I have an XFX 6800XT video card. I've put it in two computers and on both systems (Dell XPS 400, Built AMD 3700) when I update to the lastest drivers (93.71), both computers will not boot. They will just keep rebooting. The drivers that come with the card (84.21) work fine, but I want the lastest drivers. XFX support is telling me that nVidia knows about this issue and it should be fixed in another update. I haven't read anyone else having this issue. Has anyone heard of this???
Message from XFX:
Hi Tony, if the issues only appear when using a newer driver I would recommend sticking with an older driver. The issue you`re experiencing is a known issue with some of the 6 serieis cards. Nvidia is aware of it and it should be corrected in a future driver. For the time being I would recommend sticking with the 84.21 drivers found here http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_84.21.html . Also thanks for providing your serial number I have added it to our notes. Regards, Daniel
XPS 400 Pentium D Processor 930 with Dual Core Tech (3.0 GHz, 800 FSB) 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 Memory at 533MHz (4 x 512MB) 160GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM) Dual Drives: 16x DVD ROM/16x DVD +/- RW Ultra Sharp 1905FP 19" Digital Flat Panel Monitor BFG Geforce 7600GT 256MB PCIe Graphics Card A525 30 Watt Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer Edition Sound Card 13 in 1 Media Card Reader 375 Watt Power Supply Genuine Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition
The XFX guy is right - stick to the driver that works until nvidia addresses the issue in a future driver - there is nothing else you can do about it.
The main reason why you would want to update to 93.71 would be if you had video/perrformance issues with the older driver, but unfortunately in your case it is the other way around, so ... just be patient until they fix it.