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  • AMD and Nvidia release new drivers, and other software updates

    First up the big news is both AMD and Nvidia have new gfx. drivers out. And these are official WHQL cert. in the case of Nvidia.

    Tweaktown has a really good writeup:
    NVIDIA ForceWare 266.58 Performance Analysis
    and
    AMD Catalyst 11.1 and AMD Catalyst 11.1a hotfix released

    Some other programs I've seen updated recently:
    Fraps Updated To Version 3.2.6

    VLC media player - What's new in 1.1.6

    Download of the Day: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3 (an awesome free program most people don't know about but should. I used to use it mainly for batch image converting and renaming, but looks like they have added a TON of new stuff.)

    CCleaner 3.03.1366

    GPU-Z 0.5.1

    OpenOffice.org 3.3.0

    I'm sure I had more, but can't seem to find them right now.
    Last edited by Bamboo; 01-27-2011, 06:44 AM.

  • Bamboo
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    Re: AMD and Nvidia release new drivers, and other software updates

    As an update to this thread, FRAPS just got updated and I'm liking what the changelog says:

    3.2.8 - 3rd Feb 2011
    - Greatly reduced CPU usage while recording on most configurations
    - Fixed black areas in captures from Flight Simulator (FS9/FSX)
    - Fixed counter not showing in correct position for some windowed applications
    - Fixed crash when recording DWM at 1366x768 on 64-bit versions of Windows
    - Fixed counter appearing in Google Talk
    3rd February 2011 - Fraps 3.2.8 Released


    Defraggler (defrag program from the folks that make Ccleaner) also just got a big update:
    • Improvements to speed and accuracy of the search algorithm.
    • Redesigned NTFS processes for optimized speed and memory.
    • Improved event handling with Windows 7.
    • Improved scheduling for non-admin users.
    • Fixed issue that caused drive icons to disappear from the drive list.
    • Fixed issue that caused the Analyze button to be incorrectly drawn during long tasks.
    • Improved handling of long non-English strings in options dialog.
    • Fixed issue with fragmentation percent when drive contains sparse files.
    • Moved about dialog to a separate window.
    • Improved error logging in Windows 7.
    • Minor GUI changes and tweaks.
    • Minor bug fixes.
    http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

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  • Acreo Aeneas
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    Re: AMD and Nvidia release new drivers, and other software updates

    Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
    Fixed it for ya :row__523:

    I was yawning non-stop while posting that and went to bed shortly after.
    I see...lots of partying eh? *wink wink*

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  • Bamboo
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    Re: AMD and Nvidia release new drivers, and other software updates

    Fixed it for ya :row__523:

    I was yawning non-stop while posting that and went to bed shortly after.

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  • Acreo Aeneas
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    Re: AMD and Nvidia release new drivers, and other software updates

    Download of the Day: FastStone Image Viewer 4.3 (an awesome free program most people don't know about but should. I used to use it mainly for batch image converting and renaming, but looks like they have added a TON of new stuff.)
    Ironic, that's the exact same program I use for batch image conversions and renaming!


    Hmm, how come nVidia's driver release gets bolded but AMD's driver release isn't?

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