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New WHQL Driver Out for all NVIDIA GPU's

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Just a heads-up NVIDIA just released the 175.19 WHQL display drivers (http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us). Suppose to improve a lot of things. I didn't see any fixes for the DX10 Preview setting but I did see improved performance. I ran a 3DMark Vantage benchmark and these drivers performed much better. Previous driver benchmark was 8543 and this driver's benchmark was 9546, a little over 100 points higher. Best regards,Jim

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Interesting. I filtered for English (UK) rather than English (US) and they weren't listed.Why would that be? Do you have to have an American accent to use them?:-lol

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I'm scared to install it.It would be like messing with perfection.Maybe if some of you all get good results I will risk it.RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.80 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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Rhett, I never had you down as a woos! :-hah Be a man! Show it who's boss! :-bang

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hehehe. I was kind of joking around. You're right. I ain't skeered of nuthin.And this bit about accents. Can you tell where someone is from in the UK by their accent? I mean, sure Scotland is very noticeable. But can you tell, say, someone from Cornwall vs. someone from the Midlands, etc.?

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I'm with you Rhett. Any driver newer than 169.25 just causes flickering screen issues on the secondary (4th) monitor with my TH2G setup. To me it usually ain't worth the effort.Gary

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<>:-lol More likely the drivers would be on the wrong side of the road (on your version of course)!! :-hah

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<Most of the time yes. But a devon/Cornwall accent might sound similar to one from Norfolk to people in other parts of the country. Around Birmingham and Liverpool accents are very pronounced. I'm sure you've heard a Scouse accent - The Beatles were from Liverpool of course.For such a small country the range of accents as well as the small area they can cover is remarkable.Of course to a Londoner everyone else talks funny and to anyone up North all those further south are deemed "Southern Jessies". Something to do with life - and therefore folk - being harder up North especially in Yorkshire.Anyway, back to reality. Are they installed yet and is there any difference?

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I'm taking a "wait and see" approach with these new WHQL's. (smiles sheepishly)Really right now, I am trying to get a new ISP, and get rid of my satellite TV (I live in a forest, too many trees)...so I have a lot on the ol' plate going on.I'm also trying to get Flight1 to fix my FEX (I have not been able to install FEX on my new computer yet!) license key. (Any advice on Fligh1's convoluted system is welcome)So as you can see I have a lot going on, and guinea-pigging new video drivers is not on my list of things to do right now. :)RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.80 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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Crud, I just put on 174.xx or something. I'm probably just going to boot my 8800GT and get a 4850 to fix the DX10 runway flickering...I guess I have to wait till someone confirms that the 4850 doesn't have the DX10 problems...

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Good explanation, Ray!Come on somebody try these new drivers, I'm scared :(Rich.

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OK I have loaded the new driver. For me I have noticed a notable improvement in the smoothness. I am not seeing any higher FPS but much improved smoothness. I have also noticed that in one of my scenery packages where I had a building or two flickering that it no longer does. I have not reloaded Nhancer yet and am just using in game AA and AF. I am using the let the app decide the settings in the Nvidia control panel. Over all I am very pleased, probably one of the best I have tried to date. Allright all you chickens, load em if you got em !

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>>Allright all you chickens, load em if you got em !All right, all right...no chicken here. :-vuur Downloading as I type...RhettFS box: E8500 (@ 3.80 ghz), AC Freezer 7 Pro, ASUS P5E3 Premium, BFG 8800GTX 756 (nVidia 169 WHQL), 4gb DDR3 1600 Patriot Cas7 7-7-7-20 (2T), PC Power 750, WD 150gb 10000rpm Raptor, Seagate 500gb, Silverstone TJ09 case, Vista Ultimate 64ASX Client: AMD 3700+ (@ 2.6 ghz), 7800GT

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Hi Guys/Gals,I tried the new drivers. I also have noticed an improvement in smoothness. nHancer is not required either. Any setting thats important in nHancer performs just as well using the same settings in the nVidia Control Panel. Q6600 quad @ 3.6ghz (Temps: min/max: 28C/55C)ASUS P5K-E WiFi moboBFG9800GX2 - Core@700/Shader@1750/Memory@1100 (amazing video card)(Temps: min/max: 44C/54C)Win XP Pro SP3FSX AccelerationUTX-CanadaTrackIR Pro 4.0RivaTuner 2.9

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I agree about not using Nhancer as well. When I used Nhancer I actually noticed a decline in performance. I am also seeing better cloud performance.

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>I agree about not using Nhancer as well. When I used Nhancer>I actually noticed a decline in performance. I am also seeing>better cloud performance.So you are saying you are running 8xS in the Nividia control panel?Because without that here, I get lousy ground and tree shimmers and the images is not anywhere near as appealing which is why I have stuck with the 174.74 beta drivers

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At the moment I have it set to let the application decide. I know for all you purests that that is no good for you but for me and my modest system I am using it has given me a much smoother sim. I probably could set it higher but this new driver without nhancer, has given a notable difference in smoothness. Actually I dont see any difference in image quality by not using nhancer but my system is not top of the line as yours. I am going to play around with some settings tonight and see what happens. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll hit 100 FPS blurrie free at KLAX!:-lol :-lol :-lol

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Hi Gary,I see you live in NSW. back in '62 my parents emigrated as apparently you needed electricians and other tradespeople. We lived north of Sydney in Frenches Forest and spent many happy days at Manly beach.Dad didn't like it (he couldn't cope with the heat) so we returned home in '64. I'd love to go back but unless I win the lottery it's unlikely.Great country and I hope you get some rain soon!

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>Because without that here, I get lousy ground and tree>shimmers and the images is not anywhere near as appealing>which is why I have stuck with the 174.74 beta driversI get zero shimmering anywhere. And zero blurries, whether it be low altitude or high altitude. Real crisp, incredibly sharp graphics. It almost doesn't matter which driver I use. The smoothness I get in FSX is so smooth, its equivalent to console graphic smoothness giving a real 3D feeling. That kind of 3D smoothness is really cool. Having said that, prior to 175.19, when I would be looking 90 degrees to my left or right, I would get the odd microstutter. BUFFERPOOLS helped with reducing the 90 degree view microstutter to a rare occurence. But with the 175.19 drivers, its gone. In FSX, I get 70-160 fps without vsync. And with vsync/triple buffer ON, I get a rock solid, very smooth 3D effect, 60 fps with vsync/triple buffer ON. In XP Pro 32 bit, I hardly do any maintenance. I rarely defrag neither.No tweaks in XP except for shutting down services that are not going to be used.In FSX.cfg, only the BUFFERPOOL and MipBias tweak is used.And in the nVidia Control Panel, all I do is put...AF - "Application Controlled" (Set AF to Anisotropic WITHIN FSX, and no less than that, or you will get the most gawd-awful looking graphics that I think Nick is talking about)AA MODE - "Enhance the application" (This is the the cause of most menu lockups right here. If you put that setting to "Override any application setting",its a guaranteed menu lockup in FSX".AA SETTING - 8xQ.Negative LOD bias - ClampTexture filtering quality - Performance (if you can see a difference between "High Quality or High Performance", then your eyes are much better than mineTrilinear optimization - ONTriple Buffering - ON (a must if you use vsync or your fps will drop)Vsync - Forced ON (This is a must for any driver/game, or you will get tearing/waving)

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>I get zero shimmering anywhere.Jim, I can confirm that. No need for nHancer any more :-)Ulf BCore2Duo X6800 3.3GHz4GB RAM Corsair XMS2-8500C5BFG 8800GTX, Creative SB X-FiFSX Acc/SP2, Vista 32

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Hi Ulf,This is beginning to sound quite good. Once the football is over I shall try them myself.Thanks too to Jim for his pioneering spirit!:-beerchug

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All I can say is WOW!These drivers produce the best looking graphics I have yet to experience in FSX and they are great performers to boot. The shimmering is gone and I am no longer utilizing nHancer to configure graphics settings. The NVIDIA Control Panel works like a charm.IMO these are MUST haves for NVIDIA owners.Two HUGE thumbs up from me!!

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My experience of this driver is that it slightly increases framerates compared with 175.16. But in "Display Settings" it calls my 8800 Ultra an 8800GTS (although it is correctly recognised in the "Device Manager"); and it gave me my first "blue screen of death" for many many months.Tim

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