Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

nVidia driver made everything worse

microsoft.public.windows.vista hardware devices






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-11-2007
Steve Thackery
 

Posts: n/a
nVidia driver made everything worse
I've tried a couple of times in the past to upgrade the driver for my 7600GS
from the nVidia web site. They've been dreadful: buggy, unfinished, and for
some reason slower than the one that came "in the box" with Vista
(apparently itself an early nVidia driver).

Anyway, Windows Update offered to update my driver yesterday, so I thought
"If Microsoft have put it on their server, it must be a good 'un."

Well, it isn't! Now the screen keeps flickering and getting funny tears
across it, the graphics score in Performance Monitor has actually fallen,
and the bubbles in the screensaver move in little jerks, rather than
smoothly as they did before.

This is pathetic. Anyway, I cured it with a System Restore, and now all is
fine again.

What is up with nVidia. Are they incompetent? Or is it my machine? (It's
a perfectly ordinary Gigabyte mobo with E6600 and 2G RAM, nothing else
plugged in.)

Has anyone else had this problem?

Steve


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-11-2007
Cal Bear '66
 

Posts: n/a
Re: nVidia driver made everything worse
I have had no problems with several updates of the nVidia graphics drivers.
(Also 7600GS)

Have you tried first uninstalling the drivers in Device Manager *****including
checking the box to remove the driver files****, AND uninstalling the nVidia
drivers in Control Panel > Programs and Features, REBOOTING, and then installing
the new downloaded drivers? (Right click the downloaded drivers, click the
Unblock button, Apply and OK.)

--
I Bleed Blue and Gold
GO BEARS!


"Steve Thackery" <thack@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:uXBsfaE3HHA.212@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> I've tried a couple of times in the past to upgrade the driver for my 7600GS
> from the nVidia web site. They've been dreadful: buggy, unfinished, and for
> some reason slower than the one that came "in the box" with Vista (apparently
> itself an early nVidia driver).
>
> Anyway, Windows Update offered to update my driver yesterday, so I thought "If
> Microsoft have put it on their server, it must be a good 'un."
>
> Well, it isn't! Now the screen keeps flickering and getting funny tears
> across it, the graphics score in Performance Monitor has actually fallen, and
> the bubbles in the screensaver move in little jerks, rather than smoothly as
> they did before.
>
> This is pathetic. Anyway, I cured it with a System Restore, and now all is
> fine again.
>
> What is up with nVidia. Are they incompetent? Or is it my machine? (It's a
> perfectly ordinary Gigabyte mobo with E6600 and 2G RAM, nothing else plugged
> in.)
>
> Has anyone else had this problem?
>
> Steve
>



Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RE: nVidia Driver Update =?Utf-8?B?Q2FybG9z?= microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 0 02-28-2007 17:44
Re: nVidia Driver Update Francisco Rodriguez microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 0 02-28-2007 17:43
Re: nVidia Driver Update Mike Ketchen microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 0 02-28-2007 17:43
nvidia driver Mark Maylon microsoft.public.windows.vista.games 4 02-28-2007 14:08
NEW NVIDIA DRIVER AVAILABLE Marcos Kleine microsoft.public.windows.vista hardware devices 3 02-20-2007 23:31




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:58.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120