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Just wanted to give y'all a warning about the latest 285.38 Beta drivers that were released a few days ago. On BC2 and BF3 Beta, they cause BSODs (0x124) errors about 10-15 minutes into gameplay.

I originally thought it was an unstable overclock, so I increased vcore. I got up to 1.42v at a measly 4.3GHz and I still blue screened, even though at 1.3v I was 100% stable with LinX and IBT. My next-in-command clanmate who has dual GTX 590s for Quad SLI also had the same issue. It seemed we blue screened at the exact same time I did (since we both fired up the games at the same time). Too good to be a coincidence! So... after hours of frustration, and on a hunch, I removed the 285.38 drivers and replaced them with the non-Beta 280.26 drivers. Rebooted, I saw no performance decreases whatsoever, and my temperatures were 2-3C lower.


Fired up BC2, and played for 3 hours smile.gif. My clanmate did the same and his BSODs went away as well.


Just figured I'd give you guys a warning. My dual GTX 570s have been serving me very, very well the last few days!
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I've been running these drivers since they were released and haven't had any issues. Around 9 hours in BF3 and I don't know how many in BC2 but no issues at all for me.
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My card was artifacting with the 285.38 Beta drivers. Installed the 280.26 and everything was fine.
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Thanks for the heads up, nice to know, again, that ERROR 124 is not just related to vcore or vtt or pll but the gpu drivers. Invisible +rep!! tongue.gif

Don't mind if I link your thread to one of mine?? More specifically the one below where I also identified that Eror 124 can be caused by other things like a gpu driver:

Solving / Fixing BSOD 124 on sandybridge.
Edited by munaim1 - 10/2/11 at 12:38pm
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK;15150331 
I've been running these drivers since they were released and haven't had any issues. Around 9 hours in BF3 and I don't know how many in BC2 but no issues at all for me.
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Originally Posted by dmasteR;15150346 
My card was artifacting with the 285.38 Beta drivers. Installed the 280.26 and everything was fine.

Hmm, maybe it's a bug with people who run SLI? Perhaps it's an issue that doesn't affect single-GPU systems.
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Originally Posted by munaim1;15150349 
Thanks for the heads up, nice to know, again, that ERROR 124 is not just related to vcore or vtt or pll but the gpu drivers. Invisible +rep!! tongue.gif


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I've been running them since beta release and have played 5+ hours with absolutely no problems...so I don't think the drivers are entirely to blame.
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My dual GTX 570s have been serving me very, very well the last few days!

Offtopic, but how are your SLI 570's doing in BF3?
    
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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3;15150358 
Hmm, maybe it's a bug with people who run SLI? Perhaps it's an issue that doesn't affect single-GPU systems.




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Could be. I hadn't heard of any problems till now. Anyone else running SLI that has been getting BSODs in BF3 beta & BC2?
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Originally Posted by Zzari;15150361 
I've been running them since beta release and have played 5+ hours with absolutely no problems...so I don't think the drivers are entirely to blame.

Hmm, you have a single GPU, correct? This sorta makes me lean towards my theory that it doesn't affect non-SLI systems.
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Offtopic, but how are your SLI 570's doing in BF3?


Excellent. I'm at 2304x1440 @ 85Hz and I'm maxed out thumb.gif.
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I myself have not had an issue with both games, played 2 hours of bfbc2 and four of bf3
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