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Updating Nvidia GTX 460 drivers


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m8dman

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Do I really need to do all this just to update my video card drivers?
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Sorry if this question is stupid, it's just that I'm still new to Windows 7 and I've never Updated video card drivers before.

Edited by m8dman, 19 August 2011 - 04:49 AM.

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Following the guide would result in a clean install of the new drivers but it is a matter of choice by the individual.
Why do you want or need to change the present drivers are you having display issues?
Driver updates are released to address known issues that the component may have, if you are not having any issues with the card I suggest that you leave well alone as you could ultimately end up creating problems, if it is not broke don`t fix it :)
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Following the guide would result in a clean install of the new drivers but it is a matter of choice by the individual.
Why do you want or need to change the present drivers are you having display issues?
Driver updates are released to address known issues that the component may have, if you are not having any issues with the card I suggest that you leave well alone as you could ultimately end up creating problems, if it is not broke don`t fix it :)

About a month ago I got a page fault in nonpaged area BSOD. Someone suggested that old video card drivers could have caused it.

Edited by m8dman, 21 August 2011 - 09:06 AM.

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This issue can be caused by both hardware and software namely failing Ram, anti virus software or indeed any number of system drivers.
If it does not occur again I would leave well alone but meanwhile familiarize yourself with the crash dump analyzer WhoCrashed, if it does happen again and you cannot resolve the issue yourself post the results back here and someone will assist you; http://www.resplendence.com/whocrashed
FWIW GTG staff will not close a topic without reason until the OP requests it so please post back here if the need arises or you consider the issue resolved.
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I ran both System File Checker and CHKDSK and they didn't report any problems. Hopefully that BSOD was a one time thing.

I'll follow your advice and try not to mess with anything.

Edited by m8dman, 23 August 2011 - 12:33 PM.

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Thanks for the update, good news on the HDD testing and yes hopefully the issue will not occur again but you know where we are if it does, good luck :)
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Hey Phil I just got 4 messages in windows action center. Something about a video hardware error.

The funny thing is I don't remember having any crashes on the date the problems occurred. Any ideas what could cause that?
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Hi m8dman
Is the system still running ok? If yes then I would leave well alone but if not follow the directions below;
Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop.com
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.

Thanks to rshaffer61 for the above instructions.
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Okay I'll do the test thing and get back to you. I also checked Event Viewer today and found 3 nvlddmkm error's, same date as the above video hardware errors.


I did some googling and found that a lot of Nvidia cards get this stupid error.

Edited by m8dman, 15 September 2011 - 05:32 PM.

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Heres the url..

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No issues showing anywhere there, all drivers are up to date etc.
At this time I can only suggest that you make sure that all important OS updates are installed and that you have a look at Riva Tuner to see if there is a bug fix there that will sort the issue + there are other options there that can help you get an improved performance from your GFX card http://www.freewaref...gram_13538.html


NB: Please note I am not suggesting or promoting any other facility at the attached link only the use of the Riva Tuner software.
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Should I try updating my video drivers? I've heard thats one of the possible fixs for the nvlddmkm error.




*Edit* Heres a screen shot of the error.

Edited by m8dman, 17 September 2011 - 03:22 AM.

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Should I try updating my video drivers? I've heard thats one of the possible fixs for the nvlddmkm error.

It would do no harm, download the latest drivers and save them to your desktop first, uninstall the present drivers
using the correct Nvidea uninstaller tool then run driver sweeper to ensure that no driver remnants remain that may
cause system instability http://www.guru3d.co.../driversweeper/
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Should I try updating my video drivers? I've heard thats one of the possible fixs for the nvlddmkm error.

It would do no harm, download the latest drivers and save them to your desktop first, uninstall the present drivers
using the correct Nvidea uninstaller tool then run driver sweeper to ensure that no driver remnants remain that may
cause system instability http://www.guru3d.co.../driversweeper/
Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Okay I'll try that and get back to you.
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:)
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