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nVidia driver upgrade for BFG nVidia Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP) - from 71.89 to 78.01



 
 
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Old September 27th 05, 03:29 PM
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Default nVidia driver upgrade for BFG nVidia Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP) - from 71.89 to 78.01

Hello. For my BFG nVidia Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP), I upgraded my 71.68 nVidia
driver to the latest (I think) nVidia driver for this 6800GT - the 78.01
driver.

I performed the 71.68 uninstall, and then installed the 78.01 (specifically,
the 7.8.0.1) download from the nVidia website.

It's 20.1 GB, by the way.

Have had no noticeable problems yet, thank goodness.

This is using a huge desktop computer with a Intel P4 3.4 GHz motherboard, a
480-watt Enermax PSU, a 300 GB Seagate SATA HDD, of course, the prerequisite
DVD+/-RW and DVD-ROM devices. And gobs of fans in a lovely and roomy - yet
monstrous - Enermax case (I LOVE Enermax cases and power supplies!).

No problems yet.

Main question:

Has anyone here had any difficulties with this WHQL-approved & certified
driver update using in particular - the BFG nVidia Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP)
video card? I haven't.

Just curious to see if something (i.e., "problems") might pop up later I
need to fix and/or adjust using this new 78.01 driver with my BFG nVidia
Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP) card.

Any tests I might want to run, etc.?

Thanks!

Mark


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Old September 28th 05, 01:24 AM
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"MP" wrote in message
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Hello. For my BFG nVidia Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP), I upgraded my 71.68
nVidia driver to the latest (I think) nVidia driver for this 6800GT - the
78.01 driver.

I performed the 71.68 uninstall, and then installed the 78.01
(specifically, the 7.8.0.1) download from the nVidia website.

It's 20.1 GB, by the way.

Have had no noticeable problems yet, thank goodness.

This is using a huge desktop computer with a Intel P4 3.4 GHz motherboard,
a 480-watt Enermax PSU, a 300 GB Seagate SATA HDD, of course, the
prerequisite DVD+/-RW and DVD-ROM devices. And gobs of fans in a lovely
and roomy - yet monstrous - Enermax case (I LOVE Enermax cases and power
supplies!).

No problems yet.

Main question:

Has anyone here had any difficulties with this WHQL-approved & certified
driver update using in particular - the BFG nVidia Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP)
video card? I haven't.

Just curious to see if something (i.e., "problems") might pop up later I
need to fix and/or adjust using this new 78.01 driver with my BFG nVidia
Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP) card.

Any tests I might want to run, etc.?

Thanks!

Mark

Working fine for me


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Old September 28th 05, 09:42 PM
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"MP" asked:

Hello. For my BFG nVidia Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP), I upgraded my 71.68
nVidia driver to the latest (I think) nVidia driver for this 6800GT - the
78.01 driver.


Just curious to see if something (i.e., "problems") might pop up later I
need to fix and/or adjust using this new 78.01 driver with my BFG nVidia
Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP) card.


Any tests I might want to run, etc.?


"Norm" answered:

Working fine for me


Thanks, Norm.

Anyone else have any comments about the nVidia 78.01 drivers?

Mark


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Old September 29th 05, 01:16 AM
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"MP" asked:

Hello. For my BFG nVidia Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP), I upgraded my 71.68
nVidia driver to the latest (I think) nVidia driver for this 6800GT - the
78.01 driver.


Just curious to see if something (i.e., "problems") might pop up later I
need to fix and/or adjust using this new 78.01 driver with my BFG nVidia
Geforce 6800GT OC (AGP) card.


Any tests I might want to run, etc.?


"Norm" answered:

Working fine for me


Thanks, Norm.

Anyone else have any comments about the nVidia 78.01 drivers?

Mark


Wont even install for me. Goes through the install process and then appears to
hang near the end, the screen goes blank and then just rubbish on the screen and
the m/c locks up.

Tried un-installing old drivers first and cleaning out any rubbish left in
registry. This is the first driver that would not install, so it was back to a
previous version for me.

Running XP with a AMD 3500 64bit cpu on a MSI Neo 2 Platinum, with a XFX 6800GT
card, and 1gig memory.

Very weird!

Mike
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Old September 29th 05, 05:24 AM
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"MP" asked:

Anyone else have any comments about the nVidia 78.01 drivers?


Mark


"mike" wrote:

Wont even install for me. Goes through the install process and then
appears to
hang near the end, the screen goes blank and then just rubbish on the
screen and
the m/c locks up.

Tried un-installing old drivers first and cleaning out any rubbish left in
registry. This is the first driver that would not install, so it was back
to a
previous version for me.

Running XP with a AMD 3500 64bit cpu on a MSI Neo 2 Platinum, with a XFX
6800GT
card, and 1gig memory.


Mike, (or anyone) do you think it may have something to do with you running
the AMD 3500 64 bit CPU rather than a 32-bit processor?

Perhaps you need a more sophisticated, "better" driver set than the nVidia
78.01.

I really wouldn't know, but maybe someone else here would.

Mark


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Old September 29th 05, 11:03 AM
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Well the 64bit cpu's are fully backwards compatible with 32bit Apps, and I've
never had any problem with any previous drivers, so I think they have screwed up
something in this version that does not like my m/c.

Mike


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Old September 29th 05, 01:30 PM
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20.1 GB!!!! How many days did that take to download?!

"MP" wrote in message
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I performed the 71.68 uninstall, and then installed the 78.01
(specifically, the 7.8.0.1) download from the nVidia website.

It's 20.1 GB, by the way.

Mark



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Old September 30th 05, 01:47 AM
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"MP" erroneously wrote:

I performed the 71.68 uninstall, and then installed the 78.01
(specifically, the 7.8.0.1) download from the nVidia website.

It's 20.1 GB, by the way.


"edde" was shocked into disbelief, and asked:

20.1 GB!!!! How many days did that take to download?!


I am SO sorry!

I meant 20.1 MEGAbytes! What an idiot I am.

No wonder my ISP just walks all over me. They gave me two tin cans and a
string and told me I had a T-2 line - and if I paid them another small
"fee" for an extra tin can ("It's the ultimate in BroadBand! You'll have a
genuine "T-3" line then!")

Sorry!

Mark


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Old October 1st 05, 11:51 PM
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Ahahahahaha

"MP" wrote in message
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"MP" erroneously wrote:


I performed the 71.68 uninstall, and then installed the 78.01
(specifically, the 7.8.0.1) download from the nVidia website.

It's 20.1 GB, by the way.


"edde" was shocked into disbelief, and asked:

20.1 GB!!!! How many days did that take to download?!


I am SO sorry!

I meant 20.1 MEGAbytes! What an idiot I am.

No wonder my ISP just walks all over me. They gave me two tin cans and a
string and told me I had a T-2 line - and if I paid them another small
"fee" for an extra tin can ("It's the ultimate in BroadBand! You'll have a
genuine "T-3" line then!")

Sorry!

Mark



 




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