via 4.50 drivers

By Soap ยท 8 replies
Nov 29, 2003
  1. i installed the latest drivers and after restarts i didnt and still have not had an error. should i still remove them and reinstall 4.49????
  2. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

    If you don't have any problems, leave it as it is.

    Why did you upgrade to the 4.50 from 4.49 in the first place ?
  3. PreservedSwine

    PreservedSwine TS Rookie Posts: 325

    uninstall them and go back to your old ones.

    Via has taken them off their site due to problems w/ this set of drivers.

    I always wait a week or two until after the release to be sure on new chipset and video driver releases:)
  4. Soap

    Soap TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    usually i wait a week aswell i didnt look at the date when i downloaded them as i was in a rush to go out for dinner.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I usually see if it's necessary to upgrade to newer drivers before even thinking about doing it. If I don't have any problems with my current drivers, heck they can stay for the next 3 years.

    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it..."
  6. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    Yeah I only install new drivers if they claim to be beneficial. all those stories of v4.5 are terrifing. I installed them and had no probs but went back to v4.49 just in case.
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Apparently Via did a quick fix on the 4.51 drivers by defaulting the aperture to 32mb. Wouldn't that end up hurting performance in certain situations though ?
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Depends on those certain situations, naturally ;)

    I've never noticed AGP aperture doing anything.
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