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306.23 SLI Driver issues - fixed and would like to share my experience with OCN

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using my sig rig, i have updated my nvidia drivers from 301.42 to the currently latest 306.23 drivers using my GTX 480 2-way SLI setup.

Before the update, i am familiar with playing BF3 at1080p, AA off and post processing off, everything else ultra and AF x16.
using the 301.42 drivers I used to get 95~99% GPU usage on both cards getting 80~140 FPS, i was happy with that.


then the 306.23 drivers got released and i thought i'd give them a try.... after updating my drivers and while playing BF3 i started noticing decrease performance
I started getting 40~70%% GPU usage on both cards and started getting 50~75 FPS you can call that decent but i was not happy with the performance decrease

I need to fix this so i went back downloaded and installed the 301.42 drivers, restarted my rig and ran BF3
my GPU usage is back to 95~99% and i started getting my lovely FPS back

so prove my situation... i have ran 3dmark 11 once using the 306.23 drivers and once using the 301.42 drivers. and here are the results...

Nvidia drivers 306.23 - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4430127

Nvidia drivers 301.42 - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4480561

my physx was getting crushed for what ever reason with those 306.23 drivers..

I wanted to share this with OCN, maybe someone is experiencing a similar situation. please share your experience from where you have updated to the 306.23 drivers smile.gif
Edited by Boyd - 9/25/12 at 12:23pm
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wooooooooooooooooooow YOUR 100% RIGHT THIS IS THE LATEST UPDATE 306 DRIVERRS SCORE http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4486375 AND THIS IS THE 301 DRIVERS SCORE http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4486638 damn 900 points extra thx
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been too lazy to update, i updated my lappy but ill hold off on my desktop then.
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wooooooooooooooooooow YOUR 100% RIGHT THIS IS THE LATEST UPDATE 306 DRIVERRS SCORE http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4486375 AND THIS IS THE 301 DRIVERS SCORE http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4486638 damn 900 points extra thx

I am glad it helped you gain better score and get your performance back.

I think people should be aware of this decrease in performance one gets when running the 306.23 drivers with SLI setup
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Pro great post on this going to benchmark my pc and downgrade drivers. then do it again.

But for benchmarking which would give a more accurate rating. 3dmark11 basic or heavens benchmark 2.1?
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Pro great post on this going to benchmark my pc and downgrade drivers. then do it again.
But for benchmarking which would give a more accurate rating. 3dmark11 basic or heavens benchmark 2.1?

3dmark 11 basic is what i have used.

I play my games smoother now smile.gif
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Ok so I just did a benchtest with a medium OC in sli on my cyclones. I did see overall higher score. But a lower minimum and max fps by a few frames. The overall avg FPS was higher by only a few frames.

Score 1433 was done with the 306 drivers and the 1477 score was done with the 301 drivers.
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Ok so I just did a benchtest with a medium OC in sli on my cyclones. I did see overall higher score. But a lower minimum and max fps by a few frames. The overall avg FPS was higher by only a few frames.
Score 1433 was done with the 306 drivers and the 1477 score was done with the 301 drivers.

oh waw.. i am glad it worked for you aswell....

it is important to get this out for everyone who uses SLI setups. thumb.gifthumb.gif
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Just told my friends who are playing the new craptastic WoW xpac they are using 2 evga 680 gtx and they are getting 240fps on max settings and just loled and blew it off.......
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I did have issue myself with GTX480 SLi and these drivers making my cards unstable and causing a BSOD 116 which usually indicates to low an IOH voltage but this wasnt the case as i later found out.
So for me they do not work at all tongue.gif


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