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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

29 May 2009   #241
ggilreath

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I am running EVGA nVidia geforce 8500GT's 512MB -X2 in SLI mode with the 185.85 driver with no problems -- so far. Gears of war looks sweet !


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02 Jun 2009   #242
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

So far I'm still running the 185.85 Win 7 64 bit drivers and everything is working great. MY system is very stable, more stable than it was in Vista. I've played some Crysis, COD4, and COD5, Dead Space, and Now Fear 2.. all in Win 7. with the 185.85 drivers. and I've not had a SINGLE crash while gaming. Awesome.

Still, my eVGA precision shows downclocking as it should, but my RAM is showing up as 1188 even when set to default 999.. or when overclocked, or when downclocked lower. it always reads 1188, so I think that is just a glitch but that it's working fine, cuz games run fine.

So far so good, but still on RC
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03 Jun 2009   #243
Neilsouth

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM
 
 

186.08

Installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0428.

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Adds support for Ambient Occlusion – the newest NVIDIA Control Panel feature to offer enhanced 3D gaming realism exclusively to GeForce GPUs.
Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA for more details.
Expands GPU hardware acceleration for the NVIDIA Video Encoding library to GPUs with less than 32 cores. Applications using this library include CyberLink PowerDirector 7, Nero Move it 1.5, Loilo SuperLoiloScope MARS, and CyberLink MediaShow Espresso.
Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185/186 drivers vs. Release 181 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
Up to 30% performance increase in Half-Life 2 engine games with 3-way and 4-way SLI
Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled

Windows 7/Vista 32bit - GeForce/ION Driver Release 186

Windows 7/Vista 64bit - GeForce/ION Driver Release 186
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03 Jun 2009   #244
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

strange thing, I tried the Australian server first and it found the driver and then when it went to the download section it said file not found and I also noticed the file size was different to the one you posted, on the Australian server it was only 111MB instead of 135MB

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03 Jun 2009   #245
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

finally a new driver i can abuse....




SK
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03 Jun 2009   #246
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Neilsouth,

The first post has been updated for the new NVIDIA 186.08 beta driver version released on June 3rd, 2009.

Shawn
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03 Jun 2009   #247
krystian

win 7 64-bit Build 7100
 
 

Hey Guys.
I am running GeForce 9600 GT in SLI with 64bit Build 7100 Win 7 and seem to have a problem with the driver. In graphic intense programs (but not games-Crysis worked fine) and mainly in photoshop the driver shuts down, windows restors it the first couple times, but sometimes shuts down - and I get the blue screen due to graphic adapter driver shotdown.
I saw on Brink's WEI report that he runs the same graphic card with a pre-release driver. Can anyone tell me if it is more stable, and where i can find it?

sorry - did not tell you my driver version.
It is: 8.15.11.8585
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07 Jun 2009   #248
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

I saw somewhere that someone said the new 186 driver fixes the problem with the long right click Context menu on Desktop. can anyone confirm this? as I still have that problem. if it did fix it. I'll try 186 on my fresh install rather than 185.85.

thanks!
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07 Jun 2009   #249
Sven

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
I saw somewhere that someone said the new 186 driver fixes the problem with the long right click Context menu on Desktop. can anyone confirm this? as I still have that problem. if it did fix it. I'll try 186 on my fresh install rather than 185.85.

thanks!
When I rightclick on desktop, and then select Nvidia Control Panel, there is a pause on about 2 seconds before the Nvidia-windows opens. That is with 186.06 driver on Windows 7 64bit build 7100
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07 Jun 2009   #250
scaramonga

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
I saw somewhere that someone said the new 186 driver fixes the problem with the long right click Context menu on Desktop. can anyone confirm this? as I still have that problem. if it did fix it. I'll try 186 on my fresh install rather than 185.85.

thanks!
Yup, its fixed for me in this driver set
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