Nvidia GeForce 181.20 WHQL released!!

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by dajife, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. DerGilb

    DerGilb Member

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    I have had the same issue with the new beta driver (185.20). When I install a new one, i always start in safe mode, driver cleaner etc etc...

    but with this whql driver everything is fine again, so this is a keeper for me
     
  2. elrazor

    elrazor Master Guru

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    Mirrors Edge - working perfect! 45-62 fps! (62 maxfps ingame)
     
  3. lallhands

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    Thanks Killer C! This was the perfect fix for me, and easy too! Looks like it was a 181.20 driver issue, 180.84 is working perfectly for me too. thanks bro...

     
  4. The General

    The General Ancient Guru

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    Thanks :)
     

  5. The General

    The General Ancient Guru

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    WOW, i am seeing a boost in games with my 6200/w2k with these new drivers.
    Thanks
     
  6. abb1

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    OOooops, the problem with the crashes was not the driver but an undepowered powr supply. I switched power supplies and all games are running great now. The Fallout 3 issue has been fixed in the 181.22 beta drivers. I haven't tried them yet, but I will:)
     
  7. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Anyone else notice this, as i had no problems in Fallout3 with either 185.20 or 181.20, and im using what is called a bad power supply manufacturer :S
     
  8. Hekynn

    Hekynn Master Guru

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    Hell ya these drivers kicks ass and they also fixed some ingame crashes that my dad was having with L4D and Fallout 3.
     
  9. g60force

    g60force Master Guru

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    OMG... the 181.22 are heavenly for my W7

    Before (WDM1.1)
    FarCry2 Bench 32.06/41.11/59.07
    after (181.22)
    FarCry2 Bench 32.50/42.72/60.07

    Before (WDM1.1)
    GRID [menu]40-37 [inside-car]31-44 [behind]38-63
    after (181.22)
    GRID [menu]43-40 [inside-car]34-52 [behind]40-69

    Before (WDM1.1)
    DMC4 Bench 57-84 [menu]53-47
    after (181.22)
    DMC4 Bench 60-89 [menu]57-50

    Before (WDM1.1)
    W@W 23-61-27
    after (181.22)
    W@W 25-63-32

    FallOut3 runs perfect on ULTRA 2xAA 15xAF 34+ outside etc. :banana:

    and for the first time a DRIVER!! runs KANE&LYNCH perfect all max'ed
    except AA because then the game freezes every X-seconds :3eyes:

    But I'm happy with the result no crashes so far... will play more tonight :pc1:

    O... and finally a 181+ driver that lets my NV-ControlPanel working :infinity:
    If only GTA4 and Mirrors Edge would install :puke2:
     
  10. vokuhila

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    Set Compatibility Mode on the setup.exe (inside the GTAIV folder on disk1) to "winxp sp2" and run it as an administrator. This way you can install GTA IV on Win7. Maybe this also works for mirror's edge, dunno though.

    GL!
     

  11. g60force

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    Nope it's not working... don't ask why :3eyes:
     
  12. achaleon

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    I'm new here so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction
    The release notes from the original post state that multiple monitors are now supported in sli however nvidia's official download does not mention this.
    After installing the drivers i have not been able to enable multi-monitors while in sli.
    Anyone have any info on this?
    Im using xp 64 bit and 2 8800 gt's
    (Search button yields a million posts about using a 3rd graphics card blah blah)
     
  13. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Only Vista supports multi monitor support in SLI mode, achaleon...
     
  14. achaleon

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    I was afraid someone was going to say that, I hate vista 64 bit. Get a BSOD everytime I try to install it. Anyway, thanks for the answer
     
  15. F1refly

    F1refly Ancient Guru

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    is any game ever even going to use it?
     

  16. JumperR

    JumperR Master Guru

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    with this driver i went over 17,166 :D i got to 17,188... gained 20 points

    wished if i could hit 17.2k
     
  17. hattab

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    ratification(Sorry)
    it's working i have for the second time install this WHQL driver 181.20

    you have three modes low idle middle idle and full steam

    low mode corecklock 301 shaderclock 602 memoryclock 100
    middle mode 400 799 297
    and full mode 602 1296 1107

    gtx 280 windows vista 64
     
  18. Kanosha

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    Why are these drivers even WHQL????

    These drivers are so unstable it isn't funny.

    When I had the 174.xx drivers installed they were rock solid with ETQW now with these drivers the game either randomly crashes or I get that stupid "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered." error randomly.

    And no before anyone asks, no my gfx card is on stock standard speeds and settings with no overcloking whatsoever.

    :bang::bang::bang::bang::bang::bang::bang::bang:
     
  19. Bravo

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    Try this:

    How to Install GTA IV PC on Windows 7

    It worked for me!

    If you have Aero disabled try enabling it. That fixes the problem for some people.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2009
  20. Kanosha

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    Aero is enabled.

    I seriously hope (but then again it is based on Vista) Windows 7 doesn't suffer from that stupid blah blah has successfully recovered.
     

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