I went looking for new drivers today and found this. What say you, maniacvvv? Is this program worth using? Express install seems like a terrible option, but what about the custom install thingo?
The GeForce Experience
My suggestion would be to completely -avoid- using it at this time.
This is a Nvidia "service" that just sounds wonderful. A hassle free Driver installer with automatic video game settings...
Sadly Nvidia management is showing how little it understands about the current state of its own drivers and the Videogames that are played with its hardware.
GeForce Experience is not designed to detect or avoid possible issues with "other" third party software you might have installed on your system.
It does not include any features to help users with "existing" Nvidia driver issues, like a broken PhysX install or corrupted OS entries.
The GeForce Experience is designed around the concept of "one size fits all" Where all user configs are in perfect working order, system OS installs are identical, a users given Nvidia driver status is updated and functioning normally, that third party software that interacts with Nvidia drivers can be completely ignored and that patches to games after release will have no effect on the suggested settings....
Oh if it was only that easy
Nvidia management appears blind to the facts in this matter, if it thinks that users systems can be hardware scanned to match in-game settings and that its "express" driver install function has reached perfection.
While this "service" -may- actually be helpful to some novice users regarding "suggested" in-game settings...
-->The inclusion of the Nvidia driver installer functions is a "Honeypot" likely to to produce more serious issues, thus rendering any benefit of suggested settings completely moot.
Dont get me wrong, I would love for this to become the real deal. Trouble free Nvidia driver installs, complete Nvidia and OS display driver issue repair and properly detected auto in-game settings as a baseline.
The problem is the Nvidia management is smoking something, if they think this can be done with the resources, staff levels and funding that is currently provided for the GeForce Experience. Welcome to the Nvidia GeForce Experience NGE has detected a damaged PhysX install. Would you like to repair it? Y
NGE has detected thrid party background software is running that will interfere with your Nvidia driver install. Shut it down before proceeding with the driver install? Y
NGE has detected that the last time you played BF3 had screen tearing. Would you like NGE to correct this for you? Y
NGE has noted that BF3 is performing improperly. Would you like NGE to reduce browser VRAM loading to correct this? Y
NGE has detected internet bandwidth issues that are effecting in-game performance. Would you like to view options to correct this? Y
post edited by maniacvvv - 2013/02/28 10:10:38