NVIDIA Forceware 174.74 Windows XP & Vista Download (all cards)

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Tr0n, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Tr0n

    Tr0n Member

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    * Supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, and 9 series GPUs including these newly released GPUs:
    o GeForce 9800 GX2
    o GeForce 9600 GT
    o GeForce 8300
    o GeForce 8200
    o GeForce 8100/NVIDIA nForce 720a
    o NVIDIA nForce 730a
    * Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLIā„¢ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2.
    * Adds support for NVIDIA GeForce 3D Stereo Technology for GeForce 6, 7, 8, or 9 Series GPUs, including SLI technology.
    * Adds new PureVideo HD features for GeForce 9800 GX2 and 9600 GT:
    o Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
    o Dynamic Blue, Green & Skin Tone Enhancements
    o Dual-Stream Decode Acceleration*
    o Microsoft Vista Aero display mode compatibility for Blu-ray & HD DVD playback*
    * Added the following pages to the NVIDIA Control Panel:
    o Manage Custom Resolutions
    o Adjust Television Color Settings
    o Adjust Screen Size and Position
    o Move CRT Position
    * Improved performance on many DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.
    * Numerous game and application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
    * Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

    Download:
    [​IMG] ForceWare 174.74 XP (32-bit )
    [​IMG] ForceWare 174.74 XP (64-bit )
    [​IMG] ForceWare 174.74 Vista (64-bit )
    [​IMG] ForceWare 174.74 Vista (32-bit )
     
  2. X7007

    X7007 Maha Guru

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    Thank God ~! Gf 8800
     
  3. gnivler

    gnivler New Member

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    thanks for the heads up and info
     
  4. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Yay! Will install it when I wake up, I really like my n80 with WLAN.
     

  5. ken nordoff

    ken nordoff Active Member

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    Finally got this driver to install.Had the 169.25 for so long.Did'nt think l would ever be able to upgrade again.As it has been a pain in the old butt lately with incapatiability issues of these drivers when it came to my 8800 GTX.Increases are good 1000 in 3Dmark 2003 and ozone 3D fur benchmark 150 mark increase.
     
  6. DooGie

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    Yeah about time that there was a major driver update on nVidias site. Worth the wait though as these are very nice.
    Only a small increase in 3DMark06 from my previous driver 169.44 but IQ seems improved.
     
  7. TheHunter

    TheHunter Banned

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    finally, stupid mofos i do hope i gave them something to think about, because yes that was absurd lol releasing geforce 9 only drivers, which where nothing but masked 8800gts in the first place, well except of 9600gt...

    DL now! :)
     
  8. THEBIG360

    THEBIG360 Maha Guru

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    My 9800gx2 loves em.
     
  9. Whiplashwang

    Whiplashwang Ancient Guru

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    It's about ****in' time for 8800 users!
     
  10. anth_15

    anth_15 Master Guru

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    Yep these drivers are good :D
     

  11. randomizer

    randomizer Master Guru

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    Finally!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    Still no System Tray icon after god knows how many driver revisions for Vista users!!

    I've upgraded to Vista x64 from Vista 32bit to see if it would cure a problem I have and it didn't! I'm sure AA + Bloom is broke on my 7950GT PCI-E card as I've never got it working on HL2:Lost Coast or AA working in Crysis on ANY driver from 16x.xx to 17x.xx!!

    Performance is OK'ish 212fps in CSS Stress Test with default options, but with AA broke on all drivers I've tried (even under XP 32bit SP2) I'm not sure if my card is fubar?
     
  13. Weesni

    Weesni Master Guru

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    Nice driver for my WinXP.

    Good IQ, 300 points more in 3DMArk06 and no texturecorruption in older games like MOHA:Spearhead.
    Also Oblivon, COD4, Flatout 2 and Battlefield series runs smooth and look nice...

    Keepers for now!
     
  14. Kill4L

    Kill4L Master Guru

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    IQ is very good :) keeping them
    Nice driver for my WinXP.
     
  15. Zer0K3wL

    Zer0K3wL Banned

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    hmmm i thought these where leaked so did't even bother checking.
    now i known there oficial beta's going give them a try ;>
    edit: reading lot stuff how nvidia works and all tbh.
    hope they just contineu release drivers for 8x00 series asswell.
    due dx10 lot can be improved still.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2008

  16. Warboy

    Warboy Master Guru

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    As Anyone been able to play UT3 with these?
     
  17. dabrooks

    dabrooks Master Guru

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    System tray icon? I got over not having one a long time ago. How can you get any more convenient than right-clicking anywhere on the desktop? Let's see, go down to the tray, find icon, rats, icon hidden, show hidden icons, click . . .
     
  18. Zenoth

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    I do. I haven't noticed any major performance improvements, nor any kind of decrease in image quality, but I haven't noticed any loss of performance either. If anything I might have gained perhaps a few extra frames here and there, but those types of tweaks are probably unnoticeable to our eyes, we would need synthetic benchmarks to see the mathematical differences, which during actual game play doesn't really make a tangible difference. But with all that said, that's with my system, I can't speak for others.
     
  19. compuguy1088

    compuguy1088 Member Guru

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    Wait??? your not awake :3eyes:. How did you post this then?
     
  20. Mott

    Mott Master Guru

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    This kills the hang I got when booting Vista where I got a black screen and my mouse cursor for likr 30 seconds which is really nice. Also the CP seems to be much faster and doesn't seem to hang (as much, lol) as it used to and all of my resolutions are back now.

    Keepers so far.
     

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