While the patch is labeled for the96.43.07 driver, internally the file references are to 173.14.12. Using it as a template leads to the changes for the 96.43.07 driver, but a simple change all sequence is not sufficient. The revised driver is installed and working at this time. I'm not sure how confident I am in it.
That patch was taken directly from nvnews forum, where other users have tested it and reported success. So it obviously worked fine for some people. If you feel unconfident about the patch, you can still search for a better one or use the beta driver. (The link works here...)