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post #211 of 1424
I had firefox crash many times with this driver. I also had my screen go all orange and force a manual restart twice. I have never experienced either of those problems with any other driver. I hope no permanent damage was done.
post #212 of 1424
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Upgraded to the 320 driver last week. Have had several issues. Metro:Last Light wont even launch (was perfectly fine on 314.22 which I am installing again now as I type this), I have had several issues booting into Windows were after the startup screen the monitor loses signal. To fix this I had to restart, go into safe mode, uninstall Nvidia High Definition Audio Drivers then reboot and most of the time it would fix the issue only for windows to automatically reinstall them and cause the same issue every couple of days.

The 320 divers are absolute crap and I hope NV fix this soon. Their drivers have been pretty hit and miss lately with some rather worrying issues being caused (remember the drivers that caused your GPU to overheat a few years ago? That cost me an 8800GTX). I think my next card is going to be AMD, I've had enough of these random drivers causing stupid issues and potentially destroying my hardware.

Isnt it ironic? Nvidia user going AMD because of driver issues?
 
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post #214 of 1424
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Honestly if some people reported problems with this driver...why would you want to install it and test it for yourself?

Fantastic, it works for some people....but for how long? What is causing cards to fail? Without knowing these...I'm gona stay away from these drivers.

I'd hate to see someone post back after a while and probably several gaming sessions and say something like "Monitor keeps losing signal now" or "no display at all all of a sudden"


Why take the risk? The point of threads like this is to warn people who are like me and might not want to take the risk as there is literally nothing to gain from it.

Does it make you feel better to bash nvidia as a AMD owner now? Does it put money into your pocket? Why even bother unless you have something helpful to contribute...
Personally, I have a fan issue with my 660. Its minor so I'll deal with it because I bought this card as a bridge card to upgrade my 5770 and get out of 20FPS island. If these drivers wreck my card it won't bother me too much. Still under warranty. Plus when I installed these drivers it had a pretty decent performance boost. A lot less usage in games that shouldn't stress my card like Mass Effect 1.
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post #215 of 1424
Ran Unigine Valley for 30 minutes on extreme presets at 99% load on both cards. No issues heres.

Ran Metro Last Light, only problem I got with this game is that it microstudders with and without SLI in some areas. (even before updating to 320.18)

Also ran Kombustor and Furmark for a bit...No hardware anomalies.

EDIT: spellcheck
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If this driver was increasing voltage, shouldn't we be seeing higher stable core clocks? I'm not personally. But I'm reverting to 314.22 anyway just to be safe.
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Has anyone been able to reproduce any of the artifacts by doing anything in particular consistently? IF so I will give it a try as well.

Wondering that even if most of us don't see anything happening if it's only time before our 'stronger' cards are effected is what has me concerened. I've got a lot invested in two systems.

Reverting back drivers will be fine if I have to.
in arma 2 if u get artifacts you can hit shift and - on the numb pad at the same time then type flush to get rid of artifacts redface.gif
(shift+- and type flush)
i think its just for that game though
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in arma 2 if u get artifacts you can hit shift and - on the numb pad at the same time then type flush to get rid of artifacts redface.gif
(shift+- and type flush)
i think its just for that game though
not able to try that atm but does that fix the wierd white grass artifacts that pop up occasionally?
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in arma 2 if u get artifacts you can hit shift and - on the numb pad at the same time then type flush to gid rid of artifacts redface.gif

Got my kid and he plays Arma 2 quite a bit. He's not seeing artifacts on the 680. I passed along what you said if he sees it and knows if he does to come get me right away. Thank you.

I'm currently playing BF3, Crysis 3 and Neverwinter as of late when I game and so far so good. My Core over clocks are minor and I keep memory at stock clocks. Hmmmmm.
     
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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.

Copy the INF for the 320.18 drivers into the folder of the 320.14 installer and use the .14's, then enjoy.. that's what I did.
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