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Graphics 320.18 WHQL Nvidia drivers unsafe/unstable

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Parge, 10 Jun 2013.

  1. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Personally I always do the following:

    1) Ensure Driver Sweeper is installed.

    2) Uninstall everything Nvidia related through the control panel.

    3) Boot into safe mode.

    4) Run Driver Sweeper, tick everything Nvidia related and perform a sweep.

    5) Boot back into Windows normally and install Nvidia drivers of choice.
     
  2. r3loaded

    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    A more pertinent question is why are you using DX8 in TF2? :p
     
  3. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Just played BF3 for the first time with the 320.18 drivers.... TOTALLY Screwed up.
     
  4. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    It gives it a pretty look :D:D (to me :p)
    [​IMG]

    Although as you can see, recently some of the light textures are too bright, so need to have more of a play.

    I have also been getting weird performance the last couple of nights so may try changing it up.
     
  5. Strudul

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    I'm using 320.18 and it all seems fine.

    Only playing Warframe and AC3 though...
     
  6. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    I dropped back to 314 drivers and all seemed well until al my weapons and some surfaces in BF3 went purple, I'm now running even older drivers.
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    From what I've heard it's the drivers trying to force fxaa, even when not selected in the games graphics options. This is causing problems with the game engine throwing it's toys out the pram,
     
  8. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Don' think it can be that because I have FXAA enabled.

    Rolled back to 314 and all seems fine and dandy.

    And to address the elephant in the room: just goes to show that Nvidia aren't the holy grail of reliable drivers that they are sometimes made out to be.
     
  9. Whirly

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    Nvidia drivers are simply the worst ever. I've been experiencing the "Driver recovered" error along with "boots into blank screen" errors for nearly 2 years. Not only have they failed to fix it with numerous driver updates, they refuse to even acknowledge it. I can't wait until I can afford to replace my GTX470 with something from AMD. At least then I might be able to use my PC for more than 10 minutes without a crash.
     
  10. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Well-Known Member

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    My 770 is getting delivered tomorrow which means the only drivers for me officially are 320.18, will there be a problem if I use 314.22?

    I'll give it a shot with 320 but do I have anywhere to go if I have problems?
     
  11. j_jay4

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    The 320 driver has ruined my GTX 460, can't even open pdfs in firefox without bringing loads of crazy pink patterns up or crashing to a black screen. Playing any games looks like I've gone back to the 1990s.

    Where is an official response from nVidia? It seems to be affecting most models of GPU. It seesm to me a lot of people are having this problem. Will they be rushing through another driver update?
     
  12. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    You aren't the first person to have a card permanently damaged from this update by the sound of it.

    Crazily 320.18 is still available for download on the nvidia site.
     
  13. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Ugh, I've rolled back to 3.14, but I was seriously contemplating a GTX 780 next week. However, if the drivers are screwed there is no way I'm buying the card.
     
  14. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Insterestingly with 314 I can't run DiRT 3, I have to roll back to 306. I havn't run 320, however I have noticed that I've been getting an increasing amount of artifacting on BF3 when I forget to turn on my custom fan profile. Think I might RMA it before long...
     
  15. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Got a link for this, Nvidia are normally pretty quick to fix their drivers though.

    I had a couple of crashes in Metro LL the other day I thought it was down to 200 odd M$ updates on a new install while I was gaming.
     
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  16. Harlequin

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    90 pages of the official forums , dozens and dozens elsewhere - facebook NVidia page is full of problems - lots of reports of hardware failing
     
  17. erratum1

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    Experience will differ from card to card since Nvidia have these 'all in one' drivers, the latest cards will probably be the best for them.
     
  18. scott_chegg

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    I've rolled back to 314 now. No problems since doing that.
     
  19. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Just rolled back to 314.22 just to be sure
     
  20. Strudul

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    320.18 is still fine for me...

    EDIT: Bit more information that could be useful:
    - Zotac GTX570
    - GPU running at stock clocks / voltage
    - Not using Geforce Experience
    - Uninstalled my previous drivers before updating to 320.18
     
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