nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX - drivers

  ZootHornRollo 22:53 25 Mar 07
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I have encountered a problem with the card - it won't play the game STALKER. I have not updated the drivers since buying my PC in January - Vista shows them as version 7.15.11.59.
NVidia's site lists several newer ones available - has anyone tried them and which should I go for - it lists US English and international (ie UK English presumably) versions but I have no idea which to go for?

is there any way of getting automatic updates for drivers?

  RobCharles1981 22:57 25 Mar 07

Not that I know off but maybe others will help. I would like to get this game, will it run on my system?

AMD 64 3800
2 Gig of Ram
XP Pro
Gefroce 8800 GTX ?

  Totally-braindead 22:58 25 Mar 07

Is Stalker compatible with Vista anyway do you know?

  Totally-braindead 23:00 25 Mar 07

Just looked here click here;techinfo and it is meant to be Vista compatible so answered my own question.
I would update the drivers and see what happens.

  Totally-braindead 23:01 25 Mar 07

Rob_25_Wales yes as you're well above the minimum specs.

  RobCharles1981 23:05 25 Mar 07

Cool Thanks T-B

Robbie

  Stuartli 23:06 25 Mar 07

This should/may be of interest:

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Also:

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  Kate B 00:03 26 Mar 07

Vista driver support for the 8800 has been a bit flaky thus far. Be interested to hear how you get on.

  Totally-braindead 00:08 26 Mar 07

Kate B I know the driver is a Beta but was under the impression that the problem was with SLI and if there is only one card it worked ok.
Is this not the case?

  ZootHornRollo 22:56 26 Mar 07

The game manufacturer (THQ) suggested I download the beta driver from nvidia - version 101.41 . I did that and installed it but my PC then refused to start at all and I had to use system restore to go back to the original driver.
I did not uninstall the original drivers (as it said I should)as it warned that this would lead to the permanent removal of drivers / registry info etc. and I did not want to risk this. Would system restore overcome this? I am very reluctant to do something that could be irrevocable - HELP!!

  Stuartli 18:32 31 Mar 07

Version 100.69 has been released for the GeForce 8800:

click here

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