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Message 23629 - Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | 17:24:02 UTC
Last modified: 25 Feb 2012 | 1:08:49 UTC

When installing NVidia drivers it is recommended to perform a clean / fresh installation each time.
It is Not recommended to update to the latest drivers.

For crunching there is usually no need to update the drivers. If there is it will be announced in the forum, and will be to facilitate a new application.

AVOID 295.x drivers if you use a DVI to monitor connection with W7/Vista!
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Message 23630 - Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | 17:34:23 UTC - in response to Message 23629.

Does it apply to Linux as well? Thanks

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Message 23631 - Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | 17:39:17 UTC - in response to Message 23630.
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Yes, especially, but for Linux you have to manually uninstall first, GPU FAQ: HOW TO install NVIDIA drivers on Linux 64 bit

With Windows the installation application has an option to perform a clean install; remove previous drivers first. Most people don't bother, but they should, especially if they have already installed several updates. When starting the installation choose advanced and then choose clean installation.
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