THE LORD OF graphics is set to release a fresh set of drivers today – it's a selection of bug fixes to make your graphics card work better. While the 53.0X drivers were available from, I believe the EVGA site previously, this time the Nvidia drivers have the blessing of Microsoft with its WHQL scheme.
The drivers for Windows XP/ 2000 are numbered 53.03 while the ME/98 version is called 53.04. It's quite unusual that the old OS version has a bigger number and these drivers are not WHQL certified as Microsoft simply don't do that for these gnarled old OSes. I have every reason to believe that Nvidia might shine again in 3Dmark03 -- at least that's what I expect since there is always a work around for the current 340 patch if Nvidia wants to go down that road one more time. The drivers will arrive later today
News source: The Inq