177.13 vs. 8700M (moving forward)
The 177.13 seems to move forward a bit in function from the 173.14.
The major new thing I notice is that the driver correctly detects and selects the flat panel on my desk vs. the flat panel in the laptop when it is connected --- meaning that I can finally use most of the features on the large flat panel. Good one.
Nvidia-settings still reports that the card is stuck in 170 Mhz mode. Nvidia-settings also seems to think the system is on battery power. If the battery/AC state was correctly obtained, maybe my problem of being stuck in 170Mhz mode would be solved?