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Old 12-09-2008, 05:26 AM   #78
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Update Dec 9th, 2008

Current drivers:

Nvidia WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs tested)

December 2008

178.24 (XP x86)

178.24 (Vista x86)

178.24 (Vista x64)

The above WHQL drivers are compatible for anything nVidia 6-series and up, even the GTX-200 series!

There is a newer (more performant) version of the WHQL driver as well, but only for the 8, 9 and 200 series, find them below:

180.48 (XP x86)

180.48 (Vista x86)

180.48 (Vista x64)

Older versions tend to be more stable, but the newer ones can improve performance in certain games if that is what you need

If you have older < 6100, FX/MX etc cards, it is suggested you read the release notes before downloading any current version. If you have a Non-Windows OS, please check, of course.

For the adventurous, non-WHQL beta drivers(usually those packaged with new cards or leaked by beta testers). Recommended only if you are after a specifically mentioned bugfix, or are a driver junkie

Courtesy Guru3d

December 2008

180.84 (XP x86)

180.84 (Vista x86)

180.84 (Vista x64)

09/12/2008:GeForce Power Pack
For nvidia series 8 or above only. This pack includes a selection of
*PhysX and CUDA enabled drivers v 177.92 (currently not in standard drivers)
*nvidias folding@home client \o/
*Games and tech demos. including an unreal tournament physX mod

It comes in at a whopping 3.5Gb though, so plenty of patience and bandwidth will be required!

ATI Catalyst WHQL
December 2008

Catalyst 8.11 (XP x86)

Catalyst 8.11 (Vista x86)

Catalyst 8.11 (Vista x64)

* * *

Vista Codec Pack

FFDshow, Xvid, DivX and common tools. Custom install allows you to select only bits you want.

Current versions and release notes at compilers site

December 2008

5.04 (Final) VCP for Vista x86
1.5.7 (Final) x64 Components add-on for Vista x64 >>a must for x64 Users! (Install along with the standard VCP)

Site includes links for Quicktime alt add on for VCP and some very useful tools/apps

K-lite Codec Pack

December 2008

XP/2000/Vista > 4.3.4 standard, basic, full versions & releases notes >>HERE

Or those that prefer the XP Codec Pack

December 2008
XP Codec Pack 2.4.4

* * *

A bit overdue, I know

Have fun!

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