Nvidia GeForce 306.97 WHQL Download and Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Seb1, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. GanjaStar

    GanjaStar Maha Guru

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    Is there an english only version of the driver? Im used to using that, and I can only see international links for this one. thx.


    EDIT: found it on nvidia.com instead of geforce :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
  2. Dcrawler

    Dcrawler Member Guru

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    Seems these drivers break the new xcom game. Can someone else confirm with these drivers the cover icon's that are part of the ui are missing? Reports from the amd camp is no issues. See below pic.

    update - It appears to be the actual xcom sli profile (306.97). Setting them to single-gpu in the profile fixes both the cover ui, and performance issue for me.

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  3. 1stcowgirl

    1stcowgirl Active Member

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    Very Good Driver!
     
  4. Xphome

    Xphome Active Member

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    I can see them when I play with these.
     

  5. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Actually 16.0 has some serious security issues, mozzila recommends to downgrade to 15.0.1., but then again they already fixed that exploit and it got updated to 16.0.1 :)
     
  6. andressergio

    andressergio Master Guru

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    yes its true what u say but its not the main point of this thread...i can see clear how from driver to driver OC may vary and fail older OC or improve your actual ones
     
  7. macdaddy

    macdaddy Ancient Guru

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    I'm getting lighting flickering in some games and not in others in sli mode. 3dmark11 borderlands 2 and sniper elite v2 all flickering. This happens with all latest drivers. have to go back to 301.xx set.

    Just a bit off topic. Is it possible to update sli profiles without updating drivers ?
     
  8. NudeDragon

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    Ditto.
     
  9. Dcrawler

    Dcrawler Member Guru

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    My mistake; its the xcom profile. If I force single-gpu within the xcom profile the cover ui is restored, and my performance hit goes away.
     
  10. Gripen90

    Gripen90 Master Guru

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    Installed them yesterday and 7-9-13 knocking an wood all seems fine :) even brought my 3dmark11 performance up a bit again.
     

  11. NudeDragon

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  12. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

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    It's from a broken update, can't do anything until Dice fixes it. I wouldn't worry it's happening to a lot of people.
     
  13. Tyler Dalton

    Tyler Dalton Master Guru

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    I can't get these drivers to install. First I tried to install without installing my old ones first and it failed. So I had to install the old ones again, then I uninstalled the old ones, tried to install the new ones again and once again it failed. I tried both the international and the english version of the drivers.
     
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  14. Sr7

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    This started with the recent expansion. The bug only affects single player, happens on all hardware (NV and AMD both, it's a game bug) and it's been reported to DICE. They have reproduced it in their QA group and will fix it. ETA unknown.
     
  15. Sr7

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    Sorry but this is something specific to your configuration. I tried to reproduce this on a 30" display and it didn't happen.

    Do you run any extra software like D3D Overrider? Are you running defaults in the NVIDIA control panel?
     

  16. Sr7

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    GPU-Z is likely reporting the card based on it's stored capabilities (read from a database).

    Your card is running PCIE gen 2 because the Intel chipsets have an issue with the NVIDIA PCIE3 GPUs that leads to instability. So all NVIDIA 6-series GPUs run at PCIE 2.0 (this is done via the driver).

    You can disable this PCIE2.0 demotion at the risk of instability, there's a registry hack available online to do it.

    Alternatively, you can check and see if your motherboard maker released an updated SBIOS that corrects this problem.
     
  17. SLI-756

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    Any more mis-info?, Ivy Bridge + z77 is a solid gen3 platform for gen3 cards.
     
  18. PhazeDelta1

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    What i just bolded is completely false lol. Please do yourself a favor and get off the internet. :3eyes:
     
  19. Danden

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    He probly meant sandy bridge and even in sandry bridge there are some that accepts pcie 3.0, as for example mine is a sabertooth x79 that wont accept pcie 3.0 with my core i7 3820 :(
     
  20. hnizdo

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    It seems stuttering and fps drops are gone in comparison with drivers after good 304.79. Arma2OA, Sleeping Dogs, Batman AC, Black Mesa. Especially SD and Borderlands2 seems to be smoother.
     

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