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what is the best driver for gtx 260m?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by aj_omar, Oct 2, 2009.

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  1. aj_omar

    aj_omar Newbie

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    well as the title suggests, i wanna know what is generally the top one out there specially for the g51vx-a1.
    from what i see it seems that the 186.81 ,186.82 , "185.85 DOX" are the ones to go for but i am not sure. based on your experiences what do you think is the best?
    specially for Arkham Asylum and crysis and other graphically demanding games
     
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    aj_omar Newbie

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    ya this is the one i am using right now and its great however i wanted to check
    the feedback on the other 2 drivers
    in arkham asylum it tells me that my driver is old so i was wondering if the other 2 will be better. i know i can just try them and see myself but i am 2 lazy to keep doing a clean install for each driver until i find the one i want lool
     
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    5150Joker Tech|Inferno

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    186.81 works great. I think I have the highest G51 score with them.
     
  5. da1writer

    da1writer Notebook Evangelist

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    Despite saying it is old, it provides more frames than stock in your games and is the "gamers choice" in regards to drivers on mobile nvidia card. Don't worry too much about, I gained 5-10 frames in crysis when I went from stock to DOX drivers, they do provide a good added boost in regard to speed in games ;)!
     
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    Soviet Sunrise Notebook Prophet

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    My vote also goes to 186.81 WHQL.
     
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    xleonid Notebook Consultant

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    My vote is also on 186.81 WHQL. Dox's drivers run pretty darn hot on my 9800m GS as it was expected, so I switched to 186.81 WHQL

    Regards, Leonid
     
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    dzuchowski Notebook Consultant

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    i went to nvidia and downloaded the windows 7 64bit drivers after installing the windows update driver from june or july. it installed no issues selected the 200m series... no modded ini used at all.....

    here is my scores
    [​IMG]
     

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    FuniGTR Notebook Guru

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    I'm curious on why your WEI is showing 6.5 for the GTX260, whereas i'm only getting 5.8 and 5.9, using the 186.81 WHQL drivers as well (the ones from the nvidia site). Not that the WEI is an indication of real world performance, but it still makes me wonder.. have you by chance, overclocked your card?
     
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    Forge Super Stylin'

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    What OS are you using, Funigtr?
     
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    FuniGTR Notebook Guru

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    I'm using Windows 7 RC atm (i know the max in Vista is 5.9 hehe), do all you guys get 6.5? i've tried a few drivers now and am getting 5.9 with all of them
     
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    dzuchowski Notebook Consultant

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    no overclocking just the stadard settings, and running all the asus utils that i downloaded off the website for windows 7. yes they now have a selection for windows 7 64bit.... see what i am runing with the screen shot of my scores...
     
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    in vista the best you can get is 5.9 with out using a utility to change to something abouve the 5.9 it only lies to the wei here is the file to change up to 9.9 as an attachment below... see

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...sta-experience-index-rating-with-systempoint/

    in windows 7 the highest is 7.9.... Windows 7 is newer and ms upped the scores max to 5.9 so a 5.9 in windows 7 is 5.9 out of 7.9..... now that is not as good as in vista 5.9 out of 5.9... a 5.9 in vista will not get you a 7.9 in windows 7...., see link below



    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/02/28/windows-7-experience-index-rating-score-tweaked/
     

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    FuniGTR Notebook Guru

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    Yes, i know that.. i'm just wondering why you're getting 6.5 and i'm getting 5.9 even though we're both using Windows 7 :p
     
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    Yeah, that's kind of weird. My 3650 gets a 6.1, no joke. I haven't even touched the file or anything, and I haven't overclocked it at all. The GTX 260M should be at least three times as fast.
     
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    Thats why as a benchmark tool WEI sucks to the core.
     
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    dzuchowski Notebook Consultant

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    did you download the drivers from this link and are you using the RC or the RTM? I use the RTM...

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_winvista_win7_x64_186.81_whql.html


    Also use all the latest drivers for the laptop from:

    Best Buy Version Windows 7 64bit
    http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

    download everything and install. I would do a fresh install first of the os with a delete of the partitions ((expect restore partition)
     
  18. Lanaya

    Lanaya Templar Assassin

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    He is using the RC, says so at the top of this page.
     
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    ctx Newbie

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    I just went to laptopvideo2go and downloaded 186.81 but when I tried to download the modified INF file, I'm told "Error: The request for '/infs/185series/18681_win7x64/nvac.inf' was not found on this server". How can I go about getting the INF file for Vista 64bit? Thanks
     
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    www.nvidia.com
     
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