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Microsoft Windows Vista Hotfixes For NVIDIA Gamers

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:37 pm

Microsoft Windows Vista Hotfixes

Microsoft has made available the following Windows Vista hotfixes. NVIDIA recommends that its customers always stay up to date with the latest hotfixes from Microsoft.

The following hotfixes are recommended for GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series customers running 3D applications on Microsoft Windows Vista:

1) *NEW* Hotfix for GeForce SLI customers running DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 applications:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945149. This hotfix resolves some scenarios in which the performance of games can be lower than expected when running in SLI mode. This performance fix does not apply to all scenarios and games.

2) Hotfix for GeForce customers running DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 applications:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940105. This hotfix resolves abnormal application behavior such as crashes and extremely low frame rates when running some 3D applications at very high graphics settings. This issue is not limited to, but has been most commonly noticed on high-end graphics cards and the following applications: Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Civilization IV, Company of Heroes, Half-Life 2, Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II, Supreme Commander, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas.

In order for this hotfix to be effective, GeForce customers must also update to the latest ForceWare Release 163 drivers:

Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit

3) Hotfix for SLI customers running DirectX 10 applications:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936710. This hotfix resolves occurrences of low frame rates on some DirectX 10 applications when SLI is enabled. Performance improvements will vary depending on the application and the graphics driver version.

4) Hotfix for GeForce customers:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938194. This hotfix improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista. It can be downloaded from this link or from Windows Update.

5) Hotfix for GeForce customers:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938979. This hotfix improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista. It can be downloaded from this link or from Windows Update.
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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista Hotfixes For NVIDIA Gamers

Postby Nobahar » Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:42 pm

Yeah, I installed all of them- it helped, but did not fix the problem. My old games, if they work at all, still give me jumpy framerate, especially WoW.
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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista Hotfixes For NVIDIA Gamers

Postby Methious » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:42 am

Appreciate the heads up, i'm running dual boot on two raid arrays just to avoid all the confusion. One with XP, one with Vista Ult, it'd be sweet if I could convert all 4 drives to a single raid 0 array and go back to one OP system.
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Re: Microsoft Windows Vista Hotfixes For NVIDIA Gamers

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:36 pm

I forgot to add the latest hotfix that came out in Jan 2008...

*NEW* Hotfix for GeForce SLI customers running DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 applications:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945149. This hotfix resolves some scenarios in which the performance of games can be lower than expected when running in SLI mode. This performance fix does not apply to all scenarios and games.


This is critical for Unreal engine games from what I have seen and heard... makes a big performance jump in games like BioShock that use the Unreal engine.
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