Forceware 196.75

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Galdere, Mar 2, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

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    63.4%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    43 vote(s)
    18.5%
  3. Worse than previous drivers

    42 vote(s)
    18.1%
  1. Galdere

    Galdere Member

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    Out today.

    [​IMG] Forceware 196.75 Windows 7 | Vista (64-bit)
    [​IMG] Forceware 196.75 Windows 7 | Vista (32-bit)
    [​IMG] Forceware 196.75 Windows XP (32-bit)
     
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  2. Li4m79

    Li4m79 Ancient Guru

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    nice one, downloading now!!!
     
  3. Markushka141

    Markushka141 Master Guru

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    Downloading!!!
     
  4. paradox

    paradox Master Guru

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    woohoo will grab them when at home.its been a while since Ive seen them ad a comparison performance to the previouse drivers.

    great find TY!!!
     

  5. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    I've just installed these and the first thing I tried was to open the NVIDIA Control Panel's System Information tab which caused the whole thing to crash as reported by someone else in the other thread in this forum.

    It's not something most people would try so I'd be interested to see if anyone else has the same crash as I've always installed new drivers over old ones and 99.999% of the time don't have any problems doing so.
     
  6. slickric21

    slickric21 Ancient Guru

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    Sweeeeeet
     
  7. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh... the 'NVIDIA scaling with fixed-aspect ratio' bug is back, i.e. upon selecting and applying it, it reverts back to the default 'Use my display's built-in-scaling'. This was fixed in the 196.34 betas!
     
  8. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Hmmm... I ran Registry Mechanic and System Information appears to work now although nothing is displayed under the 'Display' tab, only the 'Component' one. I'm guessing that these drivers maybe require a clean install but I'll wait to see what others say first as attempting to do a clean install on my system usually ends up with Windows 7 automatically installing older versions of the graphics drivers... even from safe mode!!!
     
  9. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    This is surprising... Now GPU load, memory controller load and video engine load monitoring works with these drivers.
     
  10. Stormyandcold

    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    Working games tested so far on winxpsp3;

    Crysis
    Street Fighter 4
    AVP

    No system information error as reported for win7.
     

  11. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Everytime there are major changes in drivers, you need a clean install.

    No problems so far for me, but will need to install some of the games they listed to check the performance.
     
  12. Bludd

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    They messed up on the release notes PDF. The one I downloaded for Win7 x64 was the Quadro release notes.
     
  13. Vichello

    Vichello Guest

    Can't seem to find Ambient Occlusion setting :/
    edit: Wait, I found it, because im dutch its called 'Omgevingsocclusie' :p Always used English drivers up till now
     
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  14. bala_gamer

    bala_gamer Master Guru

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    can the thread starter add a poll to the thread?? It would be easy to judge the quality of drivers from that.. thank you
     
  15. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Sorry to keep quoting myself, it seems easier than repeating everything I've already written.

    Anyways... this is the report I get if I save at the System Information > Display tab:

    NVIDIA System Information report created on: 03/02/2010 12:38:38
    System name: DARREN

    [Display]
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    Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
    DirectX version: 11.0

    [Components]

    nvCplUIR.dll 2.8.312.11 NVIDIA Control Panel
    nvCplUI.exe 2.8.312.11 NVIDIA Control Panel
    nvWSSR.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA Workstation Server
    nvWSS.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA Workstation Server
    nvViTvSR.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA Video Server
    nvViTvS.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA Video Server
    nvMoblSR.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA Mobile Server
    nvMoblS.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA Mobile Server
    nvDispSR.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA Display Server
    NVMCTRAY.DLL 8.17.11.9675 NVIDIA Media Center Library
    nvDispS.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA Display Server
    NVCPL.DLL 8.17.11.9675 NVIDIA Compatible Windows7 Display driver, Version 196.75
    PhysX 09.10.0129 NVIDIA PhysX
    NVCUDA.DLL 8.17.11.9675 NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.1 driver
    nvGameSR.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server
    nvGameS.dll 6.14.11.9675 NVIDIA 3D Settings Server


    Seems that everything is installed correctly (v196.75 files, etc.) and the Display tab does save some info even if it doesn't actually display it from the control panel itself. Odd.
     

  16. DF-1

    DF-1 Maha Guru

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    agreed.
     
  17. cricket bones

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  18. bala_gamer

    bala_gamer Master Guru

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    can you be more specific? is that related to this driver?
     
  19. pixflix

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    No mention of AvP memory leak fix in DX10? Meh.
     
  20. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    tested with my GTX260, a nice gain of 3fps in Crysis, 2 in FC2, no change in HAWX however for me.

    oh and at last the hitching in FO3 is gone, the only drivers that worked flawlessly were the amazing 186.18 whql, the same exact places that used to hitch now don't.

    however i get some random flickering shadows in Resident Evil 5 with these, i completed the game and was about to uninstall it so i don't care.

    testing some more and will report but so far performance is good.
     

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