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MSI Live Updates for Graphic Card Drivers

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by John Hellingsworth, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Hi

    I have the MSI FX5600, and use the MSI Live Update facility to update my
    I understand that in order for new drivers to work most efficiently, all
    previous entries in the registery should be deleted.
    Does anyone know, if the MSI Live Update does this? The latest I've
    installed is the 5663 (MSI version)


    John Hellingsworth
    John Hellingsworth, Apr 10, 2004
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  2. John Hellingsworth

    Si Guest

    You would be better off getting the latest drivers from the nVidea site as
    they are the people who make the drivers and not MSI. I only have one
    experience using the MSI Live Update facility and it totally screwed up my
    machine so never again.

    Si, Apr 10, 2004
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  3. John Hellingsworth

    Mr. Grinch Guest

    I agree, I would stick to using Nvidia drivers rather than MSI. Right now
    I'm using the 53.03 drivers under Windows Server 2003, with an MSI Ti4200
    128 meg 8x card.

    I've tried the MSI drivers in the past. They are the only ones to give me
    problems, like not installing correctly, and needing to run driver cleanup
    utilities. At the very least, switching back to Nvidia drivers, I've had
    to re-install the Nvidia drivers a few times in a row, and then go back and
    clean up traces of MSI control panels and stuff. The MSI drivers don't
    install clean and don't uninstall clean.

    As to what benefits there might be from using the MSI drivers, I don't
    really think there are enough to justify using them. I don't think
    performance is any better. They do offer their own overclocking tools but
    they crash all the time on my dual-cpu system. Easier to use someone
    else's overlclocking tool than try to get MSI's to work. But I never
    bother overclocking anyways, my system is more limited by my CPUs (dual P3-
    800) than my video card.

    I like MSI hardware, but their driver efforts are questionable. They look
    flashy and impressive but at the end of the day are they actually getting
    you anything you don't have with the stock vendor drivers?
    Mr. Grinch, Apr 10, 2004
  4. Thanks for the info
    Can you suggest the best driver cleanup utility to use

    John Hellingsworth, Apr 10, 2004
  5. John Hellingsworth

    Mr. Grinch Guest

    One popular cleaner mentioned is Driver cleaner.


    I have only had to use a "cleaner" program a few times. Sometimes I get
    away with just removing the existing video driver, then re-installing the
    Nvidia driver 2 or 3 times until everything finally works.
    Mr. Grinch, Apr 11, 2004
  6. John Hellingsworth

    Si Guest

    Try here http://www.guru3d.com/ Detonator RIP is the one I use. I'm not sure
    if the other one, Detonator Destroyer, works with the latest driver
    versions. Check out their forums as well. There's info there on how to
    properly update your drivers.


    Si, Apr 11, 2004
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