Tuesday, April 17th 2007

NVIDIA Updates Vista ForeWare Drivers

NVIDIA Updates Vista ForceWare Drivers

NVIDIA has updated its Vista ForceWare display drivers for all GeForce 6, 7 and 8 cards, for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS. This takes the version number up to 158.18 – the drivers are still listed as being beta whilst NVIDIA continues to improve them, but they are the official drivers available through the main downloads section of the site so should be stable. You can view the range of fixes below, although there are no new features in this release.

The 32-bit download is available here (30.2MB) and the 64-bit download is available here (42.7MB).

Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 32-bit:
  • Swedish locale: The NVIDIA Control Panel crashes the first time it is
  • opened after installing the driver.
  • After exiting the NVIDIA Control panel Storage page and closing the
  • NVIDIA Control Panel, the page is empty when re-opening.
  • Video WMV playback quality using Windows Media Player is poor.
  • GeForce 8800 GTX: The displays are not always enumerated after
  • uninstalling the driver, causing subsequent driver installation to fail.
  • GeForce 8800 GTX: Scaling MPEG2 SD content results in video
  • corruption.
  • GeForce 8800 GTX: Elder Scrolls: Oblivion–animation is visible
  • through the trees when HDR and NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing
    are enabled.
  • GeForce 8600: Lineage 2– antialiasing has no visible effect when set to
  • NV-Enhanced 8x or above.
  • [SLI], GeForce 8800GTX, GeForce 8600: 3DMark05/06–the benchmark
  • hangs with a black screen during the default benchmark run.
  • [SLI], GeForce 8800 GTX: "Display driver has stopped responding"
  • error message appears while playing WMV9 HD files after resuming
    from standby.
  • GeForce 6100/6150: The NVIDIA Control Panel crashes when
  • attempting to open the Storage page (requires installation of NVIDIA
Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 64-bit:
  • GeForce 8500/8400/8300: The screen flashes with playing a video with
  • WinDVD or PowerDVD in full-screen mode at 1920x1200 resolution.
  • GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 7900/7800GTX: Film detail, noise
  • reduction and assorted cadence functions fail.
Source: NVIDIA
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4 Comments on NVIDIA Updates Vista ForeWare Drivers

Bird of Prey
These should be working Vista drivers, right?
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WarEagleAU said:
These should be working Vista drivers, right?
[Nvidia/Microsoft]Yes they are fully functional, tested [cough kinda cough], and ready to go [Nvidia/Microsoft]
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Darkrealms said:
[Nvidia/Microsoft]Yes they are fully functional, tested [cough kinda cough], and ready to go [Nvidia/Microsoft]
Tried and tested on x2 3800 @2.6, 2gb ram, 8800GTS 600/1500/950 320mb. All is well, damn I want R600 already :(
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lots of crashes in BF2 for me with this set. (vista x64)
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