Nvidia GeForce 326.41 Beta - Download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by WhiteLightning, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Xploder

    Xploder Member

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    Still hardlocks, cursor freezes, bsods with 560Ti.
    Only driver working now is 314.22.

    Come on guys - this is by far the most popular dedicated GPU on the steam survey and you even distributed a freezing driver via Windows Update now.

    The result of that is that people in forums all over the place are complaining about unstable systems, worried about defective RAM/MB/CPU. If I see that they're using a 560Ti I only have to ask them to install 314.22 and their problems go away.
    Some guy on Computerbase (German forum) even bought new parts thinking his RAM was faulty before figuring out it was the 320+ driver (I think he owns a 460).

    Good thing I'm not a fanboy so I will seriously consider going red when the BF4 bundles come out.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  2. GhostXL

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    AMD did the same thing to their older series of cards when the HD 7000's came out. Don't think it's just Nvidia. I know this since I owned two HD 7970's at launch in Crossfire. People in forums everywhere complained about problems with drivers with the HD 5000 and HD 6000 series and under.

    So you may ask, if you had two HD 7970's in CrossfireX, why did you get a GTX 780? Less heat/power, and one GTX 780 at 1150 core is doing at 1080p 144hz, that took two 7970's to do. I also banked in on selling both cards.

    It's all about the new hardware for the first few months on both teams. It's always been this way, just they have more to chew on so it's taking a bit longer for stability, yet again on both sides Nvidia and AMD.

    I rotate camps every generation of cards. So I know from experience a lot from both sides of the camps in the threads. It's the same everywhere. Both teams ignore lower series of cards at a new cards launch until they sort out major issues with new tech. Then they start to focus on older series for support/compatibility.

    I'm not saying your PC sucks. So please don't go saying anything like that, I never said it, and never implied it. Just read carefully my response and understand its an explanation, not a flame. :)
     
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  3. lucidus

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    Calm down, I had a terrible time with my old HD 4870 with any driver after 8.12. Both have their hits and misses.
     
  4. Dragondale13

    Dragondale13 Maha Guru

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    Using this set for two days now and no problems so far.A very slight drop in performance compared to 326.19 but IQ is better so I'll take it as a given.Good driver!
     

  5. Vxheous

    Vxheous Maha Guru

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    Nvidia has confirmed that there is potentially an issue going on with 7 series cards and the 36 hour driver crash. You're running a 6 series and 5 series card, so maybe it's not affecting you, but there are definite driver problems with 760/770/780's since the 32x.xx drivers have been released.

    Yes, I have tested on a E-VGA GTX 770 (standard clock), GTX 770 SC (ACX), Asus GTX 770 (standard clock), palit GTX 770 (standard clock). They all crash around the 36 hour mark. Tried my old GTX 570, no crashes. Went back to 314.22 for my GTX 770 SC, with modded inf, completely stable.
     
  6. IcE

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    Lol, I don't think you understand what a T-72 is capable of. Either that or you're trolling.
     
  7. JeffJ

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    I have this exact issue it drives me f**ing nuts lol
     
  8. yosef019

    yosef019 Ancient Guru

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    thank you for supporting israel
    good luck with leave gpu working for 35 hours
     
  9. GanjaStar

    GanjaStar Maha Guru

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    working great on my gtx 660. glad they fixed u3 engine issues so quickly.
     
  10. beezee

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    Yep, I can confirm the 24-36 hour crash still happening with 700 series and 32x.xx drivers. So perhaps Nvidia should not say "potentially" an issue to "definitely" an issue...
     

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    Strange, I never encountered this yet on GTX 780. Maybe just the 770 has the potential issue. Everything has been peachy.
     
  12. Shayne

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    Been running these without any problems and updated from 326.19 which also ran ok. I would not touch another 320 but these have been ok. Possibly the new card, think I will leave my second machine (670) on 14.22.

    Regards
     
  13. beezee

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    Hey Shayne, If I may ask, are you running your computer 24/7 and experiencing the "sleep-mode" (20-36 hour) crash?

    Seeing you have a 770 series card, I was just curious.
     
  14. Alien_Zero

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    I was very happy with these drivers under windows 7 64bit, there were a minor issue though, Browsers and some other applications insist to start spread out over the 3 monitors rather than the one in the middle, tonight also I had a total system freeze with 3 monitors go to sleep mode !

    How is windows 8 with these drivers, is the surround mode fully functional now ?
     
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    I've had random app hangs in Saints Row 3 (2) , Just Cause 2 (lots), Take On Mars (1) and Metro LL (1). Nothing bad enough to make the games unplayable but still odd. I hope the next driver with fixes for the 36 hour thing will be better for me.
     

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    To all who care all the 326.xx drivers run fine on my rig but tomb raider 2013 is real choppy with bad sli scaling all other games are fine The 320.49 run tomb raider just fine I am running windows 8.1 pre
     
  17. Shayne

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    No sry 16 hours normal and 36 or so when downloading. My power options are such that I do not sleep. Blk screen saver is about it.

    Regards
     
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    Interesting...

    Okay, good to know. Thanks for the feedback.

    P.S. Hate to do this to ya, but GO BLACKHAWKS! Although, don't know where your located in "the Great White North", but I do root for the Leafs in the Eastern Conference...
     
  19. NvidiaFreak650

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    Are you running the latest patch for Tomb Raider?
     
  20. Vxheous

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    It's not technically "sleep" as in power options, but more like going from idle on desktop to anything, such as opening a browser near the 36 hour mark of straight running. I've seen it happen as early as 24 hours, and as late as up to 46 hours.
     

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