Nvidia RC1 driver (96.33) does not work under RC2 x64

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The current Nvidia x64 drivers (96.33) do not work under RC2.
    You will lose all hardware acceleration (video, games, even Vista Aero).

    I did not test x86/32 bit.

    The builtin drivers work, but are not meant for 3d games of course,
    extremely poor performance. Choppy frame rates and graphic corruption in HL2
    (at least).
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Dxdiag, note the last 3 lines (no DDraw, no D3D).
    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 7800 GT
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0092&SUBSYS_21821682&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 520 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 248 MB
    Shared Memory: 271 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: nvd3dum,nvd3dumx.dll
    Driver Version: 7.15.0010.9677 (English)
    DDI Version: unknown
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 10/4/2006 01:13:07, 3600384 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-43D2-11CF-FF50-880101C2CA35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0092
    SubSys ID: 0x21821682
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    DDraw Status: Not Available
    D3D Status: Not Available
    AGP Status: Not Available
     
    Guest, Oct 9, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi walk2k,

    I have similar card as you do and it sounds you are missing a file. I am
    able to play BF2 with no problems. It plays better than RC 1.
    This is information from DXdiag.
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce 7800 GTX
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0091&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 520 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 248 MB
    Shared Memory: 271 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
    Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
    Driver Name: nvd3dum,nvd3dumx.dll,nvapi64.dll
    Driver Version: 7.15.0010.9677 (English)
    DDI Version: 9Ex
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 10/4/2006 03:13:07, 3600384 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-43D1-11CF-7D46-0A2001C2CA35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0091
    SubSys ID: 0x00000000
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_B ModeVC1_A ModeWMV9_B
    ModeWMV9_A
    Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}:
    Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2), etc
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    You do not have listed nvapi64.dll. I think that could be the problem.

    Medico
     
    Guest, Oct 9, 2006
    #3
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Both of your drivers appear to be version 96.77 (> Driver Version:
    7.15.0010.9677 (English)) Are you sure you are talking about nvidia's 96.33
    RC1 drivers?
     
    Guest, Oct 9, 2006
    #4
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    No, the 96.33 caused me to lose Aero Windows. The 96.33 drivers worked with
    RC 1 but for me it did not work with RC 2. The 96.77 was what Windows
    installed off the bat. To get the Aero back, I have to let Windows installed
    the video card drivers again. They are digitally signed by MS and coming from
    Nvidia, strange.
     
    Guest, Oct 10, 2006
    #5
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    No, the 96.33 caused me to lose Aero Windows. The 96.33 drivers worked with
    RC 1 but for me it did not work with RC 2. The 96.77 was what Windows
    installed off the bat. To get the Aero back, I have to let Windows installed
    the video card drivers again. They are digitally signed by MS and coming from
    Nvidia, strange.
     
    Guest, Oct 10, 2006
    #6
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This is correct.

    Actually I think what happens is the 96.33 drivers don't get fully
    installed. So you end up with some broken hybrid of the MS drivers (96.77)
    and Nvidia's 96.33. This is what causes you to lose Aero and games to
    malfunction.

    HOWEVER the 96.77 driver that MS ships with RC2 is garbage. Massive graphic
    corruption in Source games, other games flat-out refuse to run (Prey) etc.

    My advice is don't use RC2. Must be why they pulled it. I'm going to
    reinstall RC1.1
     
    Guest, Oct 11, 2006
    #7
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.