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I was only just referred to this site by a fellow online gamer in EVE. I have been having real trouble updating my graphics card through Dell and took the time to read the Quickstart Guide here. It seems to indicate that I'd be best served with a 70s series driver, but I am not sure. Another thread seemed to recommend 84.30.

I currently am experiencing frequent crashes and lockups while gaming and would like to be certain I've made the right choice.

My pertinent (I hope) DXDiag files:


System Information


Time of this report: 12/29/2007, 14:47:51

Machine name: MERCHANT-DFFF90

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.070227-2300)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.

System Model: Inspiron XPS Gen2

BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05

Processor: Intel® Pentium® M processor 2.13GHz

Memory: 1024MB RAM

Page File: 469MB used, 1990MB available

Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode


Display Devices


Card name: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Chip type: GeForce Go 6800

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_00C8&SUBSYS_019C1028&REV_A2

Display Memory: 256.0 MB

Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor: Default Monitor

Monitor Max Res:

Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll

Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8430 (English)

DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 3/22/2006 22:32:00, 3975808 bytes

Might anyone take a moment to recommend the best and most recent driver for gaming?


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I am also curious about a good set of drivers for the 6800 Go on my Inspiron 9300. I can't seem to get a decent framerate on the Orange Box even on lower resolutions. I'm not sure if I should go with the latest or stick with the Dell drivers. Right now I have the dell drivers and seem to be pretty slow. Strangely, putting AA to 4x instead of 2x gives me a higher framerate. Not sure what is going on.

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Try the 169.04 drivers from this forum. It's currently the best for my laptop. I'm using a Geforce Go 6600 though but it should have similar results since our GPUs are similar in architecture.

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  • 5 weeks later...

I've got the xps gen 2 with the 6800 ultra and am using the 169.28 and are very satisfied.

If you're getting a lot of crashes and blues screens I'd recommend checking the temperature of the card.

I've had to go through 3 before I got one that didn't malfunction...

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