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    Nvidia 169.12

    Just wondering if anybody else is using these drivers? I installed them yesterday and this morning my system had locked up, nothing is showing in the event logs so i'm just wondering if anybody else has a problem with them.


    ForceWare Release 169 BETA
    Version:169.12
    Release Date:November 21, 2007
    Operating System:Windows Vista 64-bit
    Language:U.S. English
    File Size:44.7 MB

    ForceWare Release 169

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    It's locked up every time I leave the PC, I have removed the drivers and ruled them out as the cause...looks like its gonna be a fun day tracking this down

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    Withnale's is having the same problem i guess(HERE) but dunno if hes using the same Driver version.

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    I think I have traced it to my passively cooled video cards over heating, to the touch they burned my fingers I have mounted an 80cm fan next to both heatsinks they are both now very cool to touch and the system has not crashed since.

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    hmm..ok,i think 2 passively cooled 8600GT ' s very close to each other (SLI rite?) must be the causing the overheating.(What were the temps like before putting the FAN?)
    Neways happy that the 80cm FAN worked out fine.
    If it still crashes then get an aftermarket cooler.

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    Well the original idea was to have a 120mm fan mounted at the end of the cards to cool them, but I just hadn't got around to it yet

    I didn't take the temps before I put the fan on, but I have a burn on my finger that says they were too hot

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    Apparantly these drivers are no different to the previous with exception to people with the 8800 gt(s) cards that have hibernation problems. If you havent got an 8800 series then it aint worth upgrading. Nowt new for us lower end card users.

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    I have had a few more lockups since the last post, so I have bit the bullet and done a reload, just going through the painstaking process of reinstalling all my drivers and apps

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    Hmmm still locking up, nothing showing in the logs, starting to remove hardware bit by bit

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    Re: Nvidia 169.12

    The system is locking up on boot now

    I have removed and swapped all the memory and cards....but its stil doing it.

    I'm currenly slumming it on the wifes pc until tonight when I will strip mine down and rebuild.

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