Geforce driver 388.71 WHQL Download & Discussion

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  1. PQED

    PQED Active Member

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    I don't believe this is a hardware issue, as it started with the 384's like for many others. As for the PSU, I've tested and measured with a multimeter (and HWMonitor) before, and there were no signs of instability/fluctuations.

    FF crashes are rare, I've only had about 3 or so over the course of a few months, and since Mozilla improved recovery logic they really just manifest as a momentary black flash before the webpage is restored. Phase Shift is by far the most prone to crashing (again, not before 384), and GTA is a completely new development that - so far - has only happened once.

    Thank you for trying to help though, I appreciate it.

    Is anyone else having similar issues?

    Edit: I just now used Wagnard's tool to adjust the TdrDelay from 2 to 4 seconds, will see if that changes anything (though I know it's really just a bandaid rather than a real fix).

    Edit 2: TdrDelay made no difference.
     
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  2. X7007

    X7007 Ancient Guru

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    For me I never had Chrome or FF crash because of GPU . only when the drivers which everyone had issues.

    But first you need to find what is wrong overall. Does every single game works fine ? or do games crash too ?

    Does Chrome crash also ? did you try WaterFox or Palemoon or any other FF modified version ? they have 64bit.

    Did you change any setting in NVCP ? because last time I tried to enable Triple Buffering with Pre-Renderer with Need For Speed Rivals with 60 fps command I had stuttering that I never had, ever, and it was the first time I tried it, after disabling Triple buffering from NVCP and Pre-renderer back to NVidia default, I didn't have it. so make sure you are Default on everything and don't mess with settings.

    Also what else do you have installed ? GPU Experience, Msi Afterburner ? Do you overclock anything ? does your Memory Compatible with your computer or you just started having issues with this driver specific ?

    Do you have other drivers installed or software that you run with FF ? I mean there are so many complexions that happen because it does happen to you rarely you say and this is hard to follow up with changes.
     
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    All other games work flawlessly, no crashes.

    I've tried all of the browsers you mentioned, as well as Edge, Opera, and Vivaldi, but since browser crashes are so rare it's difficult to test for.

    The only setting I've changed globally in NVCP is power management, which I've set to Adaptive rather than Optimal (since it causes some microstuttering for me). Though the crashes occur regardless of which setting I use, be it Optimal, Adaptive, or Max Performance.

    Pre-rendered frames is set to 1 for most games (per profile, not globally) to improve input lag, but the crashes occur even if set to default. Firefox profile is all default.

    I use MSI Afterburner/RTSS for OC:ing, frame limiting, and monitoring. Still crashes with them turned off.

    CPU & GPU are both OC'd, but driver crashes happen even at stock. RAM works fine, and I've run Memtest86+ just to be sure.

    As I mentioned these driver crashes started with specifically with 384, and though FF crashes a fewer than before, Phase Shift crashes just as often.
    To be clear, I have no crashes outside of the display driver crashes as seen in my system log (EventID 4101, nvlddmkm stopped responding), and only with the applications I've previously mentioned.

    I do have a slew of other software running, but crashes occur even with everything turned off (used Phase Shift to test).

    Other than reinstalling Windows, I've tried just about everything I can think of; but considering I can point to a specific nVidia driver where it all started, it just doesn't seem very likely to me that it would make a difference anyway.
     
  4. X7007

    X7007 Ancient Guru

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    No one have some big jumps randomly in LatencyMon with this drivers ? I didn't have issues with older drivers. I think it was 388.31 , or lower

    with Wdf01000.sys file , that's it. that's the only big jump all the time. I tested everything .
     

  5. tensai28

    tensai28 Maha Guru

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    I personally use the developer edition of firefox. Mainly because I wanted to use quantum before it came out. Since then, I've continued to use it and never had any issues. Prior to that I was running cyberfox. People experiencing FF related issues should try out the developer edition.
     
  6. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    khanmein Ancient Guru

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    ^^Why picked Samsung monitor? o_O:eek:
     
  8. GroinShooter

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    Umm, why not? Their monitors are ok...
     
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    That was not the question.. ;)
     
  10. Paulo Narciso

    Paulo Narciso Maha Guru

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    1080p is horrible resolution for 27 inch. If you don't want gsync, Samsung C27HG70 is a better choice.
     

  11. -Tj-

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    If you can give me extra money sure why not ;d


    I know what Im getting and all its "flaws", but my main question is; is 144Hz now doable without issues @ desktop idle and by gaming..? any 144HZ users?
    Thanks :)
     
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  12. GroinShooter

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    Not sure, probably, but reports of such issues on various forums seem to come and go.
    This all varies on personal user preference and monitor quality. For example, we have a bunch of monitors around the house, including two 4K's, 1440p Acer 27' 144Hz G-Sync IPS monitor and a curved Samsung 27' 1080p 80Hz Freesync VA monitor. For a pure gaming perspective Gsync and 144Hz is a godsend, but disregard those and the Samsung curved monitor wins.
     
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  13. X7007

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    No one have issues with dxgkrnl.sys DPC with the 388.59 + series ? I started to have issue since this driver. I think 388.31 worked fine, and I can't go any lower because PowerDVD 3D doesn't work any lower than 388.31.
     
  14. Martigen

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    Have you noticed any problems in games, apps?
     
  15. Carfax

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    It's been a while since I've run the overhead test from 3D Mark. Last time I ran it, Vulkan had a significant lead over DX12, around 2 million more draw calls if I recall. But with these drivers, the DX12 performance has increased quite a bit and now it's practically on par with Vulkan:

    [​IMG]
     

  16. Abaddon

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    Is anyone else experiencing black screens after the load-screen?
    With the older drivers everything was fine, but with the 388.71 i am having a lot of black screens at games likes Dishonored 2, Project Cars 2 and F1 2017.
    I am using EVGA Afterburner Utility, could it be an incompatibility with this utility or just a driver bug?
     
  17. Vidik

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    Completed Death of the Outsider on this driver set w/o any problems. Using MSI AfterBurner + RTSS. Try clean install and don't run utility in question?
     
  18. X7007

    X7007 Ancient Guru

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    This is what I get while changing resolutions from 4K to 1080p which is fine, it's only while changing resolution and not while playing anything. but still , the issue I had is that the Interrupt to process latency was going higher all the times , and also wdf01000.sys always liked to be above everything .

    I did couple of things. I disabled AMD Gear Down and Power Down . I set T1 XMP 3200 , and I think what most fix the issue is Bcdedit /set disabledynamictick Yes. For now I played games , watched movies , and didn't have any stutter because of DPC

    I just had random freezes for no matter at all, and also I had some weird BSOD's with memory management which I ONLY had after deleting Bcdedit /set disabledynamictick, ..... it's weird, it's like not using this command screw computers on left and right.


    Anyway , this is the best without weird jumps, without random jumps , just things I did that made the driver wait and caused this high DPC. it did not happen randomly

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    I'm sorry, but... wut?!?!?!
     
  20. Abaddon

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    Reverted back tot 388.51 and the problems dissapeared.
    I don't know what could be wrong, i will try the next driver when it will appear.
     

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