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Old October 8th 04, 02:27 PM
Rich
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Hi

I am running XP service pack 2 and using a Ti4200 128mb and windows update
says there is a new driver for my machine, although I am running what i
believe to be the latest 61.77 drivers from the Nvidia site.

Am I using the right drivers or should I get the ones from Windows? I mainly
use the PC for gaming so want the best performance. I have had no stability
issues with the 61.77 drivers

Cheers

Rich


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Old October 8th 04, 05:36 PM
Bill & Cin Miller
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Rich wrote:
Hi

I am running XP service pack 2 and using a Ti4200 128mb and windows update
says there is a new driver for my machine, although I am running what i
believe to be the latest 61.77 drivers from the Nvidia site.

Am I using the right drivers or should I get the ones from Windows? I mainly
use the PC for gaming so want the best performance. I have had no stability
issues with the 61.77 drivers

Cheers

Rich


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Most often the drivers you get from the windows update site are far
outdated compared to the ones you get directly from the manufacturer's
website. Use the 61.77 drivers. They are the better drivers.
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Old October 8th 04, 07:24 PM
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"Rich" k wrote in message
...
Hi

I am running XP service pack 2 and using a Ti4200 128mb and windows update
says there is a new driver for my machine, although I am running what i
believe to be the latest 61.77 drivers from the Nvidia site.

Am I using the right drivers or should I get the ones from Windows? I
mainly use the PC for gaming so want the best performance. I have had no
stability issues with the 61.77 drivers

Cheers

Rich


Using the latest driver from nVidia should be fine. Ignore Windows.

CapFusion,...


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Old October 8th 04, 09:55 PM
homeboi
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where's davew!? lol
"Rich" k wrote in message
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Hi

I am running XP service pack 2 and using a Ti4200 128mb and windows update
says there is a new driver for my machine, although I am running what i
believe to be the latest 61.77 drivers from the Nvidia site.

Am I using the right drivers or should I get the ones from Windows? I
mainly use the PC for gaming so want the best performance. I have had no
stability issues with the 61.77 drivers

Cheers

Rich


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Old October 9th 04, 03:45 PM
Tom Dauphin
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Stay away from the video drivers on the Windows update site...
"Rich" k wrote in message
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Hi

I am running XP service pack 2 and using a Ti4200 128mb and windows update
says there is a new driver for my machine, although I am running what i
believe to be the latest 61.77 drivers from the Nvidia site.

Am I using the right drivers or should I get the ones from Windows? I

mainly
use the PC for gaming so want the best performance. I have had no

stability
issues with the 61.77 drivers

Cheers

Rich


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Old October 11th 04, 07:33 PM
Terry Pinnell
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Bill & Cin Miller wrote:

Most often the drivers you get from the windows update site are far
outdated compared to the ones you get directly from the manufacturer's
website. Use the 61.77 drivers. They are the better drivers.


Excuse my chipping in. Is it necessary to uninstall the existing
drivers or take other crucial preparatory measures, or can I simply
execute the downloaded EXE that I get from the site?

--
Terry, West Sussex, UK

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Old October 12th 04, 12:02 AM
CapFusion
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"Terry Pinnell" wrote in message
...
Bill & Cin Miller wrote:

Most often the drivers you get from the windows update site are far
outdated compared to the ones you get directly from the manufacturer's
website. Use the 61.77 drivers. They are the better drivers.


Excuse my chipping in. Is it necessary to uninstall the existing
drivers or take other crucial preparatory measures, or can I simply
execute the downloaded EXE that I get from the site?

--


If you experience and know how to get out of messy situation, better if you
uninstall first then reinstall. Otherwise, simply install.

CapFusion,...


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Old October 12th 04, 11:48 AM
dvus
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CapFusion wrote:
"Terry Pinnell" wrote in message
...
Bill & Cin Miller wrote:

Most often the drivers you get from the windows update site are far
outdated compared to the ones you get directly from the
manufacturer's website. Use the 61.77 drivers. They are the better
drivers.


Excuse my chipping in. Is it necessary to uninstall the existing
drivers or take other crucial preparatory measures, or can I simply
execute the downloaded EXE that I get from the site?


If you experience and know how to get out of messy situation, better
if you uninstall first then reinstall. Otherwise, simply install.


I've seen this advice often in the past so it must have merit, but I'd like
to understand why this is so. There can't be two identically named files in
the same directory, so that wouldn't be the source of a problem, so, what
would be the reason for this? Confusion in the registry, perhaps?

dvus


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Old October 13th 04, 12:57 AM
CapFusion
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"dvus" wrote in message
...
CapFusion wrote:
"Terry Pinnell" wrote in message
...
Bill & Cin Miller wrote:

Most often the drivers you get from the windows update site are far
outdated compared to the ones you get directly from the
manufacturer's website. Use the 61.77 drivers. They are the better
drivers.

Excuse my chipping in. Is it necessary to uninstall the existing
drivers or take other crucial preparatory measures, or can I simply
execute the downloaded EXE that I get from the site?


If you experience and know how to get out of messy situation, better
if you uninstall first then reinstall. Otherwise, simply install.


I've seen this advice often in the past so it must have merit, but I'd
like to understand why this is so. There can't be two identically named
files in the same directory, so that wouldn't be the source of a problem,
so, what would be the reason for this? Confusion in the registry, perhaps?

dvus


Generally speaking the answer is yes.

CapFusion,...


 




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