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I've noticed this in the past week of owning this GTX 960 that running 361.75 yields very peculiar behaviour from a very specific routine.

I leave my computer on when I sleep and go to work, so that's about 15 hours of idle time inbetween game sessions.

Day 1:
I come home after work, notice that my GPU isn't boosting up to 1366Mhz. The limit seems to be somewhere between 960 and 1050Mhz. GPU-Z says it's Perflimit is PWR.
I shut the computer down, jiggle the 8Pin peg, check if all the connections are in place.
Computer is switched back on and it boosts to 1366 normally.
Day 2:
Back from work again. The GPU limits itself to 960-1050Mhz. GPU-Z again states that Perflimit is PWR.
I do the same thing, switch cables around and it's normalized.
Day 3:
Same behaviour. Perflimit Pwr.
I decide to roll back to 358.87 and without even having to restart my PC, it's able to boost up to 1366Mhz like it should.
Day 4:
Come home from work. GPU boosts to 1366Mhz like normal.


So basically, the GPU idle state gets stuck in "power saving mode" and TDP limit is set to just 50% after idling for more than 10 hours at a time. Rolling back drivers seems to have fixed the issue.

I will maintain my stand that as of 2014, all Nvidia drivers that end in 0-5 are bad releases, 6-9 are good.
Edited by Kand - 2/5/16 at 4:08pm
post #2 of 15
You're not alone. My 970 exhibits exactly the same issue on all 361.XX drivers. I rolled back to, I believe 359.06, or something like that.

Ironic that I presume this issue results from whatever changes Nvidia made which lead to them claiming that they fixed the high 2d clocks for 1440p 144hz users, and yet, at least for me, all the most recent drivers still have my 970 at 900mhz on the desktop...

I think Nvidia wants us to switch to Polaris.
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Originally Posted by Praetorr View Post

You're not alone. My 970 exhibits exactly the same issue on all 361.XX drivers. I rolled back to, I believe 359.06, or something like that.

Ironic that I presume this issue results from whatever changes Nvidia made which lead to them claiming that they fixed the high 2d clocks for 1440p 144hz users, and yet, at least for me, all the most recent drivers still have my 970 at 900mhz on the desktop...

I think Nvidia wants us to switch to Polaris.

Personally, I only update drivers when it's mandatory, like when and if Origin or some dev who thinks they're helping forced you to.

Otherwise, it's all good. Staying on year old drivers, even for new games that come out.

That's something AMD hasn't accomplished.
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post

I've noticed this in the past week of owning this GTX 960 that running 361.75 yields very peculiar behaviour from a very specific routine.

I leave my computer on when I sleep and go to work, so that's about 15 hours of idle time inbetween game sessions.

Day 1:
I come home after work, notice that my GPU isn't boosting up to 1366Mhz. The limit seems to be somewhere between 960 and 1050Mhz. GPU-Z says it's Perflimit is PWR.
I shut the computer down, jiggle the 8Pin peg, check if all the connections are in place.
Computer is switched back on and it boosts to 1366 normally.
Day 2:
Back from work again. The GPU limits itself to 960-1050Mhz. GPU-Z again states that Perflimit is PWR.
I do the same thing, switch cables around and it's normalized.
Day 3:
Same behaviour. Perflimit Pwr.
I decide to roll back to 358.87 and without even having to restart my PC, it's able to boost up to 1366Mhz like it should.
Day 4:
Come home from work. GPU boosts to 1366Mhz like normal.


So basically, the GPU idle state gets stuck in "power saving mode" and TDP limit is set to just 50% after idling for more than 10 hours at a time. Rolling back drivers seems to have fixed the issue.

I will maintain my stand that as of 2014, all Nvidia drivers that end in 0-5 are bad releases, 6-9 are good.

Same here, my issue is with blops 3 though, it blacks out sometimes now. Never did that before ever... and no other variable has changed. Does it on one other game now too, everything else is fine though, annoying though. Hope AMD gets there act together this year, we need strong competition to keep driver quality in line.
    
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post #5 of 15

had a few issues with 361.75 so I rolled back to 361.43 No issues at this point on these. 361.75 for me lagged my games like crazy. tomb raider & witcher 3 both lagged big time.

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post #6 of 15
Alot of the latest Nvidia drivers have been giving me problems. Sometimes my 780 doesn't reach its full clock speed and also graphical glitches in some of my games.
post #7 of 15
Why not just do a slight BIOS mod by removing the ridiculous pwr and voltage limits? Ever since I done that, I've never been limited to any driver just because nvidia driver team screws up in regards to weird 2d/3d clocks.
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Why not just do a slight BIOS mod by removing the ridiculous pwr and voltage limits? Ever since I done that, I've never been limited to any driver just because nvidia driver team screws up in regards to weird 2d/3d clocks.

No.
post #9 of 15
More disappointing behavior: 361.75 won't apply my custom display profile. The previous release (361.43) works fine, no special steps like kernel patching.

Profile: native res 2560x1440, overclocked @96hz, all else default. When creating the profile, it tests the refresh rate properly, but won't actually apply and keep it.

GTX 970 G1, Crossover 27QHD monitor.

Also, in notification tray, my graphics card can be removed as a plug and play device. In event viewer, I get an error every few hours called "PnPGenericDriverFound" that cites the same hardware address as my display device detailed in it's properties.
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Thank you, staying away from these drivers.
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