Best Nvidia Drivers for 8600M GT

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SamSchneeberger, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. SamSchneeberger macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2008
    This question might of been asked before, but nvidia has released a lot of new drivers since summer. There are also similar topics on Laptopvideo2go but that was the 8600M GT in general and not MBPs.

    In addition, Nvidia says the newer 180.XX drivers don't support the 8600M GT but they work just fine. (XP Pro SP3).

    In my case the 180.43 have worked the best for a while,but i'm having a fair bit of trouble with them now. I got 4414 points with 3dmark06 (default demo).

    So: Which drivers work gave you the best performance/stability? Post 3dmarks if you can.
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    I must be doing something wrong, because everytime I try out one of their drivers, things always go backwards. Games become far more choppy and I get a huge loss in fps (in all kinds of games). I know the BC 2.1 drivers are pretty old, but they have consistently been the fastest. In fact I just tried one of the newest drivers for Vista 64 about a week ago, and had the same results. Disappointing, because Apple's slow as hell releasing new drivers.
  4. greenbreadmmm macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    i use the 178.24 drivers, they say 8600 gt on the list of supported cards but i get the same score as you.

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