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Old July 18, 2008, 12:52 AM
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Default nvidia 8800gt not supported?.......

was thinking about making the switch to vista 64 bit to see of things were any faster. i installed the vista upgrade advisor from microsoft and let it do its thing.

everything is fine except it said that my nvidia 8800gt (asus 8800gt) will not work with vista.

my specs are as follows
intel e8400 core 2 duo
4gb ram
asus 8800gt 512 mb ram
5 x seagate 500 gb 7200.11 HDD
3 x seagate 320 gb 7200.10 HDD
samsung dvd burner
pc power and cooling 750 watt
many fans

nothing overclocked

thx for your time

rob123

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Old July 18, 2008, 01:09 AM
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They should work.

Get the NVIDIA drivers.

As of June 23, 2008, the official WHQL 175.19 Vista 64bit, it does support 8800GT.

And if not mistaken, 8800GT for VISTA64 support was added since 169.02 !
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Old July 18, 2008, 09:12 AM
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Yeah your 8800GT will work fine. No idea where you read that it doesnt...
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Wouldn't be surprised if the advisor uses an outdated engine and is not aware of the newer NVIDIA drivers that DO support 8800GT in Vista64 :D
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Old July 18, 2008, 11:45 AM
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The vista upgrade advisor from Microsoft is crap and you should use it.
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If you're getting problems,try removing 2 gb of ram to install everything,then put it back in.Someone solved his problem doing this,not sure if it'll work with you.
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WAKE UP Microsoft !!!

GeForce Release 175

The best thing is to go on the hardware manufacturer's website and check there for drivers.

I personally know and can confirm that these work in VISTA64.
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Old August 4, 2008, 09:51 PM
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was thinking about making the switch to vista 64 bit to see of things were any faster. i installed the vista upgrade advisor from microsoft and let it do its thing.

everything is fine except it said that my nvidia 8800gt (asus 8800gt) will not work with vista.

my specs are as follows
intel e8400 core 2 duo
4gb ram
asus 8800gt 512 mb ram
5 x seagate 500 gb 7200.11 HDD
3 x seagate 320 gb 7200.10 HDD
samsung dvd burner
pc power and cooling 750 watt
many fans

nothing overclocked

thx for your time

rob123
Oh dear you got the Vista + nvidia bug.

Didn't you hear? Vista is only ATI compatible, if you want to use nvidia you need to use Linux.

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Old August 22, 2008, 08:18 PM
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The latest nvidia drivers for 64 bit Vista are the best so far, IMHO, at least as far as the 8 series goes. I have a PC with an 8600 GTS in it and one with an 8800 GTS in it, both running Vista Ultimate 64 bit, and it's been my experience that the 175.19 Nvidia Forceware drivers are the most stable and the fastest, for both cards.
Nvidia was a bit slow coming around to great drivers for Vista and even slower for Vista x64, but they're here now, and they most definitely work great.
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