GeForce Hot Fix Driver R387.98

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  1. Cyris

    Cyris Master Guru

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    This is GeForce Hot Fix driver version 387.98 that addresses the following:


    • Fixed stutter when gaming on an external G-SYNC monitor connected to Notebook.
    • Added support back for Alienware laptops with GM204 GPUs (965M, 970M, 980M)

    It can be accessed here:
    http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4563

    Windows 10
    Download 64 bit Desktop-/Notebook-Treiber
    Download 32 bit Desktop-/Notebook-Treiber

    Windows 8.1/8/7
    Download 64 bit Desktop-/Notebook-Treiber
    Download 32 bit Desktop-/Notebook-Treiber

    More information about Hot fix drivers:
    A GeForce driver is an incredibly complex piece of software, with more lines of code than the entire Windows OS. We have an army of software engineers constantly adding features and fixing bugs. These changes are checked into the main driver branches, which are eventually run through a massive QA process and released.

    Since we have so many changes being checked in, we usually try to align driver releases with significant game or product releases. This process has served us pretty well over the years but it has one significant weakness. Sometimes a change that is important to many users might end up sitting and waiting until we are able to release the driver.

    The GeForce Hotfix driver is our way to trying to get some of these fixes out to you more quickly. These drivers are basically the same as the previous released version, with a small number of additional targeted fixes. The fixes that make it in are based in part on your feedback in the Driver Feedback threads and partly on how realistic it is for us to quickly address them. These fixes (and many more) will be incorporated into the next official driver release, at which time the Hotfix driver will be taken down.

    To be sure, these Hotfix drivers are beta, optional and provided as-is. They are run through a much abbreviated QA process. The sole reason they exist is to get fixes out to you more quickly. The safest option is to wait for the next WHQL certified driver. But we know that many of you are willing to try these out.

    These HotFix drivers represent a lot of additional work by our engineering teams, I hope they provide value for you. We’ll try it out and see if people like the idea and want us to continue.

    Thanks to Blaire!
     
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  2. cryohellinc

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    Thank you, will install tomorrow.
     
  3. fry178

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    ur running a lappy on a gsync moni?
    or were there more fixes/changes (i missed) ?
     
  4. dr_rus

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    387.92: R387_90-5
    387.98: R387_90-10
     

  5. GroinShooter

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    Interesting. Wonder if this fixes issues with The Division. I'm too lazy to install a driver again as I just tweaked & tested and ended up rolling back yesterday.
     
  6. Guru01

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    What issues, those green lines that appear or something?
     
  7. GroinShooter

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    Yeah those green artifacts when using NV effects (HFTS, PCSS & HBAO+) under DX12.
    Also had drastically worse performance in the game. Everything's fixed by rolling back to 385.69
     
  8. cryohellinc

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    Latest WHQL driver + Creators update 2 for win 10, started to cause Gsync issues again.

    Hopefully this will fix.
     
  9. khanmein

    khanmein Maha Guru

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    C'mon, just a hot-fix. You can try yourself but modding vbios is officially not supported by NVIDIA.
     
  10. pharma

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    Did not notice before a new control panel option called "OpenGL Rendering GPU".
     

  11. khanmein

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    I think NVIDIA will fix them soon.
     
  12. khanmein

    khanmein Maha Guru

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    A few months ago the option was available.
     
  13. dr_rus

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    Yeah, it's there since the first R384 release I think.
     
  14. phatbx133

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    No point install this driver for notebook..I wait for new driver 388.xx.
     
  15. khanmein

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    Nobody asks you to install also.
     

  16. dr_rus

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    It's +5 builds to WHQL one. Chances are that some fixes aren't documented.

    Also - I don't really understand why some people are so weird about installing a new driver. It takes literally less than one minute.
     
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  17. tunejunky

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    tyvm!!!

    i was caught out by creators 2 (had rush meeting)... i usually wait 24 hrs. before updating this time i was busy w/ some vms in background when i had to get to that mtg... had to re-do some work (restarts a bee-atch).
    that's what i get for being lazy on the laptop config.
    desktop was waiting nicely for me when i got home lol
     
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    First time i'm seeing this when installing a driver from nVidia

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    All hotfixes are self-signed by NV since they are not WHQLed and thus will show such prompt.
     
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    Same issue for me also for The Division on a 1080 TI... Green artifacts with these new drivers.
     

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