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post #1061 of 1985
After trying out Patch 1.42 with WHQL Drivers 270.61, I can fully confirm that the flickering problem has disappeared, at least when running Heaven 2.5.

I overclocked my cards to hell on this benchmark to see if I could break it or make it flicker again. So far no problems. I tried pushing it as far as 935/1870/2100 with 1.150V on the core, but Heaven froze before it provided a score. Though I remember that before the run finished the FPS average was at 58.8 FPS. With the settings I ran, that's actually pretty decent.

I'm sticking with these drivers now.

PS: I'm guessing Heaven 2.5 can't recognize my GTX 460's because of the patch, hence the need for the GPU-Z readout.


    
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post #1062 of 1985
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After trying out Patch 1.42 with WHQL Drivers 270.61, I can fully confirm that the flickering problem has disappeared, at least when running Heaven 2.5.

I overclocked my cards to hell on this benchmark to see if I could break it or make it flicker again. So far no problems. I tried pushing it as far as 935/1870/2100 with 1.150V on the core, but Heaven froze before it provided a score. Though I remember that before the run finished the FPS average was at 58.8 FPS. With the settings I ran, that's actually pretty decent.

I'm sticking with these drivers now.
At least you are enjoying them... my flickering came back after a reboot and even on stock clock GPU.
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post #1063 of 1985
YAY! I got my second GTX 260 installed the beta drivers and everything is working great! (FOR NOW) I have to download all my games again because i formatted.
post #1064 of 1985
I feel like I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown.
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post #1066 of 1985
I think I really fixed it this time!

So as everyone know I get massive flicker and crashes in games and benchmark tests after installing 270 drivers and SLI patches. So here's what I did..

Uninstall the SLI patch, reboot

Install 267.60 drivers

Install SLI 1.0 final

Shutdown computer and swap the SLI cards. This will make the PC do a new hardware install. reboot

Go into Nvidia Control panel and enable SLI.

I can now play my games and benchmark tests with no flicker and crashes.
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post #1067 of 1985
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Originally Posted by ToxicAdam View Post
I think I really fixed it this time!

So as everyone know I get massive flicker and crashes in games and benchmark tests after installing 270 drivers and SLI patches. So here's what I did..

Uninstall the SLI patch, reboot

Install 267.60 drivers

Install SLI 1.0 final

Shutdown computer and swap the SLI cards. This will make the PC do a new hardware install. reboot

Go into Nvidia Control panel and enable SLI.

I can now play my games and benchmark tests with no flicker and crashes.

I know it must've been a pain in the ass to take care of, but might I suggest to do a "dirty" update? Like update the patch to 1.42 first then restart [should be an update button when you run the patch]. Don't uninstall it first then reinstall the patch.

The same for the NVIDIA drivers. After the patch update and restart, do a "dirty" update by running the 270.61 drivers, run a Custom install, and checkmark "Run a clean install". Let it do its thing and it SHOULD be fine. Of course, don't forget to update the patch FIRST then restart BEFORE installing the new drivers. Don't uninstall the previous NVIDIA drivers first. That's why I call it a "dirty" update.

This is what I did, and it's working fine so far. Though I'm sure you probably did everything you can think of. If nothing else works, a clean OS install might also do the trick since a clean registry works wonders.

For the record, I'm using the same board as you with the F5 BIOS.
    
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post #1068 of 1985
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For the record, I'm using the same board as you with the F5 BIOS.
I'm running F4

As for drivers.. I'm not touching them again!!!!! I'm out of the driver business for good!

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post #1069 of 1985
would it be possible to do 3 way sli?
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I'm out of the driver business for good!
I don't blame you at all. Reminds me of the wonderful times I had while trying to fix the PhysX issue with Dark Void. Needless to say I lost all enthusiasm to play that game now.

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would it be possible to do 3 way sli?
Yes. I've done it before with 3 9800GTX's on the same motherboard I have now.
    
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