"A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing is important to men who do it well. When you're racing it's... life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting." - Michael Delaney, "Le Mans" 1971
I tested that new (10. Mai ) Nvidia drivers for 10.7.4. Same as every test - with me Nvidia 9600 GT i never got better results and sometimes even problems. I recommend to use that drivers (mostly for Quadro) ONLY if you have problems with Apple drivers! OpenGLViewerBench has in some tests significant less FPS than orig. Nvidia 10.7.4 rigth side : orig. Apple 10.7.4 FPS, left side new 10. mai Nvidia drivers - some FPS much less than orig. Apple 10.7.4!
Thanks for the useful piece of info mitch_de, you confirmed my doubts about the nVidia update usefulness for my card. I just updated my old setup to 10.7.4 and it's ok, only needed the ALC885_889a_LION.zip audio patch and the CMOS reset fix. Experiencing those smc errors as well, even if I uninstalled iStat Menus before performing the combo update.
SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR $Num kSMCKeyNotFound(0x84) fKeyHashTable=0x0
SMC::smcInitHelper ERROR: MMIO regMap == NULL - fall back to old SMC mode