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Nuvi 660 update firmware offers a g CHIP choice

Should I install it? What is it? Do I need it?

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Chipset "G" is an update of the GPS firmware for the SiRFstarIII receiver in the flip up antenna. I would update the firmware because it has updates to help improve satellite acquisition.

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My 7" chinese gps runs wince 4.2 net and when I go to gps menu, there is no gps time, so I cannot syncronize with gps time. Time should be set via the device menu and auto time correction and auto time zone has to be unchecked in igo8 menu. I'm using 480x234 resolution. When I check auto time correction, local time changes randomly and sometimes very quickly and what is strange, not only the hours, but minutes also change.

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I'm not familiar with all of Garmin's firmware updates. I do not know what this G Chip choice is. If you don't want it, don't install it. I would not be terribly concerned with it, though. I have yet to hear of a firmware update which ruined a GPS.

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http://www.gpspassion.com/FORUMSEN/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=109459

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