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Message 1319503 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 3:18:11 UTC

I was perusing the EVGA website looking at drivers, since it's been a while and I'd see what was new and exciting. I run XP64 on most of my rigs, and thought I heard there was a new driver out. Well, I looked at XP, didn't see anything real recent, then thought I'd check Win7. Here is what I found:

Release Date Type Version OS
12-17-2012 Driver 310.70 Windows 7 64bit
11-26-2012 Driver 310.61 Windows 7 64bit

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11-26-2012 Driver 310.61 Windows XP 64bit

I suppose I knew that this day would eventually come, but it appears to be the end of the road for XP and updated drivers. Has anyone heard if this is it. or do they just need to do a little more tweaking to get it right before they post it for download?
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Message 1319528 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 5:06:17 UTC - in response to Message 1319503.
Last modified: 24 Dec 2012, 5:06:42 UTC

I never installed graphic card manufacturer drivers. Only drivers from the officially NVIDIA homepage.

Have a look there, I found all 6xx series GPU drivers, except for GTX690 - for WinXP 32/64 bit.

GeForce 310.70 Driver WHQL Dec/17 2012 (e.g. for your GTX670).


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Message 1319588 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 10:08:53 UTC

I agree, I always use the Nvidia drivers. I am on the mailing list so get an email when new drivers are released.
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Message 1319605 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 12:07:03 UTC

Duh, didn't even think to go there. Sorry for the false alarm, I should have done more research before posting. Thanks for the heads up!
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Message 1319617 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 13:43:03 UTC

Whew....ya had me going there.
One of my ambitions for today was to start upgrading the kitties' crunching farm to 310.70.
2 XP 64bit, 6 XP 32bit, and 7 on my daily driver.
I always download drivers directly from nVidia's own site too, but had not looked there yet.
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