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So I was wondering what everyone though of the 285.62 drivers for BF3? I sometimes get a Video Driver not responding and it freezes my windows -_-. Other than that I can play BF3 fantastically. I honestly think the game issues are more driver based due to the fact that most compatibility and performance of cards and such are based on driver communication with the game and card.
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im sure the search button could have answered this question for you.

are you overclocking your graphics card? it sounds like you have an unstable overclock.
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im sure the search button could have answered this question for you.

are you overclocking your graphics card? it sounds like you have an unstable overclock.
GTX 560 Ti TF II GE is overclocked stock @ 900/1800 1.012v and it's never gave me issues.

*EDIT* Sorry for not using the search, I'll try to remember next time, Thanks
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GTX 560 Ti TF II GE is overclocked stock @ 900/1800 1.012v and it's never gave me issues.

*EDIT* Sorry for not using the search, I'll try to remember next time, Thanks
It's possible BF3 is simply stressing the card more than anything else you've tried and is bringing up the issues. You could try a tad more voltage for the same clock speeds just to see what happens. If it fixes your issue, you know where the issue lies!

My personal experience with a GTX 570 and the 285.62 drivers is a very good one. The only issues I had were related to unstable overclocks, which I promptly fixed. I was actually surprised because BFBC2 was always a crash-fest for me, no matter which system I used. BF3 is damn stable. My only hitch is my GTX 570 died but it's unrelated to BF3 or the 285.62 drivers, or overclocking for that matter!
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It's possible BF3 is simply stressing the card more than anything else you've tried and is bringing up the issues. You could try a tad more voltage for the same clock speeds just to see what happens. If it fixes your issue, you know where the issue lies!

My personal experience with a GTX 570 and the 285.62 drivers is a very good one. The only issues I had were related to unstable overclocks, which I promptly fixed. I was actually surprised because BFBC2 was always a crash-fest for me, no matter which system I used. BF3 is damn stable. My only hitch is my GTX 570 died but it's unrelated to BF3 or the 285.62 drivers, or overclocking for that matter!
I understand what you mean for sure. I had a 4890 at the time and I hated the 10.x drivers with a passion. I hated them so much I couldn't whip my hair for a week after using them
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Crappy.

Went back to the Beta drivers.
 
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Crappy.

Went back to the Beta drivers.
Cause I never had the issue I stated with the beta, but I get them with the WHQL. I even get this issue when I am just browsing the web sometimes, my PC freezes and then the video driver stops responding. If anyone gas a GTX 560 Ti with this issue please tell me, because it might not be happening with a GTX 580 for example but could be for a GTX 560 Ti. I remember I had to use the 266.66 till more stable came out because most of the ones after that version sucked.
Edited by I Whip My Hair - 11/4/11 at 12:58pm
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Cause I never had the issue I stated with the beta, but I get them with the WHQL. I even get this issue when I am just browsing the web sometimes, my PC freezes and then the video driver stops responding. If anyone gas a GTX 560 Ti with this issue please tell me, because it might not be happening with a GTX 580 for example but could be for a GTX 560 Ti. I remember I had to use the 266.66 till more stable came out because most of the ones after that version sucked.
Most people are complaining about issues such as these...

In most cases it seems to be hardware acceleration in either IE or Firefox (the later being the biggest offender).

By disabling hardware acceleration in the browser, most problems seem to be solved.

(I'm personally using FireFox and couldn't browse for more than a couple minutes until my browser would FC.)

This does NOT, however, disable flash hardware acceleration or any other plugin that uses the graphics sub system.

As to the 285.62 drivers?

I'm personally not impressed. It seems nVidia cant fix anything without breaking multiple things in doing so. They have completely left any "Legacy" device users out in the cold as well. (< 4xx series). For as much work as they have put into their drivers in years past, they have let the driver dev fall flat on its face. I envision many will grow tiered of their shody driver work and possibly find as much a reason to migrate to other solutions. (AMD) I for one am one such person who is entertaining such an idea. Amd has a great product these days. /rant

In summary: Nvidia needs to get their driver dev act together.
Edited by MadGoat - 11/4/11 at 1:14pm
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I have crazy stuttering with my gtx260, have to run console commands everytime I open the game.
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For me I would get constant flickering if MSAA was turned on. I went back to Beta 285.38 and the problem is now gone. These new drivers suck. Funny how people say AMD drivers are bad but since switching to Nvidia I've had so many more issues.
    
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