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Digidice
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Default 03-25-2010, 21:22 | posts: 7 | Location: Norway

Fallout 3, i tryed all the latest drivers for my GTX 295, they all stutter and make the game unplayable.

using 186.18 or what the name of the latest 18x that nvidia have on theyre homepage.

Think all up to 189.xx works good to, but when you enter the world of 19x, you are in a world of ****.

Its not all cards that got this, only new cards i think of Nvidia.
   
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Default 03-31-2010, 19:08 | posts: 23

i'VE FOUND A DRIVER that can play with 280.xx series cards without stutter in TF2 and still play bad company 2 at a decent frame with AA (earlier versions of our drivers like 180.xx won't allow for AA and/or have graphic corruption in bc2).


USE: 190.62!
   
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Default 04-01-2010, 03:21 | posts: 20

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Fallout 3, i tryed all the latest drivers for my GTX 295, they all stutter and make the game unplayable.
Turn AA off.
   
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Default 04-02-2010, 09:26 | posts: 11,696 | Location: ♫

the FO3 bug persists with all drivers except the almighty 186.18 whql.

also any other driver causes a stutter in the FARCRY2 benchmark directX10, you have to set all options to HIGH and play the short ranch, setting to Very High or Ultra, does not cause this.

DX9 is flawless too.
   
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Default 04-02-2010, 13:21 | posts: 94 | Location: Portugal

Using 197.25 BETA and Left 4 Dead 2 with SLI is still bugged... noticeable mouse-lag in certain spots on "The Parish" campaign while playing "The Bridge" after playing "The Quarter"...
   
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Default 04-03-2010, 03:43 | posts: 15,084 | Location: Glasgow

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the FO3 bug persists with all drivers except the almighty 186.18 whql.

also any other driver causes a stutter in the FARCRY2 benchmark directX10, you have to set all options to HIGH and play the short ranch, setting to Very High or Ultra, does not cause this.

DX9 is flawless too.
Which card you got, as every game, even including the iffy Fallout3 has been fine with every driver since 196.75.

Its with HDTV setting these drivers have been broken.
   
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Default 05-16-2010, 01:28 | posts: 11,696 | Location: ♫

just wanted to report that the FO3 (and Oblivion) bug/pause/hitch does not happend with my GTX480, so apparently this bug is only related to older cards such as the 200 series etc.

can anyone else with a 470/480 confirm?

i'm using the 197.75 whql.

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Which card you got, as every game, even including the iffy Fallout3 has been fine with every driver since 196.75.

Its with HDTV setting these drivers have been broken.
ive got a gigabyte GTX260 installed in my 2nd rig and W7 x64, every driver except the 186.18 has the FO3 bug even though nvidia stated in the PDF that its fixed for 260/295 cards.

my friend got an Asus GTX285 and W7 32bit, same FO3 bug with every driver except the 186.18.

i can confirm that this does not happend in XP with any driver version.
   
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Default 05-16-2010, 02:21 | posts: 24,427 | Location: NZ

I had intermittent stutter problems in Project Reality with most of the 19x.xx drivers.

That disappeared after I installed my current set (197.45), and has never returned.
   
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Default 05-20-2010, 07:12 | posts: 528 | Location: My Computer

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Just tried Battlefield 2 with the very latest modified laptop drivers ( 188.22 ) dated December 1st and Battlefield 2 works great. No stuttering or lag or any texture issues.

So this is leading me to believe that all my issues are down to the Adapative/Performance option in the normal nvidia drivers. Because every driver that has ever had this option has caused me grief!
I was having random crashes for about a month till I checked some error logs... Turned out my drivers were causing the pc to blue screen... So after many many hours of flicking through drivers I found out that leaving the performance profile set to "Adaptive" makes my pc crash randomly, left on "Prefer Maximum Performance" my pc hasn't crashed for ~3 weeks now.

Using 197.13s here and I get nasty nasty tearing in Bad Company 2 (Using either 2/3 GTX 285s in SLI... I dont see the point in turning off SLI when I have the extra hardware... If the game wont run well it can go to hell)
   
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Default 05-20-2010, 09:23 | posts: 510 | Location: Seychelles (Northolme)

Is it possible to grab a 18x.xx driver and then just use the Evga sli fix utility? I just can't play Crysis Wars or Fallout 3 on any driver.

Which is the overall reccomended driver to fix this?
   
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Default 05-20-2010, 18:20 | posts: 10,797 | Location: United kingdom

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Fallout 3, i tryed all the latest drivers for my GTX 295, they all stutter and make the game unplayable.

using 186.18 or what the name of the latest 18x that nvidia have on theyre homepage.

Think all up to 189.xx works good to, but when you enter the world of 19x, you are in a world of ****.

Its not all cards that got this, only new cards i think of Nvidia.
188.25 works great for fallout 3 also.
   
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Default 05-21-2010, 02:50 | posts: 11,696 | Location: ♫

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188.25 works great for fallout 3 also.
true, i can confirm this, with the 188.25 my 2nd card a gtx260 doesn't stutter in FO3 and Oblivion.
   
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Default 05-22-2010, 09:02 | posts: 258 | Location: Keyboard

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just wanted to report that the FO3 (and Oblivion) bug/pause/hitch does not happend with my GTX480, so apparently this bug is only related to older cards such as the 200 series etc.

can anyone else with a 470/480 confirm?

i'm using the 197.75 whql.
Is this true, can anyone confirm this?
What kind of stutter you mean btw,

the microstutter in FO3 en Oblivion can be solved with a change in the .ini file.

Or do you mean the stuttering when quickly moving the mouse.

If this is true, might be a inherent problemen in older cards, wich can't be fixed with a driver.

Or perhaps modding the .inf and using the 197.75 WHQL, also works...

Only real solution I found was, running Windows XP.
   
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Default 05-27-2010, 21:41 | posts: 9

With any of the 19x+ drivers I would get the occasional stutter when playing files in WMP. Pausing and resuming often resulted in the file stutter for a second, second and a half.
Also, World of Warcraft would very often freeze, leaving reboot as the only option. I downgraded driver by driver with the same results, until I eventually reverted to 186.18 (recommended earlier in this thread).

All of the above issues vanished.

Edit: OS: Win 7 64bit.
   
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Default 09-01-2010, 11:50 | posts: 1,701 | Location: Manchester

I decided to try Battlefield 2 today because i basically gave up on it after every driver in the 190/191 and above range had lag , ground texture issues and stuttering. This was mainly a Battlefield 2 issue and only affected the gtx 260 range (single card) , those that got another GTX 260 and had the issue said it had instantly cured it. Well today after all this time i loaded up battlefield 2 with the latest drivers after i had set my nvidia display properties and wolla FIXED. After all this time it's finally totaly smooth , i'm still unsure as to what nvidia fixed or changed

The only thing i've done differently is using max pre-rendered frames at 0 instead of any higher number and using the latest whql. As i said i haven't tried battlefield 2 since the 191 driver days. I used to get this horrible texture issue when i was walking in the game and it only affected about 2 feet in front of me at ground level. When this happened i'd get this lag effect and feel as if the game was running about 30frames but it wasn't.

Ah well glad it's working maybe it was fixed in the 2xx drivers

p.s This was an issue with EVERY 190-191 driver

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Default 09-01-2010, 18:11 | posts: 161 | Location: UK

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Ah well glad it's working maybe it was fixed in the 2xx drivers
I cant believe that you posted on the BC2 "stutter" thread over at nvidia forums when you had not even tried any of the new drivers... strange.

Many users still having issues btw, I guess your lucky !

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Default 09-02-2010, 10:37 | posts: 1,701 | Location: Manchester

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I cant believe that you posted on the BC2 "stutter" thread over at nvidia forums when you had not even tried any of the new drivers... strange.
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heh , this is the one i was updating

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?s...&#entry1111816

Anyway i found the cause !

I thought i'd had cured it but i was messing around with some ingame settings and the issue started up again. At first i thought it was the audio settings but after messing around with the ingame AA the issue flared up again. I originally had it on 2XAA but the instant i put it on 4XAA things start going down hill. Even though frame rates remain the same it turns into a laggy/stuttery experience , what can only be described as a slight slow mo and with the funny ground textures. Problem is it's not visible on video

With the 188 drivers or any driver before 190 i had everything maxed out including high aa!. But it seems with these new drivers i'm able to run at 2XAA and nothing higher

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Default 09-02-2010, 13:14 | posts: 161 | Location: UK

Well at least you got a driver that works for you as ALL drivers are the same for me including the old 18x + 19x drivers, I have to disable 1 core to get decent gameplay !! (I am on a Intel CPU btw)
Just hope ManuelG has not forgotten the GTX2xx users with the upcomming driver fix !
   
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Default 09-02-2010, 13:37 | posts: 6,057 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

Is this stutter only apparent on the 200 series of cards. I skipped that series as I was with ATI and now coming back to Nvidia with a 480 I have no stutter in any games. Apart from Mafia II but I think thats down to either a driver or simply the games engine has trouble streaming the data.
   
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Default 09-02-2010, 14:20 | posts: 1,701 | Location: Manchester

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Well at least you got a driver that works for you as ALL drivers are the same for me including the old 18x + 19x drivers, I have to disable 1 core to get decent gameplay !! (I am on a Intel CPU btw)
Just hope ManuelG has not forgotten the GTX2xx users with the upcomming driver fix !
Ahh that's one of the fixes in the upcoming beta , he tested it on GTX2x cards too!

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Is this stutter only apparent on the 200 series of cards. I skipped that series as I was with ATI and now coming back to Nvidia with a 480 I have no stutter in any games. Apart from Mafia II but I think thats down to either a driver or simply the games engine has trouble streaming the data.
If i remember rightly a guy on rage said he didn't have any problems with his gtx 260 sli , but when he tested it with a single gtx 260 the issues appeared. From what i also remember it only affected the gtx 260 range and either others didn't notice it or it was very isolated.
   
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Default 09-02-2010, 15:57 | posts: 6,057 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

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If i remember rightly a guy on rage said he didn't have any problems with his gtx 260 sli , but when he tested it with a single gtx 260 the issues appeared. From what i also remember it only affected the gtx 260 range and either others didn't notice it or it was very isolated.
Maybe its just a bad batch of the 260 cores. Is this is with the original 260's or the 216 core versions? Also you might find that these stutters only come from certain 3rd party board makers. My experience with Sapphire, BFG, Powercolor, and now POV have all been great. However, I know a lot of people having trouble with MSI, and Club3d cards in particular.
   
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Default 09-02-2010, 16:01 | posts: 1,701 | Location: Manchester

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Maybe its just a bad batch of the 260 cores. Is this is with the original 260's or the 216 core versions? Also you might find that these stutters only come from certain 3rd party board makers. My experience with Sapphire, BFG, Powercolor, and now POV have all been great. However, I know a lot of people having trouble with MSI, and Club3d cards in particular.
Perhaps but the just one game? , 216 core version here Palit
   
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Default 09-02-2010, 16:02 | posts: 161 | Location: UK

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Ahh that's one of the fixes in the upcoming beta , he tested it on GTX2x cards too!
Only a GTX 280 was tested as thats all he had, GPU usage was normal with the new drivers and i am hoping the stuttering is fixed as well.

This issue is completely random, I know people with GTX4xx cards who dont have any issues, same goes for GTX2xx users.
Also its not just BC2 with the issues as I have the same with Crysis + Far Cry 2

There is definatly a problem for some users and Nvidia have responded, we will just have to wait untill the drivers are up.

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259.47 fixed a lag issue in Singularity, i had some micro pauses every 10sec (fps jumped from 121 to 117 and back to 121fps), well not anymore
   
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Default 10-12-2010, 20:03 | posts: 3

Hi guys, this is my first post on this forum.
I've been getting the "microstutter" for about 8/9 months.
My videocard is an eVga 9800GTX. I have Windows 7 Ultimate x86. 2GB of Ram. 450W PSU.
I bought this card among with the powersupply almost 1 year ago, at first it never gave me trouble, but then after 3/4 months it started to lag horribly. Not only in-game, I have microstutter in movies, youtube, etc...
The picture stops every 0.5 seconds and then continues very quickly, but I get high fps, like 80 in Mw2, 200+ in UT, 50+ in Dead Rising 2. And when i'm benchmarking or with something to show my fps in-game, they're stable, nothing goes crazy from 80 to 10, it stays normal.
But here is something interesting, 1 week ago I uninstalled my drivers (newest ones) and installed the 186.08, nothing happened, the microstutter was still there. Then I uninstalled 186.08 and forgot to reboot the PC. I was going into youtube and suddenly the videos didn't lag and were playing smooth, I couldn't try games because I had no driver, but when I thought the problem was solved, I installed another driver and then the microstutter is here again...
I've heard my PSU could be the problem, since 9800gtx's minimal psu required is 450W, but when you see what happened with the drivers, that could be the problem too.
Please help me guys. Thanks.
   
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