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My PC is a Asus P5N32E SLI Plus (nForce 650i) MOBO with a Intel C2Q Q6600 G0 CPU that is everyday overclocked to 3.0GHz (which required the Asus P5N32E SLI Plus version 0803 BIOS to overclock up to 3.3 GHz).

My graphics card is a GeForce 8600GT PCI-E card, specifically, a fanless Gigabyte Model GV-NX86T256H PCI Express x16 graphics card (with Nvidia SLI Multi-GPU Technology and GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe II Technology) that is HDCP compatible.....

It has 256MB DDR3 GDDR3 SDRAM 128-bit, with 2 x DVI-I (dual link; 29 pin combined DVI) outputs (hence, also 2 x VGA 15 pin HD D-Sub [HD-15] using adapters) and 1 x HDTV output, with a Maximum Resolution (external) of 2560 x 1600, supporting OpenGL 2.0 and later, DirectX 10, GCD, OpenCL........

Yet, despite it being an approved nVidia GeForce Series 8 graphics card, I have found that there are nVidia GeForce graphics driver and Windows and Linux 64bit OS issues as follows:

1. Windows 7 64 bit Professional Edition OS:

The latest version nVidia GeForce graphics driver version to work (i.e. not boot to a black screen display) is the Windows Vista 64bit GeForce Release 182 WHQL version 182.50 driver released on 2.4.2009......the 185, 186, 190 and 191 series version drivers released for Windows 7 64bit do not work.....!



2. Windows Vista 64 bit Ultimate Edition OS:


The latest version nVidia GeForce graphics driver version to work (i.e. not boot to a black screen display) is the GeForce Release 182 WHQL version 182.50 driver released on 2.4.2009......the 185, 186, 190 and 191 series version drivers released for Windows Vista 64bit do not work.....!



3. Ubuntu 9.10 Linux-x86_64 OS (2.6.31-14 kernel):

The latest version nVidia GeForce graphics driver version to work (i.e. not boot to a black screen display) is the Linux Display Driver Version 173.14.20 driver released on July 1, 2009......the supposedly compatible 185.18.36 version driver released on August 21, 2008 does not work.....!






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