Nvidia Forceware for Vista /XP182.08

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    This is a WHQL driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

    New in Release 182.06:

    Recommended for the best experience in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
    Boosts performance in several 3D applications
    . The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 182.06 WHQL drivers vs. Release 181.22 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    Up to 8% performance increase in Fallout 3 at high resolution and AA.
    Up to 10% performance increase in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
    Up to 9% performance increase in Half-Life 2 at high resolution with AA.
    Up to 11% performance increase in Left 4 Dead at high resolution with AA.
    Up to 10% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID at high resolution and AA.
    Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0 on GeForce 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
    Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version
    9.09.0203.
    Additional information on specific bug fixes can be found in the release documentation notes.
    Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
    Existing Support:

    Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL including SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
    Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.
    Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!
    Supports CUDA.
    Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
    *Note: The following SLI features are only supported on Windows Vista: Quad SLI technology using GeForce 9800 GX2 or GeForce GTX 295, 3-way SLI technology, Hybrid SLI, and SLI multi-monitor support.

    GeForce GTX 295
    GeForce GTX 285
    GeForce GTX 280
    GeForce GTX 260
    GeForce 9800 GX2
    GeForce 9800 GTX+
    GeForce 9800 GTX
    GeForce 9800 GT
    GeForce 9600 GT
    GeForce 9600 GS
    GeForce 9600 GSO
    GeForce 9500 GT
    GeForce 9500 GS
    GeForce 9400 GT
    GeForce 9400
    GeForce 9300 GS
    GeForce 9300 GE
    GeForce 9300
    GeForce 9200
    GeForce 8800 Ultra
    GeForce 8800 GTX
    GeForce 8800 GTS 512
    GeForce 8800 GTS
    GeForce 8800 GT
    GeForce 8800 GS
    GeForce 8600 GTS
    GeForce 8600 GT
    GeForce 8600 GS
    GeForce 8500 GT
    GeForce 8400 SE
    GeForce 8400 GS
    GeForce 8400
    GeForce 8300 GS
    GeForce 8300
    GeForce 8200
    GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
    GeForce 7950 GX2
    GeForce 7950 GT
    GeForce 7900 GTX
    GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
    GeForce 7900 GS
    GeForce 7800 SLI
    GeForce 7800 GTX
    GeForce 7800 GT
    GeForce 7800 GS
    GeForce 7650 GS
    GeForce 7600 GT
    GeForce 7600 GS
    GeForce 7600 LE
    GeForce 7500 LE
    GeForce 7350 LE
    GeForce 7300 SE
    GeForce 7300 LE
    GeForce 7300 GT
    GeForce 7300 GS
    GeForce 7200 GS
    GeForce 7100 GS
    GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
    GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
    GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
    GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
    GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
    GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
    GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
    GeForce 6800 XT
    GeForce 6800 XE
    GeForce 6800 Ultra
    GeForce 6800 Series GPU
    GeForce 6800 LE
    GeForce 6800 GT
    GeForce 6800 GS/XT
    GeForce 6800 GS
    GeForce 6800
    GeForce 6700 XL
    GeForce 6610 XL
    GeForce 6600 VE
    GeForce 6600 LE
    GeForce 6600 GT
    GeForce 6600
    GeForce 6500
    GeForce 6250
    GeForce 6200SE TurboCache™
    GeForce 6200 TurboCache™
    GeForce 6200 LE
    GeForce 6200 A-LE
    GeForce 6200
    GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    GeForce 6150 LE
    GeForce 6150
    GeForce 6100 nForce 420
    GeForce 6100 nForce 405
    GeForce 6100 nForce 400
    GeForce 6100
    32 BIT
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_182.08_whql.html

    VISTA 64BIT
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_182.08_whql.html

    XP 32BIT
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_182.08_whql.html

    XP 64BIT
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_182.08_whql.html
     
  2. RAD

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    182.08 hung my system on two computers that are now working fine with 181.22
    One has an 8400 card; one an 8600GT

    I don't know why. I gave up. Make sure to have a fresh disk image backup ready. ;)
     
  3. OldMX

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    Worked flawless here, SLI 9800GT on the mrs' computer
     
  4. fce

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    anybody used it on (XPS 1530) 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT ??
     
  5. DevilFrank

    DevilFrank Registered Member

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    No problems here - Vista Ultimate64+GeForce 8800 GT.
    :)
     
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  8. Dark_Hanzo

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    That's probably a good idea until Nvidia releases the official drivers for 8M series :thumb:
     
  9. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

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    I suggest that you check LaptopVideo2Go for drivers. They provide a variety of drivers to choose from--even the old ones. However, you have to understand that it is not an official release. The executable, however, is official; they just mod the INF so that the installer thinks the system is valid for the installation.

    IMHO, it is better to get your drivers there than from the manufacturer. Your mileage may vary, however.
     
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