Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 2,588
    SEVEN x64

    XGUNTHERC said:
    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
    BETA.... all the way on this one mate, these new ones are EXCELLENT!!

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  2. Posts : 440
    Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

    there isn't a WHQL for Win7 is there??

    I just installed 185.81 and now my right click on desktop is extremely slow. I only noticed this after the NV driver install. like when I right click on desktop.. it takes around 3 seconds to open. right clicking on icons on desktop, or taskbar are as quick as can be. but actual right click on desktop is dead slow. I go to refresh often. Personalize to change things and my wallpaper. and to enter the NV control panel. as I constantly change from SLI and not as I can't have SLI enabled while doing F@H.. so I go to right click on desktop often. and it's soooo slow it's irritating.

    anyone else have this problem or is yours fast. I almost wanna try 181.71 and see if it fixes it.
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  3. Posts : 236
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Had a similar problem, and also no throttle down when in 2D-mode, so I have installed Vista 182.50 WHQL- and all the problems went away :)
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  4. Posts : 129
    Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7

    Sven said:
    Had a similar problem, and also no throttle down when in 2D-mode, so I have installed Vista 182.50 WHQL- and all the problems went away :)

    Sounds as though the Windows 7 beta Nvidia drivers are still a bit buggy then? I mean it's to be expected, beta drivers on a beta OS. They'll get there. I guess I'll stick with the Vista64 Nvidia drivers for now.
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  5. Posts : 440
    Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

    Sven.. so you installed the Vista 64bit 182.50 WHQL on 7 and it works perfect with 2D downclocking. and the right click pause is gone??

    I just want the pause gone, I can live with the no 2D

    Edit* YUP the Vista x64 WHQL driver fixed it. Awesome. that was my biggest problem with 7 so far. and now it's fixed. Rep+ to you sir.
    Last edited by XGUNTHERC; 06 May 2009 at 21:55.
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  6. Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1

    Performance wise in games, etc, the latest beta drivers are great. I'm willing to bet the right click on the desktop is related to the nVidia control panel and as long as games run like a champ I'll live with that until it's taken care of.

    Interestingly enough the lag occurs on my SLI rig whereas my second machine with a single 7900GTX works just fine.
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  7. Posts : 440
    Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64

    I went back from the win 7 beta driver to the Vista x64 182.50 and the right click works great. just like I said above in edit of post.

    I see what you mean. games do run good. but they run just as well in the vista driver so I'm not worried about running a non win 7 driver for my GFX.. I'll wait for the next nvidia driver. a new one comes out every 3 weeks about. So I'm sure a new one is coming soon.
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  8. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

    New Windows 7 WHQL driver available ver.185.85

    This is a WHQL-Certified driver supporting GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION. 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 drivers:

    • 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 installingNVIDIA System Tools software.
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  9. Posts : 4,925
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

    So if you have 185.81 installed, is it worth going for this one?
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  10. Posts : 5,747
    7600.20510 x86

    Thank you Grim for the heads up. Downloading now for my 2nd pc with 6200 A-LE. Can't wait to try H.A.W.X. on it like I did when you posted the beta a few weeks ago. It needs all the performance it can possibly get and NVidia seems to be making it better for me with each new install.
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