Did Nvidia just go back to 175.19 driver for a reason?

magneezo

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I had just downloaded the newest driver 191.07 about a week ago.
[Over the last 2 days I have had to totally reformat my PC due to what I thought was possible Windows conflict causing my PC to reboot occasionally. Yesterday morning it was finally apparent it was the power supply..as I had feared but ruled out until I was certain it wasn't XP]
Today I go to check the latest update from Nvidia and notice the 175.19 driver from 2008 is the current driver being offered for 8 series card (8800GT).
Besides the fact that the Sims 3 wont start...which is why I was checking...everthing else ran alright on 191.07.
(I did all updates to the Sims 3 before trying to launch...it just dumps back to desktop)
Anybody know what's going on?
 

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Just looked now and they have the 191.07 drivers listed for the G80 series.

nVidia would have to be stupid to do something like that kind of conspiracy, if they made people want to get a new card now, they'd be going to ATi lol...

Maybe ATi hacked their servers and inserted old drivers? :O
 

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This is what I just got:



NVIDIA Home > Download Drivers > GeForce Release 175 Share this page FacebookRedditMySpaceTwitThisDel.icio.usFurlStumble It!Digg
GeForce Release 175

Version: 175.19 WHQL
Release Date: 2008.07.09
Operating System: Windows XP
Language: English (U.S.)
File Size: 36.8 MB



Release HighlightsSupported productsAdditional information

WHQL-certified driver for GeForce FX 5-series, 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, and 9 series GPUs.
Improved 3D performance and load times for GeForce 8 and 9 series GPUs in some DirectX 9 and OpenGL applications as a result an improved shader optimizer.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
Several game and application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
Note: Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, and Hybrid SLI technology are only supported on Windows Vista.
 

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Well, I took the 175.19 driver and now the Sims 3 and everything else is loading and running just fine.
If they throw an update out I'll have at it, but in the meantime this will be OK.
Even the avi. viewing in Windows is working correctly again.
I think some of my troubles began with the 200 series card drivers featuring phys-x that came directly after 175.19, as with 185.5 I could shoot videos with fraps99 but couldn't watch them back. GTA San Andreas wouldn't load with any driver after 185.5, until 191.07 came along..
so yes there have been issues for the good part of a year as far as the driver working adequately for everything I'm doing