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    Updated Vista drivers

    New 101.41 Beta drivers on Nzone if anyone wants to try them.. so far so good for me.

    New Features

    • NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 6 and 7 series on DirectX 9 and
    OpenGL
    • Improved OpenGL performance
    • Improved NVDIA SLI performance at high resolutions

    Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 32-bit

    Resolved Single-GPU Issues

    All GPUs

    • LCD Flat Panel Scaling is not functioning properly in the drivers and
    causes some panels to come up in 800x600 mode.
    • TV‐Out display is black and white.
    • NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Color Settings are not saved after
    closing and then re‐opening the control panel.
    • NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Adjust Video Color Settings‐>Color control
    changes are not applied to the video.
    • NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Adjust Video Color Settings‐>Gamma
    Values changes are not being applied.
    • Screen corruption appears on the DVI monitor when entering
    hibernate mode from standby mode in a linked sequence.
    • Areas within the Windows Media Player screen change colors.
    • Icons are overlapping the text in the NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Display
    Configuration page.
    • With Windows Aero glass enabled, the transparency effects on some
    windows are misapplied, resulting in horizontal bands of pixel
    corruption.
    • The NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Adjust Video Color Settings page does
    not save settings after rebooting or closing the panel.
    • The NVIDIA Control Panel application settings page cannot turn off
    V‐Sync for OpenGL applications.
    • Colors in WMV HD videos appear corrupt after increasing the video
    gamma value.
    • NVIDIA Control panel “Change Flat Panel Scaling” page does not
    work correctly.
    • The desktop shrinks when the resolution is set to 800x600.
    • TVs connected to the S‐Video are identified as HDTVs in the NVIDIA
    Control Panel.
    • NVIDIA Cascades demo has some sparkle artifacts.
    • Battlefield 1942–There are white bars at the top and bottom of the
    main menu, and the cross hair does not appear during gameplay.
    • Madden 2007– the screen freezes while playing the game, although
    the game continues to run (as evidence by sounds, etc.).
    • Galactic Civilizations Dark Avatar–the system hangs during the
    game.
    • Quake4 suffers a drop in performance and crashes intermittently
    when symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) is enabled.
    • The Lord Of Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth2–the introductory
    video stutters.
    • GRAW2– shadows do not behave correctly.

    GeForce 8 Series GPUs

    • GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS: Display does not resume from S3 or S4
    suspend mode.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: When the Windows Aero glass is enabled, TV/
    DVD/video playback using Media Center is degraded.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS: Brief flashes of corruption appear on the
    screen when logging in from CTRL‐ALT‐DEL or when UAC dialog
    boxes appear.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: The NVIDIA Control Panel fails to apply changes
    in the TV format, even though the interface reflects the change.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: The NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Video & Television‐
    >Change HD Format feature is available with only one of the DVI
    ports.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: The NVIDIA Control Panel takes between 19‐24
    seconds to open.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: The system does not resume from S3 mode.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: The DirectX 10 SDK Sample ʺCubeMapGSʺ
    experiences poor performance.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: S‐Video/Composite/Component settings are not
    saved after closing and then re‐opening the NVIDIA Control Panel.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: There is no test image in the NVIDIA Control
    Panel‐>Adjust Video Color Settings page.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: Changes in the flat panel scaling settings are not
    applied.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: Dark Messiah of Might and Magic crashes on exit.
    On dual core‐enabled systems, the game crashes after the
    introductory videos play.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: Flight Simulator X– There is corruption in the
    Free Flight preview pane when application antialiasing is enabled.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: Warcraft III–flashing corruption appears during
    the game.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: Gothic 3–Corruption throughout the game with
    antialiasing enabled.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 6800GT: Far Cry–Underwater plants
    render incorrectly.

    GeForce 7 Series GPUs

    • GeForce 7 Series: Video is corrupt when fast forwarding through HD
    DVD or BluRay titles using PowerDVD.
    • GeForce 7 Series, GeForce 6 Series: Condemned Criminal Origins–
    Performance drop.
    • GeForce 7900 GTX: The NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Change Display
    Configuration page task area disappears after changing the color
    quality in single display mode.
    • GeForce 7800 GTX: The NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Video & Television
    task area disappears after switching between the Home and Back
    navigation icons.
    • GeForce 7300 GT: Changes in the Adjust Desktop Color Settings
    brightness, contrast, and gamma values are not saved after closing
    and reopening the NVIDIA Control Panel.
    • GeForce 7300 GT: Changes to the HDTV resolution are not preserved
    across system restarts.
    • GeForce 7300 GS: The NVIDIA Control Panel stops responding after
    the user tries to change the HD format under Dualview mode.
    • GeForce 7300 GS: Medieval2 Total war Demo–In‐game antialiasing
    options do not appear.

    GeForce 6 Series GPUs

    • GeForce 6800: There is no video while playing MPEG2 files in
    Window Media Player after resuming from Standby.
    • GeForce 7 Series, GeForce 6 Series: Condemned Criminal Origins–
    Performance drop.

    Resolved SLI Mode Issues

    All GPUs

    • [SLI]: When disabling SLI mode from the NVIDIA Control Panel, no
    dialog box appears to prompt the user to reboot the system. A reboot is
    required to properly disable SLI mode in the driver.
    • [SLI]: After SLI mode is enabled, a code 43 error occurs when trying
    to reinstall the driver.
    • [SLI]: The Windows Sidebar and other applications hang.
    • [SLI]: Civilization 4–there is flickering in the game.
    • [SLI]: Serious Sam 2–performance drops when SLI mode is enable.
    • [SLI]: Call of Duty 2–there is no performance gain with SLI mode
    enabled.
    • [SLI]: Far Cry–High dynamic range (HDR) rendering works
    incorrectly with SLI mode enabled.
    • [SLI]: Guild Wars–performance drop in some scenes with SLI mode
    enabled.

    GeForce 8 Series GPUs

    • GeForce 8800 GTX, [SLI]: The screen blacks out after a resolution
    reset.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX, [SLI]: X3 Reunion–the NVIDIA driver crashes
    with 16xQAA enabled at 2560x1600 resolution.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX, [SLI]: FEAR–starting the game several times
    causes the system to hang at the first splash screen.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX, [SLI]: FEAR–performance drops with SLI mode
    enabled.

    GeForce 7 Series GPUs

    • GeForce 7800 GTX, GeForce 6600/6800, [SLI]: Far Cry–Bugcheck error
    occurs when SLI AA is enabled.

    Fixed Issues–Windows Vista 64-bit

    Resolved Single-GPU Issues

    All GPUs

    • The NVIDIA Control Panel application settings page cannot turn off
    V‐Sync for OpenGL applications.
    • NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Color Settings are not saved after
    closing and then re‐opening the control panel.
    • Battlefield 1942–There are white bars at the top and bottom of the
    main menu, and the cross hair does not appear during gameplay.
    • Quake4 suffers a drop in performance and crashes intermittently
    when symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) is enabled.
    • Madden 2007– the screen freezes while playing the game, although
    the game continues to run (as evidence by sounds, etc.).

    GeForce 8 Series GPUs

    • GeForce 8800 GTX: Changes in the flat panel scaling settings are not
    applied.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: There is no test image in the NVIDIA Control
    Panel‐>Adjust Video Color Settings page.
    • GeForce 8800 GTX: S‐Video/Composite/Component settings are not
    saved after closing and then re‐opening the NVIDIA Control Panel.
    • 8800 GTX: When the Windows Aero glass is enabled, TV/DVD/video
    playback using Media Center is degraded.

    GeForce 7 Series GPUs

    • GeForce 7300 GS: 3D Mark 05 crashes under nView Clone mode.
    • GeForce 6800: There is no video while playing MPEG2 files in
    Window Media Player after resuming from Standby.

    GeForce 6 Series GPUs

    • GeForce 6100/6150: Changes to the NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Adjust
    Video Color setting are not getting applied.

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    straight up black screen after reboot w/ these (no signal to monitor on either dvi connector on my 7900gt. 100.65s work fine. any ideas?
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    nm, went into safe mode/device mangler and updated the driver, it did the rest.

    EDIT: nope, it went to 100.65s again. screw it, i'll be reinstalling in a week anyway thx to the new system.

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    Still waiting for the bastards to release new drivers for XP. Current ones are 2 months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagster View Post
    Still waiting for the bastards to release new drivers for XP. Current ones are 2 months old.
    What's wrong with the current drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    What's wrong with the current drivers?
    yeah I agree..nothing wrong with the current drivers other than a few newer games need to some profiles added but Nvidia is focusing on Vista and will be for some time.

    These drivers work very well for me..but dare I say I think they are not only pushed for Vista but also the 8series cards... I haven't had a BSOD yet with these!

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    But... if your really wanting a newer driver than whats released official from Nvidia go here for one dated more recent..but its a beta. However I've found some beta's to work better than WHQL's.

    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1593

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    NWN1 crashes, random artifacts and a few other very random game crashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    yeah I agree..nothing wrong with the current drivers other than a few newer games need to some profiles added but Nvidia is focusing on Vista and will be for some time.
    I really hope they spend more hours, or get more competent people on their Vista drivers. The driver right now is at its dysfunctional best. They can give you a rotate feature that doesn't do anything. There's color calibration. But upon reboot, it reverts to factory default. I can go on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Cyborg View Post
    I really hope they spend more hours, or get more competent people on their Vista drivers. The driver right now is at its dysfunctional best. They can give you a rotate feature that doesn't do anything. There's color calibration. But upon reboot, it reverts to factory default. I can go on.
    What drivers are you using? You also know that laptop Drivers require a certain type of drivers or those that have a modified file to apply to the GPU right?

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