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

Paul Lilly

Nvidia this week released new GeForce drivers (version 197.13) the company claims resolves recent fan speed issues, and apologized for the incident.

"Nvidia apologizes to any GeForce owners that installed the 196.75 driver and experienced quality issues," Nvidia said in a statement . "For the small number of customers that did experience problems, in almost every case reverting back to our 196.21 driver immediately resolved their issues. 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. Any GeForce owner who has questions about their board as a result of downloading the 195.75 drivers should contact their board supplier."

Earlier this month, Nvidia pulled the 196.75 driver release after complaints began surfacing that the buggy driver flubbed the fan controls, causing videocards to overheat. Users reported a number of associated issues, including dropped framerates and even motherboard damage.

You can grab the updated drivers here:

Windows 7 and Windows Vista (32-bit)
Windows 7 and Windows Vista (64-bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
Windows XP (64-bit)

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