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NVIDIA Forceware 186.81 WHQL Mobile released


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justinkw1 just can't help him self, and hounded these out over at NVIDIA.

These are official Mobile WHQL drivers.

Driver Information


  • Released By: NVIDIA
  • Driver Version: 186.81
  • Operating System: Windows 7/Vista 64bit
  • Driver Date: 2009-08-19 (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • MS WHQL Certificate: True
  • Setup Files Included: True
  • Languages Included: 28

Windows 7 / Vista x86

Windows 7 / Vista x64

Windows XP x86

Windows XP x64

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yeah, perfect. hopefully the flickering-bug is fixed. :)

Edited by Spax87
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yeah, perfect. hopefully the flickering-bug is fixed. :)

Do you mean the HDMI flickering?

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mobilenvidia: are the 186.82 from MS Update newer than these ones?

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mobilenvidia: are the 186.82 from MS Update newer than these ones?

Yip, by a whole day.

Just uploading these now.

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Do you mean the HDMI flickering?

what is hdmi-flickering??

i got some flickering since 185.xx

only for half a second maybe.

i think it only happens with 8700m gt

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work like a charm, tested with lot of recent games (i.e Sims 3, Lost Planet Colonies, :) May Cry 4, Street Fighter 4, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009) and so far performance is increased by 10% to 20%. Before 186.81, i tried the official 186.03 and the result is terrible everytime i try to turn anti aliasing on my screen turns dark in most dx9 games. This is the best driver at this moment for mobile gpu in my opinion.

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what is hdmi-flickering??

i got some flickering since 185.xx

only for half a second maybe.

i think it only happens with 8700m gt

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G with a 8600M GT and with these drivers also flashes... :)

To keep waiting ...

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too bad. i think nvidia doesnt give a fkkk.

but i still hope;)

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what is hdmi-flickering??

i got some flickering since 185.xx

only for half a second maybe.

i think it only happens with 8700m gt

with the official nvidia drivers when i use my LCD tv the image starts shaking. Sometimes the sound also does the same. very anoying when you are watching a movie.

Old nvidia drivers didn't have this issue...

Edited by Equilibrium
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can't install the driver;my card id is[DEV_0405&SUBSYS_15D21043] NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS where is the nvam.inf,it occurred an error,damn.

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can't install the driver;my card id is[DEV_0405&SUBSYS_15D21043] NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS where is the nvam.inf,it occurred an error,damn.

Normally it should be working on every model of 9500M GS, i myself have tried to install this driver on 8600M GS, 8600M GT and 9600M GT and found no errors so far. You should properly uninstall your old driver before installing 186.81.

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Did someone install this driver on 9650MGT? I have tried to install 186.82 with modded inf on my N80VN,and then blackscreen...... :)

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Though the driver numbers are near..186.81 and 186.82,

experimenting with both drivers i have to say that 186.82 performs way much better than 186.81...

the downside is between both drivers, the official 186.81 is more stable...with 186.82 i get random screen freeze where i had to restart my notebook...am using 8600m gt...

Have tested 186.82 with Dawn of Discovery(Anno 1404), Call of Juarez Bound in Blood, Batman Arkham Asylum DEMO, Dawn of War 2, Company of Heroes, Guitar Hero World Tour, The Witcher Director's Cut, and Fallout 3 with the stuttering gone for Fallout 3 but with 186.81 the stuttering is there...

I usually test drive the drivers with several games...never like the idea of benchmarking using benchmark softwares...

And thanks to all that involves in making this site one of the best and helpful site available...

Long live Laptopvideo2go... :)

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How is the performance overall of this drivers and as someone said before, does it have direct compute?

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The driver is not stable (system freeze, screen artefacts) on Asus N80VN (and on Asus N50VN) with GeForce 9650M GT.

GPU: GeForce 9650M GT,

GPU hardware ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_064C&SUBSYS_19121043&REV_A1

Video RAM: 1 GB, DDR2, 800 MHz.

Video BIOS version: 62.94.3C.00.26

CPU: Core 2 Duo P9500, 2.53 GHz.

System RAM: 4 GB, DDR2, 800 MHz.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Build 7600. Aero feature enabled.

Stable driver versions for this laptop:

185.70, currently installed

182.67

182.50

179.88 or any 179.xx

179.48, from NVIDIA download

Unstable driver versions for this laptop:

186.82

186.81, from NVIDIA download

186.56

186.42

186.39

186.31

186.30

186.24

186.03, from NVIDIA download

185.85

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The driver is not stable (system freeze, screen artefacts) on Asus N80VN (and on Asus N50VN) with GeForce 9650M GT.

GPU: GeForce 9650M GT,

GPU hardware ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_064C&SUBSYS_19121043&REV_A1

Video RAM: 1 GB, DDR2, 800 MHz.

Video BIOS version: 62.94.3C.00.26

CPU: Core 2 Duo P9500, 2.53 GHz.

System RAM: 4 GB, DDR2, 800 MHz.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Build 7600. Aero feature enabled.

Stable driver versions for this laptop:

185.70, currently installed

182.67

182.50

179.88 or any 179.xx

179.48, from NVIDIA download

Unstable driver versions for this laptop:

186.82

186.81, from NVIDIA download

186.56

186.42

186.39

186.31

186.30

186.24

186.03, from NVIDIA download

185.85

i think its the 9650 that is unstable.

had no problems with this drivers yet.

no crashing exes or something...

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Guest Snake55(bimochi@gmail.com)

I fill that this is the best driver Ive had for my Nvidia 1gb ddr3 9800m gts.... only drawback i think is that theres no option for (Full Power All The Time) In nvidia control panel in Global settings ...

Other then that Everything is great....

Thanks A bunch

Snake55 :) :)

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i think its the 9650 that is unstable.

had no problems with this drivers yet.

no crashing exes or something...

Agreed... I have another notebook Asus G1SN with 9500M GT... this one has the "flickering" problem.

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Agreed... I have another notebook Asus G1SN with 9500M GT... this one has the "flickering" problem.

really?? i thought this was only an bug with 8700m gt and the driver structure...

oh man, nvidia used to work so properly just a year ago. but atm it seems they dont care bout anything :)

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Been testing these on an Asus G50Vt-X2 (p8600 @ 2.4 OC to 3.1ghz, 9800m GS OC'd to 670/930/1670 w/BIOS flash and voltage mods, 4gb RAM, Vista x64).

So far, performance is better than my previous set in all the games I own (DOX 185.85), and the card runs about 3 degrees cooler (heavy load: ~83C before, ~80C after new drivers). Basically, if they're stable for you, they're a good set to install.

All of my games work well - no crashing, no issues with any of the 3D settings, and my overclock is still stable as ever. I had the screen do some weird flickering when I restarted my computer once, but it hasn't happened again, so I'm assuming all is well.

The only real issue I'm curious about is that Nvidia Control Panel reports I am using Dx10.1, when in fact my card does not support that, but I'm guessing it's just some minor error.

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