Nvidia Releases New GeForce Drivers, Apologizes for Recent Fan Speed SNAFU



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Erm, nVidia Manufactures the CHIPS, eVGA, PNY, BFG, XFS etc use the nVida Chips and make their Own PCBs and Overclock them to gain better performance.

nVidia is doing this the right way, every 3rd party vender replaces their own hardware, and sends a Statement/Invoice to nVidia, so everyone contacts the correct manufacturer. nVida cant RMA a 3rd Party Manufactured Board because they only supply the chips and not the board PCBs etc. 



"Any GeForce owner who has questions about their board as a result of downloading the 195.75 drivers should contact their board supplier."

This is a very thorny issue. They don't actually make any chips, but they do set and enforce the standards for etching, mounting, cooling, and monitoring the stuff they design. Most importantly: they make the software that makes it work. Of course, any damage should be dealt with via RMA, but it almost sounds as if NVidia wants board makers to bear the entire cost of NVidia's mistake.

You can have your recession. I'm not participating.



" We continue to work closely with our add-in card partners and PC
manufacturers to help resolve any additional customer issues not solved
by reverting to the earlier driver."


I would assume that this means that they are working with them, not just going "Oh hey we kinda messed up you all can deal with it, right?"



What if your mobo got fried b/c of Nvidias drivers? Are they liable? Do they owe you a new motherboard? I don't see why not. At the same time I will never update my drivers the first day they come out ever again. I'm still hesitant to download these newest drivers.


Fermi is your last chance Nvidia at getting any of my money.



Awww... I can't stay mad at you! Look at that face!

Er, nevermind. I've got a 5850.


Preferred boot, but will give this Maximum PC thing a try.



 2 5770's here, and I'm laughin!


-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-



I keep getting a popup from windows saying it can't verify the publisher of the driver. Anyone else getting it? I'm using Win7.



That is the standard popup that is used when a driver has NOT been certified by Microsoft. There is nothing to worry about, basicly, without getting into to much detail, nVidia has not payed MS to certify this driver as a standard driver. Most likely because it is a beta driver, Once it is finalized, it will get certified. HTH. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

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