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    News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    More performance, more 3D Vision support, more SLI profiles and more.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Any news on performance improvements with older cards (i.e. my GTX 260?) Googling now but not many decent hits.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    I'd be surprised if there is given updates even for my GTX460 are scarce.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    I've installed the new driver on both boxes but I haven't tested it with any games yet. I'll put it through its paces in Mass Effect 2 tonight.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Does ME2 really class as putting a GPU through it's paces?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    That's all well and good. But it doesn't work. I installed it today, only to suffer constant graphical glitches in games and other graphic intensive tasks, in fact, even when I've been sat on my Desktop it's had graphical problems giving me the error "nvida display driver stopped working but has recovered" or, when playing games, it just causes my PC to crash. Overall impression: Not very good.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Are you running any kind of overclock ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Nope. Just the factory overclock that came on the card (EVGA SC 9800GTX+)

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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Have they added support for 3DMark11 yet? Does anyone know.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by GageC View Post
    That's all well and good. But it doesn't work. I installed it today, only to suffer constant graphical glitches in games and other graphic intensive tasks, in fact, even when I've been sat on my Desktop it's had graphical problems giving me the error "nvida display driver stopped working but has recovered" or, when playing games, it just causes my PC to crash. Overall impression: Not very good.
    Have you tried doing a clean install or did you just install over the old one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GageC View Post
    it's had graphical problems giving me the error "nvida display driver stopped working but has recovered"
    I've been getting this same problem with my 8800GT; normally the application recovers and I don't get the PC crashes. Have experienced this with 257.15, 258.96 and 260.99 (clean install, upgrades; doesn't seem to matter). I'm starting to think I need to upgrade to a newer hardware.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Right, went with a clean install. Removed all trace of nvidia, and even ticked the "clean install" option on the driver install. If anything, it's made it worse. Now all of my games crash on launch. The Aero theme doesn't work anymore and for some reason if I have two monitors plugged in, one of them doesn't work.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Did you use a driver cleaner or just relied on the uninstall option? The uninstall can still leave behind some legacy components from the old drivers that can cause conflicts when you install the new ones

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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by xNuSeNsE View Post
    Have they added support for 3DMark11 yet? Does anyone know.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    AFAIK, the SLI update was down to Futuremark as per the recent update too 3D11.
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    Re: News - NVIDIA releases WHQL 266.58 ForceWare drivers

    I used unistall and the deleted the nvidia corp folder from the C/ drive. I don't have a driver cleaner.

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