New Nvidia 280.26 WHQL


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This is the first WHQL-certified from the Release 280 family of drivers. You can read more about this family of drivers on GeForce.com.

This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. This driver package also includes the 3D Vision Controller driver.

New in Release 280.26

NVIDIA SLI

Enables SLI technology on SLI-certified motherboards with AMD chipsets: 990FX, 990X, and 970.

NVIDIA 3D Vision

With Release 280 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. Users are no longer required to install a separate 3D Vision Controller driver or CD driver. This driver includes the 280.19 3D Vision Controller driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article for more information.
Adds support for viewing 3DVisionLive.com and YouTube 3D with NVIDIA SLI PCs. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on 3D Vision Window Mode.
Adds support for Window mode for 3D Vision Video Player. This requires v1.7.2 or higher of the player.
Adds support for new 3D Vision monitors: ViewSonic V3D245
Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1111, BenQ W710ST, and NEC NP-V300W
Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
Alice Madness Returns
Back to the Future (Episodes 1-5)
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Chuang Shi Xi You (创世西游)
Dao Jian 2 刀剑2
The Darkness 2
Dead Island
Deep Black
Dou Zhan Shen 斗战神
Dragon Ball Online
Dungeons and Dragons: Online
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
L.A. Noire
League of Legends 英雄联盟
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Mars
Might & Magic Heroes VI
Mount & Blade: Warband
Mount & Blade: With Fire and Blade
PROUN
RAGE
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
Rise of the Immortals
Rusty Hearts
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Virtua Tennis 4
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Update the following 3D Vision game profiles
Crysis 2 – rating changed to Excellent. NVIDIA recommends using the v1.9 game patch.
Deep Black – rating change to 3D Vision Ready
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – convergence changes and rating changed to 3D Vision Ready

Other

Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.23.3
Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514
Supports playing back Blu-ray 3D discs when connecting your GPU to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV. Playback requires compatible software application from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Roxio, or Corel. For GPU and system requirements, visit the NVIDIA Blu-ray 3D website.
Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Creative Suite 5 including Photoshop CS5.
Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash.
Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
 
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Cheers, it's been a while since I last updated!
 

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Cheers, it's been a while since I last updated!
same 2 months since last update :p
oh, since you updated ... :blush:


supposedly an "driver improvement" to my game, we shall see. :)
 

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Just got a pop up in my notification area a new driver is available :D
 

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Ah that Update feature is so pointless. ;)
 
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Ah that Update feature is so pointless. ;)

Agreed. Tried updating the drivers from there twice last night and got two BSOD. Followed your link and it was done no problem.
 

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Dont bother even installing it. ;)

Choose custom install, deselect the updater and 3D if you dont use it. Dont hurtn ticking the clean install box either. :)
 

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I like the 'clean install' something that should be implemented on any software update :)


wonder when they gonna 'fix' the fan issue. :lol:
 

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What fan issue?
 

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What fan issue?
the fan speed is set at 40%, it is supposed to increase as the card gets hotter, it does not, and, you cannot control the speed at all since around, insert cock-up number here, series ...

Dynamically adjustable voltages and fan speeds: Adjust motherboard voltage levels without a reboot, as well as dynamically control fan speeds. New option for temperature-based fan control.
... features may not be available with all NVIDIA nForce models.
I used to be able to control the fan speed. Not for awhile now, using MSI AB. :rolleyes:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/performance_group.html
 
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I'm using MSI AB, not sure if it latest, but the ver I have does allow me to turn the fan up.

:)
 
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yes, I can use MSI AB

My original comment was aimed at nVidia dropping support for the fan-speed-control that used to be in with their "we-do-it-all" drivers, but now send out drivers that are quite crap at any individual card ... unless you have a new-ish card where you need to visit your local hospital to remove a kidney. Fortunately, these do drop in price as soon as a new card is produced. :)

Not for the first time a respected manufacturer, in the eyes of the common masses, have succeeded in producing substandard products. I mean, why fit a fan that if one does succeed in getting it to run at 100%, sounds like a bloody turbo jet engine, but, cleverly hides this fact by only running the thing at 40% capacity, then allowing it to get hot enough so that artifacts appear onscreen due to the card overheating.

May try another manufacturer's brand. :lol:
 

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Ah i get you now. :)

Have you tried setting up a custom fan profile in AB? Like when it hits a certain temp the fan bumps up a little. That should work?

Page 19 here.
 

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Since installing these drivers I've had several games crash on me or freeze including The Witcher One (enhanced edition) which previously was stable.

It's either these drivers or me recently messing about trying to see which older games run within Win 7 64 Bit. So far, every older game I've tried within Win 7 has worked but there's still possibly a conflict.

Just thought I'd point that out.

The last set of official Nvidia drivers I had a real problem with must have been about seven or eight years ago, incidentally.
 
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