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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

27 Apr 2009   #171

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Yep same here with the reverting to 59hz all the time plus the driver issue.
It's a bit weird but it doesn't seem to be causing any problems to me at all but I haven't installed any games yet.

I gave up on Nvidia drivers after my problem with the 185.60s and build 7057.
Has anyone tried them with 7100 ?

cheers, John:)

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29 Apr 2009   #172

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dkh2 View Post
Windows 7 updated my nvidia drivers to from and calls it a prerelease WDDM 1.0

I'm wondering if this driver (offered by Windows Update) is any better than the Vista64 one (driver I'm currently using). I have the 8600M GT 512MB.
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29 Apr 2009   #173

windows7 7100 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dkh2 View Post
Windows 7 updated my nvidia drivers to from and calls it a prerelease WDDM 1.0
just checked mine and mine is the same.
mine is a 7800gt,not having problems with refresh rate like others i have 4 options 60,70,72,75 my resolution is 1280x1024 and everything seems fine on 7100 x64
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29 Apr 2009   #174


I've got the 181.72 drivers for my 9800 GTX+, and they do the job amazingly well. I've been able to play Tomb Raider: Underworld at maxed out graphics with smooth frame rates. Only weird thing is the nvidia control panel, it doesn't save my settings above a certain setting (if I set anti aliasing above 4x, and hit apply, it changes it back to 4x after I close the window...)

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29 Apr 2009   #175


Oh! Hey, maybe the WDDM version is changed on older graphics cards with this update... it doesn't look like anyone with 9 series or higher is seeing that version change.
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30 Apr 2009   #176

185.81 drivers for W7

This is a beta driver supporting GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs. This driver package installs WDDM v1.1 for GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series (DirectX 10) GPUs and WDDM v1.0 for GeForce 6 and 7-series (DirectX 9) GPUs.

This driver supports all of the new Windows 7 GPU-accelerated DirectX APIs: DirectX Compute, Direct2D, DirectWrite, and DXVA-HD.

New in Release 185.81:

•Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
•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 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
•Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0408.
•Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
•Numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release documentation notes.
•Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
Existing Support:

•Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
•Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
•Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.
•Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

Release Notes (v185.81)Control Panel User's Guide
W7 x86

W7 x64

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30 Apr 2009   #177

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

nice one skunk!
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30 Apr 2009   #178

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Mitch. First post has been updated.
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30 Apr 2009   #179


Thank you very much!
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01 May 2009   #180


just a ''heads up'' these drivers ARE SUPERB!!, if you game & have not yet installed them...please waste no time...

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