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19 Nov 2008   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7


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NVIDIA GeForce GAME READY DRIVER (WHQL)
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Version: 442.50
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks: February 27, 2020
In Device Manager: 26.21.14.4250

Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v442.50) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide (PDF)

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Release Highlights:

Software Module Versions
  • nView - 149.77
  • HD Audio Driver - 1.3.38.21
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
  • GeForce Experience - 3.20.2.34
  • CUDA - 10.2
  • Standard NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.940.0
  • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.956.0
What’s New in Version 442.50 WHQL
Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver teamis working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

Game Ready for Apex Legends, Division 2, and ARK

The new Game Ready Driver provides optimal support for Apex Legends: Season 4, The Division 2
- Warlords of New York expansion, and ARK: Genesis Part 1.

Learn more in our Game Ready Driver article.

New Features and Other Changes
  • Added security updates for driver components.
    See the NVIDIA Security Bulletin 4996 for details.
  • VRSS profiles added for the following VR applications to enable VRSS.
  • VRChat
    • Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
    • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
    • Doctor Who
    • PokerStarsVR
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 442.19
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [Apex Legends]: The game may crash with error DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG 0x887A0006.[2679551]
  • [Mortal Kombat]: The game may randomly crash to the desktop without error [2813996]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Vulkan][HDR]:Corrupted flickering occurs when in-game HDR isenabled. [200585136]
  • [Battleye][Low-Latency Mode]: Launching Battleye with NVIDIA Low Latency Mode set toUltra may cause DWM to reset. [2834199]
  • [Twitch Studio]: The app shows corruption when Image Sharpening is enabled globally fromthe NVIDIA Control Panel [2811830]
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed crashes when playing in a water level. [2826669]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Vulkan]: Game may flicker when in-game HDR is enabled.[200585136]
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2][Vulkan]: Random crashes occur during gameplay on Pascal andolder GPUs.[2822927]
Open Issues in Version 442.50 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 442.50 WHQL of the Release 430 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 7 Issues
  • [World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth][DirectX 12]: The game crashes when switched fromDirectX 11 to DirectX 12 mode. [200574934]
Windows 10 Issues
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable.[2810884]
  • [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan modewith G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen andwindowed mode.[200578641]

    To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.


NVIDIA Studio DRIVER (SD)
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Version: 442.19
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks: February 3, 2020
In Device Manager: 26.21.14.4219

NVIDIA Studio Driver Release Notes (v442.19) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide (PDF)

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Release Highlights:

Software Module Versions
  • nView - 149.77
  • HD Audio Driver - 1.3.38.21
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
  • GeForce Experience - 3.20.2.34
  • CUDA - 10.2
  • Standard NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.940.0
  • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.956.0
What’s New in Version 442.19 WHQL
NVIDIA Studio Drivers provide artists, creators and 3D developers the best performance and reliability when working with creative applications. To achieve the highest level of reliability, Studio Drivers undergo extensive testing against multi-app creator workflows and multiple revisions of the top creative applications from Adobe to Autodesk and beyond.

Applications
Provides optimal support for the latest releases of top rendering software including AutodeskArnold, Autodesk Maya 2020, and Unreal Engine 4.24.Learn more about these new releases in our Studio Driver article here.

Application Profiles
Added or updated the following application profiles:
  • Adobe (beta variants)
  • Siemens Star-CCM+ apps
  • Siemens Star-CCM+ VR apps
  • VRED - added VREDGo.exe to profile
  • Modo - updated 'Luxology Modo' app profile name to 'Foundry Modo'
  • Modo - enabled "Threaded Optimization"
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 442.19
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [DaVinci Resolve Studio]: Shared memory of the non-Display GPU is not flushed whenswitching Resolve projects multiple times. [2780691]
  • [Redshift3d][CUDA]: CUDA memory leak with cuMemHostAlloc/cuMemFreeHost occurs whenthere is more than one device/context active in the app. [2723104]
  • [Optix 6 Denoiser][HDR]: Artifacts appear in HDR mode when tiling is in effect. [2805048]
  • [Optix][Demand Load] Artifacts appear in non-square, non-mipmapped textures. [2775776]
  • [RayTracing]: V-Ray intersection artifacts appear when 2D displacement is enabled in ascene. [2762996]
  • [Quadro RTX/P-series][OpenGL]: Image Copy does not work between different GPUs.[2790838]
  • [Maya]: The application locks up during clFlush() call when using OpenCL / OpenGLinteroperability. [2644947]
  • [Modo]: The application crashes when monitors are connected to separate GPUs in a dualGPU system. [2211845]
Open Issues in Version 442.19 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 442.19 WHQL of the Release 430 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 10 Issues
  • [Alchemist]: The application crashes when either changing the display resolution or switching to another display with a different resolution. [2732353]

    To workaround, avoid changing the resolution, or disconnecting from or connecting to an externaldisplay with the application opened.


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19 Nov 2008   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brink.

I just tried to update to the same 178.24 driver that I'm currently running on my Vista and it seems it won't allow it.......Any ideas?

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Later Ted


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19 Nov 2008   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know but maybe that particular driver was meant for windows 7 for Beta testing and that's why it came up in Windows update, just a thought.
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19 Nov 2008   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Hi all......

for anyone interested in the Beta offerings, i just installed the 180.44 Nvidia driver, running smooth as silk on W7!!
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:)SK


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19 Nov 2008   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Mr Grim.

No I didn't get it from WU; I even had the Ethernet cable unplugged from the machine during the attempt. I tried to update to the same driver I had saved to one of my partitions. That's probably the reason it failed; how would I do it then?

Thanks for the help!

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Later Ted


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19 Nov 2008   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You might be better off trying to just click on the execute file for the driver but fist go into properties and change it compatibility mode for Vista.

That's what did the first time I installed it before I got one from the Windows Update and it seemed to install without any problems.

The driver you have now is the same one i am using at the moment and that was the one I got from the windows update and I couldn't find that particular driver on the Nvidia website.


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19 Nov 2008   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.

@Mr Grim; I just tried that and got the same result; oh well, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
Knowing the way I fix things sometime it'll cease to work at all....

Thanks for trying to help though!












Later :) Ted
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19 Nov 2008   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ted,

Have you tried the 180.43 beta driver version? That's the one I am using without problems.
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19 Nov 2008   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brink....:)

No sir, I haven't. I'll have to try it later.

Thanks Shawn!













Later Ted
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19 Nov 2008   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

New NVIDIA 180.48 driver version released 11-19-2008 for 8800, 9, and 200 series. See first post for details.
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