Nvidia GeForce 260.99 Drivers Now Available for Download Too

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imagonex

I'm being a bit redundant here...but here I go again...

My comment implied that it was driver 260.89 that made my rig crash in games. That's why I'm hesitant to even step up to 260.99. I won't even touch 260.89. Hence, that's why I'm sticking with 258.96 for now. 

 

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Spencer Taylor

OK, so I know it sounds stupid, but I usually stick with the driver that EVGA has posted on their site. I have an EVGA 470 GTX and an EVGA P55 Clasified mobo. Somehow, they seem to know what drivers work best with their equipment (makes sense). There have been many NVIDIA drivers they never posted, which say's to me that they continually test.

I am not selling for them, but I have had good experiences with EVGA. Now if we can only get an NVIDIA-based board for i7's...

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dracx619

all my gpu related programs dont work. none of my adobe programs open or crash quick, explorer has been crashing, chrome isn't working, certain websites wont load....reverting now

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dracx619

dang man, this thing really screwed my system. i couldnt install the old drivers even after completely removing them. even after i did a system restore, it hasn't been the same. programs still crash, im getting memory errors even after i didn't have any. took out 4 gigs, ran memtest, no reported errors but everything is still crashing. i tried to convert a video using cuda to test the gpu and it blue screened. me thinks this driver fried the gpu and 2 of my ram sticks. WTF NVIDIA

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SilverSurferNHS

 

doesn't sound like nvidia broke your computer, sounds like something else and you found a scapegoat...

 

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dracx619

well, my computer was 100% fine before the update. what else could it possibly be?

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imagonex

This is the first time in a loooooong time that any Nvidia drivers have made my games crash. I reverted back to 258.96. I'll pass on the 260.99 for now. Hesitant to try 260.99.

Nvidia's had a good driver history, so, I forgive them. 

Hugs & Kisses.  

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Spencer Taylor

There are a ton of code updates in the 260.89 release that make it worth updating to. I would definitely steer clear of the 260.99, but it seems that everyone here agrees that the .89 driver is sweet.

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BlazePC

260.99 is garbage. 260.89 worked like a dream only a week ago - Custom with Clean Install ticked.  This 260.99 disaster failed on 3 attempts to do the same Custom with Clean Install; PhysX installation fails every time.  Obviously this was not thoroughly tested.

Sticking with 260.89 until Nvidia figures out their **** !

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Baer

I just installed it. My last driver worked fine, this one does also. I am still running a GTX 285 with no plan to upgrade this generation. The only thing that I did notice was high the speed of the clean install.

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SilverSurferNHS

Running SLI GTX 480s

fixed all my New Vegas glitches thanks to adding the sli profile and fixing AA compatibility (which inadvertently fixes the hdr lighting flickering)

fixed white spots/ black squares

also fixed the water (stepping into water making a circle with no texture around character)

Win7Ux64

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Maggard

Locked up my system with a GTX295 EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. regardless of Safe Mode, "smart" removal of the previous driver, EVERYTHING.

 

I could not get past the login screen on Windows 7 Home Premium x64.  Had to revert to previous driver.

 

Second time in VERY recent memory they've severely botched drivers.  May just roll to Radeon now...

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jlh304

Roll to Radeon, do you enjoy botched drivers?  :)

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SilverSurferNHS

this is like once in a blue moon for nvidia, botched releases is hit/ miss over in the amd camp so good luck with that... im glad i went back to nvidia

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jlh304

The 260.89 just came out on the October 18th. 

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SilverSurferNHS

betas were out before that - they whql'd this month

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DJFresh

Too? Really?

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TommM

This nVidia 260.99 driver played hell on my SLI system.  Every time I went into the nVidia Control Panel and tried to adjust Desktop Color Settings, it would wash out the whole screen.  I had to revert back to the previous driver.

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