Re: Formatting Worries
nothing to worry about at all.
The biggest concern with that driver is a lot of monitoring programmes lose their fan speed adjustment capability, keep a close eye on your card temps, I've rolled back to the 178.24 until Asus release a new version of Smart Doctor.
Riva Tuner 2.21 will work but you have to set the fan profiles in low level mode or something (I don't use it so didn't pay much attention) and the slide in the EVGA monitor still works apparently (which is written by the author of Riva Tuner, unwinder btw)
I prefer automatic fan control so I'll wait.
You may also like to try the 180.60 CUDA driver (d/load from Guru3D) it is a superior driver apparently although the fan control issue is still present
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