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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7


19 Jan 2010   #621

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

New nvidia drivers. 196.21 WHQL January 19 available through nvidia website.


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19 Jan 2010   #622

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

New in Version 196.21
  • Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for many top new gaming titles including Avatar Demo, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, City Bus Simulator, Dirt 2, Ferrari Virtual Race, GREED: Black Border, Mass Effect 2, Mortal Online, Ninja Blade, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Demo, Planet 51, RUSE, Serious Sam HD, and Wings of Prey.
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.09.1112.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
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19 Jan 2010   #623

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

GeForce/ION Driver Release 196

Version:

196.21 WHQL

Release Date:

2010.01.19

Operating System:

Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

126 MB
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19 Jan 2010   #624

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Thanks, downloading as we speak.
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19 Jan 2010   #625

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

If anyone gets bizarre behaviour in their Vista x64 sfter installing this would you let me know please? (Before I start complaining in the nVidia Forums that is....!)

Although my Win 7 boots seem to be OK, my C: drive...Vista Ultimate x64 #1 started flashing on and off uncontrollably just after I opened up the browser and I was forced to do a hard reboot. Have since restored in Safe Mode to before this driver was installed in both my Vista's (C: and D: ).

Am waiting to see what happens in Windows 7 in the long term.

The only clue I can find in the Event Viewer is "The Desktop Window Manager was unable to start because WDDM is not in use"

I will look further but have an errand to do for the next little while. Will advise.
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19 Jan 2010   #626

Windows 7 - HP 32 Bit
 
 

Hello Brink,

There is a post thread that you may be interested in. I think that I found a bug in either Windows 7 or Nvidia, the way the power goes into sleep mode.

When computer goes to sleep graphics card overheats - Page 2 - Windows 7 Forums

Best regards
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20 Jan 2010   #627

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 
196.21 and EVGA Precision

Hi All

I just installed the latest x64 drivers (196.21) for my EVGA 295 GTX and all seems to be fine except that I cannot increase the memory or core clocks any more .. the sliders work but immediately I apply the new settings they revert to standard clocks. The link button for the core and shader clock is also greyed out .. anyone have any ideas .. I am using the latest precision also. By the way I cleaned out the old drivers before installing the new ones using Drive Sweep.
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20 Jan 2010   #628

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Been reading a few posts out there regarding 196.21, and it seems a couple of people are experiencing a little difficulty with this driver..mmmm
i smell a very soon update to update this update. courtesy of NVIDIA, if I am wrong can other members post their experience with 196.21?

(i haven't had the chance to update to 196.21 x64 yet ....my sister loves my computer) haha


ok no problems here just updated to 196.21
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21 Jan 2010   #629

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loquacious View Post
Hi All

I just installed the latest x64 drivers (196.21) for my EVGA 295 GTX and all seems to be fine except that I cannot increase the memory or core clocks any more .. the sliders work but immediately I apply the new settings they revert to standard clocks. The link button for the core and shader clock is also greyed out .. anyone have any ideas .. I am using the latest precision also. By the way I cleaned out the old drivers before installing the new ones using Drive Sweep.
Same here, reverted to the previous one.
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21 Jan 2010   #630

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Here's 2 screen shots of my NVIDIA Control Panel.
I have definitely seen an improvement on 196.21 x64 drivers
Thumbs up to NVIDIA


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Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia196.21x64drivers.jpg   Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia196.21x64drivers2.jpg  
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