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Latest Nvidia Drivers Released 17/03/06

ForceWare Release 80
Version: 84.21
Release Date: March 17, 2006
WHQL Certified*


Release Highlights:


  • WHQL Certified
  • Adds support for GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7900 GT, and GeForce 7600 GT
  • New NVIDIA PureVideo features and enhancements. Please visit the NVIDIA PureVideo website for more information on PureVideo technology and system requirements.
    • Support for high definition H.264 hardware decode acceleration on GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
    • Support for high definition MPEG-2 inverse telecine.
    • Support for high definition MPEG-2 spatial temporal de-interlacing.
  • Adds mixed vendor support for NVIDIA SLI.
  • TV-Out/HD-out support for NVIDIA SLI.
  • Added support for VSync on Direct3D games when running NVIDIA SLI.
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 2.0 support
  • For a full list of fixed and known issues please view the Release Notes.
Updated March 17, 2:00 PM PST: Fixed drivers to correctly include the WHQL certification.

* This driver is WHQL certified for all GeForce 7 series and a limited number of GeForce 6 series GPUs.

Get them Here for XP & 2000

Release Notes (v84.21)

Go get 'em! :)
 
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i have a geforce fx5200

would these be the latest drivers for my device?

if not please link my latest for me please.

thanks
 

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psd99 said:
i have a geforce fx5200

would these be the latest drivers for my device?

if not please link my latest for me please.

thanks
Yes, they are the latest drivers for ALL nVidia cards. :thumb:

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thanks

iits been 2 or 3 years since i last installed new drivers for my card
im a bit confused, sorry to hijack the thread


I understand that I must remove the device from device manager
and also in add/remove programs I have Nvidia Drivers Do I remove this aswell?

Restart and then use then Install latest drivers?

is that all okay?
 

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psd99 said:
thanks

iits been 2 or 3 years since i last installed new drivers for my card
im a bit confused, sorry to hijack the thread


I understand that I must remove the device from device manager
and also in add/remove programs I have Nvidia Drivers Do I remove this aswell?

Restart and then use then Install latest drivers?

is that all okay?
Well ... I just download and run the prgram ... never had a bother that way. ;)

:)
 

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psd99 said:
ermm isnt that not safe?
Updating any drivers is not safe ... XP has an excellent "roll-back driver" feature.

;)
 

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Posted by Mucks

Updating any drivers is not safe ... XP has an excellent "roll-back driver" feature.
Had to do exactly that had 2 vertical lines with a neon green bar half way up when i played BF2 :eek:
 
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They have lots of new features included for viewing purposes. I installed them on friday evening
 
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TriplexDread said:
They have lots of new features included for viewing purposes. I installed them on friday evening

so what do u think of them
should i upgrade for my fx5200?
 
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Rush said:
Had to do exactly that had 2 vertical lines with a neon green bar half way up when i played BF2 :eek:
Thats not a bad thing...

Since you already pulled me away from tinkering with refrigerant & compressors, let me expand on this a little more for you. The 2 lines you're seeing are a visual feedback feature of SLI called "Show GPU load balancing." I really only find them useful to turn on when my friends come over to show them how cool my SLI Rig is. The lines show the SLI load balancing. Obviously you wouldn't want to game with these lines turned on!

To turn SLI load balancing on and off, simply follow these steps to get to the screen you see below:
1) Right click on your desktop and select "Properties."
2) Select the "Settings" tab.
3) Select the "Advanced" button in the lower right corner.
4) Click on the "GeForce 7800 GTX" Tab in the upper right hand corner (or whatever GPU you are using).
5) On the left now appears a menu; select the "SLI Multi GPU" tab
6) Two checkboxes now appear: "Enable SLI Multi GPU" and "Show GPU load balancing"
7) If you want to show the load balancing (green lines) make sure that box is checked; if you don't, make sure it's unchecked.
8) Once you've made up your mind, click "Apply"

So there you have it - nothing's wrong with your system or your driver - you just needed to do some homework. I don't want to rub it in, since you're not the ONLY one to ask …but this common question is already answered in our FAQ section. I love helping you guys out, but please, PLEASE be sure to check out the FAQ's before asking a question - I can only read and answer so many.

This should make BF2 a little more enjoyable for you ;)

Have Fun,

-MMM
 

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Well blow me over with a large feather duster ;)
 

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Originally posted by mucks

Good find Chris ... :thumb:
Yeh Thanks m8 ..how could i not know , i changed it in the first place :D
 
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I only knew that because my Uncle (with the alienware) complained about this to me and put me on the case of finding out WHY it was doing this...

Quick google search chucked that out ;)

All i searched was "Green Lines"+"SLI"

It just shows how the SLI is balancing the load between the two cards - more of a show-off thing than something you'd use ;)
 

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