Originally Posted by Thoth420 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Did you do a custom clean install of just the drivers and physx (any audio drivers needed included) and avoid installing GeForce experience? This is in regard to the first time when you updated to 320.18.
Also if you did install it and then do a clean install of 314.14 I would have to assume(I can't know because I never did) that it removed GeForce experience? From everything I have read the GeForce experience software(which I am personally unfamiliar with) changes values in game config files to "optimize the game" among other things. This is of note because BF3 users (with the multi color issue) rolling back noted that upon clicking reset graphics settings in the game or
deleted their profile file and let the game generate a new one. I don't own Last Light but if there is a game config file. I would delete it and then boot the game which would create a fresh one like the first time you booted the program.
Also win7 or win 8?
Sorry more info should always be posted.
Windows 7, always done fresh installs of all drivers in safe mode, have tried removing the GeForce Experience to no avail. Though the issue with Metro Last Light isn't really a concern to me, the monitor losing signal randomly after the windows screen requiring a hard reset and numerous attempts to uninstall/reinstall the drivers is what concerns me.
I used to bench heavily on my SLI 580 rig before I downgraded to help fund a trip OS so I know for a fact that I am installing the drivers perfectly fine with clean uninstalls/reinstalls as I have done it numerous times trying to find the best bench drivers etc.
The only variable that has changed recently is the update in driver from 314.22 to 320.18 WHQL drivers. On 314.22 I never had a single issue; updated to 320.18 and the system become unstable, had the hard crash using my GIS software (the system had been running slow prior to the lockup) which has been installed for the past 3 months with no issue what so ever. Ever since that hard lock up the booting issue has been plaguing me at random times. I have installed no new software (not even games) since I installed the 320.18 driver since I am currently doing my final assignments for the semester and have been busy. So the only explanation is the 320.18 driver. Worst of all, I have tried rolling back to both 314.22 and 314.07 (current driver) and the issue has still persisted even with removing both the High Def drivers and GeForce experience. So hardware damage is my most likely suspect. Tomorrow I am pulling my brothers 7970 and throwing it in (after removing all NV drivers/software ofc) and then seeing if the instability continues. If it does, then a fresh install of Win7 is on the cards, if it isn't unstable; I am going to sell the 570 cheap as an unstable card and then go buy myself a 7950/7970 to play with.