Vista Nvidia Driver Updates

Because I gave feedback to Nvidia on their drivers for Windows Vista, I received an email from them today about the latest set of updates to the following boards but not the mobile GPUs:

  • GeForce 6
  • GeForce 7
  • GeForce 8

What's coming with the new drivers:

New Features

  • GeForce 7 series SLI support
  • GeForce 6 series SLI support
  • GeForce 7950 GX2 support (both GPUs are now operational)

Key Bug Fixes

  • Improved OpenGL performance
  • Improved NVIDIA SLI performance at high resolutions
  • Brief corruption (flickering, boxes) on screen at Windows Vista login, CTR-ALT-DEL (Task Manager), or other function that requires Vista User Account Control
  • Playback issues when playing TV/DVD/video in Media Center with Aero enabled
  • Outputting via TV-Out shows only a black and white display
  • HDTV output does not keep HDTV resolution after restart
  • Adjusting Video Color settings from the NVIDIA Control Panel are not getting applied.
  • Change Flat Panel Scaling page does not correctly work in the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Brightness, Contrast and Gamma values remain the same in Adjust Desktop Color settings once closing and opening the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Corruption on DVI monitor while going to hibernation from standby
  • Call of Duty 2 has no performance gain when SLI is enabled
  • Madden NFL 07 while playing the screen will freeze, but the game will continue to run and you hear the in-game sounds.

General application compatibility fixes

  • Products Supported
  • GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS
  • GeForce 7 series
  • GeForce 6 series

The new drivers will be available over the next couple of days from

If you want to report a bug to Nvidia, you can do so here:

Report a bug with the NVIDIA graphics driver


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Comments (8)

  1. Joe Medford says:

    Do you have any idea when they will update, Geforce Go 7600  for laptops.  I had to force a beta driver to work with the laptop.


  2. james says:

    Hi JoeM

    Unfortunately, I’ve not got any timelines on Nvidia drivers.  My only advice would be to keep checking out their driver site and also raise a bug with them about any problems you have been experiencing.


  3. CarmenM says:

    I am in the same situation as “JoeM”. I have the same NVidia Geforce GO 7600 card in my laptop, and I’m running Windows Vista. I have the same problem with games as the ‘Madden Football’ game described above. There doesn’t seem to be any update on the horizon. The saddest part is I just bought this laptop from Toshiba in April 2007. Nvidia’s response, unfortunately, seems to be to pass the buck to the laptop manufacturer in providing the coveted update. Yet, if you go to any game site, they tell you to look to your video card manufacturer for the update. I feel like I’ve been left out in the dust. I have reported the bug to NVidia to no avail.

  4. AugH says:

    I’m in the same boat as JoeM, CarmenM. This is absurd.

  5. Willie says:

    I am, as JoeM and Carmen, in the same boat.  Here it is a 2008 and I have not completed a ball game (Madden 07) as of yet because of the video freez.  If anyone has a fix, please let me know where to find it.

  6. luka d says:

    hey im kinda in the same situation but i need a  : Nvidia Geforce Go 7900 GTX. update but i cannot find one. does any one kno where i can get it ???   Thnx

  7. luka d says:

    Ohh yh and its for my laptop…  

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