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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

01 May 2009   #181
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes. thanks a lot SK. I've just installed them and they seem good.
This is probably a dumb question.
All my games are in my Vista x64 install (I'm dual booting with W7 RC).
I can access all my media files from W7 and they work well but I haven't tried games yet.
Would that work or would I have to install again in W7 to see the benefit of these drivers?

Thanks, John


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01 May 2009   #182
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Yes. thanks a lot SK. I've just installed them and they seem good.
This is probably a dumb question.
All my games are in my Vista x64 install (I'm dual booting with W7 RC).
I can access all my media files from W7 and they work well but I haven't tried games yet.
Would that work or would I have to install again in W7 to see the benefit of these drivers?

Thanks, John
its always touch & go running games from another partition or HDD, most of the time they work, but you wont have any ''saved game'' files....





SK
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01 May 2009   #183
HKeleher

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Most games these days install everything in their own directories without system crosslinked files (or DLLs) so that's typically not a problem. I do it all the time and it's an easy backup method. Saved games usually have to be copied to the perspective partition user directories but that depends on the game.

As for the 185 series drivers... I agree, they are quite awesome. I noticed a huge difference in gaming. I'm very impressed. I'm using the 185.68 drivers that were for Vista but I'll be trying the 185.81 drivers soon.
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02 May 2009   #184
Capn

Windows 7 x64 build 7100
 
 

I'm in the process of installing the 7100 RC build (the official release - I'm a Technet subscriber.) I was initially having problems with the graphics in that I couldn't enable SLI and couldn't seem to tell the system that my second monitor is on the left, not the right.

Well after running the Windows Easy Transfer from a 1TB removeable that I saved everything to prior to the upgrade, the second monitor is on the left and the cursor slides off the correct side to get there. I then went to the Nvidia website and downloaded and installed the 64bit version of the 185.81 driver.

That solved the last of the problems and I was able to enable the SLI support.

BTW, I really like the Windows Easy Transfer utility. It does a good job and produces nice reports on what was transferred and what you are going to need to re-install to bring the new computer in line with the old one.
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02 May 2009   #185
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
And for moblie users.

W7 185.81 x86 notebook

W7 185.81 x64 notebook
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03 May 2009   #186
yoyo2112

Windows 7 RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
And for moblie users.
Thanx for the links to the notebook drivers!!! I tried to use the desktop one and couldn't get them to work...
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03 May 2009   #187
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With these "Windows 7" drivers, incl. the 185.xx ones, my GTX 260 runs full 3D speed all the time. With the WHQL 182.50 Vista driver it throttles down to 2D speed when I'm not gaming which give a more quiet PC as the GTX260 is running much cooler.

Is this a bug in my Windows 7 installation, or somethimg else wrong?
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05 May 2009   #188
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
With these "Windows 7" drivers, incl. the 185.xx ones, my GTX 260 runs full 3D speed all the time. With the WHQL 182.50 Vista driver it throttles down to 2D speed when I'm not gaming which give a more quiet PC as the GTX260 is running much cooler.

Is this a bug in my Windows 7 installation, or somethimg else wrong?

I'm wondering about this too. I previously have been using the Vista64 drivers in Windows 7 because the Win7 drivers sucked compared to the Vista64 ones. Is this still the case?
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05 May 2009   #189
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
With these "Windows 7" drivers, incl. the 185.xx ones, my GTX 260 runs full 3D speed all the time. With the WHQL 182.50 Vista driver it throttles down to 2D speed when I'm not gaming which give a more quiet PC as the GTX260 is running much cooler.

Is this a bug in my Windows 7 installation, or somethimg else wrong?
its not W7.....its the drivers

this problem has annoyed me over the past 4 months or so...some drivers throttle some don't, my 260 does not like running at full clocks while idle (its highly OCed out of the box so it gets pretty toasty), my card is a full 10c hotter without the driver throttle....





SK
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05 May 2009   #190
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

ya some drivers throttle, some don't. has nothing to do with Win 7.. my 260's have done this for as long as I've had them.. lol

So what is the best Win 7 x64 driver for my 260? I downloaded the BETA.. or should I go WHQL
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