View Full Version : 8800 Qualifyed Drivers & OC'ing.

11-09-06, 12:21 PM
I thought it would be a good idea for now to list out the different drivers that that work with the 8800's and share how to OC with them.
Also does anyone know how to unlock the old CP in any of these drivers or if it's even there?

My EVGA 8800GTX Came with 96.89 on the disk. New CP Dated 10/16/2006
8800 Qualifyed Drivers I've seen, at this point I'm not sure which one is best:

97.02 Beta 11/08/2006
96.97 Beta 11/01/2006
96.94 Beta 10/26/2006
96.89 Beta 10/16/2006

Coolbit no longer really works.
Right now this level of overclocking support is not in place with the current software. When you overclock the core as it is right now the stream processors will also overclock based on a percentage of the core clock speeds overclock. NVIDIA is not disclosing what that percentage actually is at this time.
Overclocking the GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS is done through a difference piece of software now. In the past you could run “coolbits” and unlock a hidden tab in the control panel. You can still do that, but when you click on the overclocking option it will tell you to go download nTune.
nTune is an NVIDIA performance and monitoring application that works with nForce chipsets to allow software control of performance features with your hardware. This piece of software is now required if you want to overclock using the standard NVIDIA control panel.

nTune Final (11/10/06)

If you would like to overclock or tweak your GTX/GTS and especially the shader clock (which is scalable upto 1.5GH according to NVIDIA) you can now use NiBiTor v3.1 to do so.
NiBiTor v3.1 (http://www.mvktech.net/index.php?option=com_remository&func=fileinfo&filecatid=1833)
If you can please also send through your Original BIOS. That way we can roll out an even better versoion. Thanks. ;)

11-09-06, 12:48 PM
96.97 had old CP

97.02 which i use now on 7950gx2, don't have old CP

11-09-06, 06:03 PM
*cricket chirping*

11-09-06, 06:12 PM
I was switchin back and forth between 97.02 and 96.89, last night. I only have one 8800GTX installed right now and there was minimal performance difference between the two drivers (within margin of error). I was testing with the CoH test.

11-09-06, 11:37 PM
nTune is an NVIDIA performance and monitoring application that works with nForce chipsets.

Does it only work if your motherboard has a nforce chipset?

Great thread for us 8800 newbies :)

11-10-06, 01:11 AM
It's supposed to work for all motherboards but you need to make sure you get version 5.05. Sometimes a bios update could be required as well.

Using 97.02/ntune 5.05, the overclocking seemed to work for me but the find optimal test didn't.

Edit: It didn't keep my overclock after I rebooted though.

11-10-06, 01:39 AM
nTune works fine on my Intel board with the 97.02 drivers; just dont use Find Optimal. I might try to OC some more in a few days:)