NVIDIA GeForce 310.33 Beta Download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Michalko, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Yes, that's exactly what I had, a dark grey screen so my monitor was definitely still on and it wasn't asking me to check the video cable as it normally does when it doesn't detect a signal.

    I've seen a few posts from people having problems installing these on Windows 8 so my own advice is to avoid them and use the certified v306.97 drivers instead. These install fine on my system through the both the Windows Update and if I install them manually. Windows 8 does seem to like restarting though.

    How did you fix your grey screen issue, Spets? How does one bring up the options in Windows 8 to, say, use the last known working configuration as I'd like to known that in case I have this issue again. The first (and, so far, only time) it happened I had to do a refresh install and the lost all my settings and applications which then forced me to restore my Windows 7 backup. Very annoying. I would like to know how to use/recover a system checkpoint instead.
     
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    Cant say for sure Darren, but i think is you do the restart with advanced settings or whats it called then it restarts windows 8 with the screen that gives you the option for safe mode etc, I believe that there is an option for Last Known Good Configuration...I think cant remember and not near my Win8 install at the moment.

    Cheers harkinsteven,
    To get started:
    From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings (move your mouse to the bottom-right-corner of the screen and wait for the pop-out bar to appear, then click the Gear icon).

    Click ‘More PC Settings’.
    Click ‘General’.
    Scroll down, and click ‘Restart now’ under ‘Advanced startup’.
    Wait a bit.
    Click ‘Troubleshoot’.
    Click ‘Advanced Options’
    Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’
    Click Restart.
     
  3. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

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    I ran the W8 disc and went into repair, advanced options and system restore and ran off a restore point. The order might not be exactly like that :p I can't remember right now.
    For some reason .33 works fine for me but .34 gave me the grey screens. I'm still deciding if I should try again or wait for the next release of drivers.
     
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    We should create a thread dedicated to drivers required by gamers. Not many of us have Win 8,and many are still with XP. Drivers for gamers are a different horse all together. I run all games,like BF3,BL2 etc. maxed at 2560x1600 with the 310.33 beta's and have NO isuues whatever. So far. I don't know why,but beta drivers seem to work better for me.
     

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    cant really max out directx 11 games on windows xp....
     
  6. Pvfc-Epic

    Pvfc-Epic Maha Guru

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    after installing these 310.33 using the old uninstall>driver sweeper in safe mode> install new driver method im now running them without any issues.

    before i installed over the top of the 306.97 drivers

    im not using the new physx version though as some older games dont work with it so kept the 0807 ones
     
  7. Grahf

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    No.
    The issue is related to an incompatibility with a specific ENB configuration and the latest Skyrim beta.

    The quadro .34 release has the exact same problem.

    Sadly, the only solution so far is rolling back to 306.xx
     
  8. Grahf

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    I've been a member of these forums for 9 years. I've worked with countless GPUs and drivers on a variety of platforms. I've done hardware voltage mods, LN2, etc.

    These drivers have an incompatibility with a specific Skyrim configuration, that's it. The problem occurs on several systems, and it is present regardless of any particular confluence of hardware.

    I know the difference between CTDs, BSODs, the relationship between BSOD codes and various OCing (ie; to GPU, CPU, RAM, etc).

    The CTDs occur across multiple hardware configurations and only with this series; the CTDs are secondary to a blue-green filter that covers the screen (related to mod imagespace edits). Again, those occur only with this series.

    The problem is specific to this particular series, and it stems from an incompatibility with a combination of specific software (modified D3D, imagespace, and latest Skyrim beta) period.

    EDIT:
    Note Boris Vorontsov's warning to Nvidia users on October 29th- this is a known issue.
    http://www.enbdev.com/index_en.htm

    2nd EDIT:
    Quick search; just found out that Boris recommends all ENB users only to use 305.68, 306.23 or 306.97. Other drivers have artifacting and instability. This is a software issue, not a hardware issue.
     
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  9. Mufflore

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    Cheers Tj,
    Didnt think I was delusional :)

    fwiw, performance with the 310.34 Quadro is identical for me compared to 310.33
     
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    Installing these on a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro made it fail to boot for me. It just switched really fast between no signal and signal (though just black screen) and the numlock key flashed with the same rythm.
     

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    It's the same driver with added support for a couple of new Tesla GPUs, so yes performance and IQ will be the same for most users. :)
     
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  12. Spets

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    Should only be Ageia based games that lose support.

    Edit-807 actually loses support for those games :)
     
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    Take a chill Grahf. You don't need to start spewing how experienced you are and blah blah just to say you don't like these drivers. The next step you take is report and use another driver version.
    Regardless, skyrim works fine with the drivers, it's ENB with the drivers. You said it yourself. I don't think NV bothers to take inconsideration ENB when making drivers. And even so, Skyrim is still very sensitive to drivers anyway, all of Bethies games are.
    ANYWAY. You are putting a lot of words in peoples mouths here.
    All the same, you say (insert Elder Scrolls/Fallout game) crashes/glitches out, I say what else is new.
     
  14. jackliu913

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    306.97 seems way more stable for me. these beta drivers are fast and the fps are a bit high but are very unstable and BF3 i see these weird green stuff popping on terrain and grass, wtf.
     
  15. Wanny

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    So I was not alone! I had the same crap. Strangely enough it's now working fine.
     

  16. RecluSe

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    GeForce forums back up.
     
  17. Veeshush

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    Noticed I too have had a few BSOD since I've installed 310.33. Windows 7 64bit and a MSI 680 Lightning here. BlueScreenView seems to be pointing to "nvlddmkm.sys" so I'm fairly sure it's the driver. Plus, you know, I never had any issues before.

    Just a heads up.
     
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    NVIDIA's Forum Is Back OnLine ..... !
     
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    Did somebody already mention that the Nvidia forums are back?

    :stewpid:
     
  20. Darren Hodgson

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    So you got them to install then?

    I must admit that I'm very apprehensive about installing them, even though I would very much like to, because I'm unfamiliar with Windows 8's recovery options. With Windows 7, I'd simply make a manual system restore checkpoint and select that if my Windows boot got messed up but I don't know how to access that option with Windows 8. I do a full backup of the C: drive anyway but it is somewhat cumbersome to restore and is already several days old so I'd rather not have to fall back on that.

    Someone suggested holding down Shift + F8 gives recovery options but I still have not gotten around to actually checking that. I think I should do that sooner rather than later though as it may be exactly what I'm looking for and would give me peace of mind when installing graphics drivers.
     

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