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Hi all,Okay so nVidia has released it's latest 280.xx drivers. Over at the PMDG forums, users have reported that the new drivers have caused performance to almost half by installing these new drivers clean. After a little bit of research, it seems that nVidia drivers version 270.61 work best in FSX at the moment. So my advice is to head over to nVidia and download the 270.61 drivers for your card, run the installer, choose custom install. Tick the box for clean/fresh install and revert back to these drivers. Remember, you will have to redo inspector/control panel settings for FSX once you've done this.

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According to some guys at PMDG the 270.61 drivers run better. Try them out I guess

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One person has said that, and it's almost certainly a problem on his end somewhere. There's nothing wrong with the latest drivers at all. If there was, it would effect all of us. Usually any perceived performance/stability changes between drivers are purely placebo, as nvidia don't make any changes to things that will affect FSX.

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I am not seeing a decrease in performance with the 280.xx drivers either.

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TOPIC CLOSED. GUY IN PMDG FORUMS WITH ISSUES WAS USING BETA DRIVERS. IGNORE THIS THREAD.

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Is it still necessary to scrub all remnants of the old drivers before installing the new. Haven't upgraded in a while. I used to upgrade everything as soon as new ones came out., but I'm starting to move to the "if in ain't broke don't fix it" school of thought...

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yes. With NVidia drivers there is a fresh install option under custom install

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