Geforce Game Ready Driver 436.30 Download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Astyanax, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. venturi

    venturi Master Guru

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    Seems that with the arrival of their premature RTX cards (with arguably minor performance improvments over theprior generation GTX cards and the mining craze business decision tree of nvidia), that anything after driver 399.40 its been major suckage. Granted my opinion is biased because I bought 2 RTX Titans and returned them for lackluster performance as they compared poorly compared to Volta and HBM2 mem dies/GPUs (and because the RTX non HBM2 die has better production line yield). At the time of purchase I was comparing Volta on the 399.40 driver and the 418.xx and 416.xx performance.

    All 400.xx series drivers have only lessened Titan XP and Titan V performance for me. As I've beem reminded kindly by other knowledgeable members of this community: the RTX line is meant to power Ray Traced games at 1920x1080. This may be true, but after 399.40 at 4K and 5K and current drivers (especially the 430.xx+/and above) its been major suckage for my cards.

    So IMHO, with Volta and Titan XP --- YES!, nVidia drivers have really started to suck

    (not to mention driver downloads in excess of .5 GB in size with a lot of telemetry and non-user-selectable OPT out/ OPT in functions, in addition id doesnt help that there is NO COMPETITION from AMD-RADEON on halo card performance vs performance rather than the price point marketing by AMD, sorry...it is the truth)
     
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  2. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    nothing to do with the drivers,
    you can't make it work because under 10 they aren't actually in exclusive fullscreen and the SSAA modes need a game to be in a pure exclusive fullscreen.
     
  3. MonstroMart

    MonstroMart Master Guru

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    Anybody else is getting non stop drivers crashes with the new drivers? Currently on 436.30 but it has been happening with the last 2-3 drivers. The drivers keep crashing at least 5 times a week. I get this error in the Event Viewer "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.". Most of the time they recover but at least once a week they bring the whole computer down. Tried a clean un-install and re-install and it still keep crashing. I'm on a 1070. Outside of the drivers crashes the card is working perfectly. Temp are good. I don't want to re-install windows before i'M 100% positive windows is the issue but according to nVidia forums i'm not the only one having trouble since this summer. So any fellow gurus having those crashes and any way to solve them?
     
  4. garyb

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    Haven't come across any crashes in any games using the 436.30 so far.

    Are you getting crashes on different games or any one specific game !!!
     

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  6. airbud7

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    are you gaming when it happens or just browsing the internet...?

    you need to be more specific as to when it happens...
     
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  7. big ROBOT bill

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    Yeah nah, these are good for me
     
  8. sapo_joe

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    I had it just one time... Latest 436.30s... I was just browsing, if I remember correctly. Also, my Windows had just been updated.

    Thought it was an isolated case.
     
  9. MonstroMart

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    It happened once when not gaming but usually it's when gaming mostly Overwatch lately but it happened in WoW too. But when it happened while not gaming it was while using Discord or Firefox (Youtube) and i think both are using the the gpu (i was using both on a different screen so not sure which one could be at fault). But the message in the Event Viewer is always the same. It never happened while working (VS Code, Intellij IDEA, Visual Studio, Oracle SQL Dev, MySQL Workbench, VMware, Affinity Designer and Photo).
     
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  10. MonstroMart

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    I did find a recent post about it on nVidia forums but there's not much information as why it happens and how to solve it or if re-installing windows will be a waste of time or not. It drives me crazy. I really don't have time re-installing windows now I'm past deadlines at my job and if i invest time re-installing windows instead of doing overtime or having fun to let the pressure out it must absolutely 100% work. Sadly i don't have a backup left before the problem started to appear (before June I would say).

    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforc...y-driver-nvlddmkm-stopped-responding-and-has/

    The answer by Nolfy in this thread above is pretty much what i'm experiencing. He said "This is a driver problem from Nvidia. Since the latest 2 or 3 drivers i have the same problems.". That's exactly where it started for me 2-3 drivers ago. Everything else is working perfectly. And when the drivers don't crash the computer is running perfectly. Fps in games is stable. Temps are stable. They are all the same as before. Compile time of my projects are normal. Android VMs work fine.

    It's not too much of a problem outside of online gaming. But when the drivers crash i lose control of the computer for around 10 seconds before they recover so i can't do anything for around 10 seconds. And once upon a time the whole computer crashes with the drivers.

    I'll try reducing my overclock. It has been perfectly stable until now but the card is 2 years old so who knows? That would suck my 1070 was already a terrible overclocker. It's probably the worst card i ever bought from nVidia. Terrible overclocker. Not a proper 2k high fps card and overkill for 1080p. And now drivers instability. The overclock is marginal at best (100Mhz on both core and mem could not do any better). I'll try removing it completely to see if it does a difference.

    Computer specs just in case :

    Ryzen 7 1800x
    Asus Crosshair Hero VI
    16GB of G. Skill Trident 3200 ram.
    Thermaltake Toughpower 850W Gold PSU
    Asus GTX 1070 Strix

    Mostly playing Blizzard games lately. Overwatch, Diablo 3 and some wow and a little bit of HOTS.
     
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  11. jonaand

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    i have this issue when try see streamimg's page
    in a TV hisense 55" trough HDMI in 1080p native resolution
    change to more high and see these image, any suggestion?
    in netflix, prime video, etc
     
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  12. rewt

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    That's the classic timeout detection and recovery (TDR) error. It can be caused by a buggy driver, but in most cases, when trying several different drivers doesn't help, it's due to faulty hardware or bad overclock.
     
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  13. MonstroMart

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    If it was faulty hardware would it not have problem more than once every 6-8 hours??? I had many gpus die on me over the years (i'm an old guy) but they never worked perfectly fine 95% of the time with some hiccups. They usually go with some fireworks and eventually a black hole ;)

    Like i said in previous reply i'll try to remove the overclock and i'll report back in 2-3 days. It's a very marginal overclock and it's been stable for 2 years but the card was a pretty bad overclocker out of the box. I could not get more than 100Mhz on both the core and mem despite temp being perfectly fine. I would get corruption as soon as i was trying to get past that overclock. I would say the card out of the box was pretty bad silicon so it's possible the overclock is not stable anymore. Would suck since it would means i spent Asus Strix $ for not much but well it is what it is i guess.

    Man the RTX taxe and this problem i have since june have left a bad taste in my month that's for sure. The summer was extremely hot my apartment was getting as hot as almost 40 Celsius at time so i thought it might have been the problem but now it's back to normal temp at around 20 Celsius.
     
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  14. Magicblow

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    Best driver for me was 417.71 now I'm using latest and for some reason they work OK this time, I did ddu few times. Some games are perfectly smooth
     
  15. rewt

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    I've seen several people claim their ability to overclock has been reduced by the current drivers. Maybe the newer driver, in an attempt to increase performance, puts more stress on the hardware, to the point a lower clock speed will actually achieve the same or better performance.
     
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  16. airbud7

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    power supply not stable can do this to.....I had it happen and it drove me crazy because I just knew I had a good one....I was wrong...."just saying"
     
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  17. mbk1969

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    Stop right there. Overclock was considered as main suspect in "driver stopped responding" errors. So it should be the first thing to try - lower OC a bit. Also there were many drivers which required the OC lowering.
     
  18. Astyanax

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    if it was just overwatch, then i would say driver problem since there is something going on there,
    but since its generally anything doing it i'd say its device config related, your ram for example is not without issues on Ryzen, uses have had best results with 2933 instead of 3200 on this set with Zen 1
     
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  19. MonstroMart

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    I had no problem for 2 years and i did not upgrade the bios or the chipset drivers lately i wait for ryzen 3 to be more mature before upgrading those again on my ryzen 1 computer. I highly suspect this is the gpu since it happens mostly while gaming and "pushing" the gpu. It happened once outside of gaming i think while using Firefox/Discord/Twitch. I'll definitely investigate the gpu first. I remember reading some people had to downclock with new drivers. I'll try that first and see what happens.
     
  20. Astyanax

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    alright, but keep in mind that Nvidia's multithreaded software scheduler and hardware assisted ones in Pascal/Turing are definitely affected by Memory decay, or mis-configuration, you can swap from a perfectly fine hardware wise nvidia card, to a perfectly fine amd card and issues stop simply because of their own differences in operation.

    These could also just be bad drivers on your system because of an undiscovered conflict with other installed drivers or bios settings, everything is a possibility.
     

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