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NVIDIA GeForce Release 178.24 WHQL Driver Available

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    New GeForce release 178.24 WHQL driver is up for grabs at NVIDIA. This release is for all GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs. The newly-released GeForce 9-series motherboard GPUs are also supported. The 178.24 driver also includes several application compatibility fixes and some performance improvements in various game titles (read below).

    DOWNLOAD: GeForce Release 178.24 WHQL

    Release Highlights:
    • WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
    • Adds support for GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT and 9400 GT GPUs.
    • Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.09.04).
    • Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
    • Adds support for 2-way and 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel D5400XS motherboards.
    • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way and Quad SLI technology.
      Supports CUDA.
    • Supports NVIDIA GeForce 3D Stereo Technology.
    • Supports Folding@home distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
    • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
    • Includes several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with v178.24 WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
      - Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
      - Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
      - Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
      - Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
      - Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
      - 2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
      - 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
      - 2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
      - 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
    • Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
    Source: NVIDIA
     
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    "file not found" error ?
     
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    That is odd.
     
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    I still get a "File Not Found" error.
     
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    What do you mean? Links work for me?
     
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    Anyone else having problems?
     
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    The nvidia links I mean
     
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    No problems for me
    P.s 178.26 available for Quadro cards :)
     
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    I get file not found for the xp64 driver, I was able to get the vista64 driver.....
     
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    Yup, file is still not found. Nvidia forgot to upload it to its site...lol ... 8series card, Win XP. But it works for Vista 64bit.
     
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    Yeah, because it's the international version, a little bigger.
     
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    Yeah downloading it now under vista 64 bit. Thanks!
     
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    Wow, this was quick. Any reasons for the update from 178.13?
     
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    I just downloaded their new driver the other day and now they have another one? Since when does nVIDIA release driver updates twice in one month? They usually have a trend of once every 6-8 months.
     
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    There was a period when Nvidia released new driver versions every 2 - 3 days. 175 if i'm right ;)
     
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    Nice sig, I'd go for the one on the right :D

    And it always seemed to me you were lucky to get a driver update out of nvidia every other month, now two in the space of a few weeks :wtf:
     
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    I think the Release Highlights are the same as the previous version.
     
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    Is the only thing they have changed, the add support for new 9 series cards?
     
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    I'm just checking guru3d and nvidia sites for driver updates every day :D
    I can get this done for GeForce cards, but not all (in case if someone cares about 0,02):
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    And so I, since Audi is my favorite :)
     
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    where did the .26 come from :confused: you changed it ?
     
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    Nope. .26 is for Quadro cards and as we know, they are based on the same GPUs as GeForce cards (except some models). ;)
     

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