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Suntoucher
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posted on
03/10/10 17:15:48
updated by
Suntoucher
03/10/10 17:32:53

http://www.techspot.com/news/38131-nvidia-19675-gpu-driver-burning-up-graphics-cards.html

Nvidia 196.75 GPU driver burning up graphics cards - By Jose Vilches, TechSpot.com - Published: March 5, 2010, 11:27 AM EST

Nvidia has yanked the latest WHQL graphics driver release (196.75) from its website after reports started pouring in about insane temperature increases and card failures. According to affected users, their systems start suffering low frame rates, freezes or even lock downs when playing games. This includes graphically intensive titles like Crysis or the StarCraft 2 Beta, as well as older, less demanding games such as World of Warcraft.

Some users are reporting temperature increases of up to 104 degrees Celsius. The problem seems to be related to the fan controller, with fans slowing down or outright stopping while gaming, and in extreme cases could cause damage to the motherboard or the processor as well. Nvidia is advising anyone who has already installed the latest drivers to go back to the 196.21 WHQL release, which is available from the links below:


Download: Windows XP | XP/2003 64-bit | Windows Vista | Vista 64-bit | Windows 7 32-bit | Windows 7 64-bit


Nvidia article on rolling back drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/object/driver_rollback.html


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Tink
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80 Draenei Death Knight
posted on
03/11/10 20:20:15

Buy ATI and you wont have these issues.... :)

And I'm trolling... :)


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Suppanoob
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posted on
03/11/10 23:04:55

Ah, yes. I love my Radeon.

ಠ_ಠ


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Aven
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85 Dwarf Shaman
65 Worgen Rogue
posted on
03/17/10 14:15:36

nVidia just posted updated drivers that claim to fix the fan controller issue:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/196.75_customer_support.html


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Caragdur
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80 Human Paladin
posted on
03/17/10 19:23:46

I think i'll still wait a bit...

Tux

"The world is a diaper, so let someone else change it."

I know your $14.99 entitles you to play the game your way, but the rest of the raid's $359.76 says know your role.


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Vas
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posted on
03/17/10 22:39:35

I upgraded its fine.


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Maximusrex
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posted on
03/18/10 00:15:03

I'll wait a few weeks, heh.

I don't feel bad for stupid people, I think they should be rounded up and put into camps so as to stop afflicting the rest of us with their stupidity.


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Monsune
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posted on
03/20/10 19:59:14
updated by
Monsune
03/20/10 19:59:29

Maximusrex said:

I'll wait a few weeks, heh.

This.