New Forceware 158.27 WHQL for XP/2000/2003 (x86 and x64) ... GeForce Fx/6/7/8/Quadro

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by HamidFULL, May 24, 2007.

  1. stansdds

    stansdds Member Guru

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    158.27 on a 7950GT here, I see a couple .hlp, a bunch of .dll, one or two .bin, and a .exe file. No errors and nothing funky.
     
  2. darrenj

    darrenj Ancient Guru

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    STALKER runs much smoother.
    I was able to squeeze out 650 core clock and 2118 memory with this driver.

    Cards runs slightly warmer due to the higer core clock.

    this driver is a :coffee2: Keeper!

    Is there really a big performance gain from 600/2118 to 650/2118 ?
     
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  3. HamidFULL

    HamidFULL Master Guru

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    1.its 100% WHQL!! remember its for XP!
    2.maybe your old driver does not become clean completely uninstall and clean with XDC then try again

    X7007 : it works fine with 8800GTX with tons of files!!
    find your own problem
     
  4. HamidFULL

    HamidFULL Master Guru

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    surely!!! for find test with 3Dmark03/01

    I think most of times latest WHQL has better IQ
     
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  5. HamidFULL

    HamidFULL Master Guru

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    158.27 WHQL is newer than 160.02 WHQL look :

    160.02 WHQL Date from the driver: 26/04/2007
    158.27 WHQL Date from the driver: 10/05/2007


    anyone have bench for these drivers?
     
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  6. Jelle Mees

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    From Forceware 97.92 to 165.01:
    "3DMark05" : 12790 3DMarks => 12629 3DMarks
    "America's Army" : 234 FPS => 243 FPS

    Problems encountered with 165.01:
    - Computer shutdown ( while playing or in 2D Modus )
    - Game Crashes ( "Half Life 2", "Flatout 2", "Colin McRae: Dirt" & "World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade" )

    From 165.01 to 158.27:
    "3DMark05" : 12629 3Dmarks => 13235
    "America's Army" : 243FPS => 238FPS
    "Counter Strike: Source" : ? => 173FPS
    "Half Life 2: Lost Coast" : ? => 106FPS
     
  7. gunslinger

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    Since I don't run benchmarks the only way for me to tell is with a game. Current fav is stalker. Now I"ve set a a gamer hardware profile on my machine(as per black viper's site) and I ussally boot to that profile when I play doh! However I tried a mod I had just downloaded to see if the game would crash when I installed it, so I fired up stalker and started playing.
    Game ran fine, and I played for about an hour. When I shut it down I realized that I had forgot to shut down aol. I was playing in my regluar hardware profile with aol running in the background and stalker was running smooth as silk. THINK THESE DRIVERS ARE KEEPERS :approval:
     
  8. Rich_Guy

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    These are working fine for me, look like keepers. :D
     
  9. Gonzo7

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    instaled the official 8800 drivers yesterday when my new card arrived, played 2142 today to find it at 10FPS with yellow textures, installed these, they crashed the PC, then i did it again in safe mode and all went ok.

    now 2142 plays fine again :)

    also play IL2 1946 and FSX, going to hang onto these for now.
     
  10. Hocico

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    I think most of times latest WHQL has better IQ[/QUOTE]

    yes i agree. thanks for your reply.
     

  11. HamidFULL

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    Command and Conquer 3 runs fine
    Fifa07 runs fine
    Stalker runs fine
     
  12. ReTiCuLe

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    How are these overall with Battlefield 2 and Final Fantasy XI Online?
    I'm still trying to find a new driver that doesn't have the gamma bug for FFXI :S.
     
  13. darrenj

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    Yes you have to completly erase the old driver with Driver Cleaner Pro in safe mode and you will not get non WHQL warning.

    I do full erases and when I install WHQLs I never get this warning. Especially if you had a beta driver or a modded driver before.
     
  14. alanm

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    WHQL has nothing to do with performance or IQ but more to do with general hardware compatibility and ensuring stability.

    Many times I've found non-WHQL drivers perform and look better than WHQL, so I will never let the WHQL certificate be a deciding factor in choosing which drivers to go with, esp in Nvidias case.
     
  15. Gonzo7

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    i think we all know now WHQL means nothing in real world terms..

    if it did mean anything i wouldnt have loaded 2142 to be met with 10fps and yellow trees... (there current official WHQL drivers)
     

  16. HamidFULL

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    yes you are right but here we speak about 158.27 WHQL ;)
     
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    Aboso****ingluty right, who in their right mind would want a stable system :approval: . And right again, I like ngo for modded drivers, in fact I kinda hope they will mod this dude. :behead:
     
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    im using riva tuner 2.01 on a 7950 GT KO with the stock fan and yet its showing the fan to run at 20/30 when i set to higher in riva tuner. did i do something wrong?

    EDIT:For fan control are any of the three startup vaules needed? or the NVIDIA display driver service? by default since i dont overclock or use the tray icon i disable these from being loaded.
     
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  19. darrenj

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    I had the yellow issue in BF 2142 but for me it was yellow full screen explosive flashes and SOME parts of the flying crafts and when I sit in the flying crafts my display was entirely yellow!!! I then clocked down my gcards core a bit and it went away (drvers 158.22). With these drivers, 158.27 my core is up to 600 without yellow in 2142.
    Different strokes for different folks!!!:approval:
     
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    I get artifacts in some games with this driver. Nba live 2007 and TDU :(
     

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