GeForce Forceware 177.98 XP | Vista

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  1. LEXX911

    LEXX911 Member Guru

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    What's wrong with these idiotic programmers at Nvidia? I don't understand them. Can't they even get this driver right? They fix one thing and fck up another thing. The stupid driver stutter/freezes during games. This driver keep screwing around with DV. This stupid driver doesn't recognize my LCD. I have to manually go in and set it to 1920x1200. This happen to a second reboot when I had it at 1920x1200 but after the reboot, it went to 640x480.
     
  2. bozotheclown

    bozotheclown Master Guru

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    Yep, I did the same and have no problems with the driver except....... the DV problem:)

    Maybe if you don't touch DV, there's no problem but I set it to 15 and after every reboot it's 100:(

    Oh yeah, and in "Manage 3d settings" \ "Program Settings" no programs were found.

    Profiles do seem to work fine but that may be because I use nHancer:)

     
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  3. Outrance

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    Nice drivers some improvments over 177.92 in WoW / C&C and Spores also DV working fine for myself.

    Edit: Using x64 Vista

    lol. WoW on a GTX 280.... hmm 180+??? :nerd:
     
  4. Final_Light`

    Final_Light` Member Guru

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    Just installed 177.98's for XP 32-bit

    Ran a F.E.A.R Benchmark

    -177.92
    Min: 67
    Avg: 152
    Max: 472

    -177.98
    Min: 67
    Avg: 152
    Max: 482

    +10FPS in Max section, nothing usefull.
     

  5. scratch42069

    scratch42069 Member Guru

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    I don't have the DV problem at all and I've done about 5 or 6 reboots since installing 177.98. My DV setting remains at 30% where I've set it. I did not clean install the drivers, they were installed over top of 177.92. Did you guys with the DV issues do a clean install of the drivers? Try installing them over 177.92 and see if DV works. DV isn't broken for me.
     
  6. bodean

    bodean Master Guru

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    Try the xg 177.92's

    They work even better
     
  7. Outrance

    Outrance Ancient Guru

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    Except no Vista x64 :(
     
  8. ZeBeeDY

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    Not working for me. Still got the same dv problem.

    You mean no x64 version or x64 version is not good at all?
     
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  9. Outrance

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    I did a clean install for my .92's. I'm hesitant to go back to them after spending all day fixing this damn Vista install, but I will give your suggestion a go and let you know if it works.....
     
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    Outrance Ancient Guru

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    Ok just found it.... :stewpid:
     

  11. myles1292

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    ok im using vista 64 and i see a decent fps increase in clear sky and cod4 seems fine to me.

    will be testing some more later.
     
  12. GhostXL

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    Easy some games suffer a downclock bug to 2d clocks. It randomly happens in game etc. It's VERY easy to improve NEW hardware....
     
  13. Mineria

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    Sorry but I had a big lol at your reply.
    177.98 is a beta driver that isn't even up at nVidia's own site.

    PS. I use 177.92 and DV is fully functional both with SLI and without on my system.
    Tested it on both a Windows XP 32 and 64 bit system with 8800GTS and 8800GT, both got working DV.

    Can be fixed with Riva Tuner.
     
  14. Marri

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    tried these over the 177.92 , Vista Desktop runs better more responsive..snappier.
    Red Alert 3 Beta feels better if not the same..
     
  15. SubtleOne

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    Sure. I can really imagine the poor guy noticing slowdowns in WoW with a GTX280. It is well known you need at least two or three of them in SLI to have a chance of running it smoothly.... :eyes:

    Anyhow, as to 2D performance, I'd have thought RivaTuner would resolve it.
     

  16. Marri

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    This never use to happen to me but I have to say , RivaTuner tends to degrade performance lately..
    Oddly , it does that with 1 out of 3 drivers..atleast on my system..
     
  17. slickric21

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    DV screwed for me aswell, first time ever with any driver I recall.

    Only settings avalible are 33% 66% or 100%.
    However on reboot or refreshing display driver it sets itself to 100%.

    So this driver is getting canned for me



    xp 32bit
     
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  18. mikeyakame

    mikeyakame Master Guru

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    2nd reboot, 100% dv but its not stuck, can adjust it back to whatever value i want. once I figure out the conversion for the hex / binary values in the color scheme in the registry, ill post the formula and location so DV can be manually set through regedit.
     
  19. mikeyakame

    mikeyakame Master Guru

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    If anybody is interested.]

    HKEY_USERS\{YOUR_LONG_SECURITY_ID}\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NVTweak\Devices\{PCI_ID_FOR_GPU}\Color\Schemes\Applied\DEVICE{xxxxxxxxx}

    YOUR_LONG_SECURITY_ID is the SID for your username. Itll probably end with 1000 if you are main user.
    PCI_ID_FOR_GPU is the id string, ie VEN_10DE&DEV_05E1&SUBSYS_240010DE&REV_00&INST00

    DEVICE{xxxxxxxx} is something like DEVICE000000010, its the Monitors Device ID + Bus number I believe. You can check in device manager.
    {
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-297135772-3971335485-1545840751-1000\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NVTweak\Devices\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E1&SUBSYS_240010DE&REV_00&INST00\Color\Schemes\Applied\DEVICE00020000_R0
    }

    THats my location for example.

    The hex string current value, store the Digital Vibrance registry entry in a 16bit value.

    at 0x00000009 -> 0x0000000a.

    00000000 21 43 4c 52 14 00 00 00 - '<bold>34 59</bold>'' 0f 00 00 00 00 00 !CLR....4Y......

    the 0x5934 holds inside of the DV percentage. I havent quite worked out the algorithm to flow freely and replicate NVCPanel adjustments, it's strange to say the least. I'll keep playing with it tonight.

    0x00000020 -> 0x000000023 (32bit integer) holds the timestamp the last change was made to the color scheme via NVCPanel.

    00000020 <bold> 96 50 c6 48 </bold> 2e 47 55 49 - 04 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 .PÆH.GUI........

    0x48c65096 -> c/unix timestamp seconds since epoch 1970.

    0x48c65096 => dec == 1220956310 which should be roughly 09092008 20:31:50

    This is sall i've figured out so far!
     
  20. xankazo

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    better save the trouble and skip this one. 177.92 is great anyways.
     

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