Gainward FX 5900 Ultra 256 MB driver - not Golden Sample

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Anybody know off the top of their head what the latest VGA driver is for
this card?
I don't think it's 56.72- the readme for that only listed the FX 5800 as
being supported, so I didn't try using it.
I'm currently using VGA driver version 6.14.10.5664,
BIOS version 4.35.20.21.00
The latest expertool download (1.71?)didn't work with this card. Under
performance, it showed the memory speed correctly as 450 MHz, but the
needle was in the orange zone. It stayed there when I clicked "Safe
Mode Settings".
The card works very well, I'm not changing anything at this time, just
curious.
 
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"Phuc Tup" <world_of_woodman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Anybody know off the top of their head what the latest VGA driver is for
> this card?
> I don't think it's 56.72- the readme for that only listed the FX 5800 as
> being supported, so I didn't try using it.
> I'm currently using VGA driver version 6.14.10.5664,
> BIOS version 4.35.20.21.00
> The latest expertool download (1.71?)didn't work with this card. Under
> performance, it showed the memory speed correctly as 450 MHz, but the
> needle was in the orange zone. It stayed there when I clicked "Safe
> Mode Settings".
> The card works very well, I'm not changing anything at this time, just
> curious.

The readme for the 56.72 drivers is at
http://download.nvidia.com/Windows/56.72/ForceWare_Release_55_Graphics_Drivers_Release_Notes_v56.72.pdf

Page 25 is the list of supported hardware. The 5900 is clearly shown here as
supported in Ultra, XT, and normal versions. Which readme have you been
looking at? The 56.72 drivers support everything from the Riva TNT2 and
Vanta cards all the way up to the FX5950 Ultra.

Dan
 
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Spack wrote:
> "Phuc Tup" <world_of_woodman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:VM2dnahFg4x5U2zdRVn-sw@comcast.com...
>
>>Anybody know off the top of their head what the latest VGA driver is for
>>this card?
>>I don't think it's 56.72- the readme for that only listed the FX 5800 as
>>being supported, so I didn't try using it.
>>I'm currently using VGA driver version 6.14.10.5664,
>>BIOS version 4.35.20.21.00
>>The latest expertool download (1.71?)didn't work with this card. Under
>>performance, it showed the memory speed correctly as 450 MHz, but the
>>needle was in the orange zone. It stayed there when I clicked "Safe
>>Mode Settings".
>>The card works very well, I'm not changing anything at this time, just
>>curious.
>
>
> The readme for the 56.72 drivers is at
> http://download.nvidia.com/Windows/56.72/ForceWare_Release_55_Graphics_Drivers_Release_Notes_v56.72.pdf
>
> Page 25 is the list of supported hardware. The 5900 is clearly shown here as
> supported in Ultra, XT, and normal versions. Which readme have you been
> looking at? The 56.72 drivers support everything from the Riva TNT2 and
> Vanta cards all the way up to the FX5950 Ultra.
>
> Dan
>
>
I downloaded my 56.72 from the Gainward web site.
This is the readme file that came with it:

================================================================================
NVIDIA Display Driver for Windows 2000/XP version 56.72,
03/24/2004
================================================================================

Operating systems supported
---------------------------
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server


Adapters supported
------------------
NVIDIA RIVA TNT
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Pro
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra
NVIDIA Vanta
NVIDIA Vanta LT
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64
NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 Pro
NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2
NVIDIA GeForce 256
NVIDIA GeForce DDR
NVIDIA Quadro
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 200
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400
NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR
NVIDIA Quadro2 EX
NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro
NVIDIA GeForce2 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce2 Integrated GPU
NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440-SE
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460
NVIDIA Quadro NVS
NVIDIA Quadro4 500 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 550 XGL
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X
NVIDIA Quadro4 NVS with AGP8X
NVIDIA Quadro4 380 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 580 XGL
NVIDIA GeForce3
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500
NVIDIA Quadro DCC
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800
NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE
NVIDIA Quadro4 700 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 750 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 780 XGL
NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000


File list
---------
ALIAGP.SYS - AGP support file for Aladdin TNT2
DMCPL.EXE - NVIDIA nView control panel
GENERIC.TVP - NVIDIA nView generic desktop profile
KEYSTONE.EXE - NVIDIA NVKeystone application
NV4_DISP.DLL - NVIDIA display driver
NV4_DISP.INF - Windows 2000/XP display driver information file for NVIDIA
NV4_MINI.SYS - NVIDIA miniport driver
NVCPL.DLL - NVIDIA display properties extension
NVCPL.HLP - NVIDIA display properties extension help file
NVIEW.DLL - NVIDIA nView desktop and window manager
NVIEWIMG.DLL - NVIDIA nView image library
NVINSTNT.DLL - NVIDIA installation/uninstallation support file
NVMCTRAY.DLL - NVIDIA media center library
NVOGLNT.DLL - NVIDIA OpenGL driver
NVSHELL.DLL - NVIDIA desktop explorer
NVSVC32.EXE - NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP helper service
NVTUICPL.CPL - NVIDIA nView control panel
NVWCPLEN.HLP - NVIDIA nView help file
NWIZ.EXE - NVIDIA nView wizard
README.TXT - The file you're reading


Installation instructions
-------------------------
1. These drivers must be installed by a user with Windows 2000/XP
Administrator
privileges. Please consult your system administrator or Microsoft
Windows 2000/XP User's Manual for more information on Administrator
privileges.

2. Start Microsoft Windows 2000/XP.

3. From the Start menu, select Settings.

4. Select Control Panel.

5. Select System.

6. Select Device Manager.

7. Under Display adapters, select the name of the NVIDIA adapter you have
installed. If you do not see a Display adapters option, or if your
NVIDIA
adapter is not listed, under Other Devices, select Video Controller
(VGA
Compatible).

8. Select the Driver tab.

9. Select Update Driver.

10. Select Next.

11. Select Next.

12. Verify that "Specify a location" has a check mark next to it. If
it does
not, click in the box next to "Specify a location" to place a
check mark
in the box. Select Next.

13. Enter the path to the NVIDIA drivers in the "Copy manufacturer's files
from:" dialog. Select OK.

14. If you get a dialog box that states "A suitable driver for this device
is already installed.", click in the box next to "Install one of the
other drivers" to place a check mark in the box, then select Next.

Otherwise, select Next, then proceed to step 16.

15. Select the following driver from the list. NVIDIA RIVA TNT is used an
example; make sure to select your NVIDIA adapter from the list.

Description Provider Manufacturer Location
----------- -------- ------------ --------
NVIDIA RIVA TNT NVIDIA NVIDIA a:\nv4_disp.inf

Select Next.

16. Select Finish.

17. Select Close.

18. Windows 2000/XP will ask if you wish to restart the computer.
Select Yes.

================================================================================
Copyright (c) NVIDIA Corporation. All rights
reserved.
================================================================================
 
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"Phuc Tup" <world_of_woodman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I downloaded my 56.72 from the Gainward web site.
> This is the readme file that came with it:

Looks like Gainward either used an earlier driver readme and just changed
the version number, or nVidia added FX5900/5950 support to the 56.72 drivers
and sent a pre-release readme to Gainward. Anyway, I'm running the 56.72
nVidia drivers with both a Ti4200 and an FX5900XT and had no problems.

Dan
 
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56.72 is working just fine on my PNY FX5900 Ultra.


"Phuc Tup" <world_of_woodman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:VM2dnahFg4x5U2zdRVn-sw@comcast.com...
> Anybody know off the top of their head what the latest VGA driver is for
> this card?
> I don't think it's 56.72- the readme for that only listed the FX 5800 as
> being supported, so I didn't try using it.
> I'm currently using VGA driver version 6.14.10.5664,
> BIOS version 4.35.20.21.00
> The latest expertool download (1.71?)didn't work with this card. Under
> performance, it showed the memory speed correctly as 450 MHz, but the
> needle was in the orange zone. It stayed there when I clicked "Safe
> Mode Settings".
> The card works very well, I'm not changing anything at this time, just
> curious.
 
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Timothy Drouillard wrote:
> 56.72 is working just fine on my PNY FX5900 Ultra.
>
>
> "Phuc Tup" <world_of_woodman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:VM2dnahFg4x5U2zdRVn-sw@comcast.com...
>
>>Anybody know off the top of their head what the latest VGA driver is for
>>this card?
>>I don't think it's 56.72- the readme for that only listed the FX 5800 as
>>being supported, so I didn't try using it.
>>I'm currently using VGA driver version 6.14.10.5664,
>>BIOS version 4.35.20.21.00
>>The latest expertool download (1.71?)didn't work with this card. Under
>>performance, it showed the memory speed correctly as 450 MHz, but the
>>needle was in the orange zone. It stayed there when I clicked "Safe
>>Mode Settings".
>>The card works very well, I'm not changing anything at this time, just
>>curious.
>
>
>
I went ahead and upgraded to the 56.72, it is fine. Thanks for the help.
 
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That list is not complete.
Goto nvidia and it will show your model for 56.72


CapFusion,...

"Phuc Tup" <world_of_woodman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:qNidnQjWgJPxx2_d4p2dnA@comcast.com...
> I downloaded my 56.72 from the Gainward web site.
> This is the readme file that came with it:
>
>
============================================================================
====
> NVIDIA Display Driver for Windows 2000/XP version 56.72,
> 03/24/2004
>
============================================================================
====
>
> Operating systems supported
> ---------------------------
> Microsoft Windows XP Home
> Microsoft Windows 2000/XP Professional
> Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
>
>
> Adapters supported
> ------------------
> NVIDIA RIVA TNT
> NVIDIA RIVA TNT2
> NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Pro
> NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra
> NVIDIA Vanta
> NVIDIA Vanta LT
> NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64
> NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 Pro
> NVIDIA Aladdin TNT2
> NVIDIA GeForce 256
> NVIDIA GeForce DDR
> NVIDIA Quadro
> NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
> NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 200
> NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400
> NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR
> NVIDIA Quadro2 EX
> NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
> NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro
> NVIDIA GeForce2 Ti
> NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra
> NVIDIA GeForce2 Integrated GPU
> NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440-SE
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 460
> NVIDIA Quadro NVS
> NVIDIA Quadro4 500 XGL
> NVIDIA Quadro4 550 XGL
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
> NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X
> NVIDIA Quadro4 NVS with AGP8X
> NVIDIA Quadro4 380 XGL
> NVIDIA Quadro4 580 XGL
> NVIDIA GeForce3
> NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
> NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500
> NVIDIA Quadro DCC
> NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200
> NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4400
> NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600
> NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
> NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800
> NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE
> NVIDIA Quadro4 700 XGL
> NVIDIA Quadro4 750 XGL
> NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL
> NVIDIA Quadro4 780 XGL
> NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL
> NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800
> NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra
> NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000
> NVIDIA Quadro FX 2000
>
>
> File list
> ---------
> ALIAGP.SYS - AGP support file for Aladdin TNT2
> DMCPL.EXE - NVIDIA nView control panel
> GENERIC.TVP - NVIDIA nView generic desktop profile
> KEYSTONE.EXE - NVIDIA NVKeystone application
> NV4_DISP.DLL - NVIDIA display driver
> NV4_DISP.INF - Windows 2000/XP display driver information file for
NVIDIA
> NV4_MINI.SYS - NVIDIA miniport driver
> NVCPL.DLL - NVIDIA display properties extension
> NVCPL.HLP - NVIDIA display properties extension help file
> NVIEW.DLL - NVIDIA nView desktop and window manager
> NVIEWIMG.DLL - NVIDIA nView image library
> NVINSTNT.DLL - NVIDIA installation/uninstallation support file
> NVMCTRAY.DLL - NVIDIA media center library
> NVOGLNT.DLL - NVIDIA OpenGL driver
> NVSHELL.DLL - NVIDIA desktop explorer
> NVSVC32.EXE - NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP helper service
> NVTUICPL.CPL - NVIDIA nView control panel
> NVWCPLEN.HLP - NVIDIA nView help file
> NWIZ.EXE - NVIDIA nView wizard
> README.TXT - The file you're reading
>
>
> Installation instructions
> -------------------------
> 1. These drivers must be installed by a user with Windows 2000/XP
> Administrator
> privileges. Please consult your system administrator or Microsoft
> Windows 2000/XP User's Manual for more information on Administrator
> privileges.
>
> 2. Start Microsoft Windows 2000/XP.
>
> 3. From the Start menu, select Settings.
>
> 4. Select Control Panel.
>
> 5. Select System.
>
> 6. Select Device Manager.
>
> 7. Under Display adapters, select the name of the NVIDIA adapter you have
> installed. If you do not see a Display adapters option, or if your
> NVIDIA
> adapter is not listed, under Other Devices, select Video Controller
> (VGA
> Compatible).
>
> 8. Select the Driver tab.
>
> 9. Select Update Driver.
>
> 10. Select Next.
>
> 11. Select Next.
>
> 12. Verify that "Specify a location" has a check mark next to it. If
> it does
> not, click in the box next to "Specify a location" to place a
> check mark
> in the box. Select Next.
>
> 13. Enter the path to the NVIDIA drivers in the "Copy manufacturer's
files
> from:" dialog. Select OK.
>
> 14. If you get a dialog box that states "A suitable driver for this
device
> is already installed.", click in the box next to "Install one of the
> other drivers" to place a check mark in the box, then select Next.
>
> Otherwise, select Next, then proceed to step 16.
>
> 15. Select the following driver from the list. NVIDIA RIVA TNT is used
an
> example; make sure to select your NVIDIA adapter from the list.
>
> Description Provider Manufacturer Location
> ----------- -------- ------------ --------
> NVIDIA RIVA TNT NVIDIA NVIDIA a:\nv4_disp.inf
>
> Select Next.
>
> 16. Select Finish.
>
> 17. Select Close.
>
> 18. Windows 2000/XP will ask if you wish to restart the computer.
> Select Yes.
>
>
============================================================================
====
> Copyright (c) NVIDIA Corporation. All rights
> reserved.
>
============================================================================
====
 
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"Phuc Tup" <world_of_woodman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:VM2dnahFg4x5U2zdRVn-sw@comcast.com...
> Anybody know off the top of their head what the latest VGA driver is for
> this card?
> I don't think it's 56.72- the readme for that only listed the FX 5800 as
> being supported, so I didn't try using it.
> I'm currently using VGA driver version 6.14.10.5664,
> BIOS version 4.35.20.21.00
> The latest expertool download (1.71?)didn't work with this card. Under
> performance, it showed the memory speed correctly as 450 MHz, but the
> needle was in the orange zone. It stayed there when I clicked "Safe Mode
> Settings".
> The card works very well, I'm not changing anything at this time, just
> curious.

Using Starstorm 56.72 X form: http://download.guru3d.com/detonator/
on my Gainward 5900XT "GS" and it works great.