Thats just what they reccomend, personally i use the 84.21 for my desktop 6800 Ultra, i find it to be the most stable, but others may disagree.sn0wl - laptopvideo2go said:As explained above, if your card is any of the cards listed, latest driver released is the latest driver for your card.
You can check all drivers by their Release Version here. The higher number indicates more recent driver. You can install any of them, but we have some recommendations as some of them are poor and some of them are generally good drivers.
Do NOT forget there is NO best driver for everything. One is good for games, one is good for video, one fixes some problems while introducing new ones and so on.
In general which series you should use with your card is;
GeForce 7xxx cards - 80 and up.
GeForce 6xxx cards - 70 and up.
GeForce FX (5xxx) cards - 70 and up.
GeForce 4xxx cards - 60 and up.
GeForce 3 cards - 60 and up.
GeForce 2 cards - 60 and up.
Quadro cards - 80 and up.
Latest ones usually work fine with all cards, the list is just for stating you can but should NOT go below recommended series.
Current recommended driver for general use is: 84.25 (32bit XP), 84.25 (64bit XP)
You can check LV2Go Official ForceWare Recommendations thread here.
You can check Bill's Driver Recommendation thread here for the drivers that keep most people happy.
You can also check the Benchmarks Section to check the results of tests with different graphics cards and drivers.
Just keep your Operating System in mind while choosing the driver.
I've always used the 84.21 version (actually i did use some more recent versions, then reverted back as the performance was better), and i can run a wide range of games, no game has ever asked me update my video drivers? Have yours?What about later tho? when I install a newer game and I might need to update my drivers? what should I do?
Do you have any programs running in the background? If so, disable them all before playing. Also, have a run through the 'Common Game Issues' link in my signature, it may help fix the problem.I am also having horrible framerate problems with battlefield 2142, my machine should more than support that game and it runs incredibly smooth and then suddenly the framerate craps out but if I alt tab back to windows then back to the game it kind of fixes itself (sometimes)
Which version of battlefield are you tring to run? What kind of error (if any) is it giving you when you try and run it?84.26 seems to work fine and every game works fine except for battlefield