View Full Version : New official NVIDIA 71.89 driver !

04-14-2005, 01:43 PM
Temp bug should be solved. I have downloaded them and will install and try.

04-14-2005, 02:24 PM
Have tried them in the meantime.
No temperature bug anymore.
At first sight well performing.

04-14-2005, 04:53 PM
These drivers screwed the ability to run my 6800 ultra with perfect water. I reinstalled the 71.84 drivers immediately and perfect water returns. Think I'll give this new one a miss, I don't have overheating probs anyway.

04-15-2005, 04:30 AM
Thanks for the info, rijnton1944. I'm still using 66.93 a eVGA 6800 GT. I have stutter, but Water=3 is works. Every once in a while I get the Window's blue screen of death, but that might be a sytem RAM problem.

04-15-2005, 08:30 AM
Weird, I went directly from 66.93's to 71.89 because of the temp pub (wich seems that it might not be a simple read error) and water 3 is still available to me with similar performance as before. (xfx 6800gt)

04-15-2005, 08:38 AM
Hello aipilotmarkone,

I haven't been on this forum a lot recently, so someone else could already have covered my question, so I hope you don't mind my asking:

Could you please explain more about the 'Water=3' thing, if this fixes the water problem in 'Perfect'?

I have just done some upgrades, including new 6800GT graphics card. I can now run PF in 'Perfect' and it's silky smooth with no visual bugs. Trouble is, FB/AEP in Perfect still produces blotchy looking water. Currently running Nvidia driver 71.84 (before that, 61.76 among others), but driver changes don't seem to help.

Otherwise, I've considered changing to FB/AEP/PF 'merged' install, hoping this will fix it????

Best regards,

04-15-2005, 08:58 AM
Just switched to them will let you know from 71.84....Since installing 71.84 I would always get a black screen for maybe 10 seconds when loading IL2 online...Also, I started getting black streaks on occassion once in the sim...as though card was roasting which it was.

Hope this helps....If not I think I might roll waaaaaay back as the card does great here.

GEForce4 Ti4200 AGP8x 128mb

04-15-2005, 09:54 AM
The temp thing with the 84's is a reporting bug, not the card running hotter.
At least this is nVidia's spiel

I get the couple seconds of blackscreen as well.
It be nothing to worry about, as it is the game/ card doing the refreshrate and resolution thing. If the game res/ RF is the same as the desktop, there isn't anything to worry about. If you run the game res/ RF different to the desktop, it might drop the game down to 60Hz (XP RF bug)

04-15-2005, 11:24 AM
nvidia lies, cuz 3 other monitoring tools were all high not just nvidias temp screen, 15oC increase with 71.84 on desktop and pc idle temp was 70 odd oC instead of 56ish

04-15-2005, 12:14 PM
yep...not just a monitoring thing....as I said, it got hot, a difference that heated up the entire case enough to get the processor hotter/ram/everything.....With it those items were running 125+F.....old drivers and it's looking like new back down to 100F/38C....That's a big change.

04-15-2005, 01:57 PM
for a potential solution to the soaring temperatures on your GeForce 6800 cards look here:

Worked for me (got a 10 Celcius drop!).

04-15-2005, 05:40 PM
never had problems with temp..but i tried them and i came back to the glorius 76.41 ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

04-16-2005, 03:47 AM
Thanks for the clarification.


04-16-2005, 06:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fidzzz:
nvidia lies, cuz 3 other monitoring tools were all high not just nvidias temp screen, 15oC increase with 71.84 on desktop and pc idle temp was 70 odd oC instead of 56ish <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

you are wrong. How do you think other tools measure temperatures? they just ask for the driver.. just that! If the driver gives wrong info.. they cant do anything about.

I measured temperature myself with external equipment... no change between drivers. It IS a MEASUREMENT ISSUE.. ONLY!!!

04-16-2005, 07:28 AM
Just loaded the 89's and they be good with no black screen when the game loads (online)

I also checked in the the release notes and it still has the same wording as previous about heat reporting being 20% higher than it should - but fixed.
So...would that mean it was a bug in what was being read, then reported. Or would that mean the card was actually running hotter than it should?

I read that some have had their card running hot but mine (FX5900 U) wasn't.
Ambient Temp has always been about 34c pre bug and 40c with bug. Core temp always about 11c higher...depending on room temparature.

04-16-2005, 08:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Te_Vigo:

I read that some have had their card running hot but mine (FX5900 U) wasn't. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This was ONLY a problem for 6800 cards running bellow 400mhz on 2d clock. If you check 3dguru forums you'll see what was all about, as most 68000 ultra users didn't suffer from it. A lot of users reported higher temps with external measure.

04-16-2005, 08:40 AM
Well my case was noticably warmer toi the touch.. not just with diagnostics.... The latest ones before these gave me a frame hit but no over heat. Ill try these and see.

04-16-2005, 08:50 AM
FX5700Ultra here. In my case, these drivers work exceedingly well.

04-16-2005, 08:56 AM
What I'm saying bearcat, my 4200 does not have "temp monitoring" ability...My observations based on MB/Ram/Processor and various other thermocouple points. Whole 9 yards heated up which may go to show that as they start adjusting things for newer more capable boards, maybe there comes a point you have to say..."X driver is the latest I should run".

As I'd guess some they don't even consider when they make changes in drivers assuming them obsolete (or soon scrap if you're not careful).