NVIDIA Forceware 182.50 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:

  • Optimized single GPU and SLI support for upcoming PC games.
  • Numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release documentation notes.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

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Unfortunately my GF7 burnt out on me so I cannot test, however it states this in the driver release notes:

Single GPU Resolved Issues
GeForce 7 series AGP, GeForce 6 Series AGP: NVIDIA graphics driver cannot be
installed.

Haha so true!!! What card do you have btw thats just right? I feel like papa bear but good thing I'm on Windows 7 but I might still go Vista. Vista next to 7 feels like an ugly girl with cellulites all over, while 7 feels like the smooth babe you think of in your dreams.

Again, did they screw us GeForce 7 users again with this release? The Windows 7 driver works fine but lets see if they got the Vista part right this time.

Regardless I'm moving to AMD for graphics from now on, nvidia has lost their driver quality since my purchase of the old FX5500, 6800XT, and now 7600GT.

i basically agree with you... Geforce 7 cards are somewhat old but surely not old enough to basically stop supporting. :(

i got a Geforce 7900GT myself which i got back in March 2006 (which was fairly high end at the time) ... i think they should support it til at least mid 2010 MINIMUM. (basically it should be supported until it's pretty much clearly outdated for running games is what im saying)

i can understand them not supporting the Geforce 5xxx series since those are pretty much ancient now and cant realistically run new games... but anything Geforce 6xxx series or better (or especially Geforce 7xxx+) should still be supported for a while.

ThaCrip said,
i basically agree with you... Geforce 7 cards are somewhat old but surely not old enough to basically stop supporting. :(

i got a Geforce 7900GT myself which i got back in March 2006 (which was fairly high end at the time) ... i think they should support it til at least mid 2010 MINIMUM. (basically it should be supported until it's pretty much clearly outdated for running games is what im saying)


I have an XFX PVT73AUDE3 which is the 7600GT for AGP. Only deal with this is that it is a heckload faster and stable overall compared to the 7800GS. This has approximately the same specs as a PCI-E variant. 256MB GDDR3 and dual DVI, no vga

Not particularly a gamer, but, personally, I HATE Nvidia!!

Unfortunately,
I have a couple machines with Nvidia in them, so I may try this update.

Thanks

Shunik Jan said,
Again, did they screw us GeForce 7 users again with this release? The Windows 7 driver works fine but lets see if they got the Vista part right this time.

Regardless I'm moving to AMD for graphics from now on, nvidia has lost their driver quality since my purchase of the old FX5500, 6800XT, and now 7600GT.

Stop living in the past. GF7 cards are AGP, the newer cards are PCIe and have been for around 2+ years now. It is your prerogative to move to AMD etal, but you are still using an older platform which will not be supported under Win7 when it is finally released.

Get with the times and upgrade fully your hardware, then you will not have the issues you are having now.

BeLGaRaTh said,

Stop living in the past. GF7 cards are AGP, the newer cards are PCIe and have been for around 2+ years now. It is your prerogative to move to AMD etal, but you are still using an older platform which will not be supported under Win7 when it is finally released.

Get with the times and upgrade fully your hardware, then you will not have the issues you are having now.

This is my old build you know. If it runs Aero fine then it won't be discontinued until probably a new series coming out. I have a laptop with C2D P8600 and 9600M GT

I'm not sure what the anger is about...

Is there some problems with your current drivers that prompt you to be angry you can't upgrade?

The bulk of the new driver features, like Physix, requires more VRAM and horsepower than was on the GeForce 7...

If your current drivers work then why complain?

BartAfterDark said,
No windows 7 driver?

Win7 is not a priority for them at the moment as the official beta version is still 7000

When a new official beta build is released nVidia may release another driver update. As it stands it is not worth their resources to update the drivrs on a regular basis until the OS is released.

As long as we don't see a Vista fiasco.. For some friends, the drviers STILL crash. Lets hope Win7's driver support is a little better.

Lord Zog said,
As long as we don't see a Vista fiasco.. For some friends, the drviers STILL crash. Lets hope Win7's driver support is a little better. :)

Heh. I don't have any crashes. Anyways I believe the RC may be right around the corner so they should definately make it a priority soon.

chAos972 said,
Windows 7 drivers will come down through Windows Update.

Yep, Nvidia (for the time being) are releasing Win7 drivers exclusively through Windows Update and don't worry I'm sure the Win7 drivers aren't too far away Nvidia are really on the ball this time, they have even released laptop drivers for Win7, so I now get full WDDM 1.1 support for my 9500M GS

I hope they get going on Windows 7 issues. I have this extremely annoying bug that causes it the video card to go crazy when Adobe Acrobat is open. Once it is opened, the screen flickers, creates weird noises, and stays like that for a while (or foreever until I reboot). Sometimes it comes back at 640x480 and wont allow changes...and other times I press reboot and it tells me my CMOS settings are corrupt. Only happens on Windows 7 with a 8800gt opening adobe acrobat or resuming from hibernate.

You're too quick for me today. 185.26s are also available as beta from the same link, just click beta and archived drivers underneath the selection options in the top.

This driver supports GeForce 9-series, 100-series, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

New in Release 185.65:

* Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
* Adds support for Ambient Occlusion � the newest NVIDIA Control Panel feature to offer enhanced 3D gaming realism exclusively to GeForce GPUs.
* Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See www.nvidia.com/cuda for more details.
* Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185 drivers vs. Release 182 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
o Up to 11% performance increase in Call of Duty: World at War
o Up to 5% performance increase Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
o Up to 22% performance increase Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
o Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
o Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
o Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror's Edge with antialiasing enabled
* Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
* Numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release documentation notes.

Existing Support:

* Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL, including SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
* Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
* Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
* Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory. This driver package automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203.
* Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GTS 250
GeForce GT 140
GeForce GT 130
GeForce GT 120
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9600 GS
GeForce 9600 GSO
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 9500 GS
GeForce 9400 GT
GeForce 9400
GeForce 9300 GS
GeForce 9300 GE
GeForce 9300
GeForce 9200

* Release Notes - 185.65
* New Control Panel User's Guide