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nVidia graphic card 320.49 issue

I recently downloaded/installed the new nVidia driver 320.49. I was using the 314.22 version and started having mini-blackouts and slower load times on webpages. This new driver seemed to work fine for a few days.

About 3 days ago I suddenly experienced my screen going black for a heartbeat while loading a webpage. I was worried I might get a BSOD, but fortunately it finally rendered without that problem. Then the browser started freezing when ever I clicked on some webpages.

While playing Rift last night my screen blinked and my menu bar changed to a transparent pale blue color (washed out) from my normal translucent green color. I also experienced video lag upon starting up a program on my pc that I always use for my mouse.

Not sure if these are related to the driver, but it seems every time I change drivers, I end up having to roll back to an earlier one due to similar problems and they go away until I install a new driver again.

Really irritated over this and have no idea what to do about it. I can find nothing on my pc that was changed and my normal check dsk function shows no problems.

Any comments? Ideas? Suggestions?

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 2.83GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 16.00 GB
Sytem Type: 64-bit OS
Windows 7 Ultimate
Nvida: GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  1. Hello,

    I am having the same issues with my GTX 550ti. I installed the latest drivers and I got freezing and such. I would recommend rolling back the driver to earlier or download the next recent driver. I almost am sure it is the driver because my card started acting up after installing.

    Hope that helped,

    Chris
  2. lynspottery said:
    I recently downloaded/installed the new nVidia driver 320.49. I was using the 314.22 version and started having mini-blackouts and slower load times on webpages. This new driver seemed to work fine for a few days.

    About 3 days ago I suddenly experienced my screen going black for a heartbeat while loading a webpage. I was worried I might get a BSOD, but fortunately it finally rendered without that problem. Then the browser started freezing when ever I clicked on some webpages.

    While playing Rift last night my screen blinked and my menu bar changed to a transparent pale blue color (washed out) from my normal translucent green color. I also experienced video lag upon starting up a program on my pc that I always use for my mouse.

    Not sure if these are related to the driver, but it seems every time I change drivers, I end up having to roll back to an earlier one due to similar problems and they go away until I install a new driver again.

    Really irritated over this and have no idea what to do about it. I can find nothing on my pc that was changed and my normal check dsk function shows no problems.

    Any comments? Ideas? Suggestions?

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    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 2.83GHz
    Installed Memory (RAM): 16.00 GB
    Sytem Type: 64-bit OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Nvida: GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


    I had nvidia drivers 320.18 installed and every now and then only while playing games I would get the black screen flicker or the music/sound would break up and go into a feed loop for a second or two just before the game would totally freeze.
    I upgraded to 320.49 and everything was working for a couple days and the same things began to happen.

    I tried uninstalling the 320.49 and even tried rolling back but they would not erase from my computer after every uninstall trick i could do myself or find online. I even tried safe mode driver erasure and reinstall....eventually when i tried to manually find the files and registry entries to remove them and reinstall fresh the computer would not reboot windows.

    the ONLY fix I could find on the net and the one I ended up doing was reinstalling windows and using the C:\windows.old folder to create shortcuts to my already installed 20 games and programs.

    I think it's the GPU. the ti series have bad manufacturing/factory testing practices.
  3. Rolling back or uninstall/reinstall of graphic drivers is a real pain. I always manually do this because the software manager provided with the nVidia drivers is not that easy to work with. I found a post somewhere a bit ago that provided step-by-step instructions and they have worked for me. I have two versions and sometimes I use the longer one and just check every single spot to make sure items I want removed are gone.

    Once I figure out how to put it into a readable attachment, I'll post it here.
  4. There's a beta driver that I installed via GeForce Experience, 326.19, and so far it works fine on my GTX 670. Try to install that if it's applicable on your 560 card.
  5. Adam Ferrick said:
    There's a beta driver that I installed via GeForce Experience, 326.19, and so far it works fine on my GTX 670. Try to install that if it's applicable on your 560 card.

    I shall check it out after it is out of beta. My experience with their beta drivers is not good. Thanks for the info tho.:)
  6. lynspottery said:
    Adam Ferrick said:
    There's a beta driver that I installed via GeForce Experience, 326.19, and so far it works fine on my GTX 670. Try to install that if it's applicable on your 560 card.

    I shall check it out after it is out of beta. My experience with their beta drivers is not good. Thanks for the info tho.:)


    No problem! I try every update hoping for a stable one, just in case :)
  7. Adam Ferrick said:
    There's a beta driver that I installed via GeForce Experience, 326.19, and so far it works fine on my GTX 670. Try to install that if it's applicable on your 560 card.


    I am using a bran new gtx 660 ti superclocked and the review sites are saying it's relatively similar to the 670 in performance. So I have a question for you, did you have issues with 320.18 or 320.49? If so what were they if any?
  8. nCoherent1 said:
    Adam Ferrick said:
    There's a beta driver that I installed via GeForce Experience, 326.19, and so far it works fine on my GTX 670. Try to install that if it's applicable on your 560 card.


    I am using a bran new gtx 660 ti superclocked and the review sites are saying it's relatively similar to the 670 in performance. So I have a question for you, did you have issues with 320.18 or 320.49? If so what were they if any?

    Actually, I am still using the 320.49 and have not had any recent issues with it. My experience with nVidia drivers is that I never install a beta and rarely install a brand new one until it has been out for several months at least. I tend to fall into the "wait and see" category of users as I've had my share of problems otherwise.

    You can always do a search for reviews and see what is being posted. I watch Tom's Hardware and also the nVidia forums as well as others I find through google. I always manually uninstall/install any drivers as I only want the driver and not the bloatware that tends to come with them.

    Tom's had a post some time ago with very good instructions on how to do this. However, if you cannot find it, just pm me and I can send you a copy of the instructions I follow. They have never failed me...makes my life so simple. :D
  9. Best answer
    nCoherent1 said:
    Adam Ferrick said:
    There's a beta driver that I installed via GeForce Experience, 326.19, and so far it works fine on my GTX 670. Try to install that if it's applicable on your 560 card.


    I am using a bran new gtx 660 ti superclocked and the review sites are saying it's relatively similar to the 670 in performance. So I have a question for you, did you have issues with 320.18 or 320.49? If so what were they if any?


    The 320.18 I believe i had slight troubles with, but the 320.49 was stable for me.
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