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Nvidia 350.12 breaks more than just runway lights?

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If anyone else made the WRONG decision and installed the latest Nvidia drivers, are you having gpu driver crash after 15-20 minutes flying time on P3D2.5?  I'll grab a screenshot next time it happens, its very consistent.  Just want to make sure this is the cause before the rollback.  Thanks :angry:  

 

 

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No crashes for me...just the runway light issues...GTX 980.

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Had read a few reports of people getting the wrong clock speed on their GPU maybe you are affected by this as well?

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Good point, I'll be checking gpuz then. Thanks for pointing that out. Gtx970 BTW.

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I have gone back to the 337.88 driver set that has nothing broken, and gives pretty well the best FPS performance out there. nVidia couldn't care less about we 'niche' purchasers, it seems.

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Agreed, we are gamers unwanted children. Are those the best drivers to use then in your experience? I was going to give 347.88 another go, but now thinking about 337.88!

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I think maybe Sesquashtoo meant 347.88 ... they work fine for me anyway. :smile:

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I think maybe Sesquashtoo meant 347.88 ... they work fine for me anyway. :smile:

Nope...337.88's as stated. That is what is driving my N.I.  :) Just go into the archive area...and you can get them.

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Lol, if it works for you, then all the power to you. But those are like pyramid-ancient ...

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Agreed, we are gamers unwanted children. Are those the best drivers to use then in your experience? I was going to give 347.88 another go, but now thinking about 337.88!

The 337.88's (WHQL) give  great FPS performance across all sim platforms.  Yeppers!  Try them...but completely 'scrub' your driver installation before you do so, so as not to have a corrupt install of new over some lingering resident driver files that are presently installed in your system.  

 

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Lol, if it works for you, then all the power to you. But those are like pyramid-ancient ...

I know they are 'back there'...but if you give them a try..you will be pleasantly surprised as to what FPS you can consistently crank out.... :))))  This driver suite also breaks no in-sim features across all sim platforms.

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Thanks for the help guys, why not give the oldies a try then. I'll see what happens and report back.

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having gpu driver crash after 15-20 minutes flying time on P3D2.5

 

Okay on the new drivers as well on a 980 (except for the runway lights).

 

Those symptoms sound like a potential thermal issue...maybe the drivers have mucked with the fan speed control on your card, exacerbated by the wrong clock speed perhaps? 

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All clock speeds seemed to be in order, and the temps in check. The bios on the Evga 970 keeps the fans off below 60 f, and during climb out from kphl with my traffic 6 at 30 and 30% and dense autogen, the temps never went north of 70 f. I just installed 347.88 back on, as I already had them on my drive, and the issue is gone without changing anything else! That being said, I'm definitely going to be testing 337.88 later today.

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That being said, I'm definitely going to be testing 337.88 later today.

 

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It certainly can't hurt anything...and if you don't like the performance, you can go back quickly to what you did like. All my screenshots over the sims shown, have this driver suite running the show along with N.I., pretty much over the last two months.

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Excellent, certainly no reason not to try it then. I guess my GPU just didn't play nice with 350.12, nice to see runways at night again too. Believe it or not, I still have never bothered with nvidia inspector. Always seemed to be a source of great confusion. Never used it, and I've been simming since windows 3.1!

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I installed 350.12 and started some CTD associated with a dxdiag.exe. Return to 347.88 and I'm still trying. I'm pretty sure that 350.12 was not for my card 780

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I installed 350.12 and started some CTD associated with a dxdiag.exe. Return to 347.88 and I'm still trying. I'm pretty sure that 350.12 was not for my card 780

 

Did you use the aforementioned software?

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have no issues with this driver either. 

 

Thanks for the tip, I'll use this tool to install the older driver set.

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Did you use the aforementioned software?

 

Upss me jump this step. Immediately I go to uninstall the DDU

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It is this driver.   I have been flying for months with the 347.88 drivers.  My roomie bought me GTA V and without the 350.12 driver the game stutters and lags so bad its unplayable.  With it is smooth as butter with everything maxed.    I just had my first P3D freeze in 5 months of flying, 2 and half hours into a 4 hour flight..... -_-    My entire evening is wasted.  Thanks Nvidia.  You are tops.  *thumbs down*    So now I have to choose between games...   I love being held hostage by my video card company.

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My rule of thumb on GPU drivers, learned in the last decade or two, is if it ain't broke don't fix it. Can't tell how many times I have heard this story on FS forums, " I installed a new driver and it broke ______   _____  ______  ( fill in the blanks)  so now I have to roll the driver back to what I was using.   If I do upgrade it, I always make sure I have the ability to roll back to the one I was using. 

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My rule of thumb on GPU drivers, learned in the last decade or two, is if it ain't broke don't fix it. Can't tell how many times I have heard this story on FS forums, " I installed a new driver and it broke ______ _____ ______ ( fill in the blanks) so now I have to roll the driver back to what I was using. If I do upgrade it, I always make sure I have the ability to roll back to the one I was using.

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Always let others test it out for a couple weeks

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