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SJA06
10-15-08, 08:54 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

nekrosoft13
10-15-08, 08:55 AM
what is fixed

Changes in Version 178.24
The following sections list the changes made and issues resolved since driver version
178.13.
• “Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 32‐bit” on page 6
• “Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 64‐bit” on page 6
The NVIDIA bug number and driver module are provided for reference.
Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 32-bit
Single- GPU Issues
• The NVIDIA Control Panel incorrectly treats a display connected through the DVIHDMI
dongle as an HDTV. [468655]
• GeForce 9800 GTX: The NVIDIA Control Panel shows the display as a DVI instead
of HDMI when using a DVI‐to‐HDMI cable adapter. [445169]
• GeForce 8300/8400/8500: When resuming from Sleep mode, the screen colors
become abnormal for a few seconds. [466207]
Multi- GPU Issues
• [Hybrid SLI], nForce 780a/750a, GeForce 8300/8400/8500: The NVIDIA Hybrid SLI
Graphics icon is not available in the Windows control panel classic view. [465750]
Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 64-bit
Multi-GPU Issues
• [Hybrid SLI], nForce 780a/750a, GeForce GTX 260/280: The screen turns blank with
only the cursor visible when transitioning from Boost performance mode to Save
power mode. [462265]

SJA06
10-15-08, 09:08 AM
There is also a new Quadro driver 178.26 in case anyone is interested in those.

WHQL Certified driver
Improved performance on workstation applications.
Added support for the following NVIDIA products –
NVIDIA Quadro FX 470
NVIDIA Quadro CX
Added support for DDC-Ci/MCCS over the DisplayPort AUX channel.
Added 10-bits per color (10bpc) DisplayPort support for full-screen applications on supported products such as the Quadro FX 470 or Quadro CX.
Integrated AutoCAD and 3ds Max Performance Drivers in the graphics driver with auto-detection, providing increased performance. Support for three latest versions of AutoCAD and 3ds Max. Standalone versions or version updates can still be downloaded from the NVIDIA driver download page.
Workstation application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, feature limitations, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.

Gort
10-15-08, 10:32 AM
Any joy for us 9800GX2 Crysis Warhead Ice losers?

nekrosoft13
10-15-08, 10:47 AM
what are driver dates on those drivers?

if quadro drivers are newer those will probably be better drivers.

shilk
10-15-08, 11:20 AM
• “Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 32‐bit” on page 6
• “Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 64‐bit” on page 6

What's that?

And also, they're up on the US site as well. :)

hell_of_doom227
10-15-08, 11:35 AM
Great. I suppose there is new SLI profile for Fifa 2009 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2009.

Dragunov
10-15-08, 12:26 PM
What's that?

And also, they're up on the US site as well. :)

It comes from the pdf file

Simple User
10-15-08, 01:00 PM
For anyone curious about it, the BF2142 AA bug (Black screen when you have taken large amount of damage) is still present.

LitHiuM
10-15-08, 01:03 PM
Got a corrupt d/l of the 64 version so tried from the .com site and all is well.
No issues so far but not really tried anything yet :)

namuk
10-15-08, 01:20 PM
For anyone curious about it, the BF2142 AA bug (Black screen when you have taken large amount of damage) is still present.


:thumbdwn: not even in the bug list in the pdf release notes

Blacklash
10-15-08, 02:25 PM
Quadro drivers are dated Oct 15 and linked below for Vista x64-

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_178.26.html

nekrosoft13
10-15-08, 02:27 PM
Quadro drivers are dated Oct 15 and linked below for Vista x64-

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_178.26.html

that is the release date, i would like to find out driver dates in INF file for both drivers.

Will have to wait till i get home.

seeker
10-15-08, 03:08 PM
All of those fixes are good, but how about whether it will send a movie to two monitors at once? Considering the size of these updates now, that is the only update that I shall take the time to download.

Bman212121
10-15-08, 03:26 PM
32 bit INF:

DriverVer = 10/07/2008, 7.15.11.7824

Roliath
10-15-08, 04:17 PM
downloaded and installed, will post back results soon.

hell_of_doom227
10-15-08, 11:01 PM
Brother in Arms SLI profile is fixed. It had same problem like Mass Effect. It would slow down with no apparent reason. Now it's :D

Nvidia is pretty quick...

Roliath
10-16-08, 01:43 AM
I played Crysis, Warhead, Grid, and DMC4 with the exception of Grid giving me constant crashes.
I do get the "driver stopped responding" with these still though.

rap1d^
10-16-08, 02:49 AM
I Have seen performance increases in Stalker Clear Sky :) and for me the Display driver has stopped responding errors have stopped :D (was getting them often with the 178.13)

Played Crysis Warhead / COD4 / Grid and Brothers in Arms Hells Highway all working well.

Bokishi
10-16-08, 05:36 AM
Brother in Arms SLI profile is fixed. It had same problem like Mass Effect. It would slow down with no apparent reason. Now it's :D

Nvidia is pretty quick...

Wasn't fixed for me, I still have to rename it to masseffect.exe

LovingSticky
10-16-08, 06:48 AM
Vista x64 UK (International) driver is corrupted on NVIDIA servers.

This WHQL driver cannot be even installed :(

rap1d^
10-16-08, 06:53 AM
Vista x64 UK (International) driver is corrupted on NVIDIA servers.

This WHQL driver cannot be even installed :(

Try this (http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winvista_x64_178.24_whql_uk.html)

LovingSticky
10-16-08, 07:00 AM
No, still the same :(

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8076/nvidiawindowsvistax64dikt7.png

rap1d^
10-16-08, 07:08 AM
No, still the same :(

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8076/nvidiawindowsvistax64dikt7.png

Sry bud that link was working for me last night, there are some alternative links here

Guru3D (http://downloads.guru3d.com/GeForce-Forceware-178.24-WHQL-Vista-64-bit-download-2091.html)

And here (http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=276225)

LovingSticky
10-16-08, 07:10 AM
Yes, thanks, those are non-international (US only) downloads. Those work fine. International one (with many languages inside) does not.