Nvidia GeForce 378.78 Driver Download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by peppercute, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    I was going to post my system was running very stable and I have played many hrs of BF1 and BF4 but just now in BF4 got a lockup with looping sound (I have got these in past but not in long time).
    No crashlog or anything in eventviewer, I couldn't bring taskmanger up correctly, got white window, but system was alt-tabing, KB working.
    I had to hit shutdown and then hit power button on case to really shutdown.
     
  2. Shivers21

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    hmm stay on 375.95 or upgrade to these?
     
  3. Mott

    Mott Master Guru

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    I'm having multi-monitor issues with this driver where the program on the second monitor tends to crash a bunch. Rolling back to previous driver to see if this is really driver related. Anyone else having multi-monitor issues?

    EDIT: Scratch that - it is no the driver's fault. Something else is going on here.
     
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  4. bensmooth

    bensmooth Member Guru

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    Is there any evidence to state 368.69 is better for maxwell users? and is that for gen 1 / 2 or both ?....
     

  5. Scerate

    Scerate Maha Guru

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    pretty unstable driver for me sadly, going back to 378.49.

    got 1x Bsod with nvlddmkm.sys when playing WoW after about 5hrs, and started to even see some WoW Errors, tbh i never had really serious issues before, but this time it seems something got borked, system ran fine with the mentioned older driver.
     
  6. X7007

    X7007 Maha Guru

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    What is NVIDIA Virtual Host Controller Interface driver , do I need it if I don't use Nvidia Experience ?
    NvvHCI
     
  7. milamber

    milamber Maha Guru

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    Any point in downloading these drivers if none of my games are DX12?
     
  8. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    This does not really have to do with this driver but Nvidia shader cache was causing HUGE stuttering problems in epsxe, and probably also some other games.

    I now just turn off their shader cache. Does this option actually help any games? I wish Nvidia would put more warnings up or stop defaulting these options. I bet in certain games this causes more stuttering due to accessing the cache all the time!

    It made my PS1 emulator total crap and I could not figure it out for a long time. Turning off solves all these headaches.
     
  9. Blackfyre

    Blackfyre Maha Guru

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    Shader Cache is very important - Not only does it decrease stuttering, it decreases loading times massively as well. For the vast majority of games it is beneficial.

    You shouldn't turn it OFF by default. Turn it off for your emulator if the emulator has issues with it.
     
  10. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    Ha yeah, I am keeping it on for modern games. I'll just turn it off for the emu. Watch Dogs 2 was horrible without it lol. I still wish it did not affect emulators.

    I'll just have to watch for certain games where it might not be working. Whatever.
     

  11. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    Yeah, I just added epsxe to the inspector for shader cache off. Easy and done. No more problems woo hoo.
     
  12. Minotaur

    Minotaur Member Guru

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    What's the code? BlueScreenView from http://www.nirsoft.net/ is handy.
    I've noticed these drivers do push the system more, so a BSOD could be expected if you overclock.
    0x101 = increase vcore
    0x124 = increase/decrease vcore or QPI/VTT...have to test to see which one it is.
     
  13. khanmein

    khanmein Ancient Guru

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    new branches don't perform well on maxwell cos i tested before. mostly likely both.

    if i own maxwell, i'll still use the latest. if u didn't play any latest triple A titles then stick with 368.69 but 378.78 is really good too.
     
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  14. TheDeeGee

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    0x124 is a general hardware/software error.

    It could be anything.
     
  15. Scerate

    Scerate Maha Guru

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    actually it was 0x9c, but i'm on the older driver already i'm sure now everything will work properly again
     

  16. dr_rus

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    That's BS.
     
  17. Keesberenburg

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    Jup, with new driver reviews even kepler performs better with new drivers.
    The Nvidia donwgrade conspiracy theory is still here.
     
  18. Undying

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    Any testing you saw that Kepler performs any better? I've installed these on the gtx 760 and card performs same as before, awful.
     
  19. Dagda

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    true, 980 here performing as usual, actually after w10 annyversary + new drivers the performance is better.
     
  20. dr_rus

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    I don't know about better (most driver optimizations are going into Paxwell right now) but there is generally no performance degradation with newer drivers on Kepler - when there is it's a bug which is fixed after a couple of new releases usually.
     

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