VGA Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamworks, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Hi guys ..

    I have a MSI GeForce FX-5600 for my graphic card. There are 3 options for drivers:-

    1) Nvidia's own driver
    2) MSI driver
    3) Microsoft update website driver

    Which is the best or recommended to be used? I am kinda in doubt here .. but right now I'm using Nvidia's own driver.

    Please advise .. thanks :)
     
  2. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    nvidia driver unless MSI says to specifically use thier driver to fix some sort of problems
     
  3. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Usually you want to stick to the main manufacturer's driver.
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Nvidia's reference drivers will (generally) be more up to date and include more advanced features.
     
  5. shox

    shox OSNN Junior Addict

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    ms offers tested and proven drivers, they are the safest to use with working with windows, however they are usually older and provide less features. great for workstations.
     
  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Aren't the drivers M$ offers thru update just an older version (usally) of the Nvidia drivers? I would stick w/ drivers from Nvidia as the ones from MSI are probably also just some older tweaked version of Nvidia drivers as well ...

    searching around and checking some benchmarks might be a good idea to choose exactly what version of drivers also :)

    Edit: I think if I remember correctly MSI sends you to Nvidia site for drivers :p
     
  7. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    Nvidia, nvidia, nvidia...you could also look to some websites for Omegas and I can't remember the last ones I heard of...I always keep updated unless one install goes bad I just roll back to the previous ones
     
  8. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    Omega has fell behing on his drivers "again". at the mo people using hacked drivers are using starstorm 53.03, theres 2 revisions out, extra quality, (i recommend) and the benchmark version, (low quality for good 3d marks (screw that)

    http://forums.guru3d.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=47