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My god... NVIDIA... GeForce... ****ing Experience.

#1ajko000Posted 8/26/2013 10:37:50 PM
It hung me up once, and froze me second.

Uninstalled.

I know, I know, there is no point in having it, but I only did because of the auto-update driver function. Suppose I could just check the site here and then... I definitely learned my lesson, never again will I use a console-favoring program.

UHG!


So considering it wouldn't un-freeze, I just resorted to flipping the power switch on the back of my case. I got the "Windows didn't shut down normally." and I'm not worried about that, but I'm wondering if doing this has any negative effects on hardware, or even software? Thanks.
#2NicodimusPosted 8/26/2013 10:47:45 PM
Any time the power cuts out, you run the risk of getting some corrupted data. Whether it's a power outage or you just flipping the switch on your PSU, the risk is the same. That's why it's always a good idea to use both system restore (which I admit has failed me a lot when I tried using it) and system backup (making an image of your boot drive.)

I've never had an issue with GeForce Experience, and I mostly have it for the automatic driver updates as well, although it's not hard to just update them yourself. Maybe I should get rid of it. The "optimized settings" for each game are questionable, and it only finds 5/18 of my games as well, so it's not terribly useful.
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#3SlashmanSGPosted 8/26/2013 10:51:20 PM
I've had no problems with GeForce Experience, I don't know what you're talking about TC.
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#4ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 10:55:52 PM
Unless you have 500 series cards, you probably wouldn't have problems.
#5ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 10:59:41 PM
Nicodimus posted...
Any time the power cuts out, you run the risk of getting some corrupted data. Whether it's a power outage or you just flipping the switch on your PSU, the risk is the same. That's why it's always a good idea to use both system restore (which I admit has failed me a lot when I tried using it) and system backup (making an image of your boot drive.)

I've never had an issue with GeForce Experience, and I mostly have it for the automatic driver updates as well, although it's not hard to just update them yourself. Maybe I should get rid of it. The "optimized settings" for each game are questionable, and it only finds 5/18 of my games as well, so it's not terribly useful.


Oh, and does this apply to the computer rebooting on its own, or simply a cut of power?
#6The_AntiGrimPosted 8/26/2013 11:02:31 PM
ajko000 posted...
Unless you have 500 series cards, you probably wouldn't have problems.


Then upgrade.
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#7ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 11:05:04 PM
The_AntiGrim posted...
ajko000 posted...
Unless you have 500 series cards, you probably wouldn't have problems.


Then upgrade.


Then give me money.
#8The_AntiGrimPosted 8/26/2013 11:11:25 PM
ajko000 posted...
The_AntiGrim posted...
ajko000 posted...
Unless you have 500 series cards, you probably wouldn't have problems.


Then upgrade.


Then give me money.


how about you stop being poor
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#9ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 11:12:56 PM
The_AntiGrim posted...
ajko000 posted...
The_AntiGrim posted...
ajko000 posted...
Unless you have 500 series cards, you probably wouldn't have problems.


Then upgrade.


Then give me money.


how about you stop being poor


XD
#10BizzyBumPosted 8/26/2013 11:14:19 PM
Yeah, my old PC had a 580 and it would shut down with some critical error every time.

Just built a new PC with a 780 and it works flawlessly. lol
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