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post #81 of 1424
this driver almost killed my gtx 580 a few times. my monitor suddenly blacks out, then i can't restart my PC for a while i always thought it's dead, after a few hours i can restart it back on. rolled back to 314.22 and problem solved.
post #82 of 1424
GTX 780 owner here. Haven't had any problems whatsoever, personally, with these drivers. Its a serious issue, yes. And I damn hope it gets fixed. But the doom and gloom is slightly overexagerated, especially by people here on OCN.

And a hell of a lot of driver problems tend to be PEBKAC.

I just hope it gets fixed so that those that are actually experiencing it don't have to go through any problems.
post #83 of 1424
My EVGA 560 Ti was never overclocked. Ever. After installation of this driver I experienced red screens, black screens, artifacts, random shutdowns in game, and freezes when surfing the net. I've rolled back and it folding system has been fine since going a week now. I'm confident all that crap was caused by this driver.
post #84 of 1424
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Originally Posted by Landon Heat View Post

Some people need an excuse to buy a new video card. Here it is. biggrin.gif

Some people need an excuse to buy AMD cards or game on Intel's IGPs.

Just install the certain driver...
post #85 of 1424
For me, the screen would randomly lose signal with a gtx 460.
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post #86 of 1424
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For me, the screen would randomly lose signal with a gtx 460.

this is axactly what happened to my gtx 580, it will lose signal, then i have to let my PC rest for a few hours before i get a signal again.
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These drivers gave me a blue screen after installing. Tried rolling back to older drivers and it blue screened again half way into the install. I eventually got back to 314.22 after a second time installing.
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That awkward moment when you have these drivers and nothing is wrong headscratch.gif


Same thing here, but I'm going to install 314.22 just to be sure. With these 320.18 Tomb Raider was smoother in some parts of the game, but I've finished it now, so better be sure and roll back. This isn't the first time I've read about these problems, so better play it safe now, especially as I haven''t gamed much lately but intend to start again. I read somewhere (I think it was here on OCN) that this might have to do with non reference clocked cards where the driver might be trying to do something similar to Kepler's Boost feature. Of course adding voltage to a card where it's not supposed to happen can bring all sorts of problems.

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If this is a new issue, you can just look at release notes and deduce what it is by looking at what changed from working versions: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/320.18/320.18-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf

Biggest change is GTX 780 support, with the new GPU boost. It'd be interesting to see if someone having these problems can monitor clock speeds and voltages on the cards, as well as temps, to see if the new boost is doing something like overclocking cards it's not supposed to overclock.

Other than that the release notes are a bunch of bugfixes. Unless they completely botched some bug fixes and made tons of new bugs, I'd lean more towards it being a problem with a new feature.

It's never fun to lose hardware and I feel sorry for the folks who have issues.

Yep, that's what I read about before.
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Seems fine with my GT540M on the laptop (GE620).
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