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Haven't had any issues. 

I will install 320.49 WHQL which will hopefully not feature these issues...

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Using them on my 3 nvidia GPUs and no issues. GTX780, GTX650Ti and mobile 650M.

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I used them on my 660ti and had quite a few problems. Games crashing, BSODs, lines on the screen, all that stuff. I can't say for certain the drivers killed my card, but I tried using older drivers with it and still had issues. I ended up just buying a 770, and one of these days I might give the 660 a shot on my current motherboard and see if I still have the same problems.

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What I read at OCN was that it does not actually kill cards, but the people that have problems have a real hard time getting the drivers removed and an older driver reinstalled.  Once the driver is completely removed and a new driver successfully installed the cards function normally.

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What I read at OCN was that it does not actually kill cards, but the people that have problems have a real hard time getting the drivers removed and an older driver reinstalled.  Once the driver is completely removed and a new driver successfully installed the cards function normally.

 

Unfortunetly, that wasn't he case for me. Did a complete reformat and still had issues with one of the older drivers (314.xx I think).

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I was having some issues with these drivers with another game (graphical artifacting), so I rolled back to 314.xx drivers and everything is fine since.

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I have 320,49 and it has basically messed up FSX for me. I get black flashes/tearing all over my screen, fps terrible and i don't know how to fix it. I run at 4.5ghz and could easily fly into FSDT KLAS in the ngx with 30 fps but now its like 20. So disappointed.

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Well, I do not change drivers if old one work as intended. I'm still at 295 version.

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Just installed the recommended!   

 

Now to take the driver out for a flight.....


I have 320,49 and it has basically messed up FSX for me. I get black flashes/tearing all over my screen, fps terrible and i don't know how to fix it. I run at 4.5ghz and could easily fly into FSDT KLAS in the ngx with 30 fps but now its like 20. So disappointed.

Did you do a clean install...did you have that checked at the bottom when having used the CUSTOM INSTALL mask?  If not...rerun the installer, and only install the driver, PhyX, and the HD audio driver, as a clean install. Save any nVidia INspector settings as an export before you rerun the installer if you have already re-set up your Inspector. After your install, reboot your system and then import your saved Inspector settings. You are now good to go....

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I used them on my 660ti and had quite a few problems. Games crashing, BSODs, lines on the screen, all that stuff. I can't say for certain the drivers killed my card, but I tried using older drivers with it and still had issues. I ended up just buying a 770, and one of these days I might give the 660 a shot on my current motherboard and see if I still have the same problems.

 

Exact same problem with me too. Old card was only 6 months old, currently in warranty limbo. I think ill end up having to buy a new card.

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Did you do a clean install...did you have that checked at the bottom when having used the CUSTOM INSTALL mask?  If not...rerun the installer, and only install the driver, PhyX, and the HD audio driver, as a clean install. Save any nVidia INspector settings as an export before you rerun the installer if you have already re-set up your Inspector. After your install, reboot your system and then import your saved Inspector settings. You are now good to go....

 

I just ran the recommended install but I'll do what you said. Should I completely wipe all the drivers or just install on top of it again?

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I've also been getting pop up messages saying "Nvidia driver stopped responding and has recovered"

 

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I just ran the recommended install but I'll do what you said. Should I completely wipe all the drivers or just install on top of it again?

I'd do a complete erase and install....you should have no further problems.

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What are the procedures for erasing all the nvidia drivers? Never done it before.

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What are the procedures for erasing all the nvidia drivers? Never done it before.

One very simple way to to it, is when you are using the nVidia driver suite install program, at the bottom you check CUSTOM, to only install the graphics driver, the PhyEX, and the HD Audio driver. That's it. Then at the very bottom you click on the box which states for a fresh install, or something to that effect, that removes completely the previous driver and scrubs the system before installing the new one, rather than merely overwriting over the old. You know you have the right check box, if the mask warns you that you will lose any user-set video settings. Make sure though that before you run the nVidia .exe file, that you export your nVidia Inspector custom settings, as a scrub will erase those as well. After you run the nVidia driver installer, reboot your system, and then the first thing you do, is click on nVidia Inspector and IMPORT back your custom settings. I always export my settings for XPlane, FSX, and FS9 if I change up any one of them.

 

After reading this thread, I decided to revert back to the 314.22 driver suite, I lost about 3 FPS on all my flight simulators, in doing so, but did it to be safe. I was not having any outward issues with the 320.18's, but decided to play it safe. But definately, at least on my system, the 320.18's did give you the hottest and max FPS performance. Perhaps it was driving some older cards, too hard and aggressive. I'm running a GTX680 2 GB.

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i run a 580GTX so it can't be because of older cards that these issues are occurring 

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The new 320.49 is supposed to FIX any problems with the 320.18,  Downloaded it yesterday, and it runs quite well.

 

Stan

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The new 320.49 is supposed to FIX any problems with the 320.18,  Downloaded it yesterday, and it runs quite well.

 

Stan

I'm running it too, Stan.  No issues, and I have come up those lost 3 FPS across The Three Musketeers. :)

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guys i am using still 309 driver. should i install 320-49? does it worth? every time i install new driver, my inspector settings goes away :S

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guys i am using still 309 driver. should i install 320-49? does it worth? every time i install new driver, my inspector settings goes away :S

I have 320.49 on my new GTX 760. It works fine. 

 

Backup your Inspector settings, and then import them after your update?

 

Also for some reason, in 320.49 NVIDIA removed the ability to update the drivers from within the NVIDIA control panel... Stupid idea. Also, the taskbar icon is gone.

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installed before reading your post. so i have to re arrange my inspector settings  :blink:

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