I am afraid to use beta stuff. Maybe if I had extra money to buy stuff if I mess it up, and being I push for all the performance I can get or if I can learn to over clock stuff I would.
Other than that. I need my lil or old stuff to work until I can get better. I can not take chances. Even said whql drivers what ever half work half the time. Folks would be nuts with out programs like precision and can adjust fan speeds etc. Cards would be frying if left to default built in fan controls etc.
These modded drivers are nothing radical at all from the WHQL drivers & WON'T screw anything up at all.
If you unpack them and look at the contents you'll see that they look almost identical to the original Nvidia drivers.
I have not once had a crash using these drivers & that is OCed by 28% the whole time!
I've done numerous test, benches & played games for hours on end using them too...
The only thing these drivers do, is improve the FPS you get in your games which is a big plus when running
all of the setting on High, Very High & Ultra with Extra in the graphics settings!
These are "great drivers"
or I wouldn't have posted a link to them.
You are right about using fan profiles though to keep your cards cool.
Also, OCing only becomes a threat to the life of your graphics card if you increase the GPU voltage (vddc) to high or let it get too hot!
Both of which I don't do...I don't increase the voltage at all & never let the card get hotter than 68c at full load while OCed.
If I left it alone & let the cards bios take care of the fan's speeds it would radically shorten the life of the card!!!
Especially OCed like I have them all the time.