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Old 08-26-2008, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Supports GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs, including the newly released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT, and 9400 GT GPUs.
Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.08.18).
Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
Supports CUDA™.
Supports Folding@home distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
Includes several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with v177.92 WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
Includes numerous 3D 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.
*Note: Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, and Hybrid SLI technology are only supported on Windows Vista.

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GeForce Release 177

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GeForce Release 177

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GeForce Release 177

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GeForce Release 177
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looks good, downloading now.
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What do I have to do in order to install the drivers?

I downloaded the file, and opened the exe and let the installer do its' thing. Now do I have to do anything else?
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Hello Ethan,

I would suggest first running Driver Cleaner Pro to remove your old drivers to prevent conflict. Then install the newest ones after a restart. You will end up restarting a couple of times. Once after Driver Cleaner Pro and then again after the new driver isntall but it will be much better in the long run.

Driver Cleaner Professional download from Guru3D.com

Also note that these are Beta Drivers. While they may give a 15% increase as noted they may not work on your setup as well. Beta drivers are not fully tested and not certified yet so you may not be able to run them if your drivers must be certified to work.

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Hello Ethan,

I would suggest first running Driver Cleaner Pro to remove your old drivers to prevent conflict. Then install the newest ones after a restart. You will end up restarting a couple of times. Once after Driver Cleaner Pro and then again after the new driver isntall but it will be much better in the long run.

Driver Cleaner Professional download from Guru3D.com

Also note that these are Beta Drivers. While they may give a 15% increase as noted they may not work on your setup as well. Beta drivers are not fully tested and not certified yet so you may not be able to run them if your drivers must be certified to work.

Cheers,
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This helps, but I don't know what to do after I load that exe file I downloaded. What else do I have to do with the downloaded files?

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Which file cant you run? Driver Cleaner? DX? Just click on the exe file and the DX installer will ask for a place to extract the files to. Jsut choose any location. Create a folder for it first. Then after the DX isntaller extracts just go into the folder and click the DX setup exe and it will go thru the install.

For Driver Cleaner it will give a slpash screen first. then click on it. Select Multiple Driver and then just add nvidia.

First step select multiple drivers:


Then select nvidia and add them then click run:


It will run DCP and let you know when it has finished for you to restart.

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Default Re: Geforce 177.92 Beta-Driver up to 15% faster in gaming

Still not what I'm asking!

I downloaded the file from Nvidia, the driver update (From the first post of this thread). The download consisted of an .exe file, which I ran. I did what it said, and it installed stuff. Do I have to do anything with THOSE files now? Or did that exe do all the work as far as installing the new drivers?
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If you went through the installer just restart the machine for them to take effect. That is it. Nothing more has to be done with a driver install.

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If you went through the installer just restart the machine for them to take effect. That is it. Nothing more has to be done with a driver install.

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just a warning to any one, im having some trouble with these new beta drivers with a few games. blue screens and lock ups.
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