Well I switched back to 160.04 so I can OC. But I really like the 174 driver becasue it has under the' program settings' the drop down menu is really nice how it detects all 3D apps and we can tweak settings there, thats an awesome feature, if the clocks would stick id be like a kid in a candy store
Flash your card back to it's stock BIOS, and you'll be able to overclock with drivers newer than 169.04, including 174.31.
Well I got my card from a guy on these forums, and I think he shipped me with the stock BIOS to begin with. I checked out that guide its fairly handy, but like I was saying, I think im running the stock BIOS.
Ill have to do some more digging for the BIOS info, but for now, time to hit the hay
If you can't overclock, you definitely don't have the stock BIOS. I confirmed it on 2 machines (my own M1710 with a Quadro FX 3500M, and my friend's E1705 with a GeForce Go 7900 GTX). zzpulp confirmed it, as have several others.
Definitely need to give it a try. If you need the stock BIOS file for your 7900 GTX, let me know, and I'll get it to you.
If, after proper installation these drivers, I go to Riva Tuner and OC @ 475/450, reboot, go to Riva Tuner again and it shows 350/400 on the sliders, then OC seems not to work, is that right? (startup setting is set to 475/450)
If so, how to make it work? (previously I was using 169.04 and had no problems with it)
I'm using this driver and have one odd thing that happens. It's pretty specific- If I run the Half-Life 2 Lost Coast video test at non-native resolution (anything lower than 1680x1050), the bottom of the cliffs at the beginning of the test are colored magenta instead of the colors they're supposed to be. Anyone have an idea why this happens? It's a very minor thing, but I was curious.