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GPU problem, works fine until I reboot please help

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
August 21, 2012 4:57:21 AM

Hi, I have an ASUS GTX 560ti gpu and I get a really weird problem and I am wondering if anyone could help or if anyone else has this problem, I install the latest beta driver (304.79) and then go on a game and it runs it perfect, then.... when I reboot my computer I go on the same game and it lags and runs poor. The exact same driver is installed (304.79) and my computer has the exact same nvidia control panel settings after the reboot.

It seems when I reboot, something happens to the driver to cause poor performance, but its perfect before the reboot with the exact same settings, its very strange, any help etc would be great, thanks :) 

Computer Specs If Needed :

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k S1155 8MB 3.5ghz (Currently overclocked to 4.5ghz)

Graphics Card: ASUS Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti 900MHz PCI-Express HDMI (Overclocked Version)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI

RAM: G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ripjaws X

CPU Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance

Power Supply: Corsair 600W CX Series V2 PSU - 6x SATA

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August 21, 2012 4:28:47 PM

a b Î Nvidia
August 21, 2012 4:33:19 PM

Download MSI afterburner and check clock speeds after reboot.
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August 21, 2012 4:36:41 PM

I will check now, I've checked with ASUS smart doctor and they are the same....
a b Î Nvidia
August 21, 2012 4:43:28 PM

What about GPU usage during laggy gameplay?
August 21, 2012 4:57:20 PM

Get full gpu usage usually
a b Î Nvidia
August 21, 2012 5:04:15 PM

Which game are you talking about and how much frames per second are you getting on what settings?
August 21, 2012 5:14:28 PM

GTA 4 for example (please don't recommend anything to do with the game please as it works before I reboot)

When I install new driver (before reboot) I get easy 60fps on max everything, when I reboot, it lags so bad its unbelievable, I struggle to get out of the safe house, it gives me lag spikes every few seconds and lags really bad when I turn the camera, like I said, PLEASE DON'T RECOMMEND GTA 4 FIXES, its the driver not the game...
a b Î Nvidia
August 21, 2012 5:24:05 PM

Try it without the overclock, I've had a similar problem with my E6600-it was fine on startup but would be a right pain if I did a Windows Restart as opposed to a full shutdown/reboot.
a b Î Nvidia
August 21, 2012 5:24:11 PM

Check GPU clocks again by looking at MSI afterburner graph, not settings (right side).

Also, check CPU usage during the lags.
a b Î Nvidia
August 21, 2012 8:01:00 PM

The card in the both pictures is in sleep mode, you need to launch a game to see real clocks speeds...
August 21, 2012 9:13:18 PM

I will run a game and check and post back, with both installed and then rebooted
a b Î Nvidia
August 22, 2012 12:39:01 AM

I'll wait for the results ;) .
August 23, 2012 1:51:10 AM

Right, I've ran a few tests and I've found the issue, the problem is that when I roll back my driver to 301.42 and then reinstall the 304.79 beta driver, the actual 304.79 update doesn't take effect until I reboot, therefore when the game actually runs smoother before the reboot, its actually running on the 301.42 driver and not the new beta driver.

This therefore means for me that the new Nvidia 304.79 beta driver gives me a decrease in gaming performance in comparison to the 301.42 driver, this is quite odd to be honest....
a b Î Nvidia
August 23, 2012 9:26:42 AM

Well, it's beta for a reason :p 
a c 225 Î Nvidia
August 30, 2012 5:23:59 PM

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