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What's the latest most stable Nvidia driver?

#1Kokuei05Posted 11/12/2013 9:24:13 AM
So I hear; Nvidia drivers really have dropped the ball recently. Which drivers are you using? 314.22 still?
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#2cainism25Posted 11/12/2013 9:25:39 AM
i have used every beta driver for the past 3 months, my gtx 780 has had 0 issues. :)

currently on latest WHQL 331.65
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 11/12/2013 9:28:15 AM(edited)
Still 314.22 on both my systems.

All I've noticed wrong with it is in Skyrim, while sneaking the world seems to clip when I roll, like I can for a moment see through the walls.
It's a minor artifact though.

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Forgot to say, 560m and 9600gt are my cards.
There is no value in updating the 9600gt machine so I don't bother unless it's actually broken for some reason.
The 560m has broken on every driver update, including the latest beta. Latest blue screens when firefox opens.
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#4Orestes417Posted 11/12/2013 9:27:00 AM
Running the latest betas, no reason not to unless you personally experience some sort of issue
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#5zxelmanPosted 11/12/2013 9:36:59 AM
I've had bad experiences with beta drivers, but no problems with the latest WHQL ones.
#6Rexdragon125Posted 11/12/2013 9:37:57 AM
Geforce 500 and 400 series have lots of common crashes with new drivers, there's just a lot of bad cards.
#7Orestes417Posted 11/12/2013 9:40:45 AM
and it pretty much has to be the cards too, because you can't reliably reproduce it when you try to isolate it to just the drivers. Some little manufacturing issue that doesn't show up till triggered by a specific call
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#8SinisterSlayPosted 11/12/2013 9:43:32 AM(edited)
Orestes417 posted...
and it pretty much has to be the cards too, because you can't reliably reproduce it when you try to isolate it to just the drivers. Some little manufacturing issue that doesn't show up till triggered by a specific call


Still, why can't they just disable that call like they did in 312.22 drivers?
And it's not just cards, my 560m crashes same as the rest.
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#9PaukenPosted 11/12/2013 9:44:17 AM
Depends on your card. If it's a gtx 560 Ti or earlier, 314.22 is the most stable driver, as the later drivers give nothing but issues to older cards.

If it's a gtx 600 series card or later though, latest drivers are probably fine. They work fine on more recent cards, it's just the older cards that asplode when using newer drivers.
#10Orestes417Posted 11/12/2013 9:56:16 AM(edited)
I suspect it's because they aren't sure exactly what causes it and how widespread it actually is. Can't really hold up progress on new tech forever because a subset of people are unfortunate enough to have issues that can be worked around by running older drivers.

To give you an idea of why troubleshooting it is so annoying, back when people were first hitting the issues and posting like it was the apocalypse I got together with a buddy of mine who runs a shop and broke out 10 560s he had laying around in stock and we did a little informal experiment. Of the cards seven worked perfectly fine, two exhibited instability and one got bricked. Same brand, same SKU, different results. The only thing you can really conclude form that is some people just have terrible luck.

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