Nvidia GeForce 181.20 WHQL released!!

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

  1. Uh_Oh

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    Do you have a program like driver cleaner?
     
  2. AmigaWolf

    AmigaWolf Master Guru

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    Yes i always use it after uninstalling a driver.

    But still have the problem.
     
  3. bala_gamer

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    These drivers(181.20) are defenitely older drivers eventhough they hace whql logo.. Opengl 3.0 support is not available in this drivers. The pre beta 185.20 had 176 opengl extensions whereas this driver has only 170 extensions (similar to the older versions). Performance wise 185.20 is much better than this!!:banana::banana:
     
  4. KrueLLa

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    The 181.20 driver doesn´t show the videocard temperature in nvidia control painel. Why??!!
    Any tip about this? So how can I control the temperature?
     

  5. alxtorrentazos

    alxtorrentazos Master Guru

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    Warhead 185.20
    //////////// Summary \\\\\\\\\\\\\

    01/06/2009 14:19:08 - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

    DirectX 9.0c ENTHUSIAST 2X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1280 x 800 AA 0x
    ==> Framerate [ Min: 15.18 Max: 37.67 Avg: 28.20 ]

    Warhead 181.20
    //////////// Summary \\\\\\\\\\\\\

    01/08/2009 21:34:48 - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

    DirectX 9.0c ENTHUSIAST 2X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1280 x 800 AA 0x
    ==> Framerate [ Min: 14.40 Max: 36.99 Avg: 28.33 ]

    I could try, if someone explain to me how to install GTA4 on Windows 7 x64, because the installer says the platform is not supported.
    Oh, and I tried to install the original crysis to test the 64bits exe but program crashes, only works in 32bits mode :(
     
  6. UnrealGaming

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    Try eVGA Precision Tool. With it you can easily check your graphics card temperature and increase fan speed to cool the card. And also overclock.
     
  7. AmigaWolf

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    I see Video card temp in nvidia control panel.

    What OS do you use?

    I use Vista x64 Ultimate.
     
  8. TheAgeOfMen

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    Running pretty stable :)
     
  9. saif

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    anyone tried this with old rig? (like mine)
     
  10. alxtorrentazos

    alxtorrentazos Master Guru

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    Ok, here we have some interesting results. Because I couldn´t ran Crysis64 in windows 7 x64, I decided to do some 32bits benchmarks against XP SP3, just for fun and to compare a beta OS vs. a mature one.
    Video drivers are the same, 181.20 in both cases.
    Do you guys remember Crysis Benchmark Tool 1.05? ;)
    Here we go......

    09/01/2009 05:13:49 a.m. - XP
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-harbor, Demo-Assault_Harbor
    DX9 1680x1050, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=2, Time Of Day= 5
    Global Game Quality: High
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    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 4100, Recorded Time: 132.23s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 178.64s, Average FPS: 22.95
    Min FPS: 13.23 at frame 3944, Max FPS: 35.92 at frame 976
    Average Tri/Sec: 5816638, Tri/Frame: 253435
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: 0.05
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 160.77s, Average FPS: 25.50
    Min FPS: 13.23 at frame 3944, Max FPS: 35.92 at frame 976
    Average Tri/Sec: 5675435, Tri/Frame: 222542
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: 0.06
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (2 Runs Performed)
    ==============================================================

    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    09/01/2009 05:13:49 a.m. - XP

    Run #1- DX9 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 25.50

    vs.

    09/01/2009 03:57:23 a.m. - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-harbor, Demo-Assault_Harbor
    DX9 1680x1050, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=2, Time Of Day= 5
    Global Game Quality: High
    ==============================================================
    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 4100, Recorded Time: 132.23s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 168.08s, Average FPS: 24.39
    Min FPS: 16.17 at frame 3935, Max FPS: 40.86 at frame 2077
    Average Tri/Sec: 5801582, Tri/Frame: 237836
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: 0.06
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 145.76s, Average FPS: 28.13
    Min FPS: 16.17 at frame 3935, Max FPS: 40.86 at frame 2077
    Average Tri/Sec: 5744628, Tri/Frame: 204229
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: 0.07
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (2 Runs Performed)
    ==============================================================

    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    09/01/2009 03:57:23 a.m. - Vista 64

    Run #1- DX9 1680x1050 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 28.13



    It´s just me or someone else noted those 3fps more in min/avg????? it´s almost 19% more at MIN and near 11% more at AVG..........NOT BAD for a BETA OS, NOT BAD AT ALL ;)
     

  11. Year

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    installed them on my old 8800GTX (another rig), is it me or these drivers won't throttle the GPU aka downclock when idle?

    previous beta and all other drivers were fine.

    XP here.

    nvidia pdf

    "Single-GPU Resolved Issues and Changes

    •GeForce*GTX*260/280:*Changed*the*power*management*behavior*to*
    maintain*the*maximum*3D*clocks*for*all*DirectX*and*OpenGL*applications"

    supposedly for the gtx260/280 yet my 8800 is stuck @ max temps and idleing at 57c. odd.
     
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  12. alxtorrentazos

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    Just a little offtopic......but I encoded (or "DVDShrinked") one DVD and in XP SP3 it took 41 minutes to complete.......in Windows 7 X64 it took 36 minutes :D
    Microsoft needed 2 years of Alpha Vista to reach a Windows 7 Beta? ;)
     
  13. PoiNt54

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    Mmmm, didn't check the clocks before gaming but this driver doesn't downclock after .. for me at least - Vista 32-bit.

    181.00 seemed a little smoother in GTA IV but these look better for sure.
    185.20 were a mess for me. Good all round drivers for now.
     
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    Getting constant crashes in UT3 (Warfare especially) after a short while in game.

    All other games were fine, but UT3 is my "main game" so this kinda sux :(

    The last stable set for UT3 are 180.48 - the 180.84 betas for GTA4 caused similar crashes in UT3.
     
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    Exactly the same here.
     

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    I mentioned earlier that I had constant crashes in UT3.
     
  17. ghost301

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    No one getting flickering texture in FC 2 ?
     
  18. AminoSC

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    The 181 drivers never would throttle down my 8800GT. The 185 beta driver is the best driver I've ever had for my 8800 gt however.
     
  19. GammaLord

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    drivers 185.20
    oblivion seemed fine
    GTA4 textures failing to load quickly/desent fps boost
    css stuttering or shuddering when moving
    L4D seemed fine
    Guild Wars seemed fine
    Grid seemed fine
    Stalker !st one...seems fine

    drivers 181.20
    oblivion seemed fine
    GTA4 desent fps boost / textures loadin slow seemed to be fixed but started new game so not sure if unlocking other islands will efect it.
    css no stuttering , good as new
    L4D seemed ok
    Guildwars seemed fine
    GRID Started new game , seemed to be crashing at end of first race
    Stalker 1st one , seemed fine.

    Used driver cleaner pro and reinstalled the 185.20's

    css no stuttering
    grid still crashing at start so i must have an issue lol
    GTA4 textures seem to be loading ok so as other poeple have said clear old drivers before u install new ones .
     
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  20. SumLeetNub

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    all profiles have the texture quality set to high performance, that prolly why everyone is seeing and FPS boost. nVidia and their pr0z0r h4x:biggun:
     

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