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How are Nvidia's newest drivers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Slickrick214, Nov 1, 2011.

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  1. Slickrick214

    Slickrick214 Thread Starter

    Apr 2, 2011
    So I'm thinking of getting a new video card and I'm thinking of doing a complete 360 for me and going with Nvidia instead of AMD. My question is how is Nvidia's GeForce 285.62 Drivers? I have heard that in the past Nvidia has had drivers that can cause lots of problems including complete system crashes that can be recovered until a new install of windows is done. In general how are Nvidia's cards and drivers and how do they perform when paired in an SLI config?
  2. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    From my personal experience, having had NVidia cards in every PC I have owned apart from one, I have never had the drivers cause an unrecoverable crash. Infact, I have very rarely had the graphics drivers cause any crash at all unless I have been using a beta version.
  3. Seth064


    Nov 2, 2011
    I have alsways found Nvidia GFX drivers to be more stable than ATI's. Again the only time I have had issues is when using beta drivers.
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    In my opinion, making the switch from ATI/AMD to NVIDIA is a good move.

    I have more success with NVIDIA when upgrading from integrated graphics to a video card.

    Updating an ATI/AMD driver usually requires uninstalling the old version before installing the new version.

    I don't have to do that when updating a NVIDIA driver.

    The update to 285.62 went fine for both my GeForce 6200 and GeForce 8400 GS video cards.

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