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NVIDIA driver v162.18 for Windows Vista 32bit

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Driver Information

  • Released By: NVIDIA
  • Driver Version: 162.18
  • Operating System: Windows Vista 32bit
  • Driver Date: 2007-06-29 (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • Driver Size: 27.04MB (MD5: 25ab3dab49eb3c48c56ced54f51be81b)
  • MS WHQL Certificate: True
  • Setup Files Included: False
  • Languages Included: 28

Information Files (1 files supporting 25 models)

* nv_disp.inf supports 25 models:

[DEV_0290] NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX

[DEV_0291] NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT/GTO

[DEV_0292] NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS

[DEV_0293] NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2

[DEV_0295] NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT

[DEV_01D1] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE

[DEV_01D3] NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS

[DEV_01DD] NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE

[DEV_01DF] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS

[DEV_0390] NVIDIA GeForce 7650 GS

[DEV_0391] NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT

[DEV_0392] NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS

[DEV_0393] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

[DEV_0394] NVIDIA GeForce 7600 LE

[DEV_0395] NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT

[DEV_0191] NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

[DEV_0193] NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

[DEV_0194] NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra

[DEV_0400] NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS

[DEV_0402] NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

[DEV_0403] NVIDIA GeForce 8600GS

[DEV_0421] NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

[DEV_0422] NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

[DEV_0423] NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS

[DEV_016A] NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS

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No SLi for the Alienware m9700 7900GS in this driver either.

These Drivers are actually quite bad on my system, I see a 50% drop in frame rate in pretty much all my games.

They also seem to struggle and go mental when switching between displays.

Edited by MistMe
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with ALL GAMES!!! After a casual time there is this error:

Nome evento problema: APPCRASH

Nome applicazione: F1 Challenge 99-02.exe

Versione applicazione:

Timestamp applicazione: 3e9c24f6

Nome modulo con errori: nvd3dum.dll

Versione modulo con errori:

Timestamp modulo con errori: 4684c57c

Codice eccezione: c0000005

Offset eccezione: 00266c52

Versione SO: 6.0.6000.

ID impostazioni locali: 1040

Informazioni aggiuntive 1: 4b88

Ulteriori informazioni 2: bc92d49f19a89c81d5cb9ed4e2730fc0

Ulteriori informazioni 3: 73ec

Ulteriori informazioni 4: 741b42c2c51ef4f6b68c1cce574389dc

nvd3dum.dll and another dll, it depends of the game, the error is in ALL the games that I have play:





F1 CHALLENGE 99-02 etc etc


the problem there is with this and ALL another driver versions :P

what is the problem?

p.s. sorry my english

p.s. I have a Toshiba A100 646 GeForceGo7600 128Mb (64Bit), I have try all drivers now i'm using v162.18 Vista 32bit

thanks for all the response

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  • 3 weeks later...

These drivers are "THE BEST" for benchmarking with a 8600m GT card. All framerates are up, and everything plasys just fine. The "ONLY" thing is that rivatuner/ati tool will not work. These drivers have a bug that does not let them overclock. If this can be fixed, and overclocking enabled.... These will be the fastest 8600m GT drivers to date.

Also..... All of the extra menus are open in nvidia control panel. These drivers have it all. :)

Please look into the non-overclocking. Thank you, and keep up the good work!!!

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Guest Michael


I have an Acer 5920 with 8600M GT and Vista 32-bit. I have read many users stating that the 162.18 driver is the best and most reliable driver for my system and graphics card.

However, the driver download for 162.18 (Vista32) does not include a setup.exe file. Now I know that to get round this you need to go into Device Manager and "Update Driver". I have tried this, however Vista continually states that the driver I already have is the best one for my system and I am not able to load the 162.18 driver (or any other modded driver in this way). I tried this both in Normal and Safe mode. I also removed all graphic drivers so only a generic VGA driver was installed but still with no luck.

I have therefor loaded the 162.15 driver successfully as it had a setup.exe file. It runs ok but was still hoping to load 162.18. Is there anyway that a setup.exe file could be added to this driver? Or does anyone have any advice on why I am not able to load drivers via Device Manager?



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*SIGH* Here we go again. I've just installed these drivers but I wished I hadn't. Terrible performance. I have a Dell Inspiron, intel 2 core duo running at 2gh with 2MB of Ram and an Nvidia 7900GS running Vista 32 bit. Benchmarking this driver using 3dmark 06 gives me a score of 898 marks. It was the same with 162.22. A mere 896 marks. I followed the usual routine of uninstalling my existing drivers first, rebooting, run driver cleaner and then installing. I think ALL the 162.xx drivers are the same unless someone can tell me different. Once again rolling back to 158.45.

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Hmm, your setup's not that much different from mine and I saw a huge improvement over all the drivers I've tried so far. I have a Dell Inspiron 1520, Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 running at 1.50GHz, 2GB of RAM, and an Geforce Go 8600m gt runnin on Vista 32 bit. I didn't bother benchmarking, cause it takes a whole lot of time to do, but the driver managed to boost performance of Oblivion, C&C3, and a little game called Grid Wars I've been playing. This driver has worked the better than 165.01, 163.14 and the other driver was 158.45 I believe.

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Interesting...Mind you I have never actually run any games on them. I've always just benchmarked them using 3dmark 06 and thought what a lot of bollocks. Seriously, benchmark that driver using 3dmark 06 version 110 which is the free version and you'll soon see what I'm talking about. Unless the problem rests with 3dmark 06 itself. My understanding is that it is Vista compatable with the appropriate patch which I've installed or so their website says. Seriously every driver for Vista I benchmark comes up pants. There is only two according to 3dmark 06 that are worth downloading. 158.45 returns a score of 3488. 163.11 returns a score of 3483. I'm going to wait until Nvidia release their 170.xx series of drivers and then we'll see...

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Guest wouterj2

i have the same problem in f1 challenge

Toepassing met fout F1 Challenge 99-02.exe, versie, tijdstempel 0x3e9c24f6, module met fout nvd3dum.dll, versie, tijdstempel 0x468eb375, uitzonderingscode 0xc0000005, foutmarge 0x00154d88, proces-id 0x3b8, starttijd van toepassing 0x01c7e68896301522.

(sorry error is in dutch but you get the idea).

i installed the latest driver today. The game runs fine when i'm not racing. When i stay in the pit the game does not crash. When i go on track the game crashes after approx 30 secs.

tried XP compatibility mode, admin rights etc.

solution anyone?


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  • 2 months later...
Guest panicly


I've a problem. I installed forceware 162.18 with a modded .inf and then I started Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. Suddenly came the bluescreen and my notebook rebootet. It's happening always the same when I try to start PES 2008. I've 1GB ram, Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz (T2500) and a GeForce Go 7400. What can I do???? Where's the problem?? Is it a driver problem?? Should I install a newer driver.

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