Nvidia GeForce Notebook Beta Drivers 179.48 for Windows XP 64-bit

Date: February 12, 2009
File Size: 123.0 MB
OS Support: Windows XP 64-bit
Downloads: 1,544

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Release notes:

This is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA GeForce notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.
Before downloading this driver:

1. Please check to make sure that your notebook has a supported GPU and is not listed in the exclusion list (refer to the Products Supported tab below).
2. It is recommended that you backup your current system configuration. Click here for instructions.
3. If you own a Dell Inspiron 1420, Dell XPS M1330, or Dell XPS M1530 it is highly recommended that you first install this Dell software update http://www.nvidia.com/object/recommended_software_updates.html.

Release Highlights:

* Beta driver for GeForce Go 7-series, GeForce 8M and GeForce 9M series notebook GPUs. Refer to the Products Supported tab for the list of supported GPUs and notebooks. Some notebooks are not supported by this release.
* Supports NVIDIA CUDA technology.
* Supports NVIDIA PhysX hardware acceleration on GeForce 8M and 9M GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v9.09.0010).
* Experience CUDA and NVIDIA PhysX in several free applications and demos by downloading the GeForce Plus Pack.
* Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL.
* Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, and known compatibility issues.

This driver will install on the following GPUs with the exception of some notebooks listed below:

GeForce 9800M GTX
GeForce 9800M GTS
GeForce 9800M GT
GeForce 9800M GS
GeForce 9700M GTS
GeForce 9700M GT
GeForce 9650M GT
GeForce 9650M GS
GeForce 9600M GT
GeForce 9600M GS
GeForce 9500M GS
GeForce 9500M G
GeForce 9400M G
GeForce 9400M
GeForce 9400
GeForce 9300M GS
GeForce 9300M G
GeForce 9200M GS
GeForce 9200M GE
GeForce 9100M G
GeForce 8800M GTX
GeForce 8800M GTS
GeForce 8800 GS
GeForce 8700M GT
GeForce 8600M GT
GeForce 8600M GS
GeForce 8400M GT
GeForce 8400M GS
GeForce 8400M G
GeForce 8200M G
GeForce Go 7950 GTX
GeForce Go 7900 SE
GeForce Go 7900 GS
GeForce Go 7900 GS
GeForce Go 7800 GTX
GeForce Go 7800
GeForce Go 7700
GeForce Go 7600
GeForce Go 7600
GeForce Go 7400
GeForce Go 7300
GeForce Go 7300
GeForce Go 7200
GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M
GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M
GeForce GT 130M
GeForce G 110M
GeForce G 105M

The following notebooks are not supported in this release:

1. BenQ Joybook S42 (will be supported in an upcoming release)
2. Dell Vostro notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
3. Fujitsu notebooks – (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks). Note: Fujitsu Siemens (FSC) notebooks are supported in this release
4. Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xi 3650 (will be supported in an upcoming release)
5. Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
6. Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
7. Any notebook that is launched after the release date of this driver

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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