View Full Version : I recommend latest Nvidia driver

Jim Wainscott
04-09-2003, 11:17 PM
I just downloaded and installed Nvidia's latest driver.
Version is 43.45 written 3-26-03

This greatly improved the stability Lightwave, CG, and TED. Still have yet to check out the other apps. Everything is snappier, apps load more quickly.

I no longer have to do that bizarre workaround for resizing the LW windows.

Stay away from Newtek's LW manual (for LW express so far). Full of major errors and the logic is convoluted. Dan Ablan seems to do a much better job at writing books for LW from what I've read so far.

Anyone seen any 3rd party manuals for Aura 2.5 and VT2?

04-10-2003, 03:20 AM
downloading now . . .

04-10-2003, 04:08 AM
I have had a lot of trouble with previous drivers and a dual monitor set up... LW was working fine but certain applications kept crashing unexpectedly under WinXP: total freeze. In particular Internet Explorer. Error messages indicated the fault was due to my Ti4600. Running the system with only one monitor prevent those apps to crash...

Just wondering if someone else has been experiencing the same problem.

I'll sure give it a try with the new drivers.

Jim Wainscott
04-10-2003, 12:08 PM
forgot to mention my configuration

Supermicro P4DC6+
Dual xeon 2GHz
two 40GIG Maxtor (c: for system, d: for TED and Aura projects)
4X36GB array 10Krpm Seagate SCSI drives for video uncompressed
Acom 120 GB firewire drive w 3 partitions (adobe projects, DV, Audio)
MSI / Nvidia GeForce4 MX440 64MB
Win 2000 w/service pack 2 included on cd (no further upgrade)
Hansol 19" monitor
Pioneer DVR-A04
Plextor 24/10/40A CD-R/RW

Extra software/hardware-
Adobe Digital Video collection (photoshop 6,7, illustrator 10, after-effects 5.5 smaller version, premiere 6.0)
Title Deko scaled down version included with premiere
Scanner HP 5370C
Decision Maker
Newtek support said no problem to add on these components.

I was having alot of random crashes before the 43.45 update I installed yesterday late. Have yet to put it through all its paces. Would be interested on how 43.45 affects other systems like and unlike mine.

The past frequent unexplained crashes have been seriously hindering my ability to learn VT2 since I bought it 7 months ago. Spent over 80% of my time on my system troubleshooting it. So far so good with the new driver. Will let you all know Iwhat I experience further on.

04-10-2003, 07:45 PM
Has anyone else noticed performance or stability problems with Quincunx anti aliasing? With the 41.09 drivers, WarCraft 3 will stutter, eventually crashing the whole system. No problems with 2X, 4X, or even 4XS.

It's annoying, because Quincunx is usually a good compromise, but I have to remember to change it before playing WarCraft 3. I hope 43.45 will fix this. Of course, I've been playing a lot less games since getting LW!

04-13-2003, 01:57 PM
My system likes the new 43.45 drivers too. No unusual beahavior and things seems a bit faster/smoother. Dual monitors no prob.

AMD 1400
Asus A7M266

04-13-2003, 06:38 PM
I just downloaded the new driver, and when I went to install it I got the following message:
http://davidaguilar.0catch.com/LWforum/nvidiaMessage.JPG] (http://davidaguilar.sohounion.com/LWforum/message2.html)
So I uninstall the existing NVIDIA driver(40.41) & rebooted , and again I got the same message, so this time I just ignore it & selected yes.

Then I got this other message:
http://davidaguilar.0catch.com/LWforum/nvidiaMessage2.JPG (http://davidaguilar.sohounion.com/LWforum/message.html)
I selected "stop installation"(because I was worry that it might damage my system)

Has anyone else gotten this message under Windows XP (home)SP1?
And, should I go ahead and still install it anyway?

system notes:
Sony Vaio PCV-RX650 (http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/specs/desktops/pcvrx650.pdf)
DirectX 8
Pentium 4
Windows XP (Home) SP1

10-03-2007, 01:38 PM
The messages you got did not come across on your post. Please re-try

10-03-2007, 01:45 PM
What are you smokin', Piper4873? Those posts are over four years old!

10-03-2007, 02:21 PM
That is what I get for staying up half the night editing and then trying to read posts and solve problem....... Don't you just love this business.

10-04-2007, 08:57 AM
It's never too late for a helping hand.