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NVIDIA GeForce Release 181.71 BETA for Windows 7 Released

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  1. malware New Member

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    NVIDIA has rolled out new Windows 7 GeForce 181.71 BETA drivers for the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9 and 200 series cards. The new drivers work with both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of current Windows 7 beta release. Release highlights:
    • Installs WDDM v1.1 for GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series DirectX 10 GPUs.
    • Installs WDDM v1.0 for GeForce 6 and 7-series DirectX 9 GPUs.
    • Supports Direct3D, Direct2D, and DirectWrite.
    • Supports NVIDIA CUDA - Compute Unified Device Architecture.
    • Supports NVIDIA PhysX (this driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203 for all GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series GPUs).
    • Supports NVIDIA SLI on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.

    DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce Release 181.71 BETA for Windows 7 32-bit | Windows 7 64-bit

    Source: NVIDIA
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    So i am guessing, the WHQL version will be release for all OS's soon right?
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    Don't count on WHQL version until the final code of Windows 7 is released.
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    Not all betas ever make it to the WQHL release, I've been using the 185 betas and they've been around for around two months now without an official release.
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    Does anyone know how to actually get COD4/PB to work in Win7? I tried everything people said about running in XP compatibility mode, I tried running the pbsetup in XP compat mode, running COD4 in XP compat mode, nothing worked.
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    I had no problem running CoD4 in Win 7. What is the problem your having?
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    I wonder if nVidia fixed the driver problems with NFS:Undercover in this release. 178.24's are the latest package that doesn't black screen CTD's.
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    It was PunkBuster that was failing out.
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    Oooh so it may be PB not working properly in Win 7 ..

    I will look into that and post back.
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    Since when does PB work well in ANY Windows version? Hey, I like what the program does (prevent cheating), but it's way too buggy and makes most PC's I've installed it unusually unstable.
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    It doesn't prevent cheating... I wish it prevented cheating. Then maybe, just maybe it might be worth having two different punkbuster processes running 24/7 for crappy EA games
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    This driver does not work well with Fallout 3, the game will stop responding like 30 seconds into it. I've now switched back to the 179.43 drivers and now I don't have that problem.
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    no that is a problem with pb not video drivers

    they work fine on fallout for me
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    Im only having problems with NFS Undercover it just doesn't entrer in the game stops in the first loading but the sound continues... does anyone know how to fix this issue???
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    Same as mine as well. In Win 7 7k, I must use the default Win drive or Vista 64bit 178.24's. Something pre-Physx does the trick and no disabling Physx doesnt do the job.
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    That's what I said.
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    too late from nvidia , ati release driver for win7 before 2 months
  19. Live OR Die

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    these drivers run great on build 7048 x64 will test some games soon

    EDIT one big problem i have with these beta drivers for 7 they dont drop you clocks on idle any one know how i can fix this
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