[XF]nVIDIA ForceWare 177.66

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by me3850, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. ginfest

    ginfest New Member

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    I played AoC all day yesterday with these drivers and had no problems at all.
    I was originally using a 9800/175.xx drvs and AoC was fine. Then I went with a 4870/Cat 8.6 "hotfix" and had all kinds of problems, heat, noise, and "flickering" textures in AoC
    I'm using a 260 GTX and Vista x64, not sure if these later drivers work better with the newer cards as opposed to the older?
     
  2. Sneakers

    Sneakers Ancient Guru

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    Works flawless with AoC single gpu mode for me, soon as I enable SLI I have a great risc of getting a bsod, and the nvldd error.[Bsod occurs independetly of online time, busyness, how many people / mobs / spells cast, and the gpu heat temp, so even though it could be a PSU error I think it is unlikley]

    No idea if this is the game or the drivers or both.

    Vista x64.

    I really see no gain in FPS either in AoC with SLI, only instability. The game is also in dx9 so nothing awsome either, even with shader 3.0.

    I mean World in conflict, during dx10 works very well and takes almost 90% advantage of my SLI rig, going on avrg 44 fps during their build in bench with everything litterally maxed out with x16 CSAAq.
     
  3. THEBIG360

    THEBIG360 Maha Guru

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    AOC smooth as butter here. Vista 64bit though.

    These drivers for my GX2 just keep getting better , find myself playing all my older games again just to see how smooth they are. And i haven't been dissapointed yet.
     
  4. Chi3f

    Chi3f Member

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    Wich drivers are you using?
     

  5. Aiacos75

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    AOC working great for me with a 8800GTS 512M SLI but I really did not have any stuttering problem with this game since the 177 series come out.
    With this driver set all is running fine (VISTA 32)
     
  6. Darkuser

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    I'm using 177.66 atm. So far the performance is looking good on 8800GT and IQ is great. Almost seems like they added digital vibrance by default because my desktop is definitely brighter with these. I'm getting some fan speed anomalies though when set on auto speed.
     
  7. scratch42069

    scratch42069 Member Guru

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    All my games run great with this driver. DMC4 and Mass Effect are very smooth and have excellent IQ though I have not tested any previous drivers with DMC4. GTA: San Andreas runs nicely still and appears to have improved IQ, which is a bonus. I gained a few frames in Source-based games too. These drivers are definite keepers for me.
     
  8. blue5

    blue5 Banned

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    Using the same driver
     
  9. charliehamster

    charliehamster Maha Guru

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    Anyone else getting a texture bug in Crysis, when cloak/decloak is activated ?

    BTW! i`m using winxp 32bit drivers.
     
  10. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Yes just tried it and just noticed that, its like loads of solid polys coming together at the start when its activated, and they like split up when its deactivated.

    Just rolled back to the 177.41's and re-tried it, its fine under those. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2008

  11. darrenj

    darrenj Ancient Guru

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    This is probably one of the best drivers for a long time. Really fast with great IQ, for me any way. Played 4 hours of MASS Effect on high settings. No crashes or slow downs no bugs.
    I do notice though that Mass effect has a grainy effect some times does anyone else notice this?
     
  12. Zenoth

    Zenoth Maha Guru

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    The grainy effect in Mass Effect is an actual game feature made by the developers, it's really not related to the drivers nor should it be considered an issue. I believe it can be disabled from the in-game video options, but I'm not entirely sure, if not then it can be disabled from one of the game's configuration files.

    EDIT: Yes indeed, it can be disabled from the in-game video options, it's the Film Grain option, just turn it Off.
     
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  13. Broseybrose

    Broseybrose Master Guru

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    yeah, in the mass effect in-game video options there is a "film grain" on/off setting. personally i couldnt stand it.
     
  14. MessyJesse

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    Seeing as TF2 is the only game i play, im going back to 177.41 right now. My FPS has definitely droped with .66's. I dont mind having a lower score in Vantage:banana:
     
  15. Mersonix

    Mersonix Member Guru

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    When's the official release coming out?
     

  16. manovagal

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    for best performance on games i need only install (for example)
    Driver 177.99
    Physx 8.06.12

    or need install too
    CUDA drivers
    physx SDK

    thx in advance
     
  17. _cTn_

    _cTn_ Master Guru

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    u Need just the "Driver 177.99" driver, physx support only few games atm
     
  18. THEBIG360

    THEBIG360 Maha Guru

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    How exactly are we supposed to know?
     
  19. slitther

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    :rpg::rpg:can you fry your gpu whit beta drivers?
     
  20. THEBIG360

    THEBIG360 Maha Guru

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    I've never heard of it happening but if your concerned. Just monitor your temps and fan speed.

    I use HWmonitor.
     

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