Newer Nvidia drivers killing video cards?

Reports are circulating around the web that the latest version of the WHQL drivers for Nvidia cards are causing cards to run their fans a lower than necessary speeds to keep the GPU cool. Here is a list of the cards that *may* be affected:
* 8800GT
* 8800GTS
* 9800GT
* 9800GTX
* 9800GTX+
* GTS 250

I have an older 8600GT setting around I use on a linux box. So, no problems for me. According to Nvidia you should uninstall the 196.75 version and go and download the 196.21 version. The 196.75 version has been pulled, so you should be able to get the older ones easily.
*UPDATE*
It seems that the new drivers have fixed these issues.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s