Two New Nvidia Drivers


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First up the latest WHQL from Nvidia... 275.33

Win 7 32 bit:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/275.33/275.33-desktop-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe

Win 7 64bit:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/275.33/275.33-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-english-whql.exe

XP 32 bit:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/275.33/275.33-desktop-winxp-32bit-english-whql.exe

XP 64 bit:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/275.33/275.33-desktop-winxp-64bit-english-whql.exe

This is the first WHQL-certified release from the Release 275 family of drivers (versions 275.xx to 279.xx). 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 275.33
GPU Support

Performance

  • The Release 275 beta driver v275.27 can cause significant performance drop in The Witcher 2. This issue has been resolved in v275.33 drivers. Please read this FAQ for more information on this issue.
  • Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v270.61 WHQL drivers. The following are some examples of improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

  • GeForce GTX 580:
    • Up to 4% in Crysis 2
    • Up to 5% in Civilization V with SLI
    • Up to 9% in Portal 2
    • Up to 13% in Bulletstorm with Antialiasing enabled
    • Up to 15% in Batman: Arkham Asylum with PhysX High
    GeForce GTX 560:
    • Up to 6% in Crysis 2
    • Up to 8% in Portal 2
    • Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham Asylum with PhysX High
    • Up to 15% in Bulletstorm with Antialiasing enabled

  • Increases gaming performance by up to 12% for dual-core CPUs in CPU-limited cases.
NVIDIA Update

  • In Release 275, NVIDIA Update adds automatic SLI, multi-GPU, and antialiasing (AA) profile updates. These profile updates are automatically downloaded from NVIDIA and silently installed on your PC, keeping it up-to-the-minute with the latest game profiles. When you install a Release 270 or later GeForce driver from www.nvidia.com, you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update. Click here to learn more about NVIDIA Update.
Desktop Scaling

  • New NVIDIA Control Panel user interface for configuring desktop scaling, including new preview window.
  • Now consistently available for all displays (including VGA and HDMI connections).
  • New scaling override option for Windows 7 gaming.
  • Improved desktop resizing user interface that guides the user to disable overscanning using their HDTV controls and also provides a fallback option to enable desktop resizing via the NVIDIA Control panel.
  • NVIDIA desktop resizing now creates a custom, resized resolution with 1:1 pixel mapping and resizes standard resolutions for games that don’t support custom resolutions.
NVIDIA 3D Vision

  • With Release 275 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. This driver package includes v275.33 3D Vision Controller driver. Users are no longer required to install a separate 3D Vision Controller driver or CD driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article for more information.
  • 3D Vision Window Mode support. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information.
  • Added support for 3D Vision Photo viewer to now work in Window Mode. When you have opened a 3D picture file check the “View” section for this new option.
  • Improved 3D Vision IR emitter and 3D Vision glasses synchronization
  • Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: NEC NP-V300X series
  • Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    • Age of Empires Online
    • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
    • Battlefield Play4Free
    • Duke Nukem Forever
    • Dungeon Siege III
    • Super Street Fighter IV
    • World of Tanks
  • Update the following 3D Vision game profiles
    • Portal 2 – fixed water reflection problem and updated convergence setting to provide a better user experience
    • The Witcher 2 – Improved 3D Vision compatibility for all in-game effects
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 CS5.
  • Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash 10.1. Learn more here.
  • Supports the new version of MotionDSP's video enhancement software, vReveal, which adds support for HD output. NVIDIA customers can download a free version of vReveal that supports up to SD output here.
  • Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • 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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Use the Quadro drivers if you can. :)
 

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I've just d/l the quadro drivers and modded inf file. What do I do with the inf file? Replace the one in the Nvidia folder?
 
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Extract the drivers to C/Nvidai etc

Install will fail.

Go to C/Nvidia (cant remember the exact location but its easy to find. Think itsa folder called 'Drivers'

Drop the .inf into the folder, if its the right one you will be asked to overwrite.

Then double click the 'setup.exe'

Install as normal.

Dont bother with the Updater or 3D if you dont use it. and i suggest you use the 'clean install' tick box too :)

Done. :).
 

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Extract the drivers to C/Nvidai etc

Install will fail.

You're confusing me. The drivers I've just d/l aren't a zip or rar file, they're an executable file.

Normally I just click on new drivers and they install, I don't usually bother with total removal of old drivers. Haven't had any probs in at least five years IIRC.

So I really am at quite a loss here.

Surely if I click on the exe file it will just install?
 

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Ok, sussed it, Quadro drivers now installed.

I never used to watch what happened when I installed new GPU drivers but when I started installing the quadro drivers I noticed they did load the package into the relevant folder on C drive before a window popped up prompting install. The window informed me, as you said, the install had failed. Popped the inf file thingie in there, clicked back a level and hit the setup.exe.

Didn't install the 2 3D options, ticked the clean install box and away it went, 2 reboots during install.

My Nvidia folder contained six other folders with previous drivers so you could say it was a little cluttered, they're gone now.

I have found some suggestions to cure the poor mouse & keyboard control for the PC version of Dead Space 1 cos out the box they're rubbish. I'm going to try them now which is why I thought it might be a good idea to have the latest drivers installed.

Thanks for the links V_R, good stuff :thumb:
 

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Ah yes, what happens when you first double click the exe it extracts them to C/Nvidia, then installs. But i see you sussed it. :)

also you can delete the Nvidia folder in the root of C .:)
 

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whats all this, has V_R been up to his usual genius status. Can you use these drivers with the GTX580 ? . If so, how much better are they ?.

Oh and I replied to my Kustompcs thread about my Crysis game performance.
 
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Hey CSB, sorry missed this earlier, been rather pre occupied lately.

Just something i've seem on another forum, the drivers (Quadro) work rather well. Give it a go. :)
 

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