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Ancient76
01-08-09, 09:55 AM
VISTA 32: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winvista_x86_181.20_whql_uk.html

VISTA 64: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winvista_x64_181.20_whql_uk.html

* Added support for GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285
* Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with all SLI-certified GPUs.
* Enables NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Now you can easily switch between multi-monitor desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming mode. Learn more here.
* Enables 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. This driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 8.10.13).
* Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!
* Added support for the new NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder with H.264 optimization

nekrosoft13
01-08-09, 09:59 AM
nvidia US links

64bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_181.20_whql.html

32bit
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_181.20_whql.html

Greg
01-08-09, 10:31 AM
File 181.20_geforce_winvista_32bit_english_whql.exe from nVidia's website displays a corrupted archive message for me. I have downloaded twice so far, once with FreeDownloadManager, once with FireFox 3. Both files were identical and ~20mb smaller than the web listed size.

Name: 181.20_geforce_winvista_32bit_english_whql.exe
MD5: bb822ea4d9cb96fd531ce552f3932c49
Size: 52.5 MB (55,068,480 bytes)

Edit: Just downloaded and installed the international version successfully.

mailman2
01-08-09, 11:39 AM
meh, we are working backwards. I want 185.20 variant out. They are better than 181.

DHP
01-08-09, 11:58 AM
185.20 was Alpha.

This is WHQL. ;)

nekrosoft13
01-08-09, 12:01 PM
alpha that had quite a bit of issues

profiles sometimes didn't work (one example Pure: Vsync off would not apply)
not stable caused Fallout 3 to freeze, caused sometimes weird coloration in Mass Effect cutscenes

pahncrd
01-08-09, 12:07 PM
This works great in Windows 7. :D

AdamK47
01-08-09, 02:50 PM
I'll give it a shot on my X58 GTX 280 SLI setup when I get home.

ATOJAR
01-08-09, 02:52 PM
alpha that had quite a bit of issues

profiles sometimes didn't work (one example Pure: Vsync off would not apply)
not stable caused Fallout 3 to freeze, caused sometimes weird coloration in Mass Effect cutscenes

Do the profiles work with these WHQL's?

nekrosoft13
01-08-09, 03:13 PM
haven't installed these yet, I will let you know in about 4 hours

hirantha
01-08-09, 04:16 PM
Nekro that's a bugger. we gotta wait 4 hrs till we see your Nekro certification? :p

lee63
01-08-09, 04:27 PM
WTF I have two CPs with these.

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7632/capturedv9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

nekrosoft13
01-08-09, 04:38 PM
Nekro that's a bugger. we gotta wait 4 hrs till we see your Nekro certification? :p

no, that means that I will be home in 4 hours ;), less then a hour now

nekrosoft13
01-08-09, 04:47 PM
anyone noticed that the driver changed?

originally it was about 75mb

ATOJAR
01-08-09, 05:07 PM
Well i decided to stop being lazy and just try them, i can confirm that profiles do work with these WHQL's, so far so good, now for game playing/game testing. :D

EDIT: @ nekrosoft13, yeah i noticed this, these are like 123 MB!

breathemetal
01-08-09, 05:11 PM
Seem to be good so far.

Fallout 3 keeps crashing though.

Bman212121
01-08-09, 06:06 PM
Well i decided to stop being lazy and just try them, i can confirm that profiles do work with these WHQL's, so far so good, now for game playing/game testing. :D

EDIT: @ nekrosoft13, yeah i noticed this, these are like 123 MB!

I would assume they added physx drivers to it then. That's almost the same size as the 185.20's now.

ATOJAR
01-08-09, 06:55 PM
I would assume they added physx drivers to it then.

If so i wonder what version? ..... im already on the PhysX v8.11.18.

vmsein
01-08-09, 07:34 PM
If so i wonder what version? ..... im already on the PhysX v8.11.18.

The PhysX package that came with this driver is version 8.10.13. Where did you get 8.11.18?

AdamK47
01-08-09, 07:51 PM
WTF I have two CPs with these.

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7632/capturedv9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Yep, I had that too. Uninstalling the drivers or using Driver Sweeper doesn't fix it either. The way I fixed it was by going to this registry entry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\Con textMenuHandlers\

You'll notice it has two nVidia entries instead of one, NvCplDesktopContext and NvContextMenu. Delete the NvCplDesktopContext key and you should now have one item in the menu.

theonlybabyface
01-08-09, 08:32 PM
If so i wonder what version? ..... im already on the PhysX v8.11.18.

Right here if you want em...

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22329

lee63
01-08-09, 09:04 PM
Yep, I had that too. Uninstalling the drivers or using Driver Sweeper doesn't fix it either. The way I fixed it was by going to this registry entry: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\Con textMenuHandlers\

You'll notice it has two nVidia entries instead of one, NvCplDesktopContext and NvContextMenu. Delete the NvCplDesktopContext key and you should now have one item in the menu.
Mabey they are there for a reason.. could each 295 need its own CP ?

vmsein
01-08-09, 09:44 PM
Right here if you want em...

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22329

Thank you very much!

j0j081
01-08-09, 09:53 PM
the last official drivers cause my system with a 9600gt to randomly crash in UT3. the set before that from November 178.24 work fine. Hopefully these ones are better.

Squuiid
01-08-09, 10:44 PM
These drivers cause UT3 to crash for me.
Damn nVidia. FFS, can't they release a decent driver for once?

UPDATE: Went back to 180.48_geforce_winvista_64bit_english_whql and UT3 is now fine again.

181.20 are DEFINITELY bad for UT3 for me.