GeForce Graphics Drivers 441.66 WHQL - Download & Discussion

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  1. Martigen

    Martigen Master Guru

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    And does DCH break Nvidia Inspector as the driver files for profiles are in a different location now?

    Really don't see the need for DCH, and disappointed Nvidia is forcing this. Additionally, everything I've ever used from Windows Store has been broken or suffers retarded design decisions (I especially like the broken Dolby Atmos support I have right now thanks to a borked install from WS and where uninstalling to reinstall doesn't properly remove it *sigh*)

    I'll be sticking with standard, thanks.
     
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  2. Astyanax

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    nvidia inspector uses the nvapi, it doesn't rely on where files are.
     
  3. garyb

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    Started using the DCH drivers a few drivers back had zero issues, no surprise that Nvidia is going this route.
     
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  4. AntiSnipe

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    About Windows Update "hijacking the driver install", I use two registry files to toggle Windows updates enabled/disabled. If disabled it can't do the driver interference thing.
    Copy/paste the following into two text files and then rename them to Windows Updates Enabled.reg and Windows Updates Disabled.reg (or whatever you like.)

    I think it requires a reboot to take effect. So use the disable, reboot, then uninstall/install your new driver. Then use the enable one or wait until you actually want to do Windows Updates to use it.

    Windows Updates Enabled.reg
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
    "DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=-
    "DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=-
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "UseWUServer"=-
    
    
    Windows Updates Disabled.reg
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
    "DoNotConnectToWindowsUpdateInternetLocations"=dword:00000001
    "DisableWindowsUpdateAccess"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
    "UseWUServer"=dword:00000001
    
    
    Edit to respond to next post: Disabling drivers from Windows Update is not enough. Sometimes it will jam a driver in anyway. I assume because it is marked as a security update instead of a driver update. Especially true if you prefer an older driver and don't want it 'hijacked' by Windows updates.
     
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  5. Astyanax

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    that isn't necessary when you can disable driver experience updates.
     
  6. windrunnerxj

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  7. Astyanax

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    probably will.
     
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  9. Mufflore

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  10. angelgraves13

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    So it's DCH only now...cool. Less headache
     

  11. c69k

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    I succeded installing DCH on 1060M (Alienware 13 R3) finally ( from https://puresoftapps.blogspot.com/2019/01/nvidia-graphics-driver-mod-2019-10-01.html ) .

    So far I noticed that CPU load in games is lower than on 'legacy' driver, mouse to screen latency is better, installer from above page gives extra 10 options that make sense.

    This driver is so far the best package (incl. ease of install and interface + performance) on the net. Period.
     
  12. Astyanax

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    DCH has nothing to do with any of that.
     
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    It's not. The headache is likely from a tumour.
     
  14. Cyberdyne

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    So is Windows going to not support "Standard" at some point? I've always downloaded my drivers from the 'archive' anyway, so as long as Standard continues to work then I guess we shouldn't care.
     
  15. angelgraves13

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    One less thing to select when going to download drivers. No actual headaches.
     

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    So I don't use a soundcard as I have a high-end Dolby Atmos Receiver made by Onkyo that my PC hooks directly to via HDMI (I game on a 70" 4K display that is connected to the receiver). The only "sound panel" I have is through Windows and now my Onkyo receiver is no longer available in the menu of Sound Devices to select! What the hell Nvidia!!! @Rich_Guy Do you have any suggestions? Everything worked perfectly before this driver was installed... Dolby Atmos and all. Now nothing! I have looked around the sound menu but there is nothing to select. I used to use a sound card but now I just have the sound pass through the HDMI and allow my receiver the task of decoding the sound. It was a great setup tbh... I want to go back to that setup. I figure I can just un-install this shity driver but before I do that I could use some advice to try to get it to wok properly
     
  17. Astyanax

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    reboot?
     
  18. Mufflore

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    There was a recent driver that didnt provide a working HDMI audio device, it was a bug.
    Update your video driver.
     
  19. Hemisfear

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    @Astyanax
    would you recommend using DCH instead of standard drivers @W10 1909 & onward?
     
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    Tested on Star Citizen 3.7.2-LIVE.3658647

    Ryzen 5 3600 4.2ghz
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    Location: Landing Pad #10. Port Olisar
    Driver 441.66: Around 50/55 FPS.
    Driver 441.41: Around 63/67 FPS

    Tested for 2 days.

    So for me at least, back to 441.41.
     

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