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NVIDIA GeForce 197.13 Drivers Fix Fan Speed Issues

Published on March 17th, 2010 | by sylv3rblade

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After confirming the problems GeForce 196.75 Drivers had with fan speeds, Nvidia releases GeForce 197.13 for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300-series and ION desktop GPUs, but not for the new GTX400 series.

Aside from fixing the fan speed/overheating bug, there’s also quite a few additions bundled in.

What’s new:

  • Adds support for Next Generation ION.
  • Adds support for GeForce GT 320, GeForce GT 330, and GeForce GT 340.
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129.
  • Upgrades HD Audio driver to version 1.0.9.1 (for supported GPUs).
  • Increases performance in several PC games from v196.21 WHQL. The following are examples of measured improvements. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    • Up to 13% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU
    • Up to 30% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology
    • Up to 13% performance increase in H.A.W.X with single GPU
    • Up to 15% performance increase in H.A.W.X with SLI technology
    • Up to 30% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU
    • Up to 28% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with SLI technology
  • Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for top new gaming titles including Assassin Creed II, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City, Mass Effect 2, Napoleon: Total War, and Zombie Driver.
  • Enhanced SLI support for Metro 2033, Supreme Commander 2, Unigine, and World of Warcraft
  • Adds override anti-aliasing support for Mass Effect 2.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes.

Download: GeForce 197.13 Drivers

GeForce/ION Driver 197.13 Windows XP 32-bit
GeForce/ION Driver 197.13 Windows XP 64-bit
GeForce/ION Driver 197.13 Windows 7/Vista 32-bit
GeForce/ION Driver 197.13 Windows 7/Vista 64-bit



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