s otherwise. But again... that's just based on the games I play and my individual system.

Say what? 66.81's kill the 61.77's in Doom and especially Warhammer 40K, from my experience..oh and far cry too. 66.81 is my recommendation, they're just about perfect. I'm keeping these till something better/faster comes along. PS: I test every single beta release (except the recent 70 series); so I'm not just talking out of my arse.

Subtestube
10-28-04, 04:49 PM
Ooozish: I have no problem with the 66.81s. I still think most performance boosts from drivers so far have been pretty trivial anyway. But, yeah, the 66.81s are good so far.

anzak
10-28-04, 05:14 PM
If you care about CS:S or HL2 take a look at this (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=38801&highlight=driver+VST)

latinmike
03-08-05, 06:08 PM
I haven't used an Nvidia card since a GF2Pro and I got no Idea what drivers to use now, haven't been following the Nvidia Forceware's since this was more a spontanious buy. So what should I use? 66.81?
try 66.93 they work well for me :cool:

latinmike
03-08-05, 06:10 PM
The point of this thread was exactly to avoid that :retard:
post your system info. :confused: that help us help you :cool:

Serrasalmus
03-08-05, 06:15 PM
i use the 66.93 and they work great for me on both my gt and my ultra

macatak
03-08-05, 06:24 PM
If you like the 70 series drivers here's (http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=128221) some benchmarking i did with them :)

superklye
03-08-05, 06:26 PM
why the hell was this thread bumped after 5 months? Completely unnecessary.

TierMann
03-08-05, 06:45 PM
why the hell was this thread bumped after 5 months? Completely unnecessary.

Someone is out to kill another little part of you.

superklye
03-08-05, 06:57 PM
Someone is out to kill another little part of you.
WELL IT WORKED!