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GeForce GTX 275 Driver Issue?

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March 1, 2011 9:20:47 PM

Hi Guys,

Hoping to get some help.

Tried searching for an answer and couldn't find something relevant.

The problem is in World of Warcraft, I cannot increase the graphics quality to anything past fair.

The graphics card is decent so it should allow me to go higher, in the past I've had it running on high settings without any problems.

Blizzards answer is to upgrade the driver.

So I've downloaded the driver and after installing and restarting the monitor flickers on and off. Switching between digital and analog.

I then need to jump into safe mode and uninstall the driver or system restore to before the driver was installed.

Operating system : Windows Vista 32 bit
GPU : Nvidia Geforce GTX 275
PSU : Coolermaster 650w
Mobo : Asus M47n pro
a b U Graphics card
March 1, 2011 9:26:22 PM

A few questions:

1. How old is the card?
2. Does the screen flicker ONLY when in game, or even when you're on your desktop doing nothing?
3. Did you make any other recent hardware changes?
4. Did you make sure to use Driversweeper to remove the old driver BEFORE installing the new driver?
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March 1, 2011 9:36:34 PM

borisof007 said:
A few questions:

1. How old is the card?
2. Does the screen flicker ONLY when in game, or even when you're on your desktop doing nothing?
3. Did you make any other recent hardware changes?
4. Did you make sure to use Driversweeper to remove the old driver BEFORE installing the new driver?


Hi Boris,

Thanks for the reply.

1. 1 year old
2. Flickers as soon as Windows loads.
3. No
4. I didn't use driversweeper but I removed the old driver manually from control panel -> programs and features.
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March 1, 2011 9:54:11 PM

Try rolling back the driver to a previous version, but make sure you use Driversweeper to remove your current and all other possible drivers installed.

If it's flickering just on the desktop, that's a video card driver problem OR your GPU is going.

If rolling back to another driver doesn't fix things, then you may have a wonky GPU on your hands.
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March 1, 2011 9:59:16 PM

Rolling back to previous driver works. I've done this and it works fine.

However, I still can't select higher graphics settings in WoW. Blizzards response is to update the graphics driver.
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a b U Graphics card
March 1, 2011 10:12:36 PM

Hmmmm....

The drivers themselves might be bad. You might have to wait for a new release of drivers from Nvidia. Have you tried contacting Nvidia directly?
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March 1, 2011 10:30:57 PM

borisof007 said:
Hmmmm....

The drivers themselves might be bad. You might have to wait for a new release of drivers from Nvidia. Have you tried contacting Nvidia directly?


I'm trying the nvidia forum now. Hopefully get some answers.

I'd hate to have to bin the card and go with ATI. :fou: 

Thanks for your help mate.
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April 24, 2011 1:04:49 PM

Roll your driver back to 260.99 most reliable driver for me, newer ones are just crap for wow. Check you heat, if it's rising slap the fan on 100% and see if that helps. good luck
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April 25, 2011 1:23:21 AM

Don't chunk it -_- even 258.96 works in wow just fine. Deposing of a card that once cost over $200 usd just due to drivers alone leads one to question the owner's ability to maintained his or her system.
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