NVIDIA Forceware 181.22 WHQL

NVIDIA ForceWare software unleashes the full power and features in NVIDIA's desktop, gaming, platform, workstation, laptop, multimedia, and mobile products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications, ForceWare software ensures the best experience with your NVIDIA hardware.

New in this release:

  • This driver is recommended for the best GPU PhysX experience in EA's hot PC title Mirror's Edge.
  • This driver package automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0010.
  • Additional information on specific bug fixes can be found in the release documentation notes.
Download: NVIDIA Forceware 181.22 WHQL

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System wouldn't boot after installing these. Had to Safe Mode, Uninstall and reinstall older drivers.

these new releases are making me excited, the fact i only have like 3 or 4 drivers to chose from right now (gtx 295) these work best for me!

GP007 said,
This one sounds more like a PhysX related update than anything else.

it probably is, because the last 181 didn't work for me either, but the last 178 does.

eilegz said,
so did they add a geforce 4 driver for vista? or windows 7 in that case

Only GeForce 6 and newer are supported. It's been that way since 2006. I doubt it is going to change.

If your computer is capable of running Windows Vista or Windows 7, then you should be able to find the $40 needed to get a video card that is Vista/Win7 compatible as well.


tommy_vercetti said,
Yes, so true, can be skipped if you do not have any issues, but recommended for the newer PhysX

I do have the latest PhysX 909.00.10, I cant remember when I got it tho..I think I downloaded it separately. Jeez, I cant even remember last week now. Thanks for the reply.

For whatever reason, this driver as well as the last WHQL release made my system fail to boot. It tries, but never gets to the login screen, just a black screen.

I'm stuck using an older beta driver.

exactly... i always liked Nvidia since there days of Geforce 2 ;)

never used another brand since and unless something drastic happens i dont see me changing from Nvidia anytime soon.

p.s. oldest graphics card i bought was a '3DFX Voodoo 4MB' video card back in 1996-97 (this was pretty much the first 'good' graphics card made for the PC )

Not to sound fanboy'ish but going with MS's own crash statistics, nVidia drivers are the cause of the majority of Windows BSODs compared to ATi.

Make of that what you will.

GP007 said,
Not to sound fanboy'ish but going with MS's own crash statistics, nVidia drivers are the cause of the majority of Windows BSODs compared to ATi.

Make of that what you will.

that would not have anything to due with the sheer volume of people using Nvidia graphics cards would it?

ThaCrip said,


that would not have anything to due with the sheer volume of people using Nvidia graphics cards would it? ;)


Honestly, drivers from both parties have their share of problems. But my experiences w/ both indicate that nVidia drivers have far more severe issues. Its like nVidia uses us as alpha testers (well they're beta releases) and ATI uses us as beta testers.

Hmm, anyone notice that when installing these on Windows 7 (using vista x64 version) it shows as Windows 7 Nvidia in the installer? I like what i'm seeing

It's nothing to get excited about, it's just a string of text identifying the OS. Also I highly doubt these are WDDM 1.1 compliant, therefore are not fully compatibile with Windows 7. I'm waiting for a new WDDM 1.1 driver to come through, that should be nice.

But either way it means that they are taking a step in the Windows 7 direction early (I know they have been pretty good in the past getting the beta drivers out.) I also do doubt that it has the WDDM in it, but I do hope for the future.

Those prerelease wddm 1.1 drivers don't show that much of a change though. Both companies should update those now that the beta is out to so many people.