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Nvidia vs AMD when it comes to drivers (who is best for long run)?

Q: Nvidia vs AMD when it comes to drivers (who is best for long run)?

Guys,after having research in net I have come to know that Nvidia r more supportive about there drivers then ATI.I have found that Nvidia are still taking good care about there 4XX gpu on the other hand ATI get forgot their past cards when new series gpu released(said it on basis of driver).ATI just take care well their latest models but Nvidia also takes care of past models
.I want best bang for my bucks which also mean long run in my gaming experience.So which brand should my choice.MY configRO core i5 3470
Ram 8GB
PSU 550watt
Monitor 18.5inch led
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N660OC-2GD
MSI Global ? Graphics Card - R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
Correct me if I m worng.
SOrry 4 BAD english

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A: Nvidia vs AMD when it comes to drivers (who is best for long run)?

Bang for buck at time of purchase is usually AMD. Yeah, NVIDIA has better driver support.. but with a mid-range card I'd just go with AMD.

If you aren't spending money to keep up with the times, don't expect the latest releases to run like butter. That's pretty much it.
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Alright, here's the deal.
? Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit, with SP2 RC.
? nVidia Gforce 9600 GT

Never had problems updating the drivers to their latest versions (downloaded from until I de-installed Spybot (that crappy anti-spyware thing).

After that, everytime I try to install (after a deinstallation) or update the current drivers nothing happens. Install runs fine, copies files, reboots and voila... same drivers as before.

The only drivers that actually I was able to install were the 178.13 via the internal Windows Update. That's it. If I don't install them, the VGA card is shown as "vgasave" in the Device Manager.

I'm quite fed up with this and planning to reinstall Vista, but backuping everything up is going to be a real hassle, that's why I'm trying to find out a possible solution to this beforehand.

Any suggestions?.
Thanks in advance!

A:Updating nVidia drivers / nVidia Geforde 9600 GT

since you plan to reinstall windows, it cant hurt to try this first:

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from
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I have a Geforce 8200 installed in my computer but everytime i try to update my drivers to the newest 8200 drivers. it installed Geforce 9200 drivers...
i call nvidia and they said that 9200 is the same as 8200 and the drivers will work flawless with my 8200...
well they are totally wrong. with the 9200 installed, my HDMI screen flickers all the time then if i had the 8200 drivers in....
but here is the catch...since i updated i can't remember that driver i had installed that worked...
whenever i got to the nvidia site to get a 8200 driver
they send me to the 9200 driver page.
just want to know where i can get reliable 8200 drivers and if anyone knows a good 8200 driver that was the best out of the batch of them
i know i have have high hopes
but got to ask somewhere.

A:Nvidia 8200 Drivers /Nvidia 9200

If you go to the File Hippo site you will find lots of past version Nvidia drivers but you might be up against it if you can't remember the driver version you want. Trial and error maybe the only way to go.
If you do decide to try different versions I'd be using driver sweeper between installing.
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Guys,after having research in net i have come to know that Nvidia r more supportive about there drivers then ATI.I have found that Nvidia are still taking good care about there 4XX gpu on the other hand ATI get forgot their past cards when new series gpu released(said it on basis of driver).ATI just take care well their latest models but Nvidia also takes care of past models
.i want best bang for my bucks which also mean long run in my gaming experience.So which brand should my choice.MY config:PRO core i5 3470
Ram 8GB
PSU 550watt
Monitor 18.5inch led
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N660OC-2GD
MSI Global ? Graphics Card - R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
Correct me if i m worng.
SOrry 4 BAD english

A:NVIDIA VS ATI when it comes to driver fact(Who is best for long run)?

This is my personal take on the ATI/AMD vs Nvidia Issue...

I prefer Nvidia because I can always install their drivers w/o getting BSOD's or problem with the whole Manager Control Panel... every time I try downloading or installing just the ATI/AMD driver, something goes wrong and I end up having to install the whole catalyst.

My Gaming cards have ALL been Nvidia but I do use ATI/AMD for Office work so I know how both work.

I am about to pull the pin on the following card... ASUS - GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 has it for 200 USD after Rebate... best price on a 2GB GTX660 I have found so far.
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Well i got nvidia evga 8800 gts 320 mb i went to and got the newest drivers which are and i went to evga and seen they have 158.45 should i go there and download theres or stick with these?

A:Question about nvidia drivers and evga drivers

Why not try both... I doubt that it makes a lick of difference. The first one that dosn't give you the blue screen of death is the one to use.
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I appreciate any advice. So far all my sound works great so that isn't an issue, and I don't really care about having the realtek audio manager.

A:Nvidia sound drivers, realtek drivers, or both?

Basically, if it isn't broke, don't fix it.

The sound is a Realtek chip on the motherboard, thus the Realtek would be the first choice, but if other supplied drivers work and you have all functions there is no need for additional drivers. The Microsoft drivers are actually Realtek drivers (but Microsoft can be several versions behind due to their validation process).
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hi, can somebody tell me that drivers for AGP cards with ref to nvidia available on nvidia's own website are better to use or ones available on 3rd party websites are betters. For instance now a days the latest version of driver available on nvidia's website is 81.98, however, on some other sites e.g, latest version of driver i.e later version then 81.98 is available for nvidia cards. So my question is: is it better to go with the one available on nvidia's own site or the other one????

thnx :grinthumb

A:Are nvidia's own website drivers better or third party drivers???

I only use the WHQL drivers on Nvidia's site. Newer versions may just be beta versions or modified (hacked) drivers.
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A:Kernel Drivers Crashing for all NVIDIA drivers with GTX 745

Out of curiosity, what driver version are you running?
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Download the windows 7 drivers from nvidia's website, not from Windows update assuming you have win7 installed somewhere as you state your running vistain your profile.
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Do things seem sluggish? Are you having any problems? Anything unstable or acting up? If you answered no, I'd leave things alone.
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System is running smooth just wanted to get the best performance possible.
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A:nvidia nforce drivers better than win 7 64 bit drivers!!


If it's running smoothly.... let it be. (If it's not broke, don't fix it)
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A:M2n-e Nvidia Drivers + Ati Ccc Drivers = Freezing

Hello world!

I have solved my own problem.
The solution?
Instead off the bulky CCC drivers i just got the minimalistic drivers and so to enable my secoundary screen i just had to use the winedows system

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A:omega drivers or nvidia drivers?

The enemy of good, is better.
Wait until you are no longer happy with what you have. Don't get caught up in buying the latest thing just to have the latest product in a good review.
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A:long boot time... maybe drivers...

Does it take long in safe mode?

Have you run your antivirus?
Have you downloaded and made a scan with malwarebytes (highly recommended), run the full scan and updated definitions before scanning.
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Quote: Originally Posted by CraXJaX

Is it just me?
Win 7 takes a long time to recognize any new flash drive. It first checks for new drivers and then installs it. The whole process takes maybe 30 seconds to a minute.

It was never this slow in XP?

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A:nvidia drivers

The logo testing thing just means Microsoft has tested the software and they're happy with it. Under normal circumstances, software from a reputable vendor like nVidia will work just fine. If it refuses to install, you will have to turn off driver signing. To do this go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > Driving Signing, then choose 'Ignore - Install the software anyway and don't ask for my approval', press okay. Now restart the computer and try the install.

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A:What Gives With Nvidia's Drivers?

Did you refresh your wei after you installed the drivers
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A:Nvidia Drivers?

The laptop you have has a 9300M GS graphic card built in, Fujitsu L1010 : FUJITSU Australia this site will all so explane about the Intel 4500MHD: Notebookcheck: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (GMA X4500MHD), 174.90 is nVidia's driver version they are up to 182.XX drivers now.
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That's normal with some games. The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion does the same thing sometimes.
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A:Nvidia VGA drivers

I have HP Update on my laptop and have found in to not be a particularly reliable tool. Several times it just stopped downloading or errored out before I gave up on it. I have always ignored "automatic update" recommendations for something as critical as video drivers and downloaded them straight from the manufacturer's website.
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A:New Nvidia Drivers ?

I would say new NVIDIA drivers are at none other than

As for testing them, not me since I don't have any NVIDIA cards.

New Beta 29.42 Detonator Drivers

Are these what you're talking about?
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A:Need Nvidia Drivers for XP

Hello Welcome to Bleeping Computer,
I will need the version of XP and need to know if it is 32 or 64 bit.

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maybe a register entry?

As for the default W7 online-update drivers, no option.

Any help?
Thanks in advance

* there's a similar thread for ATI, but I guessed I could make a new one for nVidia cards...

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and my old AMD64 too

Thanks guys for this forum!

A:Nvidia Drivers & TV-OUT

I seem to have the same problem...

I've tried the latest Vista WHQL drivers today (181.20) and, prior to that, the NVIDIA drivers available from Windows Update automagically. However...although I can enable the VGA and DVI/HDMI outputs of my 8600GT to one of my TVs, I just can't get the component-out connection working to my second TV (usuallly detected fine and appears as "HDTV" on the NVIDIA control panel). Re-booted into Vista and all is well there, just won't work in Windows 7.

I've also noticed that the Windows 7 machine suffers from the washed-out blacks that I had on Vista with the newer drivers...
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A:New Nvidia Drivers

Wrong forum. Try a Windows one!
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A:Nvidia drivers

Hi Derrick

I dont have a fix for you but it has been my experience with Nvidias drivers that new is not always the best, I only have a geforce fx 5500 card and I am using a driver that is about 18 months old, if I update to newest to the driver, the display is very flickery and not as good,
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A:Nvidia Drivers

go to and fill in your card where it says drivers and it will find the latest graphics drivers for your card.

Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies

Never heard of using a certain driver for a certain game. Now maybe a certain VIDIE CARD for a certain game, that I`ve heard of.
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A:Do I need these NVIDIA drivers ?

All you need out of that lot is the 332.21 drivers which are for your graphics card (there are newer drivers available but aren't completely necessary if you're having no problems with 332.21). If you're using your graphics card for sound via an HDMI cable you'll need to keep the HD Audio Driver too, but if you're using onboard sound or a sound card then they can go. The rest you can get rid of, and be safe in the knowledge that you can always reinstall them later if needs be.

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(Whoops I did it again) Dusty

A:Nvidia Drivers (again)

Quote: Originally Posted by DustyV

I downloaded the newest drivers (340.52 WHQL)

I experienced a similar failure with my Gainward GeForce GTX 460 Goes Like Hell by downloading the latest drivers from nVidia, they didn't work.
I had to go back to Gainward and take the latest drivers there (of course aren't the latest nVidia) and they worked well.

I would suggest you not to install the "latest" drivers since you won't gain too much benefits unless you're enrolled in a game race show.
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run a google search instead, the file will be too big to email. and if i was you i'd remove your email address from your post.
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[email protected]

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A:New nvidia drivers >_>

Hello Kelthias,
Have you tried to roll back the driver ?.
Go to Device manager, open Display adapters and right click on your Display Adapter, choose Properties.
There will be a "Roll Back Driver" option that will install the previous driver.
Not the best solution, but it will get you going again.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.
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A:New Drivers From Nvidia. Anyone try them yet?

Yep, I installed them and I got a .00429350124389% performance gain in 3DMark.
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A:Nvidia 191.07 Drivers Are Out

Thanks, just upgraded!
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A:FYI... Nvidia VGA drivers 197.13...

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Welcome to SF!

Try uninstalling anything nVidia related in Programs and Features.

It sounds like an nVidia program is crashing, not the actual drivers.
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Drivers - GeForce

Auto-detect your GPU


Run Windows Update again

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look again GeForce Forceware 258.49 WHQL 32-bit download from
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Whenever you install an NVIDIA driver you have the chance to select the custom option, which deletes the old driver and clean installs the new one.

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See the Microsoft KB article 2278714.Click to expand...

working OK here ...

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First, sometimes the system will hang for a while - the mouse works, but when I click nothing happens for maybe a minute, then it 'catches up' (everything I clicked a minute ago responds like it should, all it once).

Second, I get a BSOD very frequently (when playing GTA1, most of the time, usually starting a game or switching resolutions). It mentions nv4_disp.dll, so should I get a different version of the drivers? I've heard of people having problems with nvidia and windows xp. Is there a specific driver version that you recommend? I've heard the latest versions aren't always the best.

I have windows xp professional running on a 1.7ghz p4 with 512 mb ram. It is a dell laptop.

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A:ATI nVIDIA Realtek drivers-- GPU-Z

realtek driver well out of date
where on 2.60
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This commnand line added to my start up since I updated to new Nvidia drivers, 30.82. System has been a little buggy, getting the "Blue screen of Death" occasionally now.

A:nwiz.exe/New Nvidia drivers

NWIZ.EXE is NVIDIA nView Control Panel

I have it running no problem
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New nVidia drivers for Vista:
This is Version 175.70

Vista x32

Vista x64

This helped my with Fps in games as AoC (age of Conan) and WOW (world of Warcraft), from 15 to 84 Fps some times up to 128 Fps in AOC and from 38 to 60 Fps in WOW.

A:Vista nVidia Drivers!!!

1) Those are Beta drivers.

2) there are a newer versions: (these are Beta drivers also!!!)

ForceWare 175.80 Vista (32-bit) download from

ForceWare 175.80 Vista (64-bit) download from

More info here:
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shall i update the system with the drivers from (9600gt) ? the built-in w7 driver seems fine, played only a little CallofDuty so far.

A:Should I use the drivers from (9600gt) ?

Quote: Originally Posted by blas

shall i update the system with the drivers from (9600gt) ? the built-in w7 driver seems fine, played only a little CallofDuty so far.

Hi Blas! Yeah, I would install the NVIDIA drivers. They'll probably include NVIDIA Control Center, which'll allow you to take full advantage of your GFX Cards PP (Processing Power). It'll also let you personalise a LOT more GFX Settings!

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NVIDIA GeForce Drivers 190.62 is released.This is the latest WHQL driver for NVIDIA GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs. NVIDIA GeForce drivers stand for compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. Updating your drivers ensures the best experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates for your NVIDIA product. The driver adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

A:NVIDIA GeForce Drivers 190.62

You are so behind lol