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Nvidia Pulls 364.47 Driver Due To System Instability

Nvidia’s 364.47 driver is no longer available for download in the wake of numerous reports of system instability.

Nvidia said that the problem was caused by a critical installation issue. When testing the driver, Nvidia was able to reproduce most of the reported issues by running an “Express” driver installation, but performing a “Clean” install didn’t cause problems for most users.

Additional user reports indicated that using multiple monitors with driver 364.47 also caused problems with the driver installation and system stability.

Nvidia opted to replace the driver with its GeForce Game Ready Driver 364.51 - Beta. This driver carries over the enhancements present in the previous 364.47 driver, but with additional bug fixes to try and avoid the problems mentioned above.

The driver is still pending WHQL certification, but it is available now on the download page for users that attempted to use the 364.47 driver and encountered issues. Alternatively, you can opt to install GeForce Game Ready Driver 362.00, which was released on March 1.

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  • Godloki
    Sounds about right. Thanks for making me system restore.
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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    I've had Blue screens on 2 of my machines on the last 2 official releases.
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  • IInuyasha74
    17631561 said:
    I've had Blue screens on 2 of my machines on the last 2 official releases.

    Both clean installs?
    Reply
  • Ahmedivx
    DDu clean install went smooth for me, have no issues what so ever with the current games I play or the system itself
    Reply
  • Bill Milford
    Too late for me.
    Reply
  • Realist9
    No problems with 364.47 here. I did (and always do) a 'custom' install and only installed the video drivers and phys x drivers. Then again, I have an old 780ti, so maybe the changes in the new driver don't impact me.
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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    17631586 said:
    17631561 said:
    I've had Blue screens on 2 of my machines on the last 2 official releases.

    Both clean installs?

    Yes both clean installs , smooth and stable on 361.91. :D
    Reply
  • TripleHeinz
    No problems at all with 364.47 for me, i'm posting from the updated PC. Did a custom installation (gfx driver only) and didn't clean up my previous settings. I have Windows 10 and a GTX 750Ti.
    Reply
  • Memhorder
    Glad I never installed it. Even 361.91 has issues for me. Might roll back further. Unreal Engine 4 seems to not like 361.91 but it's an Arma 3 specific driver so Arma 3 shall get my attention ;)
    Reply
  • mac_angel
    yea, I tried twice and had to do a system restore as well.
    Reply