Nvidia GeForce 320.18 WHQL Download and Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by stasio, May 23, 2013.

  1. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Sorry, what are you on about? I reported an issue, someone else checked and said theirs was fine and I then found a thread with two people with the same issue as me (the demo freezes in the exact same place). I was just reporting facts and was not getting 'defensive' at all. What am I supposed to say exactly? I'm trying to ascertain why the demo is freezing on my system, that's all. Isolating these kinds of issues can be near impossible if no-one else reports the same ones you're happening to have, which is why I was glad I was not alone in this case and mentioned it here. If it works for someone else then that's great, I'm certainly not saying that they're lying or anything. I really do not get where the 'defensive' and 'snooty' are supposed to be coming from. I think that says more about your attitude than mine personally. :3eyes:

    @ Veteran - I did not use the Acronis backup. I decided it was going to be potentially too problematic, especially as at the time I did the backup on my old machine I had unresolved issues with winlogon.exe and ngen.exe causing high CPU usage. I thought it best to do a clean install then restore my settings using Windows Easy Transfer. Thankfully, that method worked fine. My Windows 8 Pro install is a *fresh* install with a new non-elevated admin account converted to Microsoft account. All the issues from my previous PC have been fixed, including the winlogon.exe/ngen.exe high CPU usage bugs because it is a completely new install. Besides when I last ran A New Dawn on GTX 680 SLI it was working perfectly fine on my old system. Whatever is causing the issue on my new system seems, at a guess, possibly due to using a new motherboard with my GTX 780. Maybe it is some kind of incompatibility?

    P.S. I have not had a single BSOD or system freeze on my new build; it appears to be 100% stable, granted I am running everything at stock speeds at the moment. The issue with A New Dawn causes the driver to stop working and restart according to the Event log but I can still use Task Manager to close the demo down. I've ran numerous benchmarks and games so far and the majority of them are working without issue, including Heaven, 3DMark, 3DMark11, GRID2, BioShock Infinite, Dead Island, Aliens vs. Predator (with Advanced Shadows off!!!) and Resident Evil: Revelations to name but a few. Those are Steam games obviously, which did not require me to reinstall them on my clean Windows install.

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to test A New Dawn for me. Much appreciated. :)
     
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  2. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Yes, it was installed for the first time actually since I'm using a new build but I uninstalled and reinstalled it. I am running EVGA Precision X's OSD but it only shows when I run the 32-bit executable (it doesn't support 64-bit executables, I believe). I do not use FRAPS.
     
  3. ToyTen

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    Im having that freeze at the same moment as you Darren, 311.70 here.
    Win7 64
    i will try with 320.18 now

    Edit: no more freeze at all after installing 320.18.

    But theres something wrong with surround on this demo: the image isn't complete, when focusing on hair, there misses the low part of the full image ..

    weird
     
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    I know it only works on 32bit, but still totally off the display of information and try to run the New Dawn. This new version of the display Riva Tunner had conflicts with various applications including games, so I'm using versions previous to today.

    Forgive me my bad english, is not my natural language. I hope it help.
     

  5. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    @ Handrox - Your English is fine, no apologies needed at all. I'm a great admirer of people who can communicate in two languagaes, mainly because I can barely cope with one! :)
     
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  6. Darren Hodgson

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    Again, thank you for sharing this. It is interesting that you got the same problem on a different operating system and driver version. I am using the 320.18 drivers though and have not tried any earlier ones, mainly because I was hoping for a newer release (with the promised Sniper Elite V2/NZA Advanced Shadows bug fixes) to have been out by now since ManuelG said a beta driver would be out around the middle of the month.

    One thing I did not check was if I'm using an older build of the A New Dawn demo and if has been updated since the original one I downloaded at release and kept in my backups. This is because I reinstalled the NVIDIA Design Garage (ray-tracing) demo last night as well and that crashed on launching, just as it did on my last build actually. I checked online and it seems that build was from November 2009 and there was a newer version 1.2. I installed that and the Design Garage now works perfectly.
     
  7. alanm

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    Picked up a GTX 770 yesterday and installed this driver. Ran 3DMark 11, A New Dawn, played Crysis 3, Tomb Raider and Metro LL (each for about 20 min) and everything ran flawlessly. I think I'm going to stick with this driver.
     
  8. PirateNeilsouth

    PirateNeilsouth Ancient Guru

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    Some of you are playing with fire just keeping the driver installed!
     
  9. Keesberenburg

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    My temps are fine.
     
  10. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    My GTX 780 barely goes over 65 C in any game, even Crysis 3 and Metro: Last Light, with the manual fan profile I'm using and is still extremely quiet too. The default fan profile is just too relaxed IMO, favouring higher 80 C temperatures over fan noise when the fan actually isn't that loud anyway. In my opinion, obviously.

    I was actually one of the people that used NVIDIA's infamous 196.xx driver when I had my GTX 280, you know the one that stopped the fans working, but I was fortunately using RivaTuner 2.2.4c at the time with a custom fan profile. The advantage of using a custom profile is not just to keep temperatures lower but also if the driver somehow stops the fans working normally. I still believe that using RivaTuner is what saved my card from being damaged back then.
     

  11. looniam

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    howdy (long time listener first time caller, sort of)

    if i may be so bold as to ask a favor and see if i correctly found the needed additions to mod the inf for other than the 322.18 drivers by giving them a whirl with a previous driver i would be so grateful:
    [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.0]
    %NVIDIA_DEV.1184% = Section022, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1184

    [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1]
    %NVIDIA_DEV.1184% = Section066, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1184

    [NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.2]
    %NVIDIA_DEV.1184% = Section067, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1184

    [STRINGS]
    NVIDIA_DEV.1184 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770"

    i believe those are the exact and only differences from the 320.18 that was on nvidia's site before the 770 was added. i'd give them a try myself but i do not have a 770 but this isn't about myself but those that are concerned about the FUD going about with these drivers killing GPUs and would feel better having another choice.

    won't blame you if you're happy with how things are for yourself and your more focused on getting your new component squared away first.

    thanks for your time.

    oh, you want to see a before/after for laura croft?
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/laurakz.jpg/

    cheers.


    edit: ooppsie sorry about the long post just saw your's at:
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4616671#post4616671
     
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  12. alanm

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    No probs. Just tried 314.22 and works fine. But fan speeds not same as newer drivers for the 770. 20% idle vs 34% and 48% vs 60% load. But shouldnt be a problem, older driver actually keeps the card cooler at load. Ran 3dmark 11 got 10075 for 314.22 vs 10,255 for 320.18. Will go back to 320.18 as I usually stick with latest drivers.
     
  13. qwato

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    Just tested it and works fine on my system. Might be a driver related issue or physx is not enabled/installed. Try different versions of physx to see whether it helps because this demo depends heavily on physx.
     
  14. Soundcreepy

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    *sigh*

    Can you back this up with ANYTHING?

    I used to be afraid of this driver because its been proclaimed a driver of death by some unfortunate souls. However, temps haven't gone up since 314.22, voltage is normal, fans are normal, and I am gaining more frames in just about every game. Only game that is giving me issues is Metro 2033 and thats no biggie at the moment.
     
  15. alanm

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    Actually there have been issues with this driver for many people, incl as some claim "dead cards". Even though I dont connect 'dead cards' to this driver, it seems to have caused concern for many people. Most of the complaints or issues I've encountered so far seem to be at Nvidias forum.

    https://forums.geforce.com/default/...-xx-display-driver-stability-feedback-thread/
     

  16. deluxe

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    I'm seeing a lot of dead cards popping up on a lot of forums suddenly, more than you normally see.
    And they all have one thing in common: 320.18.
    I'm sceptical aswell, but I'm not going to risk it... Something is definitly up.
    Could be all coincidence, but what if it isn't?
     
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  17. looniam

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    ^ i thank you so much for this! :thumbup:
     
  18. Darren Hodgson

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    I was running v1.05 but it turns out that the latest version is 1.07, which I downloaded and installed. Sadly, that still freezes in the same place. I've tried over 40 games now and numerous benchmarks and all of them work perfectly so if it isn't an issue with the driver then it must be some incompatibility issue with the Z87 chipset or something. PhysX is installed by the way.

    Thanks for testing it though.
     
  19. bigcid1

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    I have the 320.14 or 18 drivers installed ,nero bluray player will not play any BR discs
    I have to turn off hardware acceleration and put it on software
    if I load 314.22 drivers all hardware acceleration is fine
    Is anyone else having these issues?
     
  20. Flakman

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    Honestly I don't think you have to worry about the new drivers with your card. If I read correctly, the dead card issues are popping up with the older cards, like the 4XX and 5XX series cards and some 580's. And most likely are just age issues, bad/weak PSU's etc.

    What I am seeing with the newer drivers are stability/texture issues. You can try them and see for yourself, if you don't like them, you can always revert back.

    The bottom line is, if you're not having issues with the games you are playing there is no need to upgrade your drivers.

    Edit: my post sounded like I was agreeing that the driver was the problem when that has not been proven in any way.
     
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