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post #121 of 1424
Been running these drivers since they were released, no problems whatsoever on my 680 GTX Lightnings thumb.gif
    
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post #122 of 1424
Been running these for awhile but i do admit that i had strange artifacts in Firestorm and Highway maps like 2 or 3 times in Battlefield 3. So i attempted to leave the server and visited it again and it never came back. Still makes me nervous and wonder if it was actually the driver related issue or it was just the game bug itself.

Better safe than sorry but i think i will be fine. I have one year warranty left on this card so i should be ok.

Sucks if someone out there has a ruined card due to these drivers. Nvidia should replace these for Nvidia owners for free if it gets damaged!

Hope everyone's card is fine.

*knocks on wood*
post #123 of 1424
I've had issues with my passive ASUS GT630 hooked up to my 2560x1600 monitor. I start the computer, and my secondary 1080P screen comes on, and the 30 inch panel receives a signal and the backlight comes on, but the screen remains blank. Unplugging and replugging the monitor fixes the issue. Could that be related to this driver?
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post #124 of 1424
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https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/546165/geforce-drivers/geforce-r320-xx-display-driver-stability-feedback-thread/

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/545180/geforce-drivers/so-are-the-320-18-drivers-officially-broken-/1

http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4614344&postcount=45

Just the tip of the iceberg. 320.xx are giving a lot of headaches. There are reports of dead cards and many issues across the forums: OCN, Guru3D, Linustechtips, Overclockers.co.uk, etc. So I would avoid this drivers like the plague. For those of you that fell secure and safe cause you have a 6xx/7xx/Titan series, this are ramping up voltage and giving pretty bad voltage spikes, and temps also are way up, so if you overclock you're putting your card in a dangerous situation. Issues with this are BSOD's, system freezes and lock-ups, artifacts due to higher voltage/operational temps, flickering and such until death. If you stay with this release(or any 320.xx release), do it at your own risk.

THIS DRIVERS ARE BORKED. REVERT BACK TO 314.22.

So this is intended towards to those who own 600 and 700 series? I hardly had problems with my EVGA 560TI Classified 448. That card has 2 fans and yea they don't make this card anymore. I did had strange artifacts in BF3 only in Firestorm and Highway like hardly so much but just 3 times and that's it. Could be game bug but i think it isn't that serious. If it does break i can just contact EVGA and they'll replace it free, good thing we have warranties. Still something to keep an eye on.
post #125 of 1424
that BF3 problem happen since the 314 one
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post #126 of 1424
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So this is intended towards to those who own 600 and 700 series? I hardly had problems with my EVGA 560TI Classified 448. That card has 2 fans and yea they don't make this card anymore. I did had strange artifacts in BF3 only in Firestorm and Highway like hardly so much but just 3 times and that's it. Could be game bug but i think it isn't that serious. If it does break i can just contact EVGA and they'll replace it free, good thing we have warranties. Still something to keep an eye on.

Dunno. There are problems across all boards. Some don't get any kind of problems, others start to get them after a while and some others live a hardware apocalypse from the get go. I can't say if you won't find an issue or if your card is safe, sorry. What I can say is that if I were in your shoes, no matter how well these drivers performed in my rig, they would be uninstalled on a split/second, given the reports. So many issues topping with the death of various cards ranging from(that I've read, I haven't read the whole Geforce 320.18 feedback thread):

-8800GTX
-460
-480
-560
-6x0(can't remember, sorry)
-780
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post #127 of 1424
My bro had this on his 560Ti.
He had following problems:
- random PC lockups while playing WoW
- mouse stuttering in LoL
- his monitor turning off and on every 3 sec randomly for 2 minutes
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post #128 of 1424
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Indeed, and this isn't the first time Nvidia has killed GPU's with a driver, remember the GTX 590?

So older cards are dying but the 7XX series and Titan are fine? Anybody think Nvidia want you to have to buy a new GPU? tongue.gif

Oh well HD 8970 will be out soon, I'm pretty sure it will ship with a driver that won't kill it as well thumb.gif

You must be young,,,

My EVGA 8800 GTS 640mb died due to Nvidia drivers. Drivers didnt kill the 590 anyways that was user error.

This is why i wait on drivers or monitor my system carefully now.
post #129 of 1424
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320.18 runs fine for some but I am not in that group. I was getting random shutdowns while gaming and my bottom 670 which is normally 4-5C cooler than the top card was averaging 8-10C higher than the top card. Temp issue was most likely related to the odd voltages I was seeing in Precision X. I got rid of every Nvidia file, folder and registry entry and rolled back to 314.22. Now I have no problems whatsoever. I would not recommend anyone use these drivers unless they are ready to upgrade anyway. Looks like Nvidia may have taken the broken driver crown with this one rolleyes.gif

my setup is identical to your's and I have not experienced these issues.
     
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post #130 of 1424
I have a EVGA GTX 570 SC and I have not had any problems. In fact, I was having lag issues in the last drivers, and these new 320.18 drivers made Metro LL much more fluid.
Maybe it's only certain types of setups or configurations where this is happening?
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