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NVIDIA Forceware 174.74 Windows XP & Vista Download (all cards)
Videocard: XFX 8800 GTS 320 MB
Processor: C2D 6300 @ 3.2
Mainboard: Asus P5B Deluxe
Memory: 2 GB
Soundcard: Standard
PSU: Enermax 520
Default NVIDIA Forceware 174.74 Windows XP & Vista Download (all cards) - 03-27-2008, 22:20 | posts: 20

* Supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, and 9 series GPUs including these newly released GPUs:
o GeForce 9800 GX2
o GeForce 9600 GT
o GeForce 8300
o GeForce 8200
o GeForce 8100/NVIDIA nForce 720a
o NVIDIA nForce 730a
* Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2.
* Adds support for NVIDIA GeForce 3D Stereo Technology for GeForce 6, 7, 8, or 9 Series GPUs, including SLI technology.
* Adds new PureVideo HD features for GeForce 9800 GX2 and 9600 GT:
o Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
o Dynamic Blue, Green & Skin Tone Enhancements
o Dual-Stream Decode Acceleration*
o Microsoft Vista Aero display mode compatibility for Blu-ray & HD DVD playback*
* Added the following pages to the NVIDIA Control Panel:
o Manage Custom Resolutions
o Adjust Television Color Settings
o Adjust Screen Size and Position
o Move CRT Position
* Improved performance on many DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.
* Numerous game and application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
* Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

ForceWare 174.74 XP (32-bit )
ForceWare 174.74 XP (64-bit )
ForceWare 174.74 Vista (64-bit )
ForceWare 174.74 Vista (32-bit )
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Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-V
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Default 03-27-2008, 22:24 | posts: 1,201 | Location: ISRAEL

Thank God ~! Gf 8800
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Default 03-27-2008, 22:48 | posts: 2

thanks for the heads up and info
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Soundcard: Sound Blaster Zx + HD 595
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Default 03-27-2008, 22:58 | posts: 12,884 | Location: Finland

Yay! Will install it when I wake up, I really like my n80 with WLAN.
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Mainboard: asus m2n32 SLI
Memory: 4 gigs of ram
Soundcard: soundblaster music extreme
PSU: 720watt
Default 03-27-2008, 23:18 | posts: 50 | Location: halifax nova scotia

Finally got this driver to install.Had the 169.25 for so long.Did'nt think l would ever be able to upgrade again.As it has been a pain in the old butt lately with incapatiability issues of these drivers when it came to my 8800 GTX.Increases are good 1000 in 3Dmark 2003 and ozone 3D fur benchmark 150 mark increase.
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PSU: Enermax Liberty 620 Watt
Default 03-27-2008, 23:21 | posts: 552 | Location: Stockport UK

Yeah about time that there was a major driver update on nVidias site. Worth the wait though as these are very nice.
Only a small increase in 3DMark06 from my previous driver 169.44 but IQ seems improved.
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Videocard: MSi N570GTX TFIII [OC|PE]
Processor: Intel C2Q 9450 @ 3.576GHZ
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 [F8H]
Memory: Corsair D. 2x2GB @1073MHZ
Soundcard: XFi Fatality Pro [SB046A]
PSU: Tagan Piperock 600W [48A]
Default 03-28-2008, 00:04 | posts: 13,412 | Location: √╥˛

finally, stupid mofos i do hope i gave them something to think about, because yes that was absurd lol releasing geforce 9 only drivers, which where nothing but masked 8800gts in the first place, well except of 9600gt...

DL now!
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Mainboard: Z68XP-UDP3
Memory: 2x4gb HyperX ddr3
Soundcard: X-Fi Blaster fatality pro
PSU: 1000w Coolermaster modu
Default 03-28-2008, 00:15 | posts: 1,216 | Location: Bradford/England

My 9800gx2 loves em.
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Default 03-28-2008, 00:49 | posts: 2,135 | Location: Earth

It's about ****in' time for 8800 users!
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Processor: i7-7700K
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Memory: Corsair V. LPX 16GB DDR4
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PSU: Corsair AX1200W
Default 03-28-2008, 01:30 | posts: 342 | Location: Canada

Yep these drivers are good
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Memory: Corsair 8x2 GB 2144mhz
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Default 03-28-2008, 01:49 | posts: 842 | Location: Melbourne AUS

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Videocard: Palit SJS 780 in SLI
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Mainboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH-Z87 2103
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance
Soundcard: Onboard Realtek ALC1150
PSU: Corsair AX1200 1200w
Default 03-28-2008, 01:53 | posts: 1,087

Still no System Tray icon after god knows how many driver revisions for Vista users!!

I've upgraded to Vista x64 from Vista 32bit to see if it would cure a problem I have and it didn't! I'm sure AA + Bloom is broke on my 7950GT PCI-E card as I've never got it working on HL2:Lost Coast or AA working in Crysis on ANY driver from 16x.xx to 17x.xx!!

Performance is OK'ish 212fps in CSS Stress Test with default options, but with AA broke on all drivers I've tried (even under XP 32bit SP2) I'm not sure if my card is fubar?
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Processor: Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2Ghz
Mainboard: MSI Z77A-G45 GAMING
Memory: 16 GB DDR3 gskill 1333
Soundcard: Onbrd Realtek HD + SHD555
PSU: Corsair 650TX V2
Default 03-28-2008, 02:13 | posts: 436 | Location: Germany

Nice driver for my WinXP.

Good IQ, 300 points more in 3DMArk06 and no texturecorruption in older games like MOHA:Spearhead.
Also Oblivon, COD4, Flatout 2 and Battlefield series runs smooth and look nice...

Keepers for now!
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Videocard: GTX480@875/1760/4200
Processor: i7 930 @4.2 Zalman CNPS97
Mainboard: Asus Ramapage II Extreme
Memory: DDR3 6GB @ 1600 8-8-8-20
Soundcard: X-Fi FPS Fatal1ty
PSU: 1000 TT C.M
Default 03-28-2008, 02:22 | posts: 375 | Location: Ukraine

IQ is very good keeping them
Nice driver for my WinXP.
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Videocard: gtx 480 850/1700/2000 h2o
Processor: i7 920 c0 @ 3,8 ghz h2o
Mainboard: P6X58D Premium
Memory: 3x 2gb ddr3 1603 9-9-9-24
Soundcard: tx-nr609+S606 HCS3+sub
PSU: Antec TPQ-850
Default 03-28-2008, 02:42 | posts: 3,076

hmmm i thought these where leaked so did't even bother checking.
now i known there oficial beta's going give them a try ;>
edit: reading lot stuff how nvidia works and all tbh.
hope they just contineu release drivers for 8x00 series asswell.
due dx10 lot can be improved still.

Last edited by Zer0K3wL; 03-28-2008 at 02:45.
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Default 03-28-2008, 02:50 | posts: 425 | Location: Missouri, USA

As Anyone been able to play UT3 with these?
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Videocard: SLI EVGA GTX 980Ti Gaming
Processor: i7 6700k @ 4.6GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA Z170X-Gaming7
Memory: 32GB Ripjaws V @3000
PSU: 850w EVGA G2
Default 03-28-2008, 03:00 | posts: 351 | Location: St Louis, MO

System tray icon? I got over not having one a long time ago. How can you get any more convenient than right-clicking anywhere on the desktop? Let's see, go down to the tray, find icon, rats, icon hidden, show hidden icons, click . . .
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Soundcard: X-Fi XtremeMusic
PSU: Corsair TX750W
Default 03-28-2008, 03:07 | posts: 856 | Location: Canada

Originally Posted by Warboy View Post
As Anyone been able to play UT3 with these?
I do. I haven't noticed any major performance improvements, nor any kind of decrease in image quality, but I haven't noticed any loss of performance either. If anything I might have gained perhaps a few extra frames here and there, but those types of tweaks are probably unnoticeable to our eyes, we would need synthetic benchmarks to see the mathematical differences, which during actual game play doesn't really make a tangible difference. But with all that said, that's with my system, I can't speak for others.
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Default 03-28-2008, 03:14 | posts: 147 | Location: Sub-Basement of Solitude

Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
Yay! Will install it when I wake up, I really like my n80 with WLAN.
Wait??? your not awake . How did you post this then?
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Mainboard: Intel H87 Express
Memory: 24GB 1600mhz
Soundcard: Sound Blaster Omni
PSU: Asus 230w power brick
Default 03-28-2008, 03:19 | posts: 597 | Location: Canada

This kills the hang I got when booting Vista where I got a black screen and my mouse cursor for likr 30 seconds which is really nice. Also the CP seems to be much faster and doesn't seem to hang (as much, lol) as it used to and all of my resolutions are back now.

Keepers so far.
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Default 03-28-2008, 03:23 | posts: 28 | Location: NY

These are going extremely nice for me XP32bit.

174.70 was good, apart from some crashes in Hellgate. Those are taken care of in .74.
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Mainboard: EVGA X58 Classified 760
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Default 03-28-2008, 03:34 | posts: 1,721 | Location: USA

Vsync works in Vista for the Witcher now.
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Soundcard: tx-nr609+S606 HCS3+sub
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Default 03-28-2008, 03:59 | posts: 3,076

Originally Posted by Warboy View Post
As Anyone been able to play UT3 with these?
works fine for me
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Default 03-28-2008, 04:02 | posts: 688 | Location: Argentina

So these are definitely better than 174.70?
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Default 03-28-2008, 04:25 | posts: 3,964

Lets hope this is the turn around they need.


NVIDIA drivers responsible for nearly 30% of Vista crashes in 2007

That huge bundle of damning emails and documents Microsoft produced as part of the Vista-capable lawsuit is full of fascinating information about how the company developed, planned, and launched Vista, but the latest juicy nugget to come out if it suggests that a lot of problems faced by the troubled operating system are actually NVIDIA's fault -- nearly 30% of logged Vista crashes were due to NVIDIA driver problems, according to a Microsoft data included in the bundle. That's some 479,326 hung systems, if you're keeping score at home, and it's in first place by a large margin -- Microsoft clocks in at number two at 17.9 percent, and ATI is fourth with 9.3 percent. Now, the chart doesn't contain a ton of additional information that would help put it in context -- a specific time period in 2007 would be nice, as would and driver and OS versions -- but we've been hearing about NVIDIA issues with Vista from the start, and this seems to confirm it. So that's pressure by Intel to support incompatible chipsets, outrage by Dell and Wal-Mart that the Vista Capable program was confusing customers, Microsoft executives saying they had been "personally burnt" by Vista, and now what looks like a huge NVIDIA driver problem -- who knows what else is going to come out of this lawsuit? At this point we're half expecting a photo of Gates signing a Save XP petition.
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