More new 8600GT drivers (177.92) - More stable

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  1. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone, I'm back again with the latest video drivers for the 8600GT. I test these drivers on my Macbook Pro, but they should work in the MacPro.
    These new drivers are more stable than the previous driver update I posted (177.89 I believe) and they yield the same or slightly higher frame rate depending on what game you are playing.

    Make sure you download the modified INF file!!!!

    XP 32 bit - http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20269
    XP 64 bit - http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20273
    Vista 32 bit - http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20270
    Vista 64 bit - http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20271
     
  2. t19880821 macrumors regular

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  3. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    Using 2.4ghz, 2gb ram, 256mb 8600m gt, 169.04 drivers, OC'd 500/675. Can 177.92 improve performance significantly?

    I don't have benchmark scores but can run crysis demo 1440x900 low settings (I kno pathetic) average 27fps, never going under 20fps during demo.

    I don't really like crysis but it's a good game to test your system performance =]
     
  5. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Upgrading from the current driver you have, you should see a 5 FPS increase
     
  6. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    Do I need to uninstall the old drivers first? And run drivercleaner and all that good stuff? Because reading their instructions, they say nothing about deleting old drivers.
     
  7. nownot macrumors regular

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    so i tried this with cyberlink ultra. it worked when playing blu ray back but when i hooked up my lcd and tried to play a movie i got incompatible video card or something of that sort. but with apple's video card drivers it works. so just to recap these drivers ( and i also tried drivers off of laptopvideo2go that were WHQL Certificate forgot the # though ) work with no external monitor hooked up and plays blu rays through cyberlink, but once i hook up my external lcd i get an error. any ideas on how to fix this? thanks.
     
  8. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've only tried these on a MacBook Pro, so unfortunately I can't help you out there. If the Apple drivers work better, use them.

    I didn't uninstall the old drivers, so just install the the new ones.
     
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  10. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    I'm always skeptical of these drivers, because every time I give them a shot games either run slower, are less stable, or some other odd thing happens that isn't in my favor. I know the default BootCamp 2.1 driver isn't the newest by far, but it has worked very well for me (and has shown me the best fps). But I mean I'm not trying to discourage anyone from trying them. I've read a lot of good reviews about them too.
     
  11. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    it all depends on which drivers you use. some of the drivers aren't very stable. there are others that do improve performance and stability, also allows better overclocking. even a 5fps increase is alot as it could be the difference between 25fps and 30fps. in many of the new games, 25fps and 30fps shows a huge difference.
     
  12. StefanR macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, i've got a question about these drivers:

    These drivers don't work on my computer, it keeps giving me the same error message that's it's not compatible with my current hardware. I've tried loads of different sites but i can't find anything that works. Can any1 explain what i must do to in order to get this working? Or some1 know a guide or something?
    I need this driver to play AoC, which gives me a warning every time about my video driver being too old, and it needs a higher version (over 169.7). Thank you all for your time, i would really appreciate some1 telling me what to do :)

    Comp specs and programs:
    3.06GH, 2gb of RAM, Geforce 8800 GS
    Running Windows XP (32 bit) on bootcamp (version 2.1)
     
  13. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    you gotta make sure you download the modded inf.
     
  14. StefanR macrumors newbie

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    ahh, thanks , at first i didn't know what to do with but it's working now :D
     

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