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SJA06
10-15-08, 08:48 AM
All flavours

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk

New in Version 178.24:
Adds support for newly-released GeForce 9-series motherboard GPUs.
Includes several application compatibility fixes. Please read the release documentation for more details.
Release 178 Highlights:
WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
Adds support for GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT and 9400 GT GPUs.
Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.09.04).
Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
Supports CUDA™.
Supports Folding@home distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
Includes several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 178 drivers versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
*Note: Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, and Hybrid SLI technology are only supported on Windows Vista.
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9600 GSO
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 9500 GS
GeForce 9400 GT
GeForce 9300 GS
GeForce 9300 GE
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 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

SLippe
10-15-08, 10:02 AM
Hmm, not showing up over at www.nvidia.com, yet. Thanks for the heads up!

EDIT: Well, if you hit the Search button, it doesn't come up, yet, but if you change the URL from 178.13 to 178.24 it works. Well, sort of. Seems the file isn't there just yet. I'll check back later on.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_178.24_whql.html

The download link takes you here: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/178.24/178.24_geforce_winxp_32bit_english_whql.exe

SJA06
10-15-08, 10:22 AM
It seems only nVidia UK has the drivers up and running ATM - however some of the links seem to have corrupted packages. XP32bit is fine though.

There is a Quadro release 178.26 as well, though this too is corrupt.

Well done nV :o

SLippe
10-15-08, 10:59 AM
It seems only nVidia UK has the drivers up and running ATM - however some of the links seem to have corrupted packages. XP32bit is fine though.

There is a Quadro release 178.26 as well, though this too is corrupt.

Well done nV :o

This happens when the driver is being uploaded. You probably didn't get the whole file. Try back later this afternoon/evening.

Now the page is up, but the file isn't. LOL :wtf:

Xophile
10-15-08, 02:22 PM
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_178.24_whql.html

MD5: b306d72cd62bd4683b4471f08789059a
SHA1: 239cc6e043e0df62f5d7a43868868ed1ee269647
CRC32: 0185b6cc

DirkBelig
10-15-08, 04:29 PM
File not found.

SLippe
10-15-08, 04:32 PM
Okay, NVIDIA, what the hell are ya'll waitin' on? :eek2:

Abraxus#
10-15-08, 04:59 PM
I'm using them right now, noticed absolutely no difference from the last lot.

Mike89
10-15-08, 05:51 PM
I wonder if this one if finally going to fix that crash issue with Mass Effect that every driver I've tried after 177.41 has done.

SLippe
10-16-08, 03:31 AM
Digital Vibrance is still borked with these, just like the 178.13 set. I can only select 0, 33, 66 or 100 percent and even at 100% I can't tell it does much. *sigh* CoD4 runs well, unlike the last set, which was unplayable. Keepers for now, I guess.

mobilenvidia
10-16-08, 04:38 AM
This happens when the driver is being uploaded. You probably didn't get the whole file. Try back later this afternoon/evening.

Now the page is up, but the file isn't. LOL :wtf:

The files are still corrupt, corruption is occurring in:

178.24 WinXP x64
178.26 WinXP x86
178.26 WinXP x64
178.26 Vista x64

178.26 Vista x86 international link is actually english only driver
Corruption is on all international sites.

SJA06
10-16-08, 04:48 AM
Digital Vibrance is still borked with these, just like the 178.13 set. I can only select 0, 33, 66 or 100 percent and even at 100% I can't tell it does much. *sigh* CoD4 runs well, unlike the last set, which was unplayable. Keepers for now, I guess.

I modded [used .24 inf and added the missing files inc. PhysX] and installed the 178.26 Quadro set [XP 32bit], and DV is working normally with these. They also benched slightly higher in Warhead +2fps ave.

Fairchild7102
10-16-08, 02:23 PM
Digital vibrance also borked for me. Can't select anything but 33, 66, 100 and of course none of these settings actually do anything. This time I made sure to uninstall the previous drivers which I had and rebooted into safe mode and used Driver Sweeper to clean any traces of the old drivers.

Last drivers that worked for me with Digital Vibrance were the 175.51_quadro_winxp2k_english_whql release.

The_KELRaTH
10-17-08, 07:08 AM
With the last 2 WHQL drivers (Vista x64) the screen goes black when going invisible in BF2142.

Eliminator
10-17-08, 08:01 PM
looks like another set to skip... still with 177.83 here

lips
10-17-08, 08:48 PM
its like sli is not working in all games with these. meh.