New nVidia Driver 71.84 released March 11th stable?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Bob C., Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Bob C.

    Bob C. Guest

    Has anybody installed the latest nVidia driver (71.84) and had luck with
    it? Or is it best for me to stay with version 66.93?

    Thanks,

    BOB C.
     
    Bob C., Mar 28, 2005
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  2. Bob C.

    Nick Guest

    I'm using it with no problems at all... (GeForce6800)

    Nick
     
    Nick, Mar 28, 2005
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  3. Bob C.

    J.H Guest

    what reason will make you to update?
    Are you happy with the current version now? so stay with it for a while!

    Good luck,
    J.H
     
    J.H, Mar 28, 2005
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  4. I'm using it with a 6800 256M card and Dell 8400 computer with no problems.
    If you aren't having a problem with the drivers you have and they do
    everything you need then why change. Just be sure to make a restore point.
     
    Joe Cilinceon, Mar 28, 2005
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  5. Bob C.

    JW Guest

    If you are using a 6xxx series card you want to update to get the PureVideo
    support that is not present in 66.93 and many 6xxx users who have updated
    are really pleased with the improved PQ. Be sure and read the release notes
    and users manual since there may be some changes to how you configure the
    drivers on your system
     
    JW, Mar 28, 2005
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  6. Bob C.

    Bob C. Guest

    I'm not that familiar with how to configure video drivers etc. My card
    is a FX5600. I've downloaded and installed the 71.84 update and just
    let everything set as it was after the installation. Do I want to
    change anything that you know of?

    My system is:

    HP 854n
    eMuzed Maui
    eMuzed Maui w/FM
    1 GIG RAM
    GeForce FX5600
    MCE 2005

    Thanks for your help!

    BOB C.
     
    Bob C., Mar 28, 2005
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    JeremyJ Guest

    I installed the driver on mine and am really pleased with the quality. I have
    the GeForce 6800GT 256 and a Sony VGCRA710G with MCE 2004. The only problem I
    had was that I had to re-install the Sony encoder driver because I could not
    watch live TV after the install of 71.84. I was using 66.93 before. My MCE
    2004 still does not work well, whenever I start Media Center, it gets slower
    and slower to open. In the past, MCE would usually stop working after a while
    when it started slowing down at first. I would try to figure out the problem,
    but Sony finally offered an upgrade to 2005 and I should get it Friday. So
    I'll wait until I get a fresh install to see if I am still having problems. I
    know I'm not the only one with MCE 2004 problems. But, I don't contribute the
    problems to the NVidia driver. So far, so good. One flaw it does have is that
    it makes the card run hotter. Usually when I'm just on the internet it is at
    62 degrees. Now it is at 75. I haven't used anything with intense graphics
    yet so I don't know how hot it'll get under a good load.
     
    JeremyJ, Mar 28, 2005
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  8. Bob C.

    JW Guest

    You probably don't need to change anything then. However, on the same Web
    page that you downloaded from their are two documents that you can also
    download and read they are the release notes and the user manual which tells
    you what your card and driver can do and how to make changes.
     
    JW, Mar 28, 2005
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