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crisissuit3

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#1 12 years ago

im in need of updating my 9600gt but i dont really know how. i tried updating my 7600 before but i dont think it worked. so im just want to know a step by step process on updating my 9600gt driver.




kow_ciller

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#2 12 years ago

Go to your control pannel. Uninstall the old drivers. then restart and install the new ones thats pretty much about it.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#3 12 years ago

Being a 9600, aka nVidia, just install the new drivers. It removes all prior versions anyway, it removes them the same was as it would if you used Add & Remove Programs, just shells the uninst.exe




crisissuit3

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#4 12 years ago

but when i tried updating my 7600, i checked the version. istalled the new driver. but it still read the old driver.




ConstanceJill

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#5 12 years ago

Well, are you sure you didn't just reinstall the same version ?




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#6 12 years ago

Are you sure you know how to read nVidia's driver versions in the Device Manager? Its not how you may think :P

Using the image attached as reference, my current driver version is (old and outdated OMFG!) 178.13

You read the driver version from the highlighted numbers, and move the decimal place 2 places. In this case, from 1.7813 to 178.13

From what I remember, the rest of the numbers since I've had a 6600 GeForce and 8800GT haven't ever changed, only the last 5 change, and the first of the last 5 rarely change (this case being '1')




crisissuit3

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#7 12 years ago

alright i updated the driver like 4 times. i downloaded the program. ran the installer and restarted my computer but it still reads it as the origional version. what am i doing wrong?




Chocu1a

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#8 12 years ago

First, download & install a driver cleaner.

This is a great one:Guru3D - Driver Sweeper .

Then, go to add/remove programs & uninstall the video driver.

Restart the pc & boot into safe mode.

Run the driver cleaner & select Nvidia display drivers to remove any old registries.

Install new drivers.

Restart pc.

Done.

Follow this method & you will never have any problems.




*Daedalus

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#9 12 years ago

^ Seconded. That's exactly what I do every time. I also use Driver Sweeper.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#10 12 years ago

I tried DS once, but it doesn't seem to work on 64bit lol