View Full Version : Should I bother upgrading?

09-29-06, 01:40 AM
This is my first thread on here so I hope I'm not acting like a total n00b, but you guys seem like you're knowledgeable enough to answer this simple question...

Will I notice any tangible improvement if I replace my 77.77 driver with 91.47?

My specs:
2.4 GHz P4 Northwood
1GB of generic RAM
6600GT (slightly overclocked)

Games I play:
Richard Burns Rally
Black & White 2

09-29-06, 01:46 AM
Its always good to update your drivers to the lastest version .. so i see no reason not to update!

09-29-06, 02:02 AM
I guess I've just heard far too many horror stories to automatically accept new and "improved" drivers. I typically operate on the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" policy because I've heard that newer drivers usually only add features for stuff like SLi/Crossfire, 64-bit CPUs, and specific game fixes (like missing textures).

09-29-06, 07:01 AM
Well the 9* drivers are still slightly buggy one some configurations, I, myself have had no problems with drivers. The 9* drivers have alot of improvements with GeForce 6 series or higher it seems.

Even if you do experience problems, just uninstall the drivers, use a driver cleaner, then install a 8* drivers.

09-29-06, 08:40 AM
I was hesistant to make the switch full time to a 90 series driver after having iffy performance with a couple of the early sets but I've been happily running 91.47 for a few weeks now. The performance is a lot better than my previous 80 series driver so I'm guessing you should have a pretty big improvement.

09-29-06, 11:04 AM
If I do have to fall back on a 8x.xx driver, which do you guys recommend for my setup?

09-29-06, 11:09 AM
87.25 always worked well for me. I'm currently using 84.98 on my laptop without any issues. You can download these drivers from www.laptopvideo2go.com or www.guru3d.com.

I've had some issues with the 9x.xx drivers so I'm sticking with the 80-series for the forseeable future.

09-30-06, 12:08 PM
If I do have to fall back on a 8x.xx driver, which do you guys recommend for my setup?
was using 84.56 for a long time and worked great.

09-30-06, 11:53 PM
If you are useing a older driver like the 77.77 ,then it is always best to try the newer drivers ,they may help performance and IQ and if they don't you can always uninstall them and go back to the ones you were useing.

10-02-06, 12:19 AM
I'm using the 92.91 set with no problems! I play NHL07, BF2, CoD2, Star Wars Republic Commando, Star Wars Galaxies(game sux), Lego Star Wars 1 & 2, UT2K4 and The Sims Collection. I make it a point to have the highest version of drivers installed, unless something is just totally screwy with them. I'd advise an update to your drivers definately.

10-08-06, 11:30 PM
What about the profiles not sticking with the 92:91?

Change profile..play game..go back to profile..not the same.

What are the best and latest drivers that DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WTH PROFILES?

10-10-06, 01:49 PM
I have the 91.48 drivers and the profile seems to work for me.