Nvidia drivers killing GPUs, Don't install anything after 320.18. Edit: Issues are now fixed.

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Digital Fragger

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Do not install 320.49 too.

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Nvidia forums
http://modcrash.com/nvidia-display-driver-damaging-gpus/#.UdrRPUE6DYP


One of our forum members had his GTX 680 dead because of this.



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Just stick with 314.xx series for few days until everything is fixed.


EDIT: Apparently my above post is feeding misleading info according to one of our forum members. So this edit.

It's your wish if you want to install 320.49 driver or not. The issue with it is not as widespread as it is with 320.18 but few people do have issues with 320.49 while it is problem free for others at same time
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DDIF

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Here is the proud forum member with Dead GPU (GTX 680).
Never gonna buy nVidia again.
 

Hrishi

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Is it going to affect the Mobile GPUs too. ?? Gosh , I am overclocking my Mobile GPU with those drivers.!!!!!!
Dayum!!!! :x:
 

Hrishi

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why take chance.. revert back to old drivers.

yeah , yeah. That's the first thing I am gonna do in the morning once I reach home.
I have already received a BSOD couple of minutes after completing GR Future Soldier.Didn't checked the report though , I hope it's not damaged.

BTW , there's no Warranty for using anything damaged by Beta Drivers , right ?? "use at your own-risk."
 

Hrishi

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According to the official download page of Nvidia it says : "Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 20% for GeForce 400/500/600 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 314.22 WHQL-certified drivers."
That definitely means it's pushing the hardware higher.

BTW , I tried to recall the error code appeared in BSOD after playing games for some time. It's "Nvlxxxxx.sys" error . Something that's related to nvidia drivers probably.
Never had this error before.

I'm using 320.49 in my laptop...........no problem for me, temperature also same as earlier(314.xx driver)
Dude , uninstall it before anything bad happens. It's not stable as per many reports , and I am sure if it's not approved by your laptop vendor and unfortunately anything worng happens , the warranty might not apply.
 

vickybat

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You guys are over-reacting a lot. The issue has been permanently fixed with 320.49 beta along with the same performance levels as in 320.18 faulty driver.

See here - Nvidia Geforce 320.49 Beta Drivers Fix issues with 320.18 - ModCrash

Here are the WHQL versions - http://www.techspot.com/news/53108-nvidia-geforce-32049-whql-drivers-ready-for-download.html

No such issues now and everything is as stable as before.

@manidhillon

Its no big deal mate. Just RMA the card and you'll get a new one. Its also possible that you won't get those artifacts and discoloration in the new drivers.
Absolutely no need to worry about mate. :)

I'm using 320.49 in my laptop...........no problem for me, temperature also same as earlier(314.xx driver)

No issues mate. 320.49 ones are just perfect. Make sure you use the WHQL version.
 

Hrishi

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You guys are over-reacting a lot. The issue has been permanently fixed with 320.49 beta along with the same performance levels as in 320.18 faulty driver.

See here - Nvidia Geforce 320.49 Beta Drivers Fix issues with 320.18 - ModCrash

Here are the WHQL versions - Nvidia GeForce 320.49 WHQL drivers ready for download - TechSpot

No such issues now and everything is as stable as before.

@manidhillon

Its no big deal mate. Just RMA the card and you'll get a new one. Its also possible that you won't get those artifacts and discoloration in the new drivers.
Absolutely no need to worry about mate. :)



No issues mate. 320.49 ones are just perfect. Make sure you use the WHQL version.

Is the 320.49WHQL version completely safe and stable ?? and how is the WHQL different from normal 320.49 ??
 
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Digital Fragger

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vickybat;1956194 [COLOR=#000000 said:
You guys are over-reacting a lot. The issue has been permanently fixed with 320.49 beta along with the same performance levels as in 320.18 faulty driver.[/COLOR]

See here - Nvidia Geforce 320.49 Beta Drivers Fix issues with 320.18 - ModCrash

Here are the WHQL versions - http://www.techspot.com/news/53108-n...-download.html

No such issues now and everything is as stable as before.

320.49 got mixed reports. Some people on other forum and another guy on tdf reported driver crashes and bsod with 320.49. Though it seemed to be fine for others, few people still have issues with it. seems like 320.xx series is still buggy. Better stay with 314.xx till then.

@manidhillon

Its no big deal mate. Just RMA the card and you'll get a new one. Its also possible that you won't get those artifacts and discoloration in the new drivers.
Absolutely no need to worry about mate.
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No issues mate. 320.49 ones are just perfect. Make sure you use the WHQL version.
He was using 320.49 when his GPU broke. and sadly he imported it from Thailand and no RMA.
 

d3p

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@Mani : Email these guys.

Inno3D

There must be a way to get the Card replaced from them. Try before you settle with HD7970.

Also stick to Nvidia Based Solution rather than HD7970. Yes you read it right.
 

DDIF

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@Mani : Email these guys.

Inno3D

There must be a way to get the Card replaced from them. Try before you settle with HD7970.

Also stick to Nvidia Based Solution rather than HD7970. Yes you read it right.
As I told you, no RMA or Warranty. So just new card.
 

vickybat

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320.49 got mixed reports. Some people on other forum and another guy on tdf reported driver crashes and bsod with 320.49. Though it seemed to be fine for others, few people still have issues with it. seems like 320.xx series is still buggy. Better stay with 314.xx till then.

Nope, you're overreacting again. 320.49 is perfectly fine. If those drivers were buggy, then it would have been a widespread escalation, just like it happened with AMD crossfire drivers.
AMD was forced to acknowledge publicly on the issue. Almost all reviewers mentioned the same.

In forums, you do find one or two guys relating some different issue associated with their system to the same old driver issue ( only the 318.xx were buggy). Not trustworthy opinions imo.
I have searched a lot and found that 320.49 were absolutely fine. They DO NOT DAMAGE GPU's.

Nvidia GeForce 320.49 WHQL Now Available, Fixes Major Issue That Caused Damage On GPUs

Is the 320.49WHQL version completely safe and stable ?? and how is the WHQL different from normal 320.49 ??

Yes, they are absolutely safe. WHQL is standard referred as "Windows Hardware Quality Labs" and is a quality certification for windows platforms.
GPU companies ( AMD and Nvidia) first release un-certified drivers known as beta drivers, which is close to the final version but not polished. They are released for a try-out by general public
and comment on its pros and cons that eventually make way to the final or WHQL version.

As I told you, no RMA or Warranty. So just new card.

Oh that's bad mate. You shouldn't have bought a GPU from abroad in the first place due to lack of international warranty on GPU's.
Best way is if you have some relatives or friends in Thailand, who can help you RMA the card.

Things like this happen. Just buy a GPU from the country you currently reside, to avoid RMA issues.
IN TDF, we always suggest this to members in the PC buying guide section, when most of them say they can get GPU's from US at cheaper prices.
 
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Digital Fragger

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Nope, you're overreacting again. 320.49 is perfectly fine.

In forums, you do find one or two guys relating some different issue associated with their system to the same old driver issue ( only the 318.xx were buggy). Not trustworthy opinions imo.
I have searched a lot and found that 320.49 were absolutely fine. They DO NOT DAMAGE GPU's.

There are two people on our forum who have posted they are facing crashes and artifacts with 320.49 and you say you've searched a lot. Ofcourse it is up to the card owners which driver they want to install but i thought it would be helpful to give a headsup after seeing someone losing ₹34k worth gpu and that too after installing 320.49. i've seen comments on reddit and other boards with some people still facing driver crashes with 320.49. Even if the percentage of people facing the issue is small i guess it would be logical to not take risk.


It happens with every manufacturer and it is not a defame Nvidia thread. I've very good experiences with Nvidia in past and would gladly buy another Nvidia gpu in future.

If those drivers were buggy, then it would have been a widespread escalation, just like it happened with AMD crossfire drivers.
AMD was forced to acknowledge publicly on the issue. Almost all reviewers mentioned the same.

We can see your intentions here. Please take it to some other thread.
 
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vickybat

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There are two people on our forum who have posted they are facing crashes and artifacts with 320.49 and you say you've searched a lot. Ofcourse it is up to the card owners which driver they want to install but i thought it would be helpful to give a headsup after seeing someone losing ₹34k worth gpu and that too after installing 320.49.

It happens with every manufacturer and it is not a defame Nvidia thread. I've very good experiences with Nvidia in past and would gladly buy another Nvidia gpu in future.

One or two issues do not make drivers buggy. It has to be widespread. Those one or two guys might be experiencing artifacts due to other parameters.
There were issues only in 320.18, which has been rectified in 320.49.
What i'm pointing out is that the point of this thread is pointless. I'm also forced to report your original post, due to spreading of misleading info and even feeding it, after people showed the reality with enough proof.

And what intentions you are talking of? I just gave an analogy wrt AMD and their driver issues regarding crossfire only. No issues in single gpu.
They are about to launch the fixed driver versions on this month only.
 
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Digital Fragger

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One or two issues do not make drivers buggy. It has to be widespread. Those one or two guys might be experiencing artifacts due to other parameters.
What i'm pointing out that the point of this thread is pointless. I'm also forced to report your original post, due to spreading of misleading info and even feeding it, after people
showed the reality with enough proof.

It is known that 320.18 are buggy. and coming to 320.49,
Saw this thread http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/graphic-cards/175666-nvidia-320-49-driver-problem.html
and got to know ManiDhillon broke his gpu... both of them using 320.49.
2 issues within a day.. didn't think it is a coincidence and didn't research whether the issue is widespread or not. Just wanted to tell this to others so they can be safe.

Anyway It's none of my businesses really.. Thanks for reporting. I request a mod to delete the thread.

PS: @others Maybe I'm feeding lies to you but there is not anything you lose if you install 314.xx series until everything is fixed. i really don't know why some people always want to take the side of a company rather than the consumer..
 
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