Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 200 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-10, 03:07 PM   #1
clayp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 5
Arrow Best driver?

For a NV-GTX295 on WIN-7X64?
__________________
clayp
Core 2 Duo X6800 Extreame @3.24
evga Motherboard
OCZ 2Gig 15-5-5-5 memory kit DDR2 OCZ2N1066SR2GK 2 x 2 gig kits
(4 gigs total)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
Western Digital 160gig sata II 16mb
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer SB0730VP
Cooler master CM Stacker 830 Silver
OCZ Gamer extreme PS 1010wat OCZ1010GXSSLI
Samsung Optical (DVD/CDRW)
Windows 7X64
clayp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-10, 03:56 PM   #2
Elvin Presler
Registered User
 
Elvin Presler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 633
Default Re: Best driver?

Personally, I like 186.18. It seems to have the least problems and fixed aspect ratio scaling works best for me, though I do have to add a couple custom resolutions like 1440x900 and 1400x1050. Most of the newer ones completely break fixed aspect ratio for me and all I can get is a stretched screen when not in 16:10.

That said, for newer ones, the 258.96 set seems to work well too, but the 260 beta breaks scaling completely.

I have a single card and don't use the stereoscopic 3d or whatever.
Elvin Presler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-10, 08:13 AM   #3
Yaboze
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 2,057
Default Re: Best driver?

I used 186.18 for a long time before I got a GTX 480, now I use the 258.96's and they seem OK. The card I had before was a GTX 285.
Yaboze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-10, 04:37 PM   #4
Viventis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 267
Default Re: Best driver?

I tried the 186.18 driver but it created explosion artifacts playing BFBC2. I am now trying the 197.57 Beta, the last driver before the 260 drivers came out. Can anyone tell me that last driver that had no support for the 400 series cards? I think sveral sets before the 256 drivers had support fot the 400 series cards.
Viventis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-10, 07:10 PM   #5
i SPY
007
 
i SPY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: You were sayin'
Posts: 290
Default Re: Best driver?

try 197.45, i've seen a few that said they're the best 295gtx atm.

You can also try 3d vison driver that came with 1.34 cd; its 259.32, it was the fastest from all 25x.xx series in win7 64bit..

btw, 400 series started with 197.41
__________________
intel Q9450 @ 3.656Ghz [1.3875v, LLC off]| GA-X48-DS5 [Memory Enhance: Turbo]|MSi N570GTX TwinFrozrIII OC/PowerEdition|Kingston HyperX 4x2GB PC 8500 @ 1097Mhz [5-5-5-18, 2.25v]| Creative X-FI Pro [SB046A]| Tagan PipeRock 600w [48A]

i SPY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-10, 09:52 PM   #6
RAMChYLD
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 95
Default Re: Best driver?

After what I've experienced, I'd avoid anything newer than 197.45 if using a 200 series card.
__________________
Rigs:
  • "Edison" - Phenom II X4 925 AM3 (Deneb), M4N98TD-EVO (nForce980a SLI), ENGTS450 DirectCU 1GB (GeForce GTS450) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro, 8GB DDR3-1600
  • "Sally" - Athlon64 x2 5000+ AM2 (Brisbane), M4N72-E (nForce750a SLI), ENGTS250 Dark Knight 1GB (GeForce GTS250) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro, 4GB DDR2-1066
  • "Dongwa" - Phenom II X4 945 AM3 (Deneb), M4N75TD (nForce750a SLI), ENGTX260-216SP 896MB (GeForce GTX260 216SP) x2 (SLI), integrated GeForce8200, SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Champion, 8GB DDR3-1600
  • "Helen" - Athlon64 x2 6400+ AM2 (Windsor), M4N78 Pro (GeForce8300), ENGT520 1GB (GeForce GT520), integrated GeForce8300, AuzenTech Prelude X-Fi, 4GB DDR2-1066.
  • "Clementine" - Athlon64 x2 3800+ AM2 (Windsor), TF560A2+ (nForce560), V8402GL26 (GeForce 8400GS), SoundBlaster Live! 5.1, Sonnet Allegro FW400 PCIe, 2GB DDR2-800
RAMChYLD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-10, 08:35 PM   #7
gstanford
Registered User
 
gstanford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 799
Default Re: Best driver?

Why, what have you experienced?

I've got 2 GTX280's in SLI and a GT240 as PhysX on win7 64 bit and wild horses stampeding could not convince me to go back to 197.45 from 260.99
__________________

Primary rig:
CPU: Intel i7 2600K
Cooler: Cooler MAster Hyper 212+
Motherboard Asrock z68 Extreme 4
Memory: 8gb Corsair DDR-3 1333
Video: 2x Galaxy GTX 670 reference 2gb
PhysX: Gainward GTX 460 SE 1gb
Video Capture: Compro E-700 DVB-T PCI-e
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W
Monitor: Samsung 305T 30"
Case: Coolermaster stacker 830
Hard drives: 5x 500gb seagate SATA (non raid)
Burner: Samsung SH-S18L
OS: Vista Ultimate 64 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
MS Sidewinder Joystick
Logitech G25 wheel
Logitech 5.1 speaker system
gstanford is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.