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    Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    I'm using 175.12 Betas which are working well for me, guess I'll go with the official 175.16 ones now. Here are some links for your download pleasure ....
    Official 175.16 WHQL Drivers ....

    XP-32-bit

    XP-64-bit

    Vista-32-bit

    Vista-64-bit

    Release Highlights

    WHQL Certified for Windows Vista
    Supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, and 9 series GPUs including these newly released GPUs:
    GeForce 9800 GX2
    GeForce 9800 GTX
    GeForce 9600 GT
    GeForce 9600 GSO
    GeForce 8300
    GeForce 8200/ nForce 730a
    GeForce 8100/nForce 720a
    Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2 and 3-way SLI Technology with GeForce 9800 GTX.
    Supports Hybrid SLI technology to turbo-charge graphics performance and enjoy intelligent power management on the following motherboards:
    nForce 780a SLI
    nForce 750a SLI
    nForce 730a
    nForce 720a
    GeForce 8300
    GeForce 8200
    GeForce 8100
    Supports GeForce Boost, a Hybrid SLI Technology, on the following GPUs:
    GeForce 8500 GT
    GeForce 8400 GS
    Supports HybridPower, a Hybrid SLI Technology, on the following GPUs:
    GeForce 9800 GX2
    GeForce 9800 GTX
    Adds support for NVIDIA GeForce 3D Stereo Technology
    Adds new PureVideo HD features for GeForce 9800 GX2, 9800 GTX, 9600 GT and 9600 GSO:
    Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
    Dynamic Blue, Green & Skin Tone Enhancements
    Dual-Stream Decode Acceleration*
    Microsoft Vista Aero display mode compatibility for Blu-ray & HD DVD playback*
    Added the following pages to the NVIDIA Control Panel:
    Manage Custom Resolutions
    Adjust Television Color Settings
    Adjust Screen Size and Position
    Move CRT Position
    Improved performance on many DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.
    Numerous game and application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
    Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
    GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring is available by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

    Full Release Notes XP .....

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...ease_Notes.pdf

    Full Release Notes - Vista ....

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...ease_Notes.pdf

    Nvidia Control Panel Quick Start Guide ....

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...tart_Guide.pdf
    Last edited by HonestJohn; 05-14-2008 at 04:08 PM.
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    Re: Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    Cheers


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    Re: Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    Quote Originally Posted by Meridian View Post
    Cheers


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    You're welcome. They're working fine for me so far. Limited testing though.
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    Re: Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    God I hope this fixes the fan speed issue on the 9800GTX....if not, I am writing a letter to every single reviewer on the web who will listen to me bitch and moan. I can't believe it hasn't gotten more coverage as it is.

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    Re: Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    looks like it fixed the fan issue....thank god....now i can play games without havign to worry about my video cards blowing up.

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    Re: Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    been using the 174.74 betas for a while now....good IQ and speed...



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    Re: Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
    God I hope this fixes the fan speed issue on the 9800GTX....if not, I am writing a letter to every single reviewer on the web who will listen to me bitch and moan. I can't believe it hasn't gotten more coverage as it is.
    I think thats more of a BIOS issue then driver.

    Have you tried flashing the cards BIOS to a newer version?


    Anways how are these drivers for vista?

    Any performance increase in DX 10 games like Crysis?
    Last edited by Poci; 05-14-2008 at 08:13 PM.

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    Re: Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    Quote Originally Posted by Poci View Post
    I think thats more of a BIOS issue then driver.

    Have you tried flashing the cards BIOS to a newer version?
    Nope it was a driver issue....the new driver fixed it for me.

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about, nvidia autoclocks the 9800gtx to 35% fan speed while in 2D, and ramps it up according to temps when in 3D mode. Problem was there was a bug in the drive that caused the fan to reset to 35% once the card got above 60C....no amount of manual changing or setting profiles in rivatuner would fix this. Basically, if your card got to 60C or above, you had to reboot your computer and manually reset the fan control.

    The fact that nvidia only runs them at 35% in the first place is ridiculous....just bumping the fan speed up to 50% caused a 10C drop in my gpu temps with minimal to no noise gain....

    But the fact that nvidia knew about this problem FOR A MONTH and are just now releasing a WHQL fix for it is freaking unacceptable to me. There were all sorts of horror stories of people turning off crysis and looking at their temps to see their 9800GX2 at 110C.

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    Re: Official Nvidia 175.16 WHQL Drivers up ......

    Any fan speed/control benefits for the 8800GT with this driver?
    Any FPS improvements? i googled and found the betas gave maybe 1-2 fps more.
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