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Ken Peterson
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[Updated] GeForce 306.97 Driver, (update from 306.23)

An updated driver for those who have Nvidia cards

»www.geforce.com/drivers

Release Highlights

This is the recommended driver for the launch of Windows 8. It is Microsoft WHQL-certified and will also be available for download via Windows Update.

Full "what's new" can be found here: »www.geforce.com/drivers/results/49949


lilhurricane
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1 recommendation

Thanks, Ken

wssddc

join:2001-08-21
Bedford, MA
reply to Ken Peterson
On Windows 7, 64-bit, I had to go back to 306.23. After switching away with my KVM and returning, open windows shrank and moved to the upper left as if the resolution had dropped to 640x480. Nvidia says KVMs are not supported. I also saw an instance where an application (xnews) got stuck in always on top mode. I can't be sure the driver update was responsible for this, but I've never had it happen before.

Windows 8 doesn't like my KVM with either driver. (The card I'm using was purchased because Windows 8 wouldn't run an old card at full resolution. The new card was defective, just today back from RMA, so I haven't fought with it yet.)

I'm using VGA, not DVI, because that's what my KVM supports.


caffeinator
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reply to Ken Peterson
Hmm. Does anyone know if there would be any impact to VM performance or compatibility with a VBox XPpro and 2004-era DX games with this driver? No, the game I'm working on a new Beta for isn't listed and never would be.

I'm using the 306.23 now for my EVGA 560ti FPB and it's doing nicely, so I'd hate to mess it up.

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CCat
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Wonderland
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reply to Ken Peterson
I reverted back to 306.23 after 306.97 crashed for the 3rd time.
Win 7 Pro x64 with EVGA GTX 560
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caffeinator
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reply to Ken Peterson
Using the new driver for a couple days now, nothing seems different so far.

Tyreman

join:2002-10-08
Canada
reply to Ken Peterson
Using the newest '97 can't see a difference from previous, '23 so far.
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SammySpades

@sbcglobal.net
reply to Ken Peterson
I have had the 306.97 crash and disconnect from the monitor on 2 desktops that are using a Zotac gtx580. win7 64. The 2 laptops and 2 other desktops with different nvidia discrete graphic cards are working fine with 306.97.

Any ideals ?


SammySpades

@sbcglobal.net
I installed the beta driver 310.33 and the graphics card works again.