NVIDIA 258.96 is out!

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by stone-eye, Jul 12, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

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    67.0%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    45 vote(s)
    20.9%
  3. Worse than previous drivers

    26 vote(s)
    12.1%
  1. Oracle

    Oracle New Member

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    In case they stay unavailable i uploaded the Desktop X64 driver to mediafire:

    Desktop x64: http://www.mediafire.com/?d2nmumogwu3
     
  2. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    They're back up on Nvidia's site. :)
     
  3. SuperBill

    SuperBill Master Guru

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    CONFIRMED: Flash crash is indeed fixed. Finally I can test out the 25x.xx driver series and still be able to use my computer for surfing porn :banana:

    Neverwinter Nights 2 is also corrected in this driver version.
     
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  4. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    These are ever so slightly better than 258.69's, crysis increase of 1 fps, Stalker pripyat slightly improved too.
     

  5. BaneComes

    BaneComes Banned

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    probably slipped your mind but for the xp users heres a link for the 32bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-258.96-driver.html heres for 64bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64-258.96-driver.html
     
  6. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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  7. stone-eye

    stone-eye Master Guru

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    Whoops yep forgot about good old XP thanks Cybermancer.
     
  8. eddieveenstra

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    These new drivers (257/258) are realy bad with profiles. When i put the farcry 2 (or any other) profile to enhance AA 16xQ the profile goes mising in the cpanel the next time i open it. This has been bugging me since the beginning of the 257/258 series.:biggun::biggun::biggun:
     
  9. KillerC

    KillerC Master Guru

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    I had this problem too but it has only happened to me when I have had a secondary profile manager working like nHancer , it even happened when nHancer stopped working a few driver releases back.

    I uninstalled it (till its fixed) and after installing new drivers I haven't had this problem since. I'll just have to redo all my nHancer profiles but oh well.

    I'm having good luck with all these 256:257/258 drivers , these seem just as good to me.
     
  10. soddit112

    soddit112 Master Guru

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    just about to install here, has anyone else noticed how the release notes link tries to go to 258.88? i tried modifying the link to 258.96 but still nothing, does anyone have a working link to the release notes? id quite like to read them :)
     

  11. stone-eye

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    The links correct on the UK site but goes to a file not found.
     
  12. Rockshocker

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    Has anyone else had this problem, my main monitor occassionally turns off, as if it's in sleep mode and the only way to turn it back on is to press the power button, however monitor 2 stays on. The computer has not gone into sleep mode though. It has happened with 258.69 and most of if not all the previous 258's.

    Downloaded the new drivers, I hope the flash crash is fixed.
     
  13. v4npro

    v4npro Master Guru

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    I've had that on a 2xx.xx driver, dunno which. I'm going to wait later today if I want to install these or not. The 200 series drivers also gave me aero lag time to time which the 197.45 don't.
     
  14. chinobino

    chinobino Maha Guru

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    Lotro is working correctly (unlike 258.69) and flash video seems fine.

    Will keep testing.
     
  15. BaneComes

    BaneComes Banned

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    everything, works fine profiles no longer disappear aa and antiastropic settings stick IQ is fantastic runing windows xp 32 bit keepers for now
     

  16. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    wow superb drivers, i thought the 257.21 whql (whcih i've been using since their release) was the best drivers to date but these take more of the cake.

    just gained 3fps in Metro2033 and 5fps in Justcause2, also although not mentioned in the release note, i gained 3fps in Farcry2 long bench with 8xAA/16Xaf dx10 maxed out (ultra). :nerd:

    AVP, Dirt2, Hawx etc scores however did not change.

    very stable drivers, keeps.
     
  17. Rockshocker

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    Ok, so far flash has been fine.
    Monitor shutting down happened just as I hit Guru3d to open the forums. Maybe it's a monitor problem and not a driver problem.
     
  18. DooGie

    DooGie Master Guru

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    I had the same installation problem with these that I had with 258.69 in that PhysX did not install.
     
  19. TheHunter

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    nice nice :D, dl now :nerd:
     
  20. Ukraver

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    has anyone tested these on a 200 series card , how do they perform and are there any bug issues , still on 258 quadro and these will av be really good for me to swap

    thx in advance
     

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