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Wasn't broke, but I tried to fix it anyway! NVidia Driver..

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1 hour ago, Noel said:

Got absolutely no improvements in anything visually or otherwise except was getting some slight 'shudders' for lack of a better word.  Kind of brief shimmy/shudder randomly but regularly--yuck!!

No, I did not do the "deep clean" as I haven't relied on that routine for many years now with no untoward effects.

Ummmm... lol.

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I have a 1070 which by the way still holds the line quite nicely. I usually stay away from newer drivers knowing that the new ones are optimized for the newer generation of video cards, once Im happy with my cards performance I stick with that version of driver. 

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I always install the latest nVIdia driver with express installation and I've never had issues.

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1 hour ago, CarlosF said:

I have a 1070 which by the way still holds the line quite nicely. I usually stay away from newer drivers knowing that the new ones are optimized for the newer generation of video cards, once Im happy with my cards performance I stick with that version of driver. 

Our line of cards still sees improvements and updates, though to a lesser extend. However there's an even bigger case for keeping your drivers up to date; security. There's often security issues and flaws rectified with newer drivers, so keep that in mind. 

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The Geforce Experience "In-Game Overlay" being enabled in the Geforce Experience control panel can cause massive stuttering.

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5 hours ago, Noel said:

Plus, I have a hard time accepting NV doesn't know how to uninstall/install drivers here in mid 2022.

Exactly. There's no reason that you even need to uninstall your current set before updating to another version, the installer will take care of it for you.


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2 minutes ago, Dave_YVR said:

Exactly. There's no reason that you even need to uninstall your current set before updating to another version, the installer will take care of it for you.

I always assumed this, however this article convinced me I should uninstall first--I have no idea if it's valid:

https://support.robertsspaceindustries.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002285473-Nvidia-Graphic-Drivers-Install-and-Configure 


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I generally will not update an Nvidia driver unless I am having issues or the new driver mentions an improvement relevant to msfs.  I learned from past experience that this was the best approach for me (though others might not agree).

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13 hours ago, Bobsk8 said:

You want problems, install the latest drivers, and then try and fix what you just broke. 

I think that if software updates regularly caused issues, programmers would be fired and software houses would fail.

I see many more problems caused by 3rd party utilities, OS tweaks supposed to improve performance and youtubers' snake oil 🙂

Because you know, people disable Windows services and drivers, edit the registry and FS config files, delete entire folders inside FS packages and then blame Microsoft and nVidia for their problems.

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When I last updated the drivers I forgot to set Low Latency Mode to Ultra and I thought it was something wrong with the drivers when everything was not smooth anymore. What I'm saying is, maybe it's the drivers, maybe it's something that got reset with the installation and you forgot to set it properly. 

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I have been using PC's  for decades, I have never experienced a problem after installing an updated driver for a graphics card.

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I was playing around with the beta but it was too unstable with the addons I was trying to use. While trying to stabilize I installed the latest Nvidia driver. After too many ctd's and not being able to complete a flight, I tried to revert back which was hopeless, so I did a complete reinstall.

MSFS has never run better for me. My system ran good before, but I swear I've gotten about a 20% increase in performance. The only explanations I can come up with is that something went funky on the previous install or MSFS likes being installed on top of the driver. I've always been very satisfied with my performance but since this event I haven't seen the fps dip below 41 anywhere. I've been hard at it training myself not to check anymore.

One thing that's a blessing is the ease of reinstalling everything compared to the days of yore 😉

 


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1 hour ago, Scimiter said:

I have been using PC's  for decades, I have never experienced a problem after installing an updated driver for a graphics card.

Same here. I update all the time. I never install the GE Force Experience. I always reboot immediately after the new driver is installed even though the installer doesn't force me to do so, and then I immediately go into the Nvidia control panel and make sure all of my settings in general as well as my MSFS proile are still correct. The one thing that always seems to change is the color settings at the bottom of the screen where you set resolution. I always have to change that back to Nvidia color settings and "full".

I've never had a major issue doing so.

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3 hours ago, MDFlier said:

Same here. I update all the time. I never install the GE Force Experience. I always reboot immediately after the new driver is installed even though the installer doesn't force me to do so, and then I immediately go into the Nvidia control panel and make sure all of my settings in general as well as my MSFS proile are still correct. The one thing that always seems to change is the color settings at the bottom of the screen where you set resolution. I always have to change that back to Nvidia color settings and "full".

I've never had a major issue doing so.

Also same here.

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5 hours ago, Scimiter said:

I have been using PC's  for decades, I have never experienced a problem after installing an updated driver for a graphics card.

Same here .. Granted there will be the odd program or application that may be driver version sensitive but usually that is the case where that application is using legacy code or methods that should have been dropped ages ago and when the driver drops support for the legacy method then the developer gets caught with their pants down (looking at you Zwift). I do not think MSFS falls within this category and i have been upgrading my drivers as they get released no issues. 


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