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Nvidia driver 296.10 WHQL issues

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March 14, 2012 7:55:37 AM

Hi,

Is there anyone here who had problems when you updated your drivers to the latest 296.10 version?

I've updated my drivers last night to 296.10 and when I tried to watch a movie, then suddenly green pixellated dots (not sure if this is artifacts) appeared on the screen and blacked out. The screen fired up again showing a notification that the driver recovered from a serious malfunction. I've tried to reboot the PC afterwards. Then my card doesn't show anything on screen anymore. Not sure if it broke my card or something.

I'm currently running via my mobo's IGP. Note also that I didn't overclocked the GPU since I don't really have the reason to do so.
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March 14, 2012 11:48:49 AM

I'm using it on both of my rigs and have had no problems so far.
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March 14, 2012 12:00:35 PM

i didn't upgraded yet, for that reason (didn't knew if they are working normally), also the 295,73 are awesome for me.

I had this green pixels problem with the latest beta driver, if i were you would rollback drivers for now, 295.73 are great.

EDIT: By looking over Nvidia Forum, there are more people with this artifact problems, but not everyone, and there is some people complaining about flickering in some games, i think i will keep my drivers for now ^^.
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a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2012 2:29:05 PM

I see. Thanks for the replies.

I'm actually planning to RMA my card thinking that it was already broke. However, when I tried to boot it again one last time and alas, it worked. Dunno what happened but the card is now a-ok and running again. Also, I noticed that my driver version automatically reverted back to 295.73 (not sure how this happened but I uninstalled the drivers and used driver sweeper also to be sure).

I might as well stick with this driver version for now. Haven't had issues with 295.73 ever since.
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March 18, 2012 7:45:25 AM

I am getting crashes in world of warcraft with the 296.10 drivers. I think i am going to roll back to the previous version.
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March 18, 2012 6:19:34 PM

masterjaw said:
Hi,

Is there anyone here who had problems when you updated your drivers to the latest 296.10 version?

I've updated my drivers last night to 296.10 and when I tried to watch a movie, then suddenly green pixellated dots (not sure if this is artifacts) appeared on the screen and blacked out. The screen fired up again showing a notification that the driver recovered from a serious malfunction. I've tried to reboot the PC afterwards. Then my card doesn't show anything on screen anymore. Not sure if it broke my card or something.

I'm currently running via my mobo's IGP. Note also that I didn't overclocked the GPU since I don't really have the reason to do so.



I'm having the exact same issue, EVGA GTX 270 here.
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March 19, 2012 12:06:30 PM

if you are having issues with 296.10 drivers, just roll back to 295.73 it will probably fix your problems.
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March 19, 2012 3:40:38 PM

It's been more than a week since I rolled back my drivers to 295.73. No issues experienced whatsoever. Looks like I'm gonna skip this 296 series drivers.
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March 19, 2012 3:51:29 PM

masterjaw said:
It's been more than a week since I rolled back my drivers to 295.73. No issues experienced whatsoever. Looks like I'm gonna skip this 296 series drivers.


i was experiencing this same problem with the 295.51 BETA drivers, but now some people complaining of that problem on that 296.10 WHQL driver, i didn't tested it yet, but i've seen a lot of people writing problems and so i will keep mine, that was one of the best drivers up to now, best performance on 3D games that i've foud 290.53 from 295.73 was a big leap in performance so i will keep this one for now.
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March 19, 2012 4:11:20 PM

I think that Nvidia rushed out the 296.10 driver because they had just released a new driver for Windows 8 and they wanted to release something new for Windows 7 and others. I'm also running 295.73 and they are quite stable , I did try the 296.10 and had some issues but no pixellation or artifacts.
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March 19, 2012 5:08:54 PM

I have the 296.10 on my ASUS 560 Ti, and have no issues at all.
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March 19, 2012 5:27:39 PM

KaKkaR0T said:
I have the 296.10 on my ASUS 560 Ti, and have no issues at all.


like i said before, it is on specific systems, a lot of people don't have problems also, but there is also a lot of people complaining about them in nvidia forum, maybe you didn't "find the problem" yet, or you just are lucky to have a compatible system.
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March 27, 2012 7:13:33 PM

i also had the same problem, i'm sure its a driver issue then, got worried thinking my graphic card maybe fried lol
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March 31, 2012 7:05:38 AM

Best answer selected by masterjaw.
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