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Should i use newer drivers?


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strich

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I'm running the drivers that came with my Vista system for the 7900, back in Jan/Feb 07. I'm a supporter in the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' belief, but i'm wondering if there aren't newer, better drivers that resolve issues and will make things run smoother. With all of the driver compatability options that Vista has had with nvidia, i don't want to take a driver change lightly. The current version is 158.18. Would it be beneficial to update? And does it matter if the drivers are MS certified?

as always, thanks!
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Did some research. Lot of updates on the current driver for Vista.

Release Highlights:

Updated May 2, 2007: NVIDIA has found problems when trying to enable NVIDIA SLI using the international versions of Windows Vista. If you are having problems enabling this feature, please download the v158.24 Beta driver.
WHQL Certified Driver
Adds support for GeForce 8800 Ultra
Adds support for GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, and GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, and GeForce 8300 GS GPUs.
Increased performance in 3D applications.
PureVideo™ HD support.
Add support for forcing Vertical Sync in DirectX applications.
Updated NVIDIA Control Panel with improved user interface (Please see the Release Notes for more details).
Numerous game and application compatibility fixes.
This driver supports the following 3D features:
Single GPU support
DirectX 9 support for GeForce 6/7/8 series GPUs
DirectX 10 support for GeForce 8 series GPUs
OpenGL support for GeForce 6/7/8 series GPUs
NVIDIA SLI support
DirectX 9 support for 6/7/8 series GPUs
OpenGL support for 6/7/8 series GPUs
DirectX 10 NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 8 series GPUs will be available in a future driver
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You should keep updating drivers on new cards it used to be they released working drivers with cards but these days they ship them wether the drivers are finished or not.
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