It doesn't take that long. I can do it in about 2 minutes tops(gotta love Athlons). My system restarts in about 12 seconds flat. First I uninstall the previous drivers, restart, use drivercleaner, install new drivers, don't restart.hushypushy said:i guess im still in the stone age with 70.90 then.
i just hate having to uninstall, restart, blah blah blah...whatever 71.40 here i come
Which is exactly why I chose to use the 71.40's . I don't mind reinstalling drivers as I've got the procedure down pretty well. It takes me longer to do it than fivefeet8 but it doesn't take a whole lot of time .sxamiga said:Guru3d reccomends that you be wary of the 71.50 drivers. They're from Leadtek and are intended, mainly, for Leadtek cards. They reccomend that you use the 71.40, which is what I'm going to do.
Katsuya, the 71.40 drivers should work great w/your 6600 GT.
The 71.40's seem to still have the Pee Water bug in HL2. The official beta 67.66 don't though. As for the temperature increases, it's been reported on several message boards that the 71.40 beta does increase temperature readings on some users. I didn't experience it though with my 6800. My GPU idles at 47 C and Loads at 63 C. This was with both the 71.40 and now the 67.66 betas.n_w95482 said:Which is exactly why I chose to use the 71.40's . I don't mind reinstalling drivers as I've got the procedure down pretty well. It takes me longer to do it than fivefeet8 but it doesn't take a whole lot of time .
OT: fivefeet8, how hot does your card usually run? For some stupid reason mine's idling at 68 C now (increase of 10). I haven't checked full load yet since the increase.
I've heard that an Nvidia rep said the high temperature readings are only false readings. Strangely, my BFG 6800 ultra hasn't had any problems with temperature readings as long as I've had it. And I've pretty much tried all drivers.n_w95482 said:fivefeet8: I tried touching the heatpipe on the heatsink to see if it was any hotter; it felt like it was at the same temperature as before. It's also reported temperatures similar to the 70.90's once, although once I rebooted it went back to the high readings again.