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- 30.10.2004: added v66.77 WHQL (plus OPEN ISSUES and ISSUES RESOLVED)

- 28.10.2004: added v66.74 WHQL (Medion)

- 01.10.2004: added v66.72 WHQL (official MSI driver)


  • v66.70
  • desktop driver for 2K.XP, filedate 16.09.2004, leaked 28.09.2004
  • English only, no Setup included, no WHQL certification
  • leaked from ZombieNexus
  • nvoglnt.dll is dated 21.09.2004

  • v66.72
  • desktop driver for 2K.XP, filedate 20.09.2004, leaked 01.10.2004
  • MultiLanguage, Setup included, with WHQL certification
  • leaked from Station-Drivers
  • also available at MSI

  • v66.74
  • desktop driver for 2K.XP, filedate 29.09.2004, released 28.10.2004
  • MultiLanguage???, Setup included???, with WHQL certification
  • released by Medion for FX, 6xx0 & PCI-Express cards

  • v66.77
  • desktop driver for 2K.XP/MCE, filedate 15.10.2004, released 30.10.2004
  • MultiLanguage, Setup included, with WHQL certification
  • WHQL only for 6x00 GPUs


As with every released driver, version 66.77 of the Release 65 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. What follows is a list of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others will have workaround solutions. (copy&pasted from the official release notes)

  • Single display modes such as TV only, DFP/LCD only or CRT only provide the best performance and quality from Windows Media Center Edition. Dual display modes such Dualview and nView Clone and Span modes are not recommended.
  • When using the trial version of WinDVD 6 from InterVideo.com, you may experience TV or DVD playback problems in Windows Media Center if you change resolutions during video playback. This is most often seen when switching from windowed to full screen mode. This problem does not occur with the latest full OEM versions of WinDVD or with other Windows Media Center qualified DVD decoders.
  • Live TV or DVD playback may stall or stutter in Windows Media Center when using the ?Smart? deinterlacing setting in the NVIDIA DVD Decoder. This is not the default setting.
    A fix for this problem will be included in a later driver update.
  • GeForce 6800: 3D Mark 2003 demo mode crashes back to the desktop at 1600x1200x32 with control panel antialiasing enabled. Use application controlled antialiasing.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6800: 3D Mark 2003 Nature scene hangs the system at 1600x1200x32 with 4x antialiasing ennabled.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6800: Code Creatures Benchmark shows screen corruption at 1600x1200x32 with 8xAntialiasing
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6800: Flickering and black textures in Desert Rat vs Afrika Corps.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6600: Artifacts appear in the intro videos in Tomb Raider:
    Angel of Darkness at 1600x1200 and during game play with 4x antialiasing enabled.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6600: Minor flickering in Return of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory when antialiasing is enabled at high resolutions.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce4 Ti/GeForce 6800: Command and Conquer: Generals has corruption when both antialiasing is enabled in the NVIDIA control panel and in-game image quality is set to "High".
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6600/6800: When playing DivX files using a DivX player and occluding toward the left of desktop, the video flickers.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6800: Aspect ratio is incorrect when movie transitions from 4:3 to 16:9 playback using PowerDVD. Application issue as this does not occur with InterVideo WinDVD6.
  • GeForce FX and GeForce 6800/6600: Artifacts on digital display when using HDTV over DVI and running Direct3D applications at 1024x768x32 .
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6800: Corruption on the Media Center Edition user interface in full-screen mode when using HDTV over DVI.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce 6600/6800: ?Treat DVI as HDTV? does not stay enabled in Clone mode. To fix this issues switch the DVI to be the primary monitor in Clone mode, or switch to Dualview mode with DVI as the primary or secondary monitor.
  • GeForce 6600: In Clone Mode with Video Mirror enabled, the full screen video is cropped on the left and right edges.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • GeForce FX 5700: Moving playback of high-definition WMV9 content to secondary display in Windows Media Center causes computer to stop functioning.
    This problem does not exist in Windows Media Player
  • GeForce 6600: No advanced HDTV resolutions options are available after selecting underscan mode.
    A fix for this will be included in the next driver release.
  • If you perform a clean driver installation (no previous NVIDIA drivers installed), you must reboot your computer. If you do not reboot, the predefined application profiles will not be activated and you may experience application stability problems.
  • GeForce2, GeForce4 MX, Windows XP: City of Heroes crashes to the desktop intermittently.
    This is not an NVIDIA bug.
  • GeForce FX 5200/5700/5750 Ultra, Windows XP: Shadow effects in Splinter Cell do not display properly.
    This is not an NVIDIA bug.
  • Windows XP/2000: Clone mode may be set for the GeForce FX 5600 although only one display is connected. This setting causes a drop in the performance of 3D applications. The workaround is to use the NVIDIA control panel to reset the system to standard mode from clone mode.
  • Windows XP, GeForce FX 5950 Ultra: Homeworld2 antialiased performance is slow.
    This is not an NVIDIA bug, but is a known issue with the application. A game patch
    1.1 is available at ftp://ftp.sierra.com/pub/sierra/homeworld2/updates/
    homeworld2_update_en_10_11.exe .
  • Windows ME: CodeCult benchmark does not run properly.
    This is not an NVIDIA bug.
  • GeForce FX, Windows ME: Gunmetal Demo intro movie does
    not display properly.
    This is not an NVIDIA bug.


Significant issues resolved in driver version 66.77 (copy&pasted from the official release notes)

  • Windows XP, Quadro FX 3400: CATIA - Extra lines displayed on Structural Anlaysis.
  • Windows XP, Quadro FX 3000, IBM T221 panel, DG5: Desktop appears elongated when HRSD is selected.
  • Windows XP, Quadro FX 4000: Main grid is corrupted when starting Lightwave 8.0/7.5.
  • Windows XP, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, GeForce 6800: Corruption with vehicles and clouds in Sim City 4.
  • Windows XP, GeForce PCX 5750: Command and Conquer Generals back screen is white (or green).
  • GeForce 6800, Windows XP: Corruption in the Far Cry loading screen before the map loads at 1600x1200x32 or greater resolutions with antialiasing enabled.
  • Quadro FX 4000, Windows XP, Lightwave 8.0/7.5: Main grid is corrupted on startup.
  • GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, Windows XP: Deus Ex 2 door button shader disappears.
  • GeForce 6800, Windows XP: Corruption after screen shot attempted with antialiasing enabled in Far Cry.
  • GeForce 6800: Cannot set refresh rate of 48 Hz for 3840x2400.
  • Quadro FX 1100, Windows XP, Autodesk Inventor 8: Mipmapping is broken.
  • Windows XP, Quadro 400 NVS: Non-admin accounts can enable multiview, but an error message appears after rebooting the system.
  • Modo application crashes with GeForce Products.
  • Windows XP, GeForce 6800: Microsoft Rallisport Challenge performace drops with antialiasing and lens flares enabled.
  • Windows XP, Quadro NVS 200/280: Roaming profiles cannot be read or written.
  • Windows XP, GeForce4 Ti: Kohan 2 has missing geometry.
  • Windows XP: Manual downclocking does not work but locks to the defaults.
  • Windows XP, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, GeForce 6800: Corruption with vehicles and clouds in Sim City 4.
  • Windows XP, GeForce 6800, GeForce4: Fog issues in the game Men of Valor.

:: OPINION [*by LSudlow]

  • There is something very wrong with the first two drivers in this set. 66.70 and 66.72 both hang my Dell 5150 during benchmarking, and Windows itself hangs after most reboots. (Truly hangs, requiring a hardware reset.) This happens with both Pieter's inf and my own.
    On the other hand, 66.74 and 66.77 are both excellent drivers. Both are fast and very stable. 66.77, in particular, is mature, polished, and ready for public use. Definitely worth checking out.
  • by ZombieNexus (external, not verified)
    So far word is that the performance is good, and the image quality may be slightly better than previous driver releases. Also worth note is that these also have support for two 'NV48' devices in the inf file. I have not had any reports of problems so far. But I have had reports that Pixel Shader 3.0 is working well and a few bugs in FarCry and Doom 3 seem to have been fixed.

:: BENCHMARKS [*by LSudlow]

driver performance comparison charts for some GPUs

for GF2 Go: HERE from Pieter (v16.20 - v61.77)

for FX Go5200: HERE from Larry (v5x.xx - current)

for FX Go5700: HERE from Sky-Dexter (v65.73 - current)

:: DOWNLOAD & x-click-but21.gif

This and all other drivers available at LaptopVideo2Go are 7zipped and come as a self-extracting archive for your convenience. We take care that your download time/traffic is minimized by compressing the driver in an optimized way. The method we had developed first is a service that you'll only find here proper working.

filesize 6.532.833 bytes

filesize 13.976.048 bytes

filesize 10.958.113 bytes

filesize 13.995.177 bytes

mobile INF modified for v66.70

mobile INF modified for v66.72

mobile INF modified for v66.74

mobile INF modified for v66.77


Original_v66.70_INF.zip ( 6.82k ) Number of downloads: 30

Original_v66.72_INF.zip ( 6.43k ) Number of downloads: 28

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  • 2 weeks later...

The 66.72 drivers apparently work well on desktop GPUs... :)

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1 = 66.74 medion INF (mobile WHQL drivers)

2 = 66.74 Alienware INF (desktop WHQL drivers)

3 = 66.77 INF.

Alienware have just released this driver 66.74) for their desktops, support for:

NVIDIA_NV31.DEV_0311.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 Ultra"

NVIDIA_NV31.DEV_0312.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600"

NVIDIA_NV31.DEV_0314.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600XT"

NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0321.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra"

NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0322.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 "

NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0323.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200LE"

NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0326.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500"

NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0327.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5100"

NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_032A.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI"

NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_032B.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro FX 500/FX 600"

NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_0341.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra"

NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_0342.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700"

NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_0343.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE"

NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_0344.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700VE"

NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_034E.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100"

NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0040.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra"

NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0041.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6800"

NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0042.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE"

NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0045.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT"

NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_004E.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000"


NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0140.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT"

NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0141.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6600"

NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0145.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6610 XL"

NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_014E.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro FX 540"

NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F8.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400"

NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00F9.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU"

NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00FA.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5750"

NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00FC.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5300"

NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_00FD.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro PCI-E Series"

Driver is somewhat bigger now with all the extra files added, added a subdir as well with medion INF, WHQL certificate and setup info.

66.74 now has all International files.

Setup will only work with Alienware version as is.

Copy the files accross from the subdir and then you can use setup.exe with the medion's INF.

ALIGART support added as well as all Quadro files.

All this at no extra cost :)

NVMO.INF ( 15.28k ) Number of downloads: 23

nv4_disp.inf ( 24.63k ) Number of downloads: 9

nv4_disp.inf ( 30.84k ) Number of downloads: 8

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Tried 66.77 on my Dell Latitude C840 with GeForce4 440 Go. After the reboot, it only recognizes resolutions up to 1400 by 1050. Unfortunately, my screen is actually 1600 x 1200. I get a nasty mirroring effect on the bottom 200 pixel rows and the right side 150 pixel columns are a series of color bars.

So far the 60.60 drivers have been the best for me.

Any comments or questions, email me at _tj_@_agi_._com (remove underscores). Keep up the good work.

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