Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7


  1. Posts : 4,522
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #1291

    taylorig said:
    I'm still on 285.62 driver's
    Same here :). No issues at all with this version so sticking with it.

    Everytime I upgrade theres always something not right. The last time it would freeze a second and the screen go black everytime the monitor came out of sleep.


    But, haven't tried the newest yet, and probably won't. ATM, theres no need to.
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  2. Posts : 686
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
       #1292

    Could anyone check if video decoding acceleration is still working on Flash videos on Nvidia graphics? I have an Optimus sistem, and it works on Intel but falls back to software on Nvidia. It's been like that the last couple of Flash versions.

    Btw., 301.42 remains the best driver for me.
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  3. Posts : 686
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
       #1293

    Another driver; 306.97, another ridiculous drop in WEI for me, from 6,7 to 5,1 in gaming graphics. I didn't even bother to test it in games. Back to 301.42.
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  4. Posts : 6,077
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #1294

    Teerex said:
    Another driver; 306.97, another ridiculous drop in WEI for me, from 6,7 to 5,1 in gaming graphics. I didn't even bother to test it in games. Back to 301.42.

    Thanks for the link, my WEI stayed the same, will test on some games later.
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  5. Posts : 686
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
       #1295

    paulpicks21 said:
    Teerex said:
    Another driver; 306.97, another ridiculous drop in WEI for me, from 6,7 to 5,1 in gaming graphics. I didn't even bother to test it in games. Back to 301.42.

    Thanks for the link, my WEI stayed the same, will test on some games later.
    Did you clear the old results?

    The reason why it falled on its face on my system is because it failed the DX10 batch test completely, result being 0 fps. Other than that, other tests are good. Can anyone confirm that? Maybe it was an one-off glitch... but I would prefer not to reinstall drivers again before someone else checked this.

    I have an Optimus system btw.
    Last edited by Teerex; 10 Oct 2012 at 12:44.
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  6. Posts : 6,077
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       #1296

    No, in fact I didn't even re run the whole assessment, I just refreshed the score and it just re ran the graphics tests.
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  7. Posts : 70,191
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #1297

    Teerex said:
    Another driver; 306.97, another ridiculous drop in WEI for me, from 6,7 to 5,1 in gaming graphics. I didn't even bother to test it in games. Back to 301.42.
    Thank you Tomislav. First post updated. :)
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  8. Posts : 2,304
    N/A
       #1298

    Hmm... Weird, I found the driver on geforce.com but not on nvidia.com

    Anyway, I'll be testing it before going to class... Let's see what's going on with this release :)
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  9. Posts : 70,191
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #1299

    Punkster said:
    Hmm... Weird, I found the driver on geforce.com but not on nvidia.com

    Anyway, I'll be testing it before going to class... Let's see what's going on with this release :)
    I guess they haven't fully updated the download links there yet. I had to look under 300 series or less for 306.97 to show.
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  10. Posts : 1,686
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
       #1300

    Installed the latest driver 306.97 on my wife's computer. She has a Giga Byte GT450 and dual boots between 7 64 bit and XP. 7 was easy no issues at all. XP update was a nightmare. Had to fight with it for 3 hours to get the driver to install correctly. The install software would quit. I had to uninstall the driver from the control panel, reboot then stop the auto install of the driver by the found new hardware wizard. Boot to safe mode, use Drive Sweeper 2.1 to clean away everything and finally got the driver installed correctly. Just the basic driver, the updater and other software installer still quit and she does not use it so I quit fooling with it too. It never used to be this hard. If you are still on XP (my wife loves it...don't ask) and you are not a serious gamer, leave well alone.

    Forgot to mention on my machine with a GT9800 the windows score is 5.8 and the install was fine on the 64 bit versions of 7 but hung on the 32 bit but seemed to have installed everything.
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