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post #11 of 1424
Nice, I've been folding with this driver installed hmmsmiley02.gif. There must be lenient quality standards for WHQL certification. I had problems with my screen turning black a couple of times a few days ago, but it's been fine ever since. The performance seems better since reinstalling the previous WHQL driver, but I saw no artifacts playing Grid 2 or Killing Floor. This was on an EVGA Superclocked GTX 650 Ti by the way.
Edited by Diablosbud - 6/9/13 at 10:56am
 
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post #12 of 1424
Had the black screen and had to hard reset twice but after that it's been fine
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Quote:
Originally Posted by banging34hzs View Post

http://modcrash.com/nvidia-display-driver-damaging-gpus/#.UbS1ePnvtQs
Seems some people's cards are getting damaged from the 320.18's

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could not find in search and don't know if this is the right section or not.
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It seems as soon as Nvidia hit an all time high with their GPU’s, there is evidence that the 320.18 WHQL display drivers are killing off GPUs. Fortunately it hasn’t killed every card it’s touched (It’s actually a very low amount), but there is hardly any good news to report about the 320.18 WHQL display drivers.

Sweet, a witch hunt.

Notice how well he (an AMD owner no less) covers his butt with the bolded line.

My thoughts are this. If it's proven that the drivers killed those very few cards then by all means roast Nvidia for it both here and everywhere.

For those of you that are sick and tired of the incorrect notion that AMD drivers suck, this is how nonsense like that gets started. So don't be part of it.

But there is zero proof. There is only rumor and speculation.

I've been running these drivers for weeks with no issues and plenty of people at the Nvidia forums chimed in to say the same.

There are some legit issues that will need to be corrected of course but killing cards I have a very hard time believing.
Edited by mcg75 - 6/9/13 at 10:47am
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Originally Posted by sugarhell View Post

We know but at least we can stop trolling. Its a serious problem and the last that we want is to troll

Thanks sugar, I am with you on this. It is a serious issue.

I don't want my cards to burn, I'm actually running a GTX 780 with 320.18 and I noticed some strange artifacts yesterday in Far Cry 3.

I uninstalled the game and reinstall it and the problem was gone. Because I didn't know about the 320.18 issue. I will test more today.

But I also noticed some texture flickering in Metro Last Light. Fog flickering.

I am very scare about this since my GTX 780 is under water. I don't want it to die. I was planning of playing games all day frown.gif
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I also had bad experiences with BF3 and bad textures with my 670 but now with the 780's i have no choice but to use these crappy drivers.

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having exactly the same problems with BF3, turned purple, flickering black/white etc

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post #18 of 1424
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It may not affect all gpus but I thought the nvidia users of OCN might want to know of this before its to late for those having issues.

I don't deny it's possible. I'm just curious about what would be causing this. I find it hard to believe that they'd allow another fan-control issue to come through. It's possible it might be an installer issue that caused improper detection.

Still, with how few incidents are reported, it's plausible that there are other things in play here. If that dead 570 was reference PCB, it could have been dying for quite a while and the boot problems sound like corrupted installs.
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That awkward moment when you have these drivers and nothing is wrong headscratch.gif
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Guess I'll consider myself fortunate. 680 SLI here with 320.18, Windows 8 Enterprise x64. No issues. In fact, I just beat Metro 2033 again and have played a couple hours of Last Light. No issues in BF3 either...so...yeah guess I'm lucky:P
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