Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

  1. Posts : 3,322
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Has anyone used 266.58 and watched movies in PowerDVD 10? When I watch Blu-Rays in it with this driver set, there's a lot of pausing and stuttering with the Nvidia PureVideo option enabled. Disabling it and just enabling TrueTheatre with Nvidia CUDA fixes it, but the image is slightly less sharper.

    I'll try re-installing or something.
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  2. Posts : 69
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)
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  3. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

    It has a lot of issues it would seem. I couldn't even get it to install properly on my main Vista SP2 x64 rig.
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  4. Posts : 69
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)

    The good news is that they are working on a fix for the installer issue:
    NVIDIA Forums Technical Advisor ManuelG at NVIDIA Forums said:
    I just wanted to inform everyone that it looks like we may have a fix in place that will resolve this bug. We may release a minor driver update that will only include a fix for this issue soon. If not, the fix will be in a major driver update early next month.
    266.58 control panel settings MISSING HELP - NVIDIA Forums - Page 2
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  5. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

    Hmm I wonder if that will cure the fact that it installed in all my boots except Vista Ultimate SP2 main and there I ended up with VGA resolution and drivers not starting error code 43?
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  6. Posts : 1,870
    MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

    The 266.58 Version keeps giving me a driver stops responding but has recovered error....
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  7. Posts : 3,322
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    The guy on the Nvidia forum seems to be filing a few tickets for all the bugs. Said the bug with blu-ray playback has been filed, but for now I've rolled back to 260.99.
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  8. Posts : 167
    Windows 7

    266.77 WHQL from EVGA.
    Forceware 266.77 Win Vista 7 WHQL 32-bit download from
    Forceware 266.77 Win Vista 7 WHQL 64-bit download from

    Software Description

    This driver set was released by eVGA, it supports most series 200, 400 and 500 cards. Currently there's no release notes available however our forums indicate this is a proper and new WHQL set.


    Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. the latest Release 260 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

    GeForce GTX 580:

    Up to 7% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 12% in Battleforge (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High)
    Up to 11% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 7% in Dirt 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 7% in Far Cry 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Dark Tower)
    Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 9% in Stone Giant (SLI 1920x1200, DOF on)
    Up to 8% in Unigine Heaven v2.1 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Improves performance in Final Fantasy XI on GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs.
    Visual Quality
    Adds ambient occlusion support for one of the most popular games of the year: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Ambient occlusion improves the quality of lighting, shadows, and depth perception in many parts of the game. NVIDIA 3D Vision 
    With Release 260 and 265 drivers, the installation process for 3D Vision has changed. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on the changes.
    Adds support for Beta 2:
    Adds supports for 3D photo sharing and viewing
    Adds new 3D video clips to the website
    Improved scaling quality with video streaming content from over previous 266.35 Beta driver
    Adds 3D Vision Window Mode support for the following games and applications:
    Crazy Racing Kart Rider
    Dragon Nest
    EverQuest 2
    Guild Wars 2
    QQ Dance QQ
    QQ Xian Xia
    Tian Long Ba Bu
    World of Warcraft – Burning Crusade
    World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King
    Xun Xian
    Zhu Xian 2
    Google Earth
    Improvements to 3DVisionLive
    Adds support for new 3D Vision Desktop LCD monitors: Acer GN245HQ, Acer HN274H, Hannstar HS233, I-O Data 3D231XBR, Lenovo L2363dwA, Planar SA2311W
    Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1261P, Sanyo PDG-DXL2000
    Adds support for new 3D Vision All-in-On PC: ASUS ET2400XVT
    Adds support for new DLP HDTVs: Mitsubishi WD-83838, WD-83738, WD-73838, WD-73837, WD-73738, WD-73638, WD-73C10, WD-65838, WD-65738, WD-65638, WD-65C10, WD-60738, WD-60638, WD-60C10, L75-A91.
    Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    Arcania: Gothic 4
    Crazy Racing Kart Rider 크레이지레이싱 카트라이더
    Crossfire 穿越火线
    DC Universe Online
    Dragon Nest
    Front Mission Evolved
    Guild Wars 2
    Hank Haney's World Golf
    Lineage 2
    Medal of Honor (2010) Multiplayer
    Medal of Honor (2010) Single Player
    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
    NVIDIA Demo: Aliens vs. Triangles
    NVIDIA Demo Endless City
    PopKart 跑跑卡丁车
    QQ Dance QQ 炫舞
    QQ Xian Xia Zhuan QQ 仙侠传
    Tian Long Ba Bu 天龙八部
    TRON: Evolution
    Vizerra (fullscreen version)
    World Rally Championship 2010
    Xun Xian 寻仙
    NVIDIA Surround
    Improved performance for 3-way and 4-way SLI configurations
    Updated 3D Vision Surround and NVIDIA Surround game support list. Please visit the 3D Vision Surround web page for a full list of supported games.
    Adds SLI profiles for the following PC games:
    Alien vs. Triangles Demo
    Endless City Demo
    Lionheart: Kings Crusade
    Moscow Racer: Legends of USSR
    Rift: Planes of Telara
    Shaun White Skateboarding
    Enhances SLI profiles for the following PC games:
    Age of Conan
    Arcania: Gothic 4
    Civilization V - DX11
    Lost Planet 2
    World Of Warcraft
    Installs HD Audio driver version
    Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514
    Supports playing back Blu-ray 3D discs when connecting your GPU to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV. Playback requires compatible software application from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Roxio, or Corel. For GPU and system requirements, visit the NVIDIA Blu-ray 3D website.
    Supports lossless DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio bitstreaming support for compatible Blu-ray movies with GeForce GTX 460, GTS 450, and GT 430 GPUs.
    Supports high definition 24-bit, 96 and 192 KHz multi-channel audio sampling rate support for compatible Blu-ray movies with GeForce 400 and 500 series, GT 240, GT 220 and 210 GPUs.
    Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5.
    Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash 10.1. Learn more here.
    Supports the new version of MotionDSP's video enhancement software, vReveal, which adds support for HD output. NVIDIA customers can download a free version of vReveal that supports up to SD output here.
    Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
    Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
    Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
    Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
    Last edited by Brink; 28 Feb 2011 at 12:58. Reason: code box
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  9. Posts : 4,663
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

    Thanks Steve. Anybody tried these with a 200 series yet?
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  10. Posts : 255
    Windows 7 Professional 64

    I have been using these for about a week now, no problems, they do work wonderful in Rift.

    Using SLI 470s
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