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Release 180 Graphics DriversRelease Notes

Version 180.48 for Windows XP

NVIDIA CorporationNovember 19, 2008

Published byNVIDIA Corporation 2701 San Tomas ExpresswaySanta Clara, CA 95050

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1. Introduction to Release NotesStructure of the Document . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Changes in this Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2. Changes in the Release 180 Driver for Windows XP

Version 180.48 Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Whats New in Release 180 . . . . . . . . . . 4Whats New in Version 180.48 . . . . . . . . . 4

Changes in Version 180.48 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Fixed IssuesWindows XP 32-bit . . . . . . . 5

Open Windows XP Issues in Version 180.48 . . . 6NVIDIA Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . 6Windows XP 32-bit Issues . . . . . . . . . . . 6Windows XP 64-bit Issues . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Not NVIDIA Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Application Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Not NVIDIA IssuesSLI Mode . . . . . . . . 12

Known Product Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . 13Image Sharpening Control not Available with

GeForce 8 Series and Later GPUs . . . . . 13Display Output Selection not Available on

Bridgeless SLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13More Monitors are Listed in the Windows Device

Manager than are Actually Connected . . . 14DirectX Fails When Detaching/Reattaching

Displays in Dualview Mode . . . . . . . . . 14OpenGL Viewport Scaling Problem in Horizontal

Span Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Video Playback in nView Clone and Span

Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15No Antialiasing of 3DMark03 Image Quality

Screen Captures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Medal of Honor Under Windows XP / Windows

2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Windows XP/2000 Issue with Settings Tab

Monitor Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Antialiasing Problems With Certain Applications

16Poor Quality S-Video Output on Some TVs . 17AGP and PCI-E Programs May Hang With AMD

K7 and K8 Processors . . . . . . . . . . . 17Desktop Manager Does Not Re-Center Logon

Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Issues with Video MirrorWindows XP/2000 . 18

3. The Release 180 Driver for Windows XP

Hardware and Software Support . . . . . . . . 19Supported Operating Systems. . . . . . . . 19Supported NVIDIA Products . . . . . . . . . 20Supported Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Driver Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 21Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 21

NVIDIA Driver History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

A. Mode Support for WindowsGeneral Mode Support Information . . . . . . . 28Default Modes Supported by GPU for Windows XP

29Understanding the Mode Format . . . . . . 29GeForce 9 Series, GeForce 8 Series . . . . 30GeForce 200 Series of GPUs . . . . . . . . 36

Modes Supported by TV Encoders . . . . . . . 43

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C H A P T E R

INTRODUCTION TO RELEASE NOTESThiseditionofReleaseNotesdescribestheRelease180GraphicsDriversforMicrosoftWindowsVista.NVIDIAprovidesthesenotestodescribeperformanceimprovementsandbugfixesineachdocumentedversionofthedriver.

Structure of the DocumentThisdocumentisorganizedinthefollowingsections:

ChangesintheRelease180DriverforWindowsXPonpage 3givesasummaryofchanges,andfixedandopenissuesinthisversion.

TheRelease180DriverforWindowsXPonpage 19describestheNVIDIAproductsandlanguagessupportedbythisdriver,thesystemrequirements,andhowtoinstallthedriver.

ModeSupportforWindowsonpage 27liststhedefaultresolutionssupportedbythedriver.

Changes in this EditionThiseditionoftheReleaseNotesforWindowsXPincludesinformationaboutNVIDIAgraphicsdriverversion180.48,andlistschangesmadetothedriversinceversion178.24.ThesechangesarediscussedbeginningwiththechapterChangesintheRelease180DriverforWindowsXPonpage 3.

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C H A P T E R 1 : I n t r o d u c t i o n t o R e l e a s e N o t e s C h a n g e s i n t h i s E d i t i o n

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CHANGES IN THE RELEASE 180 DRIVERFOR WINDOWS XP

Thischapterdescribesopenissuesforversion180.48,andresolvedissuesanddriverenhancementsforversionsoftheRelease180driveruptoversion180.48.Thechaptercontainsthesesections:

Version180.48Highlightsonpage 4

ChangesinVersion180.48onpage 5

OpenWindowsXPIssuesinVersion180.48onpage 6

NotNVIDIAIssuesonpage 9

KnownProductLimitationsonpage 13

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C H A P T E R 2 : C h a n g e s i n t h e R e l e a s e 1 8 0 D r i v e r f o r W i n d o w s X P V e r s i o n 1 8 0 . 4 8 H i g h -

Version 180.48 Highlights Thissectionprovideshighlightsofversion180.48oftheNVIDIARelease180Driver.

WhatsNewinRelease180

WhatsNewinVersion180.48

Whats New in Release 180

AddedsupportforNVIDIASLItechnologyonSLIcertifiedIntelX58basedmotherboardswiththefollowingGPUs:GeForceGTX280,GeForceGTX260,GeForce9800GX2,GeForce9800GTX+,andGeForce9800GTX.

Whats New in Version 180.48

ThisdriverversionaddssupportforNVIDIAPhysXaccelerationonallGeForce8series,9seriesand200seriesGPUswithaminimumof256MBdedicatedgraphicsmemory(thisdriverpackageinstallsNVIDIAPhysXSystemSoftwarev8.10.13).

AddedsupportforNVIDIASLItechnologyonSLIcertifiedIntelX58basedmotherboardswiththefollowingGPUs:GeForceGTX280,GeForceGTX260,GeForce9800GX2,GeForce9800GTX+,andGeForce9800GTX.

SeeChangesinVersion180.48onpage 5foralistofresolvedissuesinthisrelease.

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Changes in Version 180.48Thefollowingsectionslistth