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URGENT NVIDIA SAFETY UPDATE

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:32 pm
by metalqueen
This is a test of the MTBS Emergency Broadcast Service:
Nvidia recalls 3D drivers due to overheating risk
by Rich Brown

Blue's News, among others, report that Nvidia is recalling the graphics card driver update it issued on March 2. Alarmingly, a problem with fan control in the firmware can result in card overheating, potentially damaging the graphics card or computer.

If you downloaded and installed Nvidia's ForceWare 196.75, you're encouraged to revert back to version 196.21, which you can find via Nvidia's driver download page here. Nvidia has acknowledged the issue and pulled the 196.75 version while it tracks down the problem.
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Re: URGENT NVIDIA SAFETY UPDATE

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:36 pm
by BlackholeOfSouls
196.75 GeForce Alert!
We are aware that some customers have reported fan speed issues with the latest 196.75 WHQL drivers on NVIDIA.co.uk. Until we can verify the root cause for this issue, we recommend that customers stay with, or return to 196.21 WHQL drivers. The 196.75 drivers have been temporarily removed from our website.