View Full Version : 76.44 or 71.89 and why?

04-12-05, 08:20 PM
What have you chosen as your current driver and why? I'm running Xtreme G 76.44 HD because the IQ/performance is hard to beat. Occasionally I do hear sound popping but it's very rare.

04-12-05, 10:44 PM
that's the only reason I dont use that driver..Yes I agree it is the best performance and IQ..but the sound popping pisses the crap outta me, but the one from nGo stops the popping for me, although I still think the XG's 76.44 HD are the best performance/IQ W/ sound poppping though hehe damn

04-12-05, 11:39 PM
Sound popping drives me nuts, I'm using 71.89

04-13-05, 12:00 AM
That odd sound popping, can anyone clear this up....
I get the odd sound pop or glitch with the 76.44s XG , does it also happen with the 76.41s?...I cannot remember.

04-13-05, 03:57 AM
I'm using the 71.89 because i get lockups with the 76.44

04-13-05, 07:00 AM
76.44 because it makes EQ2 run like butter!

04-13-05, 07:28 AM
Well, if you're currently playing Riddick, then 71.89 because it doesn't have the Riddick bug.

Now, I'm using 76.50 with a few files from 76.44 and the XG modded inf.

04-13-05, 09:49 AM
I'm currently using the XG76.44-HD, as said above, these are really outstanding IQ/Performance wise. Didn't noticed any popping, but I did noticed a hard-lock at Tribes Vengeances. But I don't think it's driver related, I had it before. I think it's within the OC and heat.

04-13-05, 12:05 PM
I'm using 71.89 cause they're stable as "heaven" :angel: , great IQ, no shimmering in cod at all, performance is quite good, not as much as in 76.44 but it's only 1-2 fps of difference, it's not noticeable. Been using it for some days and I haven't found any bugs yet.

P.S. Riddick bug is not a problem, just use opengl string overrider in rivatuner.

04-13-05, 12:53 PM
i use the 71.89 only cause they are the newest.

04-13-05, 01:09 PM
Was getting the specular lighting bug in HL2 using 71.89, so I've gone with 76.44 instead.

04-13-05, 01:18 PM
Was getting the specular lighting bug in HL2 using 71.89, so I've gone with 76.44 instead.

What's the "specular lighting bug"?

04-13-05, 01:30 PM
From my limited understanding, the shiny surface problem people get with some drivers in HL2 is caused by a bug in specular lighting.

Vapor Trail
04-13-05, 03:43 PM
Using 71.89 right now, just because they are the last ones out. Both 76.44 and 71.89 wirked fine for me. No sound pops with Audigy 1 :)

04-13-05, 06:59 PM
76.44, just because.

04-17-05, 10:13 AM
71.89 on the desktop, and 71.86 on the laptop; seem to be a stable pair.

04-17-05, 10:43 AM
76.44 = sound popping, random reboots
71.89 = no sound popping, no reboots. smoother game play better IQ

(well atleast for me)

04-17-05, 10:55 AM
71.89. Working good for me.

04-17-05, 11:02 AM
Yeah, scratch my earlier using 76.44 comment. I'm now using the 71.89s mainly b/c they were just released not too long ago and are official.

04-17-05, 12:53 PM
It is there for me although I turned it off since I don't use it. You should be able to turn it on by going to the Tools menu and selecting the "Enable taskbar icon".

Edit: Also, the overclocking window comes from coolbits so you have to install that or the nvtweak utility to get access to it.

04-18-05, 02:28 AM
76.44 no sound popping or crashes on my system and they perform great!

04-18-05, 06:33 AM
Using the 76.44's.

For some reason I haven't had popping with these, whereas I was with the 76.41's... :rolleyes:

Cant explain it, but not complaining at the results. Love the performance and IQ of this set.

04-18-05, 07:19 AM
71.89 drivers. They're the best SLI drivers right now.