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  1. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Default Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Today Nvidia launched a new set of drivers ForceWare rev 158.xx.

    So post in here how good or not good they are at fixing the sometimes slow FPS in TDU.

    Here is a link to the news http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39001

    I will try them tonight or tomorrow.
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  2. Woodo is offline RoOm RoOm
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    alright ill test them out with my card when i cbf isntalling the new drivers
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  3. ///AMGedUP is offline Sportscar Racer
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    thanks downloading now, the game really is choppy with my 8800gts


    hopefully this driver will do something

    if nothing at least gimme some mor performance while runing HDR coz I lag really bad with HDR


  4. ///AMGedUP is offline Sportscar Racer
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    I get a blue screen at start up after installing the driver

    :|


  5. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by ///AMGedUP »
    thanks downloading now, the game really is choppy with my 8800gts


    hopefully this driver will do something

    if nothing at least gimme some mor performance while runing HDR coz I lag really bad with HDR
    Yes I got the same card and with everything set on high it's almost imposable to drive in the town part.
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  6. ///AMGedUP is offline Sportscar Racer
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by S71NG3R »
    Yes I got the same card and with everything set on high it's almost imposable to drive in the town part.
    have u installed the driver??/

    I get the blue screen after installing it


  7. Woodo is offline RoOm RoOm
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    did u install the right bit 32 or 64 bit and if that happen thats a **** load of ****
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  8. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by ///AMGedUP »
    have u installed the driver??/

    I get the blue screen after installing it
    No I am at work now. I can't believe they've still got it wrong I will check out the forums over at Nvidia to see if it's a major problem.
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  9. ///AMGedUP is offline Sportscar Racer
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    nope I installed the right one


    Graphics Drivers >> GeForce 8800 Series >> Windows XP / 2000 / Media Center Edition


  10. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Could not find a post about blue screen. Only a problem with the control panel, but it could be too earliy. What number was the driver can you remember? They could have mixed the drivers in the dowload section.

    It looks like this happens when the driver is wrong for the OS.
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  11. ///AMGedUP is offline Sportscar Racer
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by S71NG3R »
    Could not find a post about blue screen. Only a problem with the control panel, but it could be too earliy. What number was the driver can you remember? They could have mixed the drivers in the dowload section.

    It looks like this happens when the driver is wrong for the OS.
    hmm

    the number is 158.19


  12. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by ///AMGedUP »
    hmm

    the number is 158.19
    That is the correct number what one did you download US or international? Maybe try a different download location.
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  13. ///AMGedUP is offline Sportscar Racer
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by S71NG3R »
    That is the correct number what one did you download US or international? Maybe try a different download location.
    theres only one download site

    primary download site


  14. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by ///AMGedUP »
    theres only one download site

    primary download site
    There are lots of problems with it looking at the Nvidia forum so another driver for the bin
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  15. S71NG3R is offline Car Aficianado
     
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    Default Re: Nvidia launches set of graphics drivers

    Here's a statement from the news that explain what Nvidia are doing about the problems and the challenges they have had.

    "An official from Nvidia, a leading designer of system chipsets and
    graphics processors, admitted that the company had underestimated
    resources it needed to develop proper drivers for Windows Vista, but
    said the issues would be shortly resolved. Besides, the company has
    outlined its priorities when developing drivers for the new operating
    system (OS).

    Several days after Microsoft Windows Vista operating system was
    released, hundreds of end-users reported complaints about
    instabilities, erratic behaviour, driver bugs and other kind of issues
    that they faced because of Nvidia's ForceWare drivers designed for the
    new OS. End-users with various graphics cards, including the latest
    top-of-the-range GeForce 8800-series, criticized Nvidia ForceWare for
    poor performance and stability, something, which logotype "Vista
    Ready" is not meant to say.

    One person, who wanted to remain fully anonymous, even launched a web-
    site called NvidiaClassAction.org in early February to collect the
    information about ForceWare issues with Windows Vista, however, in
    early March the web-site has been taken down due to an unknown reason.

    Nearly two months have passed since the last WHQL-certified release of
    Windows Vista ForceWare drivers and there is a number of end-users who
    still experience issues with their machines and the GeForce graphics
    cards. But Nvidia's Keita Iada, who is responsible for content
    development at the company, said in an interview with IGN web-site
    that the new drivers are near.

    "We're ramping up the frequency of our Vista driver releases. Users
    will probably understand that we release a number of beta drivers on
    our site, so we're making incremental progress. We believe that, in a
    very short time we will have addressed the vast majority, if not all
    of the issues. We've had teams who were working on other projects who
    have mobilised to make sure that as quickly as possible we have the
    drivers fixed. I'm not going to give you an exact timeframe, but it's
    going to be very soon," said Mr. Iada.

    The director of content management at Nvidia also explained the
    reasons why the ForceWare drivers appear to have issues with the new
    operating system by Microsoft. According to him, the first priority
    for the company was to enable content developers with ability to
    create titles for DirectX 10, which is strategically important for the
    company. As a consequence, the firm underestimated resources it needed
    to design drivers for end-users.

    "On a high level, we had to prioritise. In our case, we have DX9,
    DX10, multiple APIs, Vista and XP - the driver models are completely
    different, and the DX9 and 10 drivers are completely different. Then
    you have single- and multi-card SLI - there are many variables to
    consider. Given that we were so far ahead with DX10 hardware, we've
    had to make sure that the drivers, although not necessarily available
    to a wide degree, or not stable, were good enough from a development
    standpoint," Mr. Iada said.

    But even though the initial priority of Nvidia when developing drivers
    were content developers, right now the company has the priority of
    delivering stable drivers for Vista to end-users. It is remarkable
    that Nvidia even put performance of its drivers on the second place.

    "We've had to balance our priorities between making sure we have
    proper DX10 feature-supported drivers to facilitate development of
    DX10 content, but also make sure that the end user will have a good
    experience on Vista. To some degree, I think that we may have
    underestimated how many resources were necessary to have a stable
    Vista driver off the bat. I can assure you and your readers that our
    first priority right now is not performance, not anything else; it is
    stability and all the features supported on Vista," the director of
    content management at Nvidia added."
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