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Old 08-30-02, 11:05 AM   #193
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I posted how to fix it, go back a few pages.

If you guys have problems getting that PDF here are the highlights:

N V I D I A C o r p o r a t i o n – C O N F IDENTIAL
R e l e a s e 4 0 F e a t u r e s B u l l e t i n – V e r s i o n 1 . 0 1
NEW FEATURES IN RELEASE 40
Overview
In this Document
This document provides a summary of the new features and enhancements provided with
the NVIDIA Release 40 drivers for Windows.
In addition to overall performance and stability improvements, the following are the
specific areas that have undergone significant changes:
• Enhanced Display Driver, DirectX, and Video Capabilities
• Enhanced nView Desktop Manager Features
• New Graphical User Interface
• OpenGL Enhancements
Other Documents
• See the latest edition of the Release 40 Notes for a description of changes between
Release 40 versions.
• See the Release 40 Display Properties Guide and nView Desktop Manager Guide for
detailed descriptions of these NVIDIA utilities.
N V I D I A C o r p o r a t i o n – C O N FIDEN T I A L
2 R e l e a s e 4 0 F e a t u r e s B u l l e t i n – V e r s i o n 1 . 0
CH A P T E R 1
N e w F e a t u r e s i n R e l e a s e 4 0
Enhanced Display Driver, DirectX, and Video Capabilities
WindowsXP SP1
• Release 40 supports WindowsXP SP1, including support for Windows XP Tablet PC
and eHome technology.
• Release 40 provides support for bugcheck EA callbacks, enabling OCA EA failures to
be resolved more quickly while assisting to identify failure causes—such as due to chip
instability or overclocking.
Rotation Support
Release 40 supports desktop rotation1, which allows the user to rotate the desktop by 90,
180, or 270 degrees.
• Controls
Desktop rotation is controlled through the NVIDIA display properties panel, or
integrated seamlessly with WindowsXP TabletPC.
• Graphics API Support
NVIDIA Rotation includes support for windowed and full-screen applications in all
rotation modes for Direct3D and OpenGL applications.
• Hardware Platforms
Rotation functionality is supported on desktop, mobile, and Tablet PCs.
DirectX 9 Support
When Microsoft releases DirectX 9 runtime, Release 40 will provide support for DirectX
9, which includes the new vertex shaders, antialiasing modes, and multi-display device
support.
Robust Channels
Robust Channels significantly improves driver stability by detecting and recovering from
hardware errors.
With NVIDIA’s Robust Channels feature, hardware problems—such as system errors
caused by corruption on the AGP bus or GPU errors caused by transient thermal or power
management conditions—will not cause the driver to fail.
1. Rotation is not supported on graphics cards based on the TNT, TNT2 or Vanta product families.
N V I D I A C o r p o r a t i o n – C O N F IDENTIAL
R e l e a s e 4 0 F e a t u r e s B u l l e t i n – V e r s i o n 1 . 0 3
C H A P T E R 1
N e w F e a t u r e s i n R e l e a s e 4 0
Video Enhancements
Changes in the video driver include:
• Flip Sync functionality support
• Support for multiple Macrovision clients
• Simplified Video Mirror controls
TV Overscan Support
Depending on the TV encoder used, Release 40 supports TV overscan—allowing the user
to eliminate the black borders around the TV display screen. This option is accessible
through the NVIDIA display properties control panel.
Additional Enhancements
• Improved support for wide aspect ratio screen resolutions.
• Improved memory management support for Dualview.
• Improved memory management support for OpenGL.
N V I D I A C o r p o r a t i o n – C O N FIDEN T I A L
4 R e l e a s e 4 0 F e a t u r e s B u l l e t i n – V e r s i o n 1 . 0
CH A P T E R 1
N e w F e a t u r e s i n R e l e a s e 4 0
Enhanced nView Desktop Manager Features
Feature Enhancements
The following features have been enhanced in the new version of NVIDIA nView:
• OS Support:
NVIDIA nView supports WindowsNT 4.0, Windows9X/Me, and Windows2000/XP.
• Profile Feature
Display Modes are now saved to—and loaded from—each profile
• Multiple Desktop Support
The following have been added to the NVIDIA nView multiple desktop feature:
• Support for multi-monitor wallpaper selection
• Graphical display in explorer shell extension
• Support for icons to represent desktops
• Support for arbitrary positioning of windows on the desktops
• Zoom Support
• New fixed-frame zoom
• Bi-directional zoom editing capability
New Features
The following are features that have been added to the new version of NVIDIA nView:
• NV-Switcher
• Improved Alt+Tab switcher which also supports Desktop switching
• NV-Switcher is expandable to other NVIDIA features
• Color Keyed Windows
Allows the user to color key windows for easy identification when activating them on
the desktop.
• Keystone Support2
• Taskbar and Menu Transparency
• New window actions, such as ‘Collapse’
• New applications settings, including a full set of application launch and disable
settings.
2. Keystone is not supported on graphics cards based on the TNT, TNT2 or Vanta product families.
N V I D I A C o r p o r a t i o n – C O N F IDENTIAL
R e l e a s e 4 0 F e a t u r e s B u l l e t i n – V e r s i o n 1 . 0 5
C H A P T E R 1
N e w F e a t u r e s i n R e l e a s e 4 0
New Graphical User Interface
Media Center Tray Application
The Media Center Tray is a new application that replaces QuickTweak.
The Media Center tray is accessible through the Windows taskbar, and contains menu
items that provide access to all NVIDIA user interface software applications in addition to
the same display settings that the QuickTweak menu contained.
New Display Properties Panel
The NVIDIA control panel (accessed through the Windows Display Properties ->Settings-
>Advanced page) has been redesigned to make navigating easier and to improve control
over the display adapter settings.
Some of the new features include the following:
• Slider trays allow all pages to be available from the top level page.
• Dynamic tracking allows the pages to adapt to the state of the driver, and user interface
controls are modified, or even created, accordingly.
• Driver configuration changes are maintained across driver installations.
OpenGL Enhancements
OpenGL 1.4 ICD with Nvidia Extensions
• New extension includes ARB_vertex_program, which co-exists with
NV_vertex_program.
• Meets new conformance tests.
Enhancements for Workstation Applications
• NV1x line stipple enhancements
• NV2x 2-sided lighting optimizations
• Immediate mode optimizations for Solid Edge.
• Display list tuning for UGv17.
CH A P T E R 1
N e w F e a t u r e s i n R e l e a s e 4 0
Additional OpenGL Enhancements
• Multi-monitor Improvements
New accelerated spanning mode is enabled by default.
• Reduced Power Consumption
Release 40 utilizes CPU cycles more efficiently, resulting in reduced power
consumption without sacrificing performance.
• Dynamic AGP/Video memory management
• Accommodates multiple applications open at the same time
• Dynamic Memory Resizing
• Allowance for additional memory tuning

I put up a mirror for the PDF in anyone is interested
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Old 08-30-02, 11:21 AM   #194
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So this drivers suck?


should i install it?
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Old 08-30-02, 11:22 AM   #195
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I wouldn't bother sebazve. Wait for another release
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Old 08-30-02, 11:29 AM   #196
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I wouldn't bother sebazve. Wait for another release
ok thks its a no go then.
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Old 08-30-02, 11:35 AM   #197
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should i install it?
Changing drivers takes less than five minutes....they are great for some and not great for others...why not try?

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Old 08-30-02, 11:41 AM   #198
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If you're stuck on a 56k connection, I say don't bother. It's 9 megs you don't need to waste. However, if you're on any type of broadband connection, in addition to me hating your guts, you should give them a try. You may have better luck than some of us.
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Old 08-30-02, 11:52 AM   #199
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I noticed I can't play nV Pinball well at 1600x1200 anymore...frames are in the 20s it looks like, ball is hard to track...
Actually, I lied, for some reason FSAA was enabled by default so I disabled it, and it's fine!
I'm still on a GF3, so 1600x1200, and FSAA is a no-go for any game...
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Old 08-30-02, 12:06 PM   #200
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I just wanted to say thanks to everybody in this thread that gave pointers to resolve some of the issues that people were having with these drivers. After uninstalling all of my previous versions of NV drivers (which I had never done before), using the registry patch, and deleting the nvqtwk reference from my registry, things are working much better.
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Old 08-30-02, 12:15 PM   #201
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If you're stuck on a 56k connection, I say don't bother. It's 9 megs you don't need to waste. However, if you're on any type of broadband connection, in addition to me hating your guts, you should give them a try. You may have better luck than some of us.
ok then i have dsl. I will download it and share my experiences

thks all
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Old 08-30-02, 12:17 PM   #202
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In the category of slap me and call me Alice...

I read a post or two in the newsgroups and they got me to thinking. One of the posts in particular mentioned that when the individual first installed the new drivers, he/she also had bad stuttering problems. They checked the settings and noticed that the disable CPU Instructions box was checked, slowing everything down. They unchecked the box and everything ran fine! I remembered the last time I installed the new drivers that all the boxes, not just disable CPU instructions, were checked for some damn reason. Wished now I'd bother to look more closely at them. I just learned a big time lesson.

I uninstalled the drivers from the remove programs control panel and rebooted. I remembered reading somewhere that the files in system32 folder with NV in front needed to be deleted, so I went in and deleted all files in this folder that started with NV. Then, I reinstalled the new drivers on a hunch.

<drum roll> All appears to be running well now!! WOW The motion in the game doesn't appear to be quite as smooth as it was in 30.82 but it's a heck of a lot better than before. I installed Coolbits to overclock (which further helped to smooth things) and used refreshlock to set my refresh rates. Now I'm back in action. Nvidia may want to think about comming up with some sort of a utility that gets rid of all files/reg entries when uninstalling as it's apalling how many files were left behind after uninstalling 30.82.

Anyway, I see Nvnews has finally figured out there are hidden screens in these new drivers, at least it's finally mentioned on their front page. For a better explanation and more screens, check out Warp2Search here:

http://www.warp2search.net/article.p...rder=0&thold=0

It appears some of these screens/features are for nForce owners only. However, one screen is that temperature screen. Any ideas on how to get it up? C-ya!
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Exclamation Registry Refresh Rate Fix for Detonator 40.......

Anyone figure out the registry code for these drivers???? The old registry/.inf edit no longer works properly.(i ma aware of the DirecX windows in the driver settings, i want something that works in OpenGL as well)

p.s. I am aware of a 3rd party software that is capable of doing this, I want to know if anyone has figured out the registry method for these drivers.
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Old 08-30-02, 12:27 PM   #204
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huh?
dude that's what the forums are for, and if you don't like it take a hike okay ?
Your name is appropriate but it should be singular to better match just "yourself".

Man is school still out??
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