New 174.84 drivers for 8600GT

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  1. wgilles macrumors 6502

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  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Ok, I'm confused. I went on their main page (laptopvideo2go) and went to download drivers, clicked on xp-32bit and the latest appears to be from 2007. Is the one you're posting a beta?

    Also, anyone have a link to Vista for these drivers?
     
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  5. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's marginal, but depending on what you are doing it's nice. For example, I experienced a 5FPS improvement in Crysis, which in that game is quite a bit. Other games I got about the same FPS improvement, but it allowed me to bump up some GFX settings in certain games without a disadvantage.
     
  6. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    So far so good! Looks like maybe 5-10 fps better in Rainbow 6: Vegas.
     
  7. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tell you what 10 FPS is a lot...20-30 FPS while playing is the difference between playing a game and not playing it
     
  8. Mariux.mac macrumors member

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    i have does drivers how can i overclock them? and how mutch? i have a mbp, and another question how you safly uninstal boot camp vga drivers and then instal those modified?
     
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  10. Tsurisuto macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I'm new to all this driver update business, and it seems a little confusing.
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Read their FAQ. It says drivers with higher number might not be newer, due to recent changes in Nividia driver development.
     
  12. wgilles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Last I heard, the most recent drivers for the 8600GT could not be overclocked, I don't know if this has changed with this update...
     
  13. kashik macrumors regular

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    Any word on this?
     

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