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Renzo
02-18-09, 06:56 AM
Let's hope the trend that started with 182.05 beta continues. Downloadable from NVIDIA:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_182.06_whql.html XP 32bit

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_182.06_whql.html XP 64bit

Burnt_Ram
02-18-09, 07:41 AM
i liked the 182.05 beta. maybe these will be a bit better. i do like the fact thye claim up to 10% fro L4D. for me thats worth checking them out ...

JohnDio
02-18-09, 09:04 AM
The 182.05 had exactly the same release notes

SLippe
02-18-09, 09:10 AM
Grabbin' them now.

JohnDio, could you PM me and tell me how you got your E6600 overclocked so high?

newls1
02-18-09, 09:42 AM
Would anybody be kind enough to do a comparison with these using the 182.05 beta driver in games like UT3, and FC2? TBH w/ you, im almost scared to install these drivers as I just installed 182.05 driver and UT3 works flawlessly finally, I would hate to break the game again! Thanks

Renzo
02-18-09, 12:38 PM
Would anybody be kind enough to do a comparison with these using the 182.05 beta driver in games like UT3, and FC2? TBH w/ you, im almost scared to install these drivers as I just installed 182.05 driver and UT3 works flawlessly finally, I would hate to break the game again! Thanks
I've seen people talking about UT3 crashing with 180-drivers, as I haven't used any other 180-driver than 182.05 and this 182.06 (just finished playing ut3) I'd like to know WHAT crashes the game? The only problem I have with UT3 is that I can't change resolution without crashing the game, and that's very old problem for me.

I'll check FC2 later, but first tell me how UT3 is supposed to crash the game so I can test it more thoroughly.

Eliminator
02-18-09, 03:19 PM
these are probably the exact same as 182.05 except WHQL

Blkout
02-18-09, 07:18 PM
Grabbin' them now.

JohnDio, could you PM me and tell me how you got your E6600 overclocked so high?

MY E6600 went to 3.6GHz and I certainly don't think it was a special chip. My E8400 goes to 4.3GHz and it's not special either.

JohnDio
02-18-09, 07:23 PM
Yeap, as Bilkout said it is a normal overclock for the E6600. At 3.51 i'm stable 24/7 but i cannot get it running stable at 3.6Ghz (generally speaking, the big "wall" of the E6600 chipsets is the 3.6Ghz and above)

JohnDoe641
02-18-09, 08:39 PM
I installed the drivers tonight and had a quick game of l4d and I took the chance to enable the Multi-CPU render option and instead of constant freezing and sound looping, it ran smoothly!

Renzo
02-19-09, 10:27 AM
Xbitlabs has tested this driver (http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/geforce-driver-182-06.html), and it seems the scores are nicely up from 181.22 WHQL driver on both GTX285 and GTX295.

Burnt_Ram
02-19-09, 03:23 PM
I installed the drivers tonight and had a quick game of l4d and I took the chance to enable the Multi-CPU render option and instead of constant freezing and sound looping, it ran smoothly! which drivers where you using previously? operating system?

methimpikehoses
02-19-09, 03:34 PM
I noticed a little boost from these playing Burnout... particularly in the slo-mo crash sequences.

hemmy
02-19-09, 05:39 PM
Xbitlabs has tested this driver (http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/geforce-driver-182-06.html), and it seems the scores are nicely up from 181.22 WHQL driver on both GTX285 and GTX295.

Just read that, looks very nice

JohnDoe641
02-20-09, 12:09 AM
which drivers where you using previously? operating system?
Well the freezing/looping started with the 180's earlier drivers, it was still present in 181.20 for me. I'm using XP x32 with SP3.

lvov7342
02-21-09, 06:33 PM
They've finally fixed the MOH:WAW directx bug with these.
Performance and IQ seems good overall, but Fallout 3 is still crashing.

xorbe
02-21-09, 11:46 PM
Well the freezing/looping started with the 180's earlier drivers, it was still present in 181.20 for me. I'm using XP x32 with SP3.

I've always wondered, is this due to unstable overclocking?

Dulak
02-22-09, 07:00 PM
question - is it the drivers fault that my stuff with x264 format slows my system way down?

JohnDoe641
02-23-09, 01:27 AM
I've always wondered, is this due to unstable overclocking?
I don't overclock my system at all. Whatever was causing it is now gone thankfully. :D

walterman
02-23-09, 04:51 PM
question - is it the drivers fault that my stuff with x264 format slows my system way down?

If you are using MKV files, no.

walterman
02-25-09, 06:39 PM
DMC4 is screwed again :fu:

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1093/devilmaycry4dx920090225.th.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/my.php?image=devilmaycry4dx920090225.jpg)http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1093/devilmaycry4dx920090225.th.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/my.php?image=devilmaycry4dx920090225.jpg)

A very important shader that affects the gameplay is broken, and not only broken, it causes a huge drop in the frame rate :angry:

I returned to the 182.05, and the game works again.

Renzo
02-25-09, 10:22 PM
DMC4 is screwed again :fu:

I returned to the 182.05, and the game works again.
I think Armed Assault is broken too with 182.06. When launching the game and entering to the game gui first time, upper part of the screen flashes green one time. Also on certain situations using 1st person view, visible weapon model gets a lot of "big" green squares over it (around the size of a nail) for one frame or so.

I played Arma a lot using 182.05 betas and I think those bugs weren't there.

Edit: well, the startup flash is gone with 182.05 but the model bug is still there, however the appearance rate is lesser. 178.24 whql did not have this particular problem in any situation.

Mike89
03-02-09, 01:04 PM
A very important shader that affects the gameplay is broken, and not only broken, it causes a huge drop in the frame rate

I returned to the 182.05, and the game works again.


What a trip Walterdude! I know you've been posting about driver problems with that game through a lot of driver revisions. Amazing how many driver revisions it took to fix it and then one small version change later and it's screwed up again. Reminds me of the problem I've had running Mass Effect since 177.41, not being able to play it. Then finally 182.05 comes and I can play it again. I was thinking no way I'm going to change from these drivers now and you have just confirmed why I was thinking that way. I'm staying put with the 182.05. I've been wondering for a long time now what kind of quality testing Nvidia is doing over there. Nvidia really needs to get involved in user driver forums to hear from users just what their drivers are actually doing because it doesn't seem like they really know. Changing Nvidia drivers has become a roll of the dice. I hate gambling (too old for that s h i t), I like to put my money on the sure thing.