Nvidia GeForce Forceware 94.24 WHQL x86 (not for Vista)

Nvidia has released WHQL XP drivers not for the Geforce 8 series. This is not a beta release and is only only a 32bit. International versions are up for download. ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.

Release Notes:

  • WHQL Certified
  • Adds support for GeForce 7200 GS
  • NVIDIA PureVideo™ HD driver with support for the following features:
    • Hardware acceleration of H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 HD movie formats.
    • Video post-processing image enhancements.
    • Built-in support for HDCP content protection protocol via DVI or HDMI connectors.
  • Includes the new NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 2.0 support
Download 94.24 for: XP/XP MCE x86
Link: Home Page | Driver Page

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About time. I was wondering whether they were going to be releasing any new drivers for their "legacy" products. All the recent releases have been for the 8 series and they've been coming hard and fast. Nice to see that NVIDIA haven't left the rest of us in the dust just yet.

Bah, I'm using the 158.16's now on a 6600, so screw you Nvidia that I had to use a hacked inf file in the first place!

But it's ok, in 4 days I'll be running the 158.16's on a 8800GTX

Bah...i've been using leaked drivers 160.02 from guru3d.com and they perform amazingly.
Oh well...its good to have a refresh on the official ones once in a while...

Ap0X said,
Bah...i've been using leaked drivers 160.02 from guru3d.com and they perform amazingly.
Oh well...its good to have a refresh on the official ones once in a while...

I'm using 160.03.

I don't like how these new 1xx drivers make you install ntune for temp monitoring.

yeah i know i was wondering what was going on to. but it's nice to see they finally updated there drivers for the Geforce 7 series of cards.

the 64-bit link is wrong...moreover, there is no 64bit version of 94.24 yet!

anyway, shame they aren't *officially* signed for geforce4 series (but at least they don't blue screen - which the post-100 ones do)

Croquant said,
Did you all notice how the 7000 series packages have fractured? The 7050 and 7025 cards now (officially) use forceware version 158.22. While the rest of the 7000 series uses forceware 94.24. What's next? Separate driver packages for each card version?

Come on, Nvidia: Roll everything into one package! I don't want to have to navigate through a menu every time a new version of your drivers comes out.

Why, so you can complain that it takes so long to release drivers? Part of the reason they have the current release frequency is because they're integrated for one series of cards. Can you imagine a driver package with every single nVidia supported card?. 500MB for drivers, that are released monthly. All so you can avoid a few clicks.

Bright idea, genius.

Pewpew12 said,

Why, so you can complain that it takes so long to release drivers? Part of the reason they have the current release frequency is because they're integrated for one series of cards. Can you imagine a driver package with every single nVidia supported card?. 500MB for drivers, that are released monthly. All so you can avoid a few clicks.

Bright idea, genius.


Actually the driver they have does support basically every geforce card if you mod the inf...

CCRATA said,

Actually the driver they have does support basically every geforce card if you mod the inf...

I think that it would be sufficient to break it down by family.

Version X for 5xxx cards, version Y for 6xxx cards, version Z for 7xxx cards. The download would be smaller, and people with specific cards would only chase down new versions when their cards got updates. I don't see an obvious difference between 94.xx and 93.xx with my 7600GS, and I'd be surprised if I saw much of a change between the 94 and the 77.77 I was running for a while on my old 5600XT.

Anyone know where one can find the official Release Notes? There are none on Nvidia's website or anywhere I can find??

A few lies from nvidia this time, with 94.24...

"Includes the new NVIDIA Control Panel." -- WRONG, it's gone in this driver version! Probably removed since they removed the temperature monitor from the 100 series, so they figured better remove whole new control panel from 90 series so the old users still have temp. monitoring. lol

"For a full list of fixes issues, please view the release notes." -- WRONG, no link anywhere on the 94.24 web page!

Says GeForce4 MX 4000 in list of products supported, but its not when try to update an old system.

wtf nvidia? Vista really screwed them up lately. heh

UPDATE: Now 94.24 was pulled! LOL (93.71 on the site again)

UPDATE 2: Ah, so this is what they're doing now... http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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