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New in 290.53

Optimizations for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Increases performance by up to 25% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim vs. 290.36 drivers (measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 19x10 Ultra – Indoor Scene). Results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and in-game location.

Updates the NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile.

Added new 3D Vision laser sight /crosshair options to better match Skyrim crosshairs.

For a full Skyrim tweak guide, visit GeForce.com.

NVIDIA SLI

Adds SLI profiles for Trine 2, WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011, and Afterfall: InSanity.

3D Vision

Fixes issues with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 not launching into 3D Vision mode

Added new 3D Vision laser sight /crosshair options to better match The Elder Scrolls Skyrim crosshairs

Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome – rated Good

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game – rated Excellent

Assassin's Creed: Revelations – rating changed to Fair

Driver San Francisco – updated settings to work better in 3D Vision

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – updated in-game compatibility message

Hard Reset – updated in-game compatibility message. FXAA x2 and x4 are now supported by the game

Ignite – rated Good

Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters – rated Fair

Jurassic Park: The Game – rated Good

Orcs Must Die! – rated Good

PAYDAY The Heist – rated Poor

PT Boats - Knights of the Sea – rated Good

PT Boats - South Gambit – rated Good

Race 07 – updated in-game compatibility message

Race Room – rated Good

Serious Sam 3: BFE – rated Poor

SkyDrift – rated Good

Star Wars: The Old Republic – rated Good

Stronghold 3 – rated Good

Take on Helicopters – rated Fair

Trine 2 – rated 3D Vision Ready

Waves – rated Excellent

Key Bug Fixes

Fixes some random instances of triangular artifacts when playing Battlefield 3 (fix is now enabled for GeForce 400 and 500 series GPUs).

Fixes a default panel resolution/ timing bug in 290.36.

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Was a b**** to install - couldn't get rid of my old PhysX. Fighting several hours uninstalling, cleaning etc. Finally found the trick - had to install first 280.19 onto my 280.38 and then did 290.53 install without hiccups. Odd.

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Was a b**** to install - couldn't get rid of my old PhysX. Fighting several hours uninstalling, cleaning etc. Finally found the trick - had to install first 280.19 onto my 280.38 and then did 290.53 install without hiccups. Odd.

There is a long tradition of broken PhysX installers since Ageia times.

If you are familiar with a registry editor, delete:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\24EA03591EAD916459492B437882D571]

"ProductName"="NVIDIA PhysX"

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Thx, next time it'll be easier!

This was a first for me.

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hi

its me again hahahahaha :D

requesting modded inf file too. 25% better perfomance on skyrim? oh my!

i need that!

mobilenvidia, can you hear me? :D

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Hi guys

I have an Acer Aspire 4741G which has Nvidia GeForce GT 415M on it.

When i try to update my laptop graphic driver from Nvidia site , i find it out that i cant do so , due to Nvidia restricted Iranian IPs and dont let us to use their site:

"

Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.nvidia.com/" on this server.

Reference #18.9e94ef50.1325241793.eb5c0ccc

"

(Its like a joke! you paid for buying a THING and somebodies did in this way? huh! :-) huh )

What i should to do friends?

Dont tell me to use my Acer Packed driver for my lifetime! which is a 2010 Nvidia driver.

Could you give me a safe and non-Nvidia download link just for my driver, please?

i addition, i am using Win 7 ultimate X64 on my Acer AS 4741G.

you can catch me through bashirmalool at gmail dot com.

THX

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Hi guys

I have an Acer Aspire 4741G which has Nvidia GeForce GT 415M on it.

When i try to update my laptop graphic driver from Nvidia site , i find it out that i cant do so , due to Nvidia restricted Iranian IPs and dont let us to use their site:

"

Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.nvidia.com/" on this server.

Reference #18.9e94ef50.1325241793.eb5c0ccc

"

(Its like a joke! you paid for buying a THING and somebodies did in this way? huh! :-) huh )

What i should to do friends?

Dont tell me to use my Acer Packed driver for my lifetime! which is a 2010 Nvidia driver.

Could you give me a safe and non-Nvidia download link just for my driver, please?

i addition, i am using Win 7 ultimate X64 on my Acer AS 4741G.

you can catch me through bashirmalool at gmail dot com.

THX

And i forgot to say "Happy new year" to you. I wish a good year for all my friends around the world, specially for Christian friends.
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Hi there, been lurking and following for years May I please make a suggestion to add a user-rating system (e.g. 0-5 stars) to each driver release right off the driver search page of the main website? It would greatly help to make a decision if a certain driver is good or should be avoided before going to the individual release threads to get more info.

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Also after a modded inf, here. I'm running a Go 7950 GTX, which I can assure you just barely handles Skyrim. Even a net ten percent gain on that potential twenty-five percent promise sounds good to me.

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Right, so I've modified the inf myself, and can confirm that this driver does improve Skyrim performance for 7900 series GPUs. I'm running a Go 7950 GTX, and I see small improvements in outdoor rendering (small enough that they may not actually be there), but indoor rendering improvements on the order of twenty percent. I suspect a modified inf hasn't yet been made available because the driver supports various mobile cards of newer generation by default, and I realise some of you will ask that I furnish you with the modifed version I've produced, but I've modified the inf only to add support for the Go 7950 GTX. The reason for this is that it's the simplest change to make that will suffice for my hardware configuration, and I've never modified an inf before. I figured out how to do so by examining what was done to the 290.36 inf to modify it, then carrying the method over to the 290.53 inf, which is a bit different in structure. It's not particularly difficult to do, but it does assume a familiarity with basic computing principles.

These are the changes I made to the Vista/7 32-bit inf:

[NVIDIA_SetB_Devices.NTx86.6.0]

%NVIDIA_DEV.0297.01% = Section101, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0297

[section101]

AddReg = nv_DRS_addreg

AddReg = nv_FTS_addreg

AddReg = nv_commonBase_addreg__01

AddReg = nv_commonDisplayModes_addreg

AddReg = nv_controlPanel_addreg

AddReg = nv_global_addreg

AddReg = nv_miscBase_addreg__01

AddReg = nv_opengl_addreg

AddReg = Mobile_Tweaks

AddReg = nv_timingRestrictions_addreg

CopyFiles = nv_Drs_copyfiles

CopyFiles = nv_cplSetup_copyfiles

CopyFiles = nv_license_copyfiles

CopyFiles = nv_sysDrivers_copyfiles

CopyFiles = nv_system32_copyfiles__01

DelFiles = nv_sysDrivers_delfiles

DelFiles = nv_system32_delfiles

DelFiles = nv_system64_delfiles

DelReg = nv_clearRegistrySwitches_delreg

FeatureScore = E6

NVSupportDisplayUpdate = 1

RegisterDLLs = nv_common_registerdll

[section101.CoInstallers]

AddReg = nv_commonCoinstaller_addreg

CopyFiles = nv_coinstaller_copyfiles

[section101.GeneralConfigData]

MaximumDeviceMemoryConfiguration = 128

MaximumNumberOfDevices = 4

[section101.Services]

AddService = nvlddmkm, 0x00000002, nv_nvlddmkm_serviceInstall

[section101.HW]

Include = machine.inf

Needs = PciASPMOptIn

[strings]

NVIDIA_DEV.0297.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX"

I hope this helps anyone inclined to have a go at it himself, or in the very least provides sufficient confirmation of performance improvement on older architecture as to encourage that the LV2G community produce a general purpose modded inf for this driver.

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