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GeForce 185.66 BETA Drivers Lecked

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by Live OR Die, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Live OR Die

    Live OR Die

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    Found this umm don't know why there much different from the 185.65

    Download Forceware 185.66

    Forceware 185.66 XP 64-bit Beta
    Forceware 185.66 XP 32-bit Beta
    Forceware 185.66 Vista - 32-bit Beta"]Forceware 185.66 Vista - 32-bit Beta
    Forceware 185.66 Vista - 64-bit Beta"]Forceware 185.66 Vista - 64-bit Beta

    This is a beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs has been released. We can recommend this driver VERY MUCH as it entails several performance improvements.

    New in Release 185.66:

    * Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
    * Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185 drivers vs. Release 182 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    o Up to 11% performance increase in Call of Duty: World at War
    o Up to 5% performance increase Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    o Up to 22% performance increase Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
    o Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
    o Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
    o Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled
    * Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
    * Numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release documentation notes.
    * Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

    Existing Support:

    * Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
    * Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
    * Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
    * Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory. This driver package automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203.
    * Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

    We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.

    Supported NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards:

    GeForce GTX 295
    GeForce GTX 285
    GeForce GTX 280
    GeForce GTX 275
    GeForce GTX 260
    GeForce GTS 250
    GeForce GT 140
    GeForce GT 130
    GeForce GT 120
    GeForce 9800 GX2
    GeForce 9800 GTX+
    GeForce 9800 GTX
    GeForce 9800 GT
    GeForce 9600 GT
    GeForce 9600 GS
    GeForce 9600 GSO
    GeForce 9500 GT
    GeForce 9500 GS
    GeForce 9400 GT
    GeForce 9400
    GeForce 9300 GS
    GeForce 9300 GE
    GeForce 9300
    GeForce 9200
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
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  2. Jeffredo


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    Bummer - my 8800 GTX will have to wait. Guess a card is getting a little long in the tooth when beta releases don't support it.
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  3. crtecha

    crtecha New Member

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    ipsay meechigan
    has anyone tired these???
  4. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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  5. LifeOnMars

    LifeOnMars New Member

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  6. Supreme0verlord

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    On Guru3d it says this driver supports all these card's:

    NVIDIA_DEV.05E0.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295"
    NVIDIA_DEV.05E1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280"
    NVIDIA_DEV.05E2.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260"
    NVIDIA_DEV.05E3.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285"
    NVIDIA_DEV.05E6.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275"
    NVIDIA_DEV.05EB.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0600.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0601.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0602.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0604.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0605.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0606.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS"
    NVIDIA_DEV.060D.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0610.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0611.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0612.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0613.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0614.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0615.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0622.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0623.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0625.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0626.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 130"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0627.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 140"
    NVIDIA_DEV.062D.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT "
    NVIDIA_DEV.062E.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT  "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0637.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT   "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0640.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0641.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0643.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0644.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0645.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0646.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 120"
    NVIDIA_DEV.065B.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT  "
    NVIDIA_DEV.06E0.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE"
    NVIDIA_DEV.06E1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GS"
    NVIDIA_DEV.06E6.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce G100"
    NVIDIA_DEV.06E7.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 SE"
    NVIDIA_DEV.06E9.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0847.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9100"
    NVIDIA_DEV.084A.01 = "NVIDIA nForce 730a"
    NVIDIA_DEV.084C.01 = "NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI"
    NVIDIA_DEV.084D.01 = "NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0860.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9400"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0861.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9400 "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0864.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300"
    NVIDIA_DEV.0865.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0868.01 = "NVIDIA nForce 760i SLI"
    NVIDIA_DEV.086A.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9400  "
    NVIDIA_DEV.086C.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 / nForce 730i"
    NVIDIA_DEV.086D.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9200 "
    NVIDIA_DEV.0871.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9200  "
    According to the people at Guru3d forums, these drivers also support Ambient Occlusion.
  7. infrared

    infrared Moderator Staff Member

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    Attached is the modded inf I made. 8800GTX/Ultra/GTS will work. ;)


    To install, download appropriate drivers (page 1), extract with winrar, replace "nv_disp.inf" with the modified version, open "setup.exe".

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
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  8. Live OR Die

    Live OR Die

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    Links Fixed sorry about that

    were does it say that i only put down what Guru3d forums said, and if your looking at this link its for the 185.65 not the 185.66
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  9. Supreme0verlord

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    Whoops, my bad, I guess I should read it more thoroughly before I post huh? lol BTW these drivers do work with my 8800gt, which is not on that list.
  10. Live OR Die

    Live OR Die

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    yer looking at the package size they should work with 8xxx and up
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  11. BababooeyHTJ New Member

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    These drivers still cause that weird rainbow effect with Half Life 2. I did notice improved image quality in Crysis, GTA4, and really any game that I have tried, but I got some occasional artifacting. Performance with AA is also much better. These drivers have alot of potental but are pretty buggy. More of an alpha than a beta. They only work for GT200 series cards but there are modded drivers at Guru3d for 8xxx series. They are an offical beta. It's worth a shot. I can't wait for a stable 185.xx.
  12. ShiBDiB


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    ya insurgency (hl2 mod) gets the rainbow effect so ill have to downgrade to b able to play. but in other games their seems to b an improvment
  13. a_ump


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    Just a question that i've wondered for a while, since the 7 series were released like 4 years ago, none of these driver updates since maybe a year ago actually improve performance do they for these older chips?
  14. Biker

    Biker New Member

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    These drivers keep crashing for me with Win XP SP3..... I can't even get an install to complete successfully (no reboot request at end of install)...

    Anyone else have any luck installing 185.66 / 185.68 with XP x86 SP3?


    Managed to get the 186.68 installed ok on XP with SP3 .... still no luck getting 185.66 to do the same ..... so if you are running XP i'd say avoid 185.66....
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009

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