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K-BOOST seems to be incompatible with 378.49 but works fine with 376.33

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I just tried K-Boost with the latest driver 378.49. It didn't work at all, but it works fine with 376.33. What happens is, my monitor loses the signal as always, but with 378.49 it doesn't come back. Instead, within a few seconds get a blinking underscore text cursor on the upper-left corner and eventually the computer automatically restarts. I can't even get back into Windows if I choose 'start normally', so I instead have to go into Safe Mode and uninstall the driver.

 

When I reverted back to 376.33, it worked fine again: enabling K-Boost results in the usual momentary loss of the display signal while K-Boost turns on and then it's working fine. I can freely toggle it on and off with no problems. If I go back to 378.49 though, it doesn't work at all as I described.

 

Even though it's not necessary, I always do the extreme drive uninstallation and upgrade process of first uninstalling via the Programs and Features control panel, rebooting to Safe Mode, using Driver Sweeper and then I use DDU. Yeah, I go that far. :) Then of course I reboot normally and install the driver that I am intending to install. So, this problem is with the driver somehow, not my installation method.

 

Have you experienced this too? Which NVIDIA GPU do you have? Which driver do you have?

 

 

Just in case you wish to tell me I don't need K-Boost, I only use it to see my actual clocks and voltage when I'm adjusting my overclock settings. That way, all changes I make are live and I don't have to go put load on my video card. It makes the process of adjusting my overclock and voltage super easy - if I ever want to do it.


Edited by TwoCables - 2/5/17 at 9:55am
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post #2 of 34
You are not alone my friend. I had my K-Boost working just fine until this latest driver update. Now when I enable Kboost it stays black screen until reboot and won't load Windows unless I uninstall the drivers. I'm hoping they drop a new driver or hotfix for this problem cause I use it 24/7. I don't want my performance being adjusted, give me the juice lol thumb.gif
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You are not alone my friend. I had my K-Boost working just fine until this latest driver update. Now when I enable Kboost it stays black screen until reboot and won't load Windows unless I uninstall the drivers. I'm hoping they drop a new driver or hotfix for this problem cause I use it 24/7. I don't want my performance being adjusted, give me the juice lol thumb.gif

 

Thank you!! I was beginning to feel kind of alone on this.

 

From what I've read, K-BOOST isn't supposed to be for achieving maximum performance. Is it actually improving yours?

 

You can revert back to 376.33 if you want. Would you like me to show you how or are you alright?

 

You can download it here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

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post #4 of 34
Already reverted mine to previous. From my experience I have a much more consistent experience with it enabled. Without it sometimes my GPU throttles down when it shouldn't causing little performance issues. When I enable KBoost and lock the clock and voltage it runs all games flawless for me. To be honest the better optimized the game the less it matters, but for unoptimized games it works wonders.
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Already reverted mine to previous. From my experience I have a much more consistent experience with it enabled. Without it sometimes my GPU throttles down when it shouldn't causing little performance issues. When I enable KBoost and lock the clock and voltage it runs all games flawless for me. To be honest the better optimized the game the less it matters, but for unoptimized games it works wonders.

 

Oh wow. Very interesting. Thank you! I guess K-BOOST isn't as useless as others think!

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So this seems to be an issue still with 378.66 and the hotfix 378.72. Hope it gets fixed before mass effect drivers.

Has anyone had the issue with 1000 series cards. I have 780ti's.
    
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post #7 of 34
This is apparently still an issue.... frown.gif

381.89 - WHQL - still causes black screen with blinking underscore line when enabling K-Boost...

Any word on anyone else still having this issue?

I made an account here specifically for this issue, lol

Has been broken since last fall... frown.gif
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This is apparently still an issue.... frown.gif

381.89 - WHQL - still causes black screen with blinking underscore line when enabling K-Boost...

Any word on anyone else still having this issue?

I made an account here specifically for this issue, lol

Has been broken since last fall... frown.gif


Yeah, I'm still using 376.33 because of this (which was released on December 14th, 2016). It's the last driver they released that works with K-BOOST.

 

Before anyone says "you don't need K-BOOST", perhaps it's good to explain that I'm not using it for performance. I sometimes use it as an easy way to get the card into full 3D performance mode so that I can adjust my clocks and voltage and watch them change while I'm changing them. It's extremely convenient. I tried to live with one of the newer drivers and I just prefer the peace of mind that 376.33 gives me because K-BOOST works perfectly with it.

 

I seriously doubt that NVIDIA cares. K-BOOST seems to be an EVGA thing. So, I think if anyone should fix this problem, then it's EVGA.


Edited by TwoCables - 5/1/17 at 12:24pm
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post #9 of 34
I've been running a dated version for MONTHS... but now BF REQUIRES using a later driver... so it's either use KBOOST or dont... and i get much more stability when using KBOOST... it IS a performance issue.... now i can't even play the games i paid money for.. frown.gif
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I've been running a dated version for MONTHS... but now BF REQUIRES using a later driver... so it's either use KBOOST or dont... and i get much more stability when using KBOOST... it IS a performance issue.... now i can't even play the games i paid money for.. frown.gif

 

Then I would recommend trying the setting in the NVIDIA Control Panel called "Prefer maximum performance". It's a setting for the "Power management mode". I'm not saying this is a guaranteed solution, but it might help.

 

I'm sure others will have ideas on what you may be able to do.

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