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Pav
02-12-08, 05:31 PM
A new driver dated 14/01/08 for Windows Vista 32bit has found its way onto the net and thanks to Electronic Punk, we can download it from the link below. Please feel free to try it and let us all know how it performs, any feedback is welcomed!

http://www.electronicpunk.com/forceware/173.80vista32beta.zip

AngelGraves13
02-12-08, 05:35 PM
Gonna test it now.

ChaoticNick
02-12-08, 05:47 PM
171.12, 171.16, 173.61, 173.65, 173.80...:confused:

I'm still waiting for an official beta(or whql) to show up, last one was 169.28.

Pav
02-12-08, 05:50 PM
171.12, 171.16, 173.61, 173.65, 173.80...:confused:

I'm still waiting for an official beta(or whql) to show up, last one was 169.28.

Hopefully won't be long! This set is a leaked beta so please only try at your own risk but if you do, please post any comments here on this set. Thanks in advance!

AngelGraves13
02-12-08, 06:01 PM
Well I had to mod them to get them installed. No difference from 169 series. No new video options or any new options in Control Panel at all. No difference of any kind in anything. I'll keep them until the next set. If they work fine, no need to uninstall them.

Lith1um
02-12-08, 07:04 PM
Last two driver leaks had no x64 drivers.

I guess it's beginning.

nekrosoft13
02-12-08, 07:04 PM
come on, 64bit

XxDeadlyxX
02-12-08, 10:39 PM
come on, 64bit

QFT! :(

Armed_Baboon
02-12-08, 11:08 PM
come on, 64bit

you're salivating with anticipation aren't you...

Bokishi
02-13-08, 01:12 AM
come on, 64bit

yes yes

verncat
02-13-08, 04:36 AM
yes +1

Shocky
02-13-08, 08:02 AM
Looks like 64bit is getting left behind again. :(

Electronic Punk
02-13-08, 08:20 AM
Personally I want the Windows 98 version of 173.80 but the thread quite clearly says 32bit vista...

Any feedback on this? Couldn't install and didn't have time to modify the inf file.

nekrosoft13
02-13-08, 03:43 PM
Personally I want the Windows 98 version of 173.80 but the thread quite clearly says 32bit vista...
.

don't get that the wrong way, maybe someone else has the 64bit driver, if you don't ask you never know.

XxDeadlyxX
02-13-08, 04:14 PM
I think it's just that we are at the point where more forum users are on 64-bit :(

So when we get consecutive 32-bit releases we feel left out :(

ikjadoon
02-13-08, 08:00 PM
64-bit FTW!

The 64-bit versions better come soon or I'm going to unleash my afro magic-on nVidia. :afro2:

~Ibrahim~

Electronic Punk
02-14-08, 02:41 AM
Meh to be fair when Intel pulls its finger out and gets the new core2s out I will be going to 64bit (and maybe staying there this time).

Buio
02-14-08, 02:50 AM
Been 64-bit since very long now, there was a some trouble at start (Creative drivers suck). But now I wouldn't touch a 32-bit OS again. I have also thought about upgrading when Intel releases the new series (late march I believe?).

Electronic Punk
02-14-08, 03:18 AM
I have bounced back and forth since the day XP 64bit hit MSDN.

Monster909
02-14-08, 07:01 AM
I have bounced back and forth since the day XP 64bit hit MSDN.

Me too. In the beginning of Vista, there was clear problems with the x64 version. I could feel if someone had x64 version installed even when not knowing. Because it was slower and more buggy. But now, specially after SP1 RTM I cant see any difference between them, and x64 Vista feels even "snappier" than x86. If it wasnt for all the drivers for x86 I wouldnt go back to it and just stay with x64. But as it is atm, Its hard to do that. I feel that x64 should be old already, but still ppl hang on to x86. We should have x128 by now. :)

AngelGraves13
02-14-08, 06:46 PM
Me too. In the beginning of Vista, there was clear problems with the x64 version. I could feel if someone had x64 version installed even when not knowing. Because it was slower and more buggy. But now, specially after SP1 RTM I cant see any difference between them, and x64 Vista feels even "snappier" than x86. If it wasnt for all the drivers for x86 I wouldnt go back to it and just stay with x64. But as it is atm, Its hard to do that. I feel that x64 should be old already, but still ppl hang on to x86. We should have x128 by now. :)

x64 or 64 bit will be sufficient for another 15 years.

XxDeadlyxX
02-14-08, 07:29 PM
x64 or 64 bit will be sufficient for another 15 years.

Yep, at least on the client side. I think a few supercomputers run 128-bit at the moment.