Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Rumors and Unconfirmed Articles › [MC] Nvidia 320.18 WHQL Display Driver is Damaging GPUs
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[MC] Nvidia 320.18 WHQL Display Driver is Damaging GPUs - Page 29  

post #281 of 1424
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorkstar View Post

Hi,

I wrote this article, and claiming that i'm biased towards AMD strictly because I own AMD is rather insulting. To be completely honest, I've never purchased an AMD GPU in my life, only Nvidia (7800, 7800GT, 9800GTX, GTX 285). The AMD GPUs I currently have/use were won from a giveaway a while back. CPU Wise, I've owned a Pent II, AMD 3800+, i7-920, i7-2600k, then again, with the PC i won, was given the FX-8320 i'm currently using. I honestly don't favor either company, it's all about the flavor of the month.

The information contained within the article were brought to my attention from the westcoastmods facebook group. After a few days of seeing it, I decided to investigate it. So I read the thread, yes all 46 pages, something I highly doubt anyone else has done. After reading 46 pages of issues, and finding multiple reports of both GPUs and laptops being rendered useless, I thought an informative article on the subject would be important for those currently using 320.18 WHQL drivers.

Now lets say the information gathered from hundreds of users and gamers was incorrect in terms of GPUs being killed off due to the drivers. The general consensus is the drivers are flat out horrible. The amount of the community witnessing artifacts, crashes, and many other strange anomalies is of higher importance. Even worse... they could be right, and you just might have a $700 brick to help build your house of sorrows. That's what this article is about, warning others that these drivers might damage your GPU, however it is likely 320.18 is extremely buggy.

Didn't claim you were biased bud. Just suggesting that the article be taken with a grain of salt because a very small minority of AMD owners will tend to exaggerate things when it comes to Nvidia. It's seen here on OCN every single day. (And vice-versa of course.)

Still, your story title says the driver is damaging gpu's and you have no verified proof. I think you explained your motives very well in a post earlier where you said that title would get you more page hits. The misleading title is a service to yourself and a disservice to the community until you have real proof.

As I said before, if proof does come to light, then write 100 articles about it and roast Nvidia. But until then, speculation doesn't help.
Upstairs Rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Hero evga 1080 Ti with Hybrid mod Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb WD Caviar Black Corsair h100i GTX Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
xb280hk EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Upstairs Rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Hero evga 1080 Ti with Hybrid mod Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb WD Caviar Black Corsair h100i GTX Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
xb280hk EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
post #282 of 1424
to the 600/700 guys, everything i have seen is that fermi is the most affected here.
no proof other than anectdotal thread crawling and what i have experienced myself after the update, which is a lot of black screen crashing.
new life
(17 items)
 
Ripley
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3820 @ 4.3giggles sabertooth x79 EVGA gtx 970 @ working on OC mushkin redline 16gb @ 1866 c9  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
crucial m4 128gb WD blue 1tb hitachi deskstar 500gb WD Black 2tb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Desktar NAS 6tb LG Bluray royale with cheese seidon 240m win 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
acer G245HDL x2 logitech g710+ corsair 650w switch 810 white 
Mouse
rat 7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-4200u HD 4400 8gb @ 1600mhz Crucial MX300 275gb 
OSMonitor
Manjaro 15.6" 1080p 
  hide details  
new life
(17 items)
 
Ripley
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3820 @ 4.3giggles sabertooth x79 EVGA gtx 970 @ working on OC mushkin redline 16gb @ 1866 c9  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
crucial m4 128gb WD blue 1tb hitachi deskstar 500gb WD Black 2tb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Desktar NAS 6tb LG Bluray royale with cheese seidon 240m win 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
acer G245HDL x2 logitech g710+ corsair 650w switch 810 white 
Mouse
rat 7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-4200u HD 4400 8gb @ 1600mhz Crucial MX300 275gb 
OSMonitor
Manjaro 15.6" 1080p 
  hide details  
post #283 of 1424
Hi guys, browsing the internet finding the solution to my problem I found this thread (and recalled I registered once here in the past) so I will share my experience. I own evga geforce gtx 560 (standard non overclock) and after drivers got updated to new version I experienced crashing and freezing on my pc, first in games, then on desktop too. I started googling and found some threads reporting the same issues, where most people suggested going back to older drivers. I did so (had to turn off automatic updates) and issues are gone.

I dont know if the drivers damaged my card (I hope not), but everything is working as before now with older 314 drivers. My suggestion is to not update to 320 drivers and if you already updated, uninstall them and go back to older drivers - it takes only few minutes.

Hope it will help someone. see you guys
post #284 of 1424
I just tested it on my GT 430 backup computer. I believe it just crashed a card that has been stable for 3 years without issue.


EDIT--- Rollback of drivers in safemode and reboot has confirmed it was a driver issue. The card is now running stable again on the same game it just crashed out of. Thank God it didn't brick the card this is my backup unit in case of catastrophic failure on the primary beast.
Edited by Darkpriest667 - 6/10/13 at 4:20am
 
4th time
(18 items)
 
3rd time
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k ASrock x99 Fatal1ty professional Gigabyte 1080 ti Corsair Vengeance DDR4 CAS 15 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 1TB SSD Corsair 110i GTX Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Acer 24 inch IPS 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Acer 24 inch IPS Acer 24 inch IPS Samsung 40 inch Corsair Strafe RGB MX cherry blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX1000i Corsair Air 540 Corsair M65 RGB  Razer Manticor  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASROCK Fatal1ty p67 EVGA GTX 980 SC 16380 MBMBDDR3-SDRAM (Gskill) 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung HD103SJ x 2 Samsung 850 EVO  Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Samsung - LN40D550 - 40" LCD TV - 1080p ACER R240HY ACER R240HY ACER R240HY 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
razer black widow Corsair TX850 Coolermaster HAF 932 CM Storm Recon 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 MSI 870S-G54 2 x 6850 HIS IceQ-x 8 Gigabytes Gskill 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB zalman 90mm Windows Ultimate x64 LG 47'  
MonitorPowerCase
Vizio 37' E370L  OCZ Modstream 700W Logisys CS888CL 
  hide details  
 
4th time
(18 items)
 
3rd time
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k ASrock x99 Fatal1ty professional Gigabyte 1080 ti Corsair Vengeance DDR4 CAS 15 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 850 1TB SSD Corsair 110i GTX Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Acer 24 inch IPS 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Acer 24 inch IPS Acer 24 inch IPS Samsung 40 inch Corsair Strafe RGB MX cherry blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX1000i Corsair Air 540 Corsair M65 RGB  Razer Manticor  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASROCK Fatal1ty p67 EVGA GTX 980 SC 16380 MBMBDDR3-SDRAM (Gskill) 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung HD103SJ x 2 Samsung 850 EVO  Corsair H100i Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
Samsung - LN40D550 - 40" LCD TV - 1080p ACER R240HY ACER R240HY ACER R240HY 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
razer black widow Corsair TX850 Coolermaster HAF 932 CM Storm Recon 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 MSI 870S-G54 2 x 6850 HIS IceQ-x 8 Gigabytes Gskill 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB zalman 90mm Windows Ultimate x64 LG 47'  
MonitorPowerCase
Vizio 37' E370L  OCZ Modstream 700W Logisys CS888CL 
  hide details  
post #285 of 1424
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

Didn't claim you were biased bud. Just suggesting that the article be taken with a grain of salt because a very small minority of AMD owners will tend to exaggerate things when it comes to Nvidia. It's seen here on OCN every single day. (And vice-versa of course.)

Still, your story title says the driver is damaging gpu's and you have no verified proof. I think you explained your motives very well in a post earlier where you said that title would get you more page hits. The misleading title is a service to yourself and a disservice to the community until you have real proof.

As I said before, if proof does come to light, then write 100 articles about it and roast Nvidia. But until then, speculation doesn't help.
My experience is Nvidia users show extreme bias more so than AMD. My god, one more time and I am gonna scream: Every AMD thread where the stats show that it may be likely that AMD beats Nvidia, some Nvidia user will have to bring up the "our driver support is way better". Now I hope this is just a bad driver and no one is really blowing up their cards, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. But maybe now both camps will let go of the superior driver debate and get to just playing.
post #286 of 1424
As I stated earlier I was having issues with a GTX 690 while playing games and had attributed it to Steam. I'd be in the middle of some intense action and the screen would lock but the sound continued. so last night after posting it did it again so I went back to the 314.22 driver and so far all is well.
post #287 of 1424
Quote:
Originally Posted by malmental View Post

thread is still open.? rolleyes.gif
6XX owners logic, because they have no problems, there is no problem at all.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K @4.5Ghz (1.32v) Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Gigabyte 7970 Ghz @1150Mhz (1.126v) Mushkin Blackline 8GB 1600 1.35V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x Vertex 3 120GB MI RAID0 Seagate 3TB Optiarc AD-7260S Thermalright Silver Arrow 
MonitorPowerCase
Shimian QH270 2560x1440 Thermaltake Toughpower 750W CM Storm Sniper Black 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K @4.5Ghz (1.32v) Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Gigabyte 7970 Ghz @1150Mhz (1.126v) Mushkin Blackline 8GB 1600 1.35V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x Vertex 3 120GB MI RAID0 Seagate 3TB Optiarc AD-7260S Thermalright Silver Arrow 
MonitorPowerCase
Shimian QH270 2560x1440 Thermaltake Toughpower 750W CM Storm Sniper Black 
  hide details  
post #288 of 1424
Quote:
Originally Posted by John-117 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by malmental View Post

thread is still open.? rolleyes.gif
6XX owners logic, because they have no problems, there is no problem at all.
when it turns into a bash thread, unless the mods come and clean it, it's a wrap here.
post #289 of 1424
easy solution here - when talking Nvidia 320.18 WHQL Display Driver - ban all words amd biggrin.gif

and vice versa when its amd driver

crikey amd has bugger all to do with this thumb.gif
post #290 of 1424
Quote:
Originally Posted by malmental View Post

when it turns into a bash thread, unless the mods come and clean it, it's a wrap here.
Sorry, didn't understand. On topic now, I think something similar had happened with another driver a while back, for Fermi cards. A new driver improved performance, but it caused stock and factory overclocked cards to become unstable. Lowering core clocks made the corruption go away. If I remember correctly, it happened with Ubi games, like Assasins Creed, etc.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K @4.5Ghz (1.32v) Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Gigabyte 7970 Ghz @1150Mhz (1.126v) Mushkin Blackline 8GB 1600 1.35V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x Vertex 3 120GB MI RAID0 Seagate 3TB Optiarc AD-7260S Thermalright Silver Arrow 
MonitorPowerCase
Shimian QH270 2560x1440 Thermaltake Toughpower 750W CM Storm Sniper Black 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K @4.5Ghz (1.32v) Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Gigabyte 7970 Ghz @1150Mhz (1.126v) Mushkin Blackline 8GB 1600 1.35V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x Vertex 3 120GB MI RAID0 Seagate 3TB Optiarc AD-7260S Thermalright Silver Arrow 
MonitorPowerCase
Shimian QH270 2560x1440 Thermaltake Toughpower 750W CM Storm Sniper Black 
  hide details  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Rumors and Unconfirmed Articles
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Rumors and Unconfirmed Articles › [MC] Nvidia 320.18 WHQL Display Driver is Damaging GPUs