Nvidia GeForce Vista x32 drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Phoenixace, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Phoenixace

    Phoenixace Guest

    Does anyone know if these are on the way, I can only find the X64 and X86
    Drivers on Nvidia.com.

    What is the main difference between x32 and x64.

    I downloaded x32 as I thought it would put less strain on my pc.
     
    Phoenixace, Oct 13, 2006
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  2. x86 is the same as x32.
     
    Robert Blacher, Oct 13, 2006
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  3. Phoenixace

    Theo Guest

    x32 and x86 are the same thing. x32 refers to the intel
    32-bit architecture which is how the x86 cpu runs. x86
    refers to the line of cpus: 8086, 80286, 80386, 80486, etc.

    x64 was developed by amd. it is an extension of the 32-bit
    architecture for the purpose processing data in larger
    chunks. x64 means it is an extension of the 32-bit
    architecture.

    for the purposes of drivers, you cannot run 32-bit drivers
    on x64 and you cannot run 64-bit drivers on x32/x86. the
    drivers must be the appropriate ones for the underlying
    architecture of the os.
     
    Theo, Oct 13, 2006
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  4. Phoenixace

    Phoenixace Guest

    So If I download the x86 version it should work?

     
    Phoenixace, Oct 13, 2006
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  5. Phoenixace

    Theo Guest

    Yes, the x86 driver should work in Vista x86. However, RC2
    has newer drivers that some are having problems with. I was
    never able to get the drivers off the web to install until
    RC1 build 5728. Apparently the configuration of your entire
    system affects your results with the nVidia drivers.
     
    Theo, Oct 13, 2006
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