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  1. Posts : 4,663
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #181

    Yes. thanks a lot SK. I've just installed them and they seem good.
    This is probably a dumb question.
    All my games are in my Vista x64 install (I'm dual booting with W7 RC).
    I can access all my media files from W7 and they work well but I haven't tried games yet.
    Would that work or would I have to install again in W7 to see the benefit of these drivers?

    Thanks, John
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  2. Posts : 2,589
    SEVEN x64
       #182

    johnwillyums said:
    Yes. thanks a lot SK. I've just installed them and they seem good.
    This is probably a dumb question.
    All my games are in my Vista x64 install (I'm dual booting with W7 RC).
    I can access all my media files from W7 and they work well but I haven't tried games yet.
    Would that work or would I have to install again in W7 to see the benefit of these drivers?

    Thanks, John
    its always touch & go running games from another partition or HDD, most of the time they work, but you wont have any ''saved game'' files....





    :)SK
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  3. Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
       #183

    Most games these days install everything in their own directories without system crosslinked files (or DLLs) so that's typically not a problem. I do it all the time and it's an easy backup method. Saved games usually have to be copied to the perspective partition user directories but that depends on the game.

    As for the 185 series drivers... I agree, they are quite awesome. I noticed a huge difference in gaming. I'm very impressed. I'm using the 185.68 drivers that were for Vista but I'll be trying the 185.81 drivers soon.
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  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 x64 build 7100
       #184

    I'm in the process of installing the 7100 RC build (the official release - I'm a Technet subscriber.) I was initially having problems with the graphics in that I couldn't enable SLI and couldn't seem to tell the system that my second monitor is on the left, not the right.

    Well after running the Windows Easy Transfer from a 1TB removeable that I saved everything to prior to the upgrade, the second monitor is on the left and the cursor slides off the correct side to get there. I then went to the Nvidia website and downloaded and installed the 64bit version of the 185.81 driver.

    That solved the last of the problems and I was able to enable the SLI support.

    BTW, I really like the Windows Easy Transfer utility. It does a good job and produces nice reports on what was transferred and what you are going to need to re-install to bring the new computer in line with the old one.
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  5. Posts : 910
    Win 7
       #185

    skunksmash said:
    And for moblie users.

    W7 185.81 x86 notebook

    W7 185.81 x64 notebook
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 7 RC x64
       #186

    YupYup said:
    And for moblie users.
    Thanx for the links to the notebook drivers!!! I tried to use the desktop one and couldn't get them to work...
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  7. Posts : 236
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #187

    With these "Windows 7" drivers, incl. the 185.xx ones, my GTX 260 runs full 3D speed all the time. With the WHQL 182.50 Vista driver it throttles down to 2D speed when I'm not gaming which give a more quiet PC as the GTX260 is running much cooler.

    Is this a bug in my Windows 7 installation, or somethimg else wrong?
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  8. Posts : 129
    Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
       #188

    Sven said:
    With these "Windows 7" drivers, incl. the 185.xx ones, my GTX 260 runs full 3D speed all the time. With the WHQL 182.50 Vista driver it throttles down to 2D speed when I'm not gaming which give a more quiet PC as the GTX260 is running much cooler.

    Is this a bug in my Windows 7 installation, or somethimg else wrong?

    I'm wondering about this too. I previously have been using the Vista64 drivers in Windows 7 because the Win7 drivers sucked compared to the Vista64 ones. Is this still the case?
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  9. Posts : 2,589
    SEVEN x64
       #189

    Sven said:
    With these "Windows 7" drivers, incl. the 185.xx ones, my GTX 260 runs full 3D speed all the time. With the WHQL 182.50 Vista driver it throttles down to 2D speed when I'm not gaming which give a more quiet PC as the GTX260 is running much cooler.

    Is this a bug in my Windows 7 installation, or somethimg else wrong?
    its not W7.....its the drivers

    this problem has annoyed me over the past 4 months or so...some drivers throttle some don't, my 260 does not like running at full clocks while idle (its highly OCed out of the box so it gets pretty toasty), my card is a full 10c hotter without the driver throttle....





    :)SK
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  10. Posts : 440
    Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
       #190

    ya some drivers throttle, some don't. has nothing to do with Win 7.. my 260's have done this for as long as I've had them.. lol

    So what is the best Win 7 x64 driver for my 260? I downloaded the BETA.. or should I go WHQL
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