Download Driver For nVidia ForceWare 53.03 WHQL

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On nVidia’s site Anonymous: 31180 found new ForceWare drivers. These have been given the version number 53.03 and are provided with the WHQL certificate from Microsoft. The drivers are for both Windows XP/2k if Windows 9x/Me available. The update for Win9x/Me has received shirt number 53.04 and has almost the same changes as its brother. In both versions, the image quality in combination with nForce3 motherboards has been improved and the GeForce 5900 XT is now supported. The changes are posted below and can be read back in the release notes

Open Issues in Version 53.03

    Clone mode may be set for the GeForce FX 5600 although only one display is connected. This setting causes a drop in the performance of 3D applications. The workaround is to use the NVIDIA control panel to reset the system to standard mode from clone mode.

  • GeForce FX 5950 Ultra: Homeworld2 antialiased performance is slow. This is not an NVIDIA bug, but is a known issue with the application. NVIDIA is working with the developer to address it.
  • Windows XP: Antialiasing doesn’t appear to be working in Final Fantasy XI benchmark. This is a known issue with the application. NVIDIA is working with the developer to address it.
  • All GeForce FX: Intermittently, Warcraft III videos are not displayed properly on some systems.
  • GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, Windows XP: nView Setup Wizard lacks 16-bit color choice.
  • Quadro NVS, Windows XP: After turning off Span-over-Span, the display properties panel stops responding when selecting the Quadro NVS page.
  • Quadro NVS, Windows XP: Flight.exe OpenGL has stripes of bad rendering on dual Quadro NVS cards.
  • Quadro NVS 280 AGP + Quadro NVS 280 PCI, Windows 2000: Driver does not install with SETUP.EXE.
  • Black horizontal lines on Need for Speed ​​Hot Pursuit 2.
  • Quadro NVS, Windows XP: Driver causes blue screen crash.

Issues Resolved in Version 53.03

    nView, Multiview: Single-monitor maximize feature does not account for docked toolbars.

  • GeForceFX 5950 Ultra, WindowsXP: Degraded anisotropic filtering quality in Unreal Tournament 2003.
  • GeForceFX 5900/5950: TV-Out flicker control is not functioning on UK PAL.
  • International release of 52.16 has corrupt nvtuXXX.cpl file.
  • GeForceFX 5900/5950, GeForceFX 5900/5950 Ultra, WindowsXP: During certain times of day in Final Fantasy XI Online Worlds, textures turn gray.
  • Adobe After Effects crashes with 52.16.
  • Large resolutions can’t be chosen in nView Setup Wizard.
  • All GeForceFX, Unreal Tournament 2003: Some textures are not being filtered properly.
  • GeForceFX Go5700/5750, Windows 2000: Fn+F8 hot-key sequence does not work.
  • Overlap/Edblend: Changing values ​​for luma does not make Apply button available.
  • Individual application setting to launch application on different desktop does not work when invoked by hot key.
  • Quadro4 900/750/700 XGL, Knights of the Old Republic: Fog in title screen is rainbow colored.
  • GT4 crashes if stereo enabled.
  • Quadro FX Go700, Windows XP: Studio Tools overlay tool is truncated.
  • GeForce4 MX 440 and GeForce4 Ti 4400, Windows XP: Blue-screen crash during Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat.
  • GeForceFX Go5100/5200, Windows XP: Green noise appears when secondary device zoomed in Video Mirror.
  • Windows XP: Rendering corruption in Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat.
  • GeForceFX Go5100/5200, Windows XP Plus!: Labyrinth flashes when launched in 180 degree mode.
  • GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, Windows XP: “X2: The Threat” benchmark is choppy or jerky in some places.
  • GeForceFX 5200/5200 Ultra, NTSC: Video flickers at lower-right corner when downscaled with aspect ratio = free.
  • Tiger Woods 2004 introductory movie is cut in half when run in 4x antialiasing modes.
  • Game and Benchmark “Final Fantasy XI” flashes and has incorrect stereo effects.
  • GeForceFX 5900/5950: Big Mutha Truckers is clipping the video area during the intro videos.
  • Quadro 4 780/980 XGL, Unigraphics Iman Portal UI/LSE ( Menus and pop-ups are blank, and overall graphics performance is poor.
  • Maya 5.0: HWR created shadows are drawn as squares instead of circles.
  • nView: Multiple copies of the desktop context menu can be created.

Issues Resolved in Version 52.16

  • Selecting application mode from the control panel gives you applicationcontrolled anisotropic filtering. By design, no other filtering is enabled by this selection.
  • Warcraft 3: Exit game can result in wrong orientation and corruption.
  • Quadro2 EX, Windows 2000 and Windows XP: Only VGA after “Large Model CAD” or “I-deas Masters Series” selected.
  • Shaded detail drawing views rendered in wrong color.
  • Continued model rotation results in increased memory usage in Unigraphics 18.05.2 and NX 1.02.3.
  • Rise of Nations gives intermittent blue-screen result when played.
  • Personal Cinema GeForce FX 5200, Windows XP: There is flickering when previewing with WinDVR.
  • All GeForce FX, Windows XP: Corruption around mouse in Dungeon Siege when antialiasing is enabled.
  • GeForce FX 5200, Windows XP: Abnormal light-green texture on wall in Game 3 of 3DMark03.
  • GeForce4 MX 440, Windows XP: Blue-screen crash in Flight Simulator 2004 when display settings selected during a flight with 2x or Quincunx antialiasing enabled.
  • GeForce FX Go5200, Windows XP: Setting PAL on TV still reboots to NTSC.
  • Quadro FX 3000, Window 2000: I-deas 9 hangs at start-up.
  • All GeForce FX, Windows XP: Blue-screen crash in Breed demo mission just before landing craft lands.
  • All GeForce FX, GeForce3, and GeForce4 Ti; Windows XP: Midnight Club 2 loading screen is not rendered when antialiasing is enabled.
  • GeForce FX 5900: Big Mutha Truckers returns to a corrupted desktop with antialiasing enabled.
  • GeForce2 MX and GeForce2 GTS, Windows 2000 and Windows XP: Cannot switch TV format to PAL if resolution is set to 720×480 or to NTSC if it is set to 720×576.
  • GeForce FX 5200, Windows XP: Reflection corruption occurs in Aquanox 2.
  • Quadro4 980 XGL: The display exhibits corruption in the Unigraphics in drafting application.

[/break]nVidia ForceWare 53.03 WHQL for Windows XP/2k
nVidia ForceWare 53.04 WHQL for Windows 9x/Me

Version number 53.03 WHQL
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Website nVidia
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License type Freeware
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