New Forceware 162.22 (vista) 162.18 (winXP/win2k) Official WHQL

DaveBC

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Just got em. Installed them along with the 680i 15.01 chipset update on Vista 32bit.

3d mark 06 about the same as te 158.24's, were around 9100. Played a little Lost Planet ran good 50 60 fps.
 

Cutthroat

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Just tried the Vista 162.22 WHQL. 11789 MD Marks (that's only 250 behind XP now), about the same as with 163.11 beta. Nvidia flat panel scaling, HDTV desktop resizing, and digital vibrance are all working. Seems like a good driver so far. Now that things seem fixed, I hope they make some speed optimizations next.
 

Noema

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Meh...and I just installed 163.11 the other night.

Though I'll probably reinstall since these are WHQL and I'm running Vista 64.
 

adairusmc

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I just wish they would fix the monitor detection issue I have been having, I still cannot use the DVI port on my VX2025wm. It was working on the 100.65 drivers, and has not since.
 

Cutthroat

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Originally posted by: adairusmc
I just wish they would fix the monitor detection issue I have been having, I still cannot use the DVI port on my VX2025wm. It was working on the 100.65 drivers, and has not since.

That sounds like the same problem I experienced a while back, but I found a really simple fix. Try this, I am not kidding. Turn off your PC unplug it, unplug your monitor from the electric plug and the video card. Leave it alone for a few minutes. Plug in the PC, connect the monitor to the video card, plug in the monitor, try it now.
 

LightningRider

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Nice to see more and more features and better drivers for Vista. I'll be downloading these when I get home.
 

Fallen Kell

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Wow, you are right :D looks like I will be re-installing graphics drivers again this week (third time, since I rebuilt the system last weekend, been tweaking drivers all week).
 

chizow

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Semi-unified I suppose, they still make the distinction between OS and 32/64-bit but ya it looks like they consolidate all models into each version.

Loaded these up last night, run great so far in LOTRO. Can't totally say its the driver (I've also been able to OC stably to 3.1GHz again after yanking my X-Fi), but I'm now able to sustain playable framerates in PvP zones and 24-man raids without dropping any settings. Also seems to be much fewer drops in frames (into the teens) when transitioning or travelling by horse.
 

Deinonych

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Originally posted by: adairusmc
I just wish they would fix the monitor detection issue I have been having, I still cannot use the DVI port on my VX2025wm. It was working on the 100.65 drivers, and has not since.

That's a known problem with the VX2025wm. The EDID somehow gets erased, so the monitor no longer recognizes a signal from the video card. I fixed mine using a DVI recovery utility that Dell created to fix a similar issue on their 2001FP monitors. You can download the utility here.

More information available on this blog posting.
 

CaiNaM

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Originally posted by: adairusmc
I just wish they would fix the monitor detection issue I have been having, I still cannot use the DVI port on my VX2025wm. It was working on the 100.65 drivers, and has not since.

works fine for me, but some had problems with EDID. I believe there is a "fix" for that, but since I haven't needed it, you might have to do a search for it.

since you have the vx2025m tho, i have a question you might be able to help me with. i can't seem to adjust it to get "white" to look "white"... my fpd2275w looks so much better when white is displayed.. any ideas?

Originally posted by: BernardP

Thanks! Please note that thread title should read 162.18 for XP, not 168.18 ;)

fixed.
 

SunnyD

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Still not a "great" set for notebooks. I don't know why in hell video card vendors refuse to support their mobile products properly. I still get some interesting graphics corruption with this set, but so far not as bad as the beta 163.xx's with my XPS (GeForce Go 7950 GTX).

Is there a driver cleaner for vista?
 

Sylvanas

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Originally posted by: SunnyD
Still not a "great" set for notebooks. I don't know why in hell video card vendors refuse to support their mobile products properly. I still get some interesting graphics corruption with this set, but so far not as bad as the beta 163.xx's with my XPS (GeForce Go 7950 GTX).

Is there a driver cleaner for vista?

If you are referring to the 163.11's then no wonder you got corruption as they were 8 series only. Guru3d have a good driver cleaner tool :)
 

SunnyD

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Originally posted by: Sylvanas
Originally posted by: SunnyD
Still not a "great" set for notebooks. I don't know why in hell video card vendors refuse to support their mobile products properly. I still get some interesting graphics corruption with this set, but so far not as bad as the beta 163.xx's with my XPS (GeForce Go 7950 GTX).

Is there a driver cleaner for vista?

If you are referring to the 163.11's then no wonder you got corruption as they were 8 series only. Guru3d have a good driver cleaner tool :)

There's no such thing as "8-series-only" with NVIDIA drivers. Their drivers have always been common architecture, and always will be, with the exception of customized INF files. The issue is buggy driver pipelines for crappy incomplete drivers.
 

adairusmc

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Originally posted by: Deinonych
Originally posted by: adairusmc
I just wish they would fix the monitor detection issue I have been having, I still cannot use the DVI port on my VX2025wm. It was working on the 100.65 drivers, and has not since.

That's a known problem with the VX2025wm. The EDID somehow gets erased, so the monitor no longer recognizes a signal from the video card. I fixed mine using a DVI recovery utility that Dell created to fix a similar issue on their 2001FP monitors. You can download the utility here.

More information available on this blog posting.

Thanks for the help, but that did not work.

What is happening is that the DVI works just fine, even when loading windows, until the welcome screen shows up - then it just goes blank. Power cycling, unplugging it from the video card, none of that gets it to work right - just using the analog plug. If I roll back to 100.65 drivers or earlier versions - it works just fine. The DVI works perfectly on other machines as well.

I am not going to worry about it too much. I have a Samsung 226bw on the way, should be here on Thursday or Friday.
 

Cutthroat

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Originally posted by: adairusmc
Originally posted by: Deinonych
Originally posted by: adairusmc
I just wish they would fix the monitor detection issue I have been having, I still cannot use the DVI port on my VX2025wm. It was working on the 100.65 drivers, and has not since.

That's a known problem with the VX2025wm. The EDID somehow gets erased, so the monitor no longer recognizes a signal from the video card. I fixed mine using a DVI recovery utility that Dell created to fix a similar issue on their 2001FP monitors. You can download the utility here.

More information available on this blog posting.

Thanks for the help, but that did not work.

What is happening is that the DVI works just fine, even when loading windows, until the welcome screen shows up - then it just goes blank. Power cycling, unplugging it from the video card, none of that gets it to work right - just using the analog plug. If I roll back to 100.65 drivers or earlier versions - it works just fine. The DVI works perfectly on other machines as well.

I am not going to worry about it too much. I have a Samsung 226bw on the way, should be here on Thursday or Friday.

That's exactly what was happening to me with a different monitor, also started with 100.65. Did you try what I said above? I know it sounds too simple, but it worked for me.
 

Sylvanas

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Originally posted by: SunnyD
Originally posted by: Sylvanas
Originally posted by: SunnyD
Still not a "great" set for notebooks. I don't know why in hell video card vendors refuse to support their mobile products properly. I still get some interesting graphics corruption with this set, but so far not as bad as the beta 163.xx's with my XPS (GeForce Go 7950 GTX).

Is there a driver cleaner for vista?

If you are referring to the 163.11's then no wonder you got corruption as they were 8 series only. Guru3d have a good driver cleaner tool :)

There's no such thing as "8-series-only" with NVIDIA drivers. Their drivers have always been common architecture, and always will be, with the exception of customized INF files. The issue is buggy driver pipelines for crappy incomplete drivers.

Note 'Products supported' is only 8 series

I would hope soon Nvidia would adopt a driver scheme like ATI in that there is a guaranteed driver every month that is WHQL- one can only hope
 

videopho

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Just finished downloading 162.22 but before switching to the newer driver I have a question.
I'm currently on 158.24 (Vista 64), btw.
Is there a way or method that I can save my current game setting inside the Nvidia Control Panel Program settings?
I hate to do the new setting every time when switched driver.
I searched and looked but couldn't find one.
Any idea?
 

Cutthroat

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Originally posted by: videopho
Just finished downloading 162.22 but before switching to the newer driver I have a question.
I'm currently on 158.24 (Vista 64), btw.
Is there a way or method that I can save my current game setting inside the Nvidia Control Panel Program settings?
I hate to do the new setting every time when switched driver.
I searched and looked but couldn't find one.
Any idea?

Search for nvapps.xml, I imagine you can save it and replace it after reinstalling the driver.
 

Mem

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Did they remove the automactic uninstall feature,normally I uninstall manually but the last couple of Nvidia driver updates its done automatically so I did not bother this time,anyway it just installed the drivers(far as I know never asked for a uninstall reboot) only asked for a reboot of the new drivers.

Anyway all is working fine in my Vista x64,tested a few games etc.. no problems to report,did not expect any to tell you the truth.
 

adairusmc

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Originally posted by: Cutthroat
Originally posted by: adairusmc
Originally posted by: Deinonych
Originally posted by: adairusmc
I just wish they would fix the monitor detection issue I have been having, I still cannot use the DVI port on my VX2025wm. It was working on the 100.65 drivers, and has not since.

That's a known problem with the VX2025wm. The EDID somehow gets erased, so the monitor no longer recognizes a signal from the video card. I fixed mine using a DVI recovery utility that Dell created to fix a similar issue on their 2001FP monitors. You can download the utility here.

More information available on this blog posting.

Thanks for the help, but that did not work.

What is happening is that the DVI works just fine, even when loading windows, until the welcome screen shows up - then it just goes blank. Power cycling, unplugging it from the video card, none of that gets it to work right - just using the analog plug. If I roll back to 100.65 drivers or earlier versions - it works just fine. The DVI works perfectly on other machines as well.

I am not going to worry about it too much. I have a Samsung 226bw on the way, should be here on Thursday or Friday.

That's exactly what was happening to me with a different monitor, also started with 100.65. Did you try what I said above? I know it sounds too simple, but it worked for me.

Yeah, I tried that too, and still no worky. The thing works fine when plugged into the analog port, so I am just going to deal with it until my new 22" arrives, hopefully that will not have the same problems.

Thanks for the suggestion though. :beer:
 

SunnyD

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Originally posted by: Sylvanas
Originally posted by: SunnyD
Originally posted by: Sylvanas
Originally posted by: SunnyD
Still not a "great" set for notebooks. I don't know why in hell video card vendors refuse to support their mobile products properly. I still get some interesting graphics corruption with this set, but so far not as bad as the beta 163.xx's with my XPS (GeForce Go 7950 GTX).

Is there a driver cleaner for vista?

If you are referring to the 163.11's then no wonder you got corruption as they were 8 series only. Guru3d have a good driver cleaner tool :)

There's no such thing as "8-series-only" with NVIDIA drivers. Their drivers have always been common architecture, and always will be, with the exception of customized INF files. The issue is buggy driver pipelines for crappy incomplete drivers.

Note 'Products supported' is only 8 series

I would hope soon Nvidia would adopt a driver scheme like ATI in that there is a guaranteed driver every month that is WHQL- one can only hope

That doesn't stop the 162's and previous 158's from having corruption issues on the Go 7950GTX.... Everything SINCE 158.24 have been bad.