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I've read on some forums that people recommend an specific version of drivers for X gfx card and Y operative system.

Does someone knows if an older version of Nvidia 8600GT drivers for Win 7 that works better than the last one?

I don't have any critical problems with the current latest driver but I am looking to get some fps improvement in a video game.

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The best version of a graphics driver is the most recent one your card supports. I have never seen a permanent performance drop due to updating graphics drivers, if one does happen the issue that caused it is fixed in the next update.

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Nvidia uses a "unified" driver scheme - their one driver supports all GPU products. The consequence is that there are frequent driver releases (including beta releases) to support new products and fix bugs. But there is always the danger of breaking older HW or regressions. Hence the advice of sticking to particular version for particular HW. Use the "most recent one" at your own risk. Nvidia broke the video deinterlacing capability for the 7300GT, and took more than a year's worth of releases before restoring it. –  sawdust Aug 16 '12 at 23:02
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