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Default GeForce Forceware 177.98 XP | Vista - 09-07-2008, 10:47 | posts: 70 | Location: UK

There's a new ForceWare driver available on the web (thanks laptopvideo2go) with revision build 177.98.

This driver is available for both Windows XP 32- and 64-bit versions and Windows Vista in 32-bit. This driver set is commonly distributed on many websites and it is receiving pretty good feedback. Bare in mind this to be considered a beta driver, use it at your own risk. NVIDIA does not officially support them.

This driver has a broad support for many GeForce graphics cards and definitely is the latest build available.

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ForceWare 177.98 Vista (32-bit)
ForceWare 177.98 XP (64-bit)
ForceWare 177.98 XP (32-bit)
ForceWare 177.98 Vista (64-bit)

Moderator: cleaned this thread a little now that the drivers are hosted at Guru3D as well. Thanks all !

Update: Added vista 64-bit driver as well.
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Thumbs up Nice - 09-07-2008, 11:11 | posts: 110 | Location: 474556" N - 110711" E

Very nice find!

They are WHQL and the original INFs contain almost all GPUs.
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Default 09-07-2008, 11:30 | posts: 571

Oh sorry i totally missplaced the 2 and 8 number in version, i ll update this post when i find some useful links

Last edited by _cTn_; 09-07-2008 at 11:49.
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Default 09-07-2008, 11:38 | posts: 4,555 | Location: Spain

no digital vibrance working here @@ first driver that gives me this problem

only can setup at 33%/66/100% and only works at 100% after doing some weird changes
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Default 09-07-2008, 11:49 | posts: 56

vista x64 version please? thanks
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Default 09-07-2008, 11:56 | posts: 6,819 | Location: Seattle, WA

Originally Posted by dajife View Post
vista x64 version please? thanks
Originally Posted by marantz69 View Post
They have them for xp,xp x64 and vista 32 but no vista x64 so i can't test them
He already stated it wasn't available. So, let the rest of us know when you find it dajife.
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Default 09-07-2008, 13:06 | posts: 52 | Location: Israel

tnx for the links fix.

but im waiting for the vista x64 version
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Default 09-07-2008, 13:10 | posts: 85 | Location: HNX

Nice find.

Assassins Creed seems to run slower than with 177.92... No Benchmark, only impression...

Same problem as with 177.92: Control Panel shows me no installed games on my rig. Anyone else with that problem?
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Wink 09-07-2008, 13:26 | posts: 461 | Location: Earth

Nice drivers to me it seems there faster than the 92's IQ is great running AA and AS PhyX working fps increase in a few of my games stable i'll hang on to them and see what happens or till something better comes out.
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Default 09-07-2008, 13:27 | posts: 165 | Location: Canada

Grrr no Vista x64 driver!!! Why leak out the XP x64 drivers without the Vista x64 drivers? That seems silly considering most ppl use either XP 32-bit, Vista 32-bit or 64-bit. Vista x64 is becoming the most used 64-bit operating system.
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Default 09-07-2008, 15:59 | posts: 132

i have digital vibrance always enable at startup O_o
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Default 09-07-2008, 16:17 | posts: 4,555 | Location: Spain

Originally Posted by me3850 View Post
i have digital vibrance always enable at startup O_o

same problem here

its 100% always, and only can setup 33% and 66% but they always have 100% effect, i think that this driver is very incomplete, even being WHQL

<-- never had any prob with DV

back to .92
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Default 09-07-2008, 16:35 | posts: 276 | Location: France

I've installed these and i've no problem for the moment
vista 32 bits
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Default 09-07-2008, 16:37 | posts: 60 | Location: USA

My DV doesnt even work?
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Default 09-07-2008, 17:30 | posts: 329 | Location: USA

anyone getting artifacting in crysis still? 89's had good fps for me, but artifacted like crazy (i'm not even overclocking). i wonder if this set is more stable. i loved the speed of the last set
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Default 09-07-2008, 18:09 | posts: 343 | Location: Canada

Crap no Vista x64 Hopefully it will come soon.
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Default 09-07-2008, 18:43 | posts: 15 | Location: Rochester, NY USA

Have never had any issues in the past with digital vibrance however this time arround that isnt the case, DV control bar is activated however when adjusted there is no change....

(To date I have never needed to roll back a beta driver due to issues of this type at all). lol....

Grid looked outstanding *probably the best FPS have seen to date* but threw BF2142 at it and I am getting odd JUMBO Text charactors as well as corrupted / pixelated HUD display objects on the screen after entering a game server *also does the same in OFFLINE Single player mode*

Benchies I ran via 3d06 (9690 SLI enabled) were equal or close enough to 177.92 but still appeard to offer up a tad better FPS while in games.....

"They are headding in the right direction but looks like 177.92 will be for me untill these issues are resolved.... "

UPDATE****** errum, deff back to 177.92 for me, lets just say although Crysis runs? ummm, I was less than impressed with the over all performance compaired to older drivers... *Max settings for Crysis XP Pro X64, SLI enabled*.... ran like dirt lol....

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Default 09-07-2008, 20:11 | posts: 755 | Location: St. Louis

Benches? I would do it myself but I'm on Vista x64.
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Default 09-07-2008, 20:48 | posts: 54

just tested these out, Stay with 177.92. Lost 5 FPS in crysis and 250 points in 3dmark06
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Default 09-07-2008, 22:52 | posts: 111

Same FPS in Crysis bench. Gained 100 points in 3DMark06. Digital Vibrance is not working.

Going to play some games to see how they feel.

Seems to work better with Source based games that some previous. Didn't get as many dips in fps in TF2 when playing at 1920X1080 and 8xMSAA

Better performance in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

Keepers for me. I don't really use Digital Vibrance as my screen can provide the same result.

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Default 09-07-2008, 23:30 | posts: 1,561

waiting for vista64 drivers...
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Default 09-08-2008, 03:14 | posts: 985 | Location: Virginia Beach, VA

man, bad day for Vista 64. Found out I can't use my Palm Centro software on my Vista 64 so I can't redo my MP3 list or update to the latest Centro version, now no 64 drivers for this
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Default 09-08-2008, 03:43 | posts: 473 | Location: Spain

inb4 downloading now.
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Default 09-08-2008, 05:53 | posts: 132

Originally Posted by Black_ice_Spain View Post
no digital vibrance working here @@ first driver that gives me this problem

only can setup at 33%/66/100% and only works at 100% after doing some weird changes
Exactly the same here! Digital vib only could be controlled through Rivatuner.
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Default 09-08-2008, 06:14 | posts: 584 | Location: The Netherlands

Originally Posted by Kolt View Post
man, bad day for Vista 64. Found out I can't use my Palm Centro software on my Vista 64 so I can't redo my MP3 list or update to the latest Centro version, now no 64 drivers for this
The Vista x64 are already out for this set.
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