780 GTX SLi - Driver issues?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by AvengerUK, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. AvengerUK

    AvengerUK Master Guru

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    Hey all,

    A few months back or so I picked up 780 GTX's in SLi - and I've always had slight driver issues with them.

    I was using windows 7 at the time, and used whatever the latest drivers were.
    Anyway, I expected it to improve with further driver releases, and yeh, it hasn't.

    I have since been using 8.1 preview (and the latest drivers, currently 326.41 Beta, but also the ones before). Now obviously, had it not been for when I first got them on W7 - I would blame 8.1, but now I'm not 100% sure what to blame.

    Currently *insert game/3d application here* will freeze randomly, and eventually go to a black screen - until the driver recovers (so its the driver crashing issue).

    Anyone experienced similar issues?
     
  2. qgshadow

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    It may not be it , but windows 8.1 is kinda terrible for gaming compared to vanilla windows 8 or windows 7
     
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  3. Stryfex

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    Dude, I also have 780 GTX in SLI and have been experiencing basically the exact same thing as you. RIFT is my game of choice and it happens a fair amount in that game, sometimes once an hour, sometimes i can play for 20+ hours without it happening, seems random

    I played through Bioshock Infinite recently and had no issues.

    I was using 320.19 and 320.29 then 326.19 and I stopped there as apparently the 326 releases have been a disaster for many

    don't give up yet...NVIDIA has been having a horrible time coming up with universally good drivers starting with 320...it's not just you, and it's not just our cards

    I would imagine the issues should start to clear up soon enough
     
  4. KingpinZero

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    Add me to the list, but I own a 680 sli, and same thing happens.
     

  5. villa_youth

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    Had the same deal with my 690. Screen goes black and then may or may not recover back to the game, but a non recovery leading to a complete system restart.:bang:
    Happens in all games so its a driver problem fo show. 326.41 beta's by the way, but rolled back to 326.19 and they seem better.
    Getting pretty fed up with SLI to be honest, there are just so many games that are not supported or don't scale properly or just have a problems with two gpu's running. It starting to make more sense to just have one powerful card running rather than mutli gpu setups.
     
  6. AvengerUK

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    Thanks for the replies guys, nice to know its a general driver problem.

    Guess we have to hope that the next set of drivers are improved... (although I've been thinking that for the last few!)
     
  7. CSF90

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    Aside from the fact that it's beta software, what makes you say that?
     
  8. qgshadow

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    people that ran benchmarks , search on google you'll see
     
  9. AvengerUK

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    Not sure what your reading, but when I google it, everything is pretty much: "Windows 7 and 8 are extremely similar in performance"
     
  10. qgshadow

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    Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 are different in terms of performance. I didn't say difference between Windows 8 and Windows 7 , I was talking about difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
     

  11. GhostXL

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    I've noticed zero difference in game performance in windows 8 to 8.1.

    I have had a smoother desktop experience in 2D though.
     
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    Why delete my Post?
     
  13. War child

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    Disagree here. No performance difference at all between 8 and 8.1.
     
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    no dif here either going from win8 to 8.1
     
  15. JJayzX

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    Isn't this a known TDR issue that should be fixed with the driver coming later this month?
     

  16. nakquada

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    It's entirely possible its a hardware issue - most likely problem being a power supply. That is, of course, if you rule out a driver issue.
     

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