Official NVIDIA 266.58 WHQL Display Driver Feedback Thread For NVIDIA Geforce Desktop/Notebook/ION G
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Today NVIDIA released the second driver from our new Release 265 driver branch. The new driver 266.58 is available for download from our main download drivers page for NVIDIA Geforce desktop/notebook/ION GPUs. For a brief description of some of the changes in our new 266.58 display driver, please read the article below:

http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/01/download-the-new-nvidia-265-whql-certified-drivers/

The blog links to the full list of features and new performance here: http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/r265-driver/

[b]Additional release highlights are available from our 266.58 Release Highlights PDF below:[/b]
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/266.58/266.58_Win7_WinVista_Desktop_Release_Notes.pdf

[b]The NVIDIA Control Panel User's Guide for display driver 266.58 is also available and can be downloaded from the URL below:[/b]
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/266.58/266.58_NVIDIA_Control_Panel_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf

[b]Starting with NVIDAI display driver 266.58 driver, we will begin tracking end user driver satisfaction with each driver release in hopes that it will help us improve our drivers in areas that are important to end users. This survey is only to rate the display drivers. For driver bugs, please continue to report issues in this thread. After testing the newest drivers for a few days, please take the following survey to to rate the driver release:[/b]

[url="http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZFCV8YP"]NVIDIA Driver Survey[/url]

You may download the appropriate driver for your NVIDIA GPU by choosing the type and operating system from the links below:

[b]For Desktop/ION GPUs:[/b]
Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-266.58-whql-driver.html

Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-266.58-whql-driver.html

For Windows XP 32-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-266.58-whql-driver.html

For Windows XP 64-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64-266.58-whql-driver.html

Supported Desktop/ION GPUs:
GeForce 500 series:
GTX 570, GTX 580

GeForce 400 series:
GT 430, GTX 480, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTS 450

GeForce 200 series:
GT 240, GTX 260, GTX 285, G210, GTX 280, 205, GTS 250, GTS 240, GT 230, GTX 275, GT 220, GTX 295, 210

GeForce 100 series:
GT 120, GT 130, G 100, GT 140

GeForce 9 series:
9300 GE, 9400, 9600 GT, 9800 GX2, 9500 GS, 9300, 9500 GT, 9800 GT, 9600 GSO, 9400 GT, 9200, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9300 GS, 9600 GS, 9100

GeForce 8 series:
8800 GT, 8400, 8600 GT, 8300, 8500 GT, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GTS, 8800 GS, 8200 / nForce 730a, 8600 GTS, 8100 / nForce 720a, 8800 Ultra, 8400 SE, 8200, 8600 GS, 8300 GS, 8800 GTX, 8400 GS

GeForce 7 series:
7900 GS, 7300 LE, 7500 LE, 7600 GT, 7800 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7300 GS, 7800 SLI, 7950 GX2, 7350 LE, 7600 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 7650 GS, 7950 GT, 7800 GTX, 7600 LE, 7900 GTX, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7100 GS, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7300 GT, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 7900 GT/GTO, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7550 LE

GeForce 6 series:
6600, 6500, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6100, 6200 A-LE, 6800 GT, 6800 GS/XT, 6200SE TurboCache, 6800 Ultra, 6100 nForce 405, 6800 XT, 6250, 6800 LE, 6200, 6150, 6150SE nForce 430, 6700 XL, 6600 LE, 6100 nForce 400, 6200 TurboCache, 6800 XE, 6800 GS, 6600 VE, 6600 GT, 6200 LE, 6150 LE, 6610 XL, 6100 nForce 420, 6800

ION series:
ION, ION LE

[b]For Geforce Notebook/Optimus GPUs:[/b]

Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-266.58-whql-driver.html

Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-266.58-whql-driver.html

For Windows XP 32-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-winxp-266.58-whql-driver.html

For Windows XP 64-bit:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-winxp-x64-266.58-whql-driver.html

Supported notebook Geforce/Optimus GPUs:
GeForce 400M series:
GTX 480M, GTX 470M , GTX 460M , GT 445M, GT 435M, GT 425M, GT 420M, GT 415M,

GeForce 300M series:
GTS 360M, GTS 350M, GTS 250M, GT 335M, GT 330M, GT 325M, GT 320M, 310M, 305M

GeForce 200M series:
GT 230M, GT 240M, G210M, GTX 285M, GTX 280M, GTX 260M, GT 220M

GeForce 100M series:
G 110M, GT 130M, GTS 160M, G 105M, G 103M, G 102M, GT 120M

GeForce 9 series:
9600 GT, 9400

GeForce 9M series:
9400M G, 9650M GS, 9200M GS, 9500M GS, 9400M GS, 9800M GS, 9300M GS, 9800M GT, 9100M G, 9800M GTS, 9500M G, 9700M GT, 9600M GS, 9650M GT, 9400M, 9300M G, 9800M GTX, 9600M GT, 9700M GTS

GeForce 8M series:
8800M GTS, 8600M GT, 8400M GT, 8200M G, 8800M GTX, 8800M GS, 8600M GS, 8400M G, 8700M GT, 8400M GS

Quadro FX Notebook series:
5000M, FX 3800M, FX 3700M, FX 360M, FX 1600M, FX 380M, FX 370M, FX 3600M, FX 2800M, FX 2700M, FX 880M, FX 770M, FX 570M, FX 1800M, FX 1700M

Quadro NVS Notebook series:
NVS 2100M, NVS 5100M, NVS 3100M, NVS 150M, NVS 160M, NVS 140M, NVS 320M, NVS 130M, NVS 135M

ION Notebook series:
ION (Notebooks) , ION LE (Notebooks)

Notes::

Notebooks supporting Hybrid Power technology with Intel chipsets are not supported by this release.
Sony has joined the Verde program by supporting the following VAIO notebooks: Sony F Series with NVIDIA GeForce 310M and Sony F Series with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M. Other Sony VAIO notebooks are not supported at this time (please contact Sony for driver support).

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[b]Please provide feedback on these drivers here so that I may compile the information and pass it along to our software team. When you reply to this thread with your feedback, please include the following as best you can to help us reproduce the issue you are experiencing.
[/b]
Step by step instructions if necessary on how to reproduce problem?
How long does it take for the problem to appear?
Does this problem occur with previous drivers (if not, which driver version were you previously using)?
If this is a monitor compatibility issue does it show up with other monitors?

Desktop make and model:
Graphics Cards/Processors used in your Desktop:
Amount of system memory installed:
Operating System:
If the problem only shows on external display(s), please list the monitor make and model used:
Other:

*Note* If no system information is provided, I can not file a bug for your issue so please provide as much detailed information as you can so that our QA team has a better chance of reproducing your problem. Most of the the bugs that were filed in the 266.35 are still not fixed so you do not need to file detailed description for these if you already filed it in the previous thread. Thank you for your time.

If you are reporting that your notebook GPU is not supported by this driver release, please provide the following info:

1) Make and model of notebook
2) NVIDIA GPU model
3) Device ID of GPU. To get the Device ID of your GPU, please do the following:
-Open your Windows Device Manager
-Double-click on the "Display Adapters" icon
-Right-click over the icon for your NVIDIA GPU
-Select "Properties"
-From the Properties window, select the "Details" tab
-From the drop down "Property" box, select "Hardware Ids"
-Copy the first line shown and paste it into your report. In the image shown below, you would paste:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_9072104D&REV_A2

[img]http://nvidia.s3.amazonaws.com/deviceid.jpg[/img]
Today NVIDIA released the second driver from our new Release 265 driver branch. The new driver 266.58 is available for download from our main download drivers page for NVIDIA Geforce desktop/notebook/ION GPUs. For a brief description of some of the changes in our new 266.58 display driver, please read the article below:



http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/01/download-the-new-nvidia-265-whql-certified-drivers/



The blog links to the full list of features and new performance here: http://www.geforce.com/#/News/articles/r265-driver/



Additional release highlights are available from our 266.58 Release Highlights PDF below:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/266.58/266.58_Win7_WinVista_Desktop_Release_Notes.pdf



The NVIDIA Control Panel User's Guide for display driver 266.58 is also available and can be downloaded from the URL below:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/266.58/266.58_NVIDIA_Control_Panel_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf



Starting with NVIDAI display driver 266.58 driver, we will begin tracking end user driver satisfaction with each driver release in hopes that it will help us improve our drivers in areas that are important to end users. This survey is only to rate the display drivers. For driver bugs, please continue to report issues in this thread. After testing the newest drivers for a few days, please take the following survey to to rate the driver release:



NVIDIA Driver Survey



You may download the appropriate driver for your NVIDIA GPU by choosing the type and operating system from the links below:



For Desktop/ION GPUs:

Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-266.58-whql-driver.html



Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-266.58-whql-driver.html



For Windows XP 32-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-266.58-whql-driver.html



For Windows XP 64-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64-266.58-whql-driver.html



Supported Desktop/ION GPUs:

GeForce 500 series:

GTX 570, GTX 580



GeForce 400 series:

GT 430, GTX 480, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTS 450



GeForce 200 series:

GT 240, GTX 260, GTX 285, G210, GTX 280, 205, GTS 250, GTS 240, GT 230, GTX 275, GT 220, GTX 295, 210



GeForce 100 series:

GT 120, GT 130, G 100, GT 140



GeForce 9 series:

9300 GE, 9400, 9600 GT, 9800 GX2, 9500 GS, 9300, 9500 GT, 9800 GT, 9600 GSO, 9400 GT, 9200, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9300 GS, 9600 GS, 9100



GeForce 8 series:

8800 GT, 8400, 8600 GT, 8300, 8500 GT, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GTS, 8800 GS, 8200 / nForce 730a, 8600 GTS, 8100 / nForce 720a, 8800 Ultra, 8400 SE, 8200, 8600 GS, 8300 GS, 8800 GTX, 8400 GS



GeForce 7 series:

7900 GS, 7300 LE, 7500 LE, 7600 GT, 7800 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7300 GS, 7800 SLI, 7950 GX2, 7350 LE, 7600 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 7650 GS, 7950 GT, 7800 GTX, 7600 LE, 7900 GTX, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7100 GS, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7300 GT, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 7900 GT/GTO, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7550 LE



GeForce 6 series:

6600, 6500, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6100, 6200 A-LE, 6800 GT, 6800 GS/XT, 6200SE TurboCache, 6800 Ultra, 6100 nForce 405, 6800 XT, 6250, 6800 LE, 6200, 6150, 6150SE nForce 430, 6700 XL, 6600 LE, 6100 nForce 400, 6200 TurboCache, 6800 XE, 6800 GS, 6600 VE, 6600 GT, 6200 LE, 6150 LE, 6610 XL, 6100 nForce 420, 6800



ION series:

ION, ION LE



For Geforce Notebook/Optimus GPUs:



Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-266.58-whql-driver.html



Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-266.58-whql-driver.html



For Windows XP 32-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-winxp-266.58-whql-driver.html



For Windows XP 64-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-winxp-x64-266.58-whql-driver.html



Supported notebook Geforce/Optimus GPUs:

GeForce 400M series:

GTX 480M, GTX 470M , GTX 460M , GT 445M, GT 435M, GT 425M, GT 420M, GT 415M,



GeForce 300M series:

GTS 360M, GTS 350M, GTS 250M, GT 335M, GT 330M, GT 325M, GT 320M, 310M, 305M



GeForce 200M series:

GT 230M, GT 240M, G210M, GTX 285M, GTX 280M, GTX 260M, GT 220M



GeForce 100M series:

G 110M, GT 130M, GTS 160M, G 105M, G 103M, G 102M, GT 120M



GeForce 9 series:

9600 GT, 9400



GeForce 9M series:

9400M G, 9650M GS, 9200M GS, 9500M GS, 9400M GS, 9800M GS, 9300M GS, 9800M GT, 9100M G, 9800M GTS, 9500M G, 9700M GT, 9600M GS, 9650M GT, 9400M, 9300M G, 9800M GTX, 9600M GT, 9700M GTS



GeForce 8M series:

8800M GTS, 8600M GT, 8400M GT, 8200M G, 8800M GTX, 8800M GS, 8600M GS, 8400M G, 8700M GT, 8400M GS



Quadro FX Notebook series:

5000M, FX 3800M, FX 3700M, FX 360M, FX 1600M, FX 380M, FX 370M, FX 3600M, FX 2800M, FX 2700M, FX 880M, FX 770M, FX 570M, FX 1800M, FX 1700M



Quadro NVS Notebook series:

NVS 2100M, NVS 5100M, NVS 3100M, NVS 150M, NVS 160M, NVS 140M, NVS 320M, NVS 130M, NVS 135M



ION Notebook series:

ION (Notebooks) , ION LE (Notebooks)



Notes::



Notebooks supporting Hybrid Power technology with Intel chipsets are not supported by this release.

Sony has joined the Verde program by supporting the following VAIO notebooks: Sony F Series with NVIDIA GeForce 310M and Sony F Series with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M. Other Sony VAIO notebooks are not supported at this time (please contact Sony for driver support).



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Please provide feedback on these drivers here so that I may compile the information and pass it along to our software team. When you reply to this thread with your feedback, please include the following as best you can to help us reproduce the issue you are experiencing.



Step by step instructions if necessary on how to reproduce problem?

How long does it take for the problem to appear?

Does this problem occur with previous drivers (if not, which driver version were you previously using)?

If this is a monitor compatibility issue does it show up with other monitors?



Desktop make and model:

Graphics Cards/Processors used in your Desktop:

Amount of system memory installed:

Operating System:

If the problem only shows on external display(s), please list the monitor make and model used:

Other:



*Note* If no system information is provided, I can not file a bug for your issue so please provide as much detailed information as you can so that our QA team has a better chance of reproducing your problem. Most of the the bugs that were filed in the 266.35 are still not fixed so you do not need to file detailed description for these if you already filed it in the previous thread. Thank you for your time.



If you are reporting that your notebook GPU is not supported by this driver release, please provide the following info:



1) Make and model of notebook

2) NVIDIA GPU model

3) Device ID of GPU. To get the Device ID of your GPU, please do the following:

-Open your Windows Device Manager

-Double-click on the "Display Adapters" icon

-Right-click over the icon for your NVIDIA GPU

-Select "Properties"

-From the Properties window, select the "Details" tab

-From the drop down "Property" box, select "Hardware Ids"

-Copy the first line shown and paste it into your report. In the image shown below, you would paste:



PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_9072104D&REV_A2



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#1
Posted 01/18/2011 06:06 PM   
Please fix the DiRT 2 micro-stuttering issue (which is random) that has been happening since 26x.

edit: The exact same thing happens in Race Driver: Grid. In World of Warcraft it drops to 58.3 quite often especially if you move around the tree which is on the H where it says The Drag on the map in Orgrimmar.

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
i5 760
Gigabyte P55-USB3
Gainward GTX 460 GS
4GB ram

Every game is played at 1280x1024, the settings in WoW are all at Good except for textures which is on High, Texture Filtering is Trilinear, Vsync on in all games, Tripple Buffering enabled in WoW.

This doesn't happen at all with 258.96 except for the WoW thing but that happens very rarely and i think only when it loads something. Moved around that tree for 2 minutes and it never dropped bellow 60.

edit 2: It seems certain areas show this issue as well even with 258.96 like Uldum for example (seems to happen more often when fighting something). It randomly drops to 58.3 and causes a mini stutter when it does that.
Please fix the DiRT 2 micro-stuttering issue (which is random) that has been happening since 26x.



edit: The exact same thing happens in Race Driver: Grid. In World of Warcraft it drops to 58.3 quite often especially if you move around the tree which is on the H where it says The Drag on the map in Orgrimmar.



Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

i5 760

Gigabyte P55-USB3

Gainward GTX 460 GS

4GB ram



Every game is played at 1280x1024, the settings in WoW are all at Good except for textures which is on High, Texture Filtering is Trilinear, Vsync on in all games, Tripple Buffering enabled in WoW.



This doesn't happen at all with 258.96 except for the WoW thing but that happens very rarely and i think only when it loads something. Moved around that tree for 2 minutes and it never dropped bellow 60.



edit 2: It seems certain areas show this issue as well even with 258.96 like Uldum for example (seems to happen more often when fighting something). It randomly drops to 58.3 and causes a mini stutter when it does that.

#2
Posted 01/18/2011 06:27 PM   
You didn't fix the black-flash screen when restarting, or shutting down the PC. !!! (Windows 7)
You didn't fix the black-flash screen when restarting, or shutting down the PC. !!! (Windows 7)

#3
Posted 01/18/2011 06:51 PM   
And how much drivers will be released from the 265 driver branch/family ?
And how much drivers will be released from the 265 driver branch/family ?

#4
Posted 01/18/2011 06:54 PM   
WOOHOO! ::goes to download them::
WOOHOO! ::goes to download them::



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#5
Posted 01/18/2011 07:18 PM   
The new driver has solved the win 7 64 login freeze issue for my build. I now am receiving many "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered" errors. At least progress is being made!

Thanks

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 - Bios v603
CPU: Intel i7 970 (stock speed)
Memory: 2 x 2Gb Corsair Dominator (CMP4GX3M2A1600C8)
Video: Gigabyte GTX 460 (GV-N460OC-1GI) - Bios F3
OS: Win 7 64 bit
The new driver has solved the win 7 64 login freeze issue for my build. I now am receiving many "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered" errors. At least progress is being made!



Thanks



Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 - Bios v603

CPU: Intel i7 970 (stock speed)

Memory: 2 x 2Gb Corsair Dominator (CMP4GX3M2A1600C8)

Video: Gigabyte GTX 460 (GV-N460OC-1GI) - Bios F3

OS: Win 7 64 bit

Asus Sabertooth

Core i7 970

4 Gb Corsair Dominator

Coolermaster V8

Powercolor 5850

Gigabyte GTX 460 (lockup win 7 64/vista 32)

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Gigabyte p35-DS3R

Q6700 @ 3.4

4 Gb OCZ Reaper

Tuniq Tower

Gigabyte GTX 460 (working win 7 64/vista 32)

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Intel DX58SO

Core i7 920

6 Gb OCZ

Stock HSF

Ati x700

Gigabyte GTX 460 (lockup win 7 64)

#6
Posted 01/18/2011 07:31 PM   
Finished downloading... I'll go do a clean install as soon as I'm done jamming to "More Than a Feeling" by Boston /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> And post some results!
Finished downloading... I'll go do a clean install as soon as I'm done jamming to "More Than a Feeling" by Boston /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> And post some results!



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#7
Posted 01/18/2011 07:35 PM   
Well thats just perfect, the driver we've all been waiting for is available and the V4 rail on my primary PSU takes a spaz /wallbash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wallbash:' /> .
5 year warranty is all well and good but right now Sli is "down", at the keebab shop /thumbsdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsdown:' />

Oh yea Epic track by Boston there Goddess /yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />
Well thats just perfect, the driver we've all been waiting for is available and the V4 rail on my primary PSU takes a spaz /wallbash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wallbash:' /> .

5 year warranty is all well and good but right now Sli is "down", at the keebab shop /thumbsdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsdown:' />



Oh yea Epic track by Boston there Goddess /yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />

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#8
Posted 01/18/2011 07:44 PM   
I was gonna go ultra-bold and try my 285 Classified out as a PhysX card with the 580s, but decided against it for fear that my PSU my decide to explode with 3 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCI-E plug adapters running... call me paranoid.

Issue Right off the bat that I was REALLY hoping y'all would fix but ain't that big of a deal:

During SLi enabling and disabling, the screen shrinks to 800x600 resolution for several seconds. This wouldn't be so bad if it didn't royally fubar the arrangement of what few desktop icons I have EVERY SINGLE TIME. >:o :(

Gonna go see if the Starcraft II AA bug was worked out between the latest patch and these drivers. Will report back.
I was gonna go ultra-bold and try my 285 Classified out as a PhysX card with the 580s, but decided against it for fear that my PSU my decide to explode with 3 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCI-E plug adapters running... call me paranoid.



Issue Right off the bat that I was REALLY hoping y'all would fix but ain't that big of a deal:



During SLi enabling and disabling, the screen shrinks to 800x600 resolution for several seconds. This wouldn't be so bad if it didn't royally fubar the arrangement of what few desktop icons I have EVERY SINGLE TIME. >:o :(



Gonna go see if the Starcraft II AA bug was worked out between the latest patch and these drivers. Will report back.



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#9
Posted 01/18/2011 08:11 PM   
For the next update of driver, Nvidia please try to make the developers to fix the black flashing screen for 1-2 seconds when restarting or shutting down the PC. !! Thanks ! ManuelG please tell them !
For the next update of driver, Nvidia please try to make the developers to fix the black flashing screen for 1-2 seconds when restarting or shutting down the PC. !! Thanks ! ManuelG please tell them !

#10
Posted 01/18/2011 08:12 PM   
[quote name='calin05' date='18 January 2011 - 01:12 PM' timestamp='1295381539' post='1179195']
For the next update of driver, Nvidia please try to make the developers to fix the black flashing screen for 1-2 seconds when restarting or shutting down the PC. !! Thanks ! ManuelG please tell them !
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I'm failing to understand, as I'm sure they are, why this is important enough to "fix". It isn't hurting anything, ignore it...

Update:

Starcraft II + Antialiasing = white-lines along shadows with Ultra Shaders is still not fixed :( Gonna reboot to 4GHz and run a Heaven 2.1 bench, see how they perform /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
[quote name='calin05' date='18 January 2011 - 01:12 PM' timestamp='1295381539' post='1179195']

For the next update of driver, Nvidia please try to make the developers to fix the black flashing screen for 1-2 seconds when restarting or shutting down the PC. !! Thanks ! ManuelG please tell them !





I'm failing to understand, as I'm sure they are, why this is important enough to "fix". It isn't hurting anything, ignore it...



Update:



Starcraft II + Antialiasing = white-lines along shadows with Ultra Shaders is still not fixed :( Gonna reboot to 4GHz and run a Heaven 2.1 bench, see how they perform /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



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#11
Posted 01/18/2011 08:17 PM   
These 266.58 WHQL drivers act like the 260.99 WHQL Drivers where the screen goes full black, then the message on my screen pops up saying entering power saving mode, this requires a hard restart to bring the system back.. All I was doing was *funnily enough* reading user comments over on guru3d.com about these new drivers after I had installed them, I had nothing running, just internet Explorer with 2 Tabs open.

I didn't have this problem in Windows 7 using the 260.99 WHQL drivers, or in Windows XP using the 260.99 WHQL drivers, Only in Windows Vista using the 260.99 WHQL drivers and now I have the same problem with these new 266.58 WHQL drivers.

I have been using the 266.35 BETA drivers since the day of their release, in Windows Vista I had driver crashes *Only while browsing the Internet* it would always recover and show the popup saying the driver had crashed and had recovered, It never caused my display to show *entering power saving mode* which in turn would require a hard reset of the system to bring the system back.

My video card is a EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1024MB 01G-P3-1370, I purchased it in November last year, Prior to this video card I had a EVGA NVIDIA 8800GTS SSC Edition video card, I had tested the 260.99 WHQL drivers with my old 88 GTS in Windows Vista before moving to this new GTX 460, The 88 GTS did ***NOT*** have driver crashes, My system is stable, while it is a little old.. it is very stable.

Why does the driver crash while using the GTX 460 in Windows Vista? It does not crash in Windows 7 or Windows XP.. I have all three operating systems on my computer, so it's all the same hardware.. just different OS.

Is there something in Vista that causes the driver to crash?

*Going to test these new 266.58 WHQL drivers more today in Vista to see if it will crash more than once*

**Second Edit, Moving Back to 266.35 BETA for Vista, At least they Sort of Worked.. Well.. Yeah, they sort of worked for Vista**

*headbutts table*
These 266.58 WHQL drivers act like the 260.99 WHQL Drivers where the screen goes full black, then the message on my screen pops up saying entering power saving mode, this requires a hard restart to bring the system back.. All I was doing was *funnily enough* reading user comments over on guru3d.com about these new drivers after I had installed them, I had nothing running, just internet Explorer with 2 Tabs open.



I didn't have this problem in Windows 7 using the 260.99 WHQL drivers, or in Windows XP using the 260.99 WHQL drivers, Only in Windows Vista using the 260.99 WHQL drivers and now I have the same problem with these new 266.58 WHQL drivers.



I have been using the 266.35 BETA drivers since the day of their release, in Windows Vista I had driver crashes *Only while browsing the Internet* it would always recover and show the popup saying the driver had crashed and had recovered, It never caused my display to show *entering power saving mode* which in turn would require a hard reset of the system to bring the system back.



My video card is a EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1024MB 01G-P3-1370, I purchased it in November last year, Prior to this video card I had a EVGA NVIDIA 8800GTS SSC Edition video card, I had tested the 260.99 WHQL drivers with my old 88 GTS in Windows Vista before moving to this new GTX 460, The 88 GTS did ***NOT*** have driver crashes, My system is stable, while it is a little old.. it is very stable.



Why does the driver crash while using the GTX 460 in Windows Vista? It does not crash in Windows 7 or Windows XP.. I have all three operating systems on my computer, so it's all the same hardware.. just different OS.



Is there something in Vista that causes the driver to crash?



*Going to test these new 266.58 WHQL drivers more today in Vista to see if it will crash more than once*



**Second Edit, Moving Back to 266.35 BETA for Vista, At least they Sort of Worked.. Well.. Yeah, they sort of worked for Vista**



*headbutts table*

#12
Posted 01/18/2011 08:19 PM   
My computer just recently started getting stuck/freezing on the "welcome" page. I did a fresh install of windows 7 64x and I updated the 266.58 WHQL drivers that was released today for my EVGA GTX 470. I also installed the drivers for my mobo. I am getting a BSOD error watching youtube videos and playing starcraft 2. I've attached my minidump file for you.

Antec 902 / i7-950 / Asus P6X58D Premium / G Skill PI 3X2GB CL 6 / EVGA GTX 470 SC / Corsair H70 / Antec TruePower 750w
My computer just recently started getting stuck/freezing on the "welcome" page. I did a fresh install of windows 7 64x and I updated the 266.58 WHQL drivers that was released today for my EVGA GTX 470. I also installed the drivers for my mobo. I am getting a BSOD error watching youtube videos and playing starcraft 2. I've attached my minidump file for you.



Antec 902 / i7-950 / Asus P6X58D Premium / G Skill PI 3X2GB CL 6 / EVGA GTX 470 SC / Corsair H70 / Antec TruePower 750w

#13
Posted 01/18/2011 08:29 PM   
Oh my god, it just gets worse and worse. I bought my two GTX460's back when driver 258 was current. Back then the surround mode felt very experimental (wildly flickering screens entering or exiting the surround mode, with no bells or whistles - very Alpha stage). Since then each driver release has made things worse. Driver 260 caused the Nvidia Control Panel to crash when first trying to enter surround - plus it no longer remembered the bezel settings and had to setup afresh each time. This new driver 266.58 won't enter surround mode at all. All three screens go black (a white cursor flashes on the center screen) and the system freezes, requiring a reboot. Great! It's back to driver 258 for me then.

By now I would have expected one initial setup of surround mode (with flickering etc) and then a clean instant switch between modes whenever that resolution was chosen. Plus some slick surround mode window-snapping-to-monitor software to make surround mode usable for non-gaming. Very disappointed Nvidia. Your software department is destroying your hardware department.


Custom Built System (i7 930, Asus P6X58D-E)
2x Palit 2GB GTX 460
6GB System RAM
3x 24" monitors (1x Dell U2410, 2x Samsung SyncMaster 2443)
Windows 7 64Bit
Oh my god, it just gets worse and worse. I bought my two GTX460's back when driver 258 was current. Back then the surround mode felt very experimental (wildly flickering screens entering or exiting the surround mode, with no bells or whistles - very Alpha stage). Since then each driver release has made things worse. Driver 260 caused the Nvidia Control Panel to crash when first trying to enter surround - plus it no longer remembered the bezel settings and had to setup afresh each time. This new driver 266.58 won't enter surround mode at all. All three screens go black (a white cursor flashes on the center screen) and the system freezes, requiring a reboot. Great! It's back to driver 258 for me then.



By now I would have expected one initial setup of surround mode (with flickering etc) and then a clean instant switch between modes whenever that resolution was chosen. Plus some slick surround mode window-snapping-to-monitor software to make surround mode usable for non-gaming. Very disappointed Nvidia. Your software department is destroying your hardware department.





Custom Built System (i7 930, Asus P6X58D-E)

2x Palit 2GB GTX 460

6GB System RAM

3x 24" monitors (1x Dell U2410, 2x Samsung SyncMaster 2443)

Windows 7 64Bit

#14
Posted 01/18/2011 08:46 PM   
I've tried different 26X.XX versions of these drivers with same results. For whatever reason, my GTX 470 will not go to full speed when running anything 3d. Core clock goes to 405, should be 607, Shader goes to 810, should be 1215, but memory clock is ok at 1674. I have the power setting set to "prefer maximum". I don't know what the problem is, but 258.96 seem to be ok.

3dmark 11 score w/266.58 drivers: P2611
3dmark 11 score w/258.96 drivers: P3403
I've tried different 26X.XX versions of these drivers with same results. For whatever reason, my GTX 470 will not go to full speed when running anything 3d. Core clock goes to 405, should be 607, Shader goes to 810, should be 1215, but memory clock is ok at 1674. I have the power setting set to "prefer maximum". I don't know what the problem is, but 258.96 seem to be ok.



3dmark 11 score w/266.58 drivers: P2611

3dmark 11 score w/258.96 drivers: P3403

#15
Posted 01/18/2011 08:50 PM   
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