Official BETA NVIDIA 301.24 Display Driver Feedback Thread For NVIDIA Geforce Desktop/Notebook/ION G
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Today we released our first unified R300 drivers for Geforce desktop and notebook GPUs. The latest NVIDIA GeForce R300 drivers bring many of the industry-leading features we launched with the-next generation GeForce GTX 680 GPU to millions of GeForce GPUs as far back as 2006. This continues our tradition of bringing new features and performance to previous generation products. All GeForce 8-series and later GPUs running on Windows 7 or Windows Vista can now take advantage of the ground-breaking benefits of [url="http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-301.24-beta-drivers-released/#nvidiafxaa"]NVIDIA FXAA[/url], [url="http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-301.24-beta-drivers-released/#nvidiaadaptivevsync"]NVIDIA Adaptive VSync[/url], and [url="http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-301.24-beta-drivers-released/#nvidiaframeratetarget"]NVIDIA Frame Rate Target[/url]. In addition, all NVIDIA Surround-capable GPUs now support the new [url="http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-surround-on-the-geforce-gtx-680/"]NVIDIA Surround[/url] features like a fourth accessory display. Although NVIDIA R301.24 display driver is released as a BETA driver, it is our currently a WHQL candidate. Windows 8 is not officially supported by this driver.

R300 highlights:
• Boosts performance in several top PC games by up to 23 percent with a single GPU (tested on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) and by up to 23 percent with SLI (tested on Just Cause 2), when compared with the R295 drivers. Read our [url="http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-301.24-beta-drivers-released/#performanceimprovements"]R300 article on GeForce.com[/url] for details and a complete list of performance increases.
• Adds NVIDIA FXAA technology to the NVIDIA Control Panel, enabling ultra-fast anti-aliasing (up to 60 percent faster than MSAA).
• Enables NVIDIA Adaptive VSync, which provides a smoother gaming experience by dynamically enabling and disabling vertical sync based on your current frame rate.
• Enables NVIDIA Frame Rate Target in third-party applications, like EVGA Precision X, for automatic and dynamic adjustment of frame rate to a user-specified target.
• Introduces several new NVIDIA Surround capabilities:
o Add a fourth accessory display for access to email, web, or other applications while you game.
o Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode.
o Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display.
o Enable bezel peeking to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels when using bezel-corrected resolutions.
o Add or remove resolution settings from the list of Surround resolutions.
o Full center display acceleration for single-wide display modes.
• Adds or updates NVIDIA SLI support for numerous new games such as Alan Wake (previously enabled via NVIDIA Update in R295 drivers), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Risen 2: Dark Waters and more.
• Adds or updates NVIDIA 3D Vision support for several new games such as Oil Rush (rated 3D Vision Ready), Rayman Origins (rated Good), and Wargame: European Escalation (rated Good).

For more details, refer to the release highlights on the driver download pages and read the [url="http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-301.24-beta-drivers-released/"]GeForce R300 article[/url] on GeForce.com.

[b]Release Notes:[/b]
[url="http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/301.24/301.24-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf"]http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/301.24/301.24-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf[/url]

[b]NVIDIA Control Panel Users Guide:[/b]
[url="http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/301.24/301.24-nvidia-control-panel-quick-start-guide.pdf"]http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/301.24/301.24-nvidia-control-panel-quick-start-guide.pdf[/url]

[u][b]Driver Feedback:[/b][/u] If providing feedback on these drivers, please pay attention to the info we require at the bottom of this post. If you do not include this information, it may push the priority of your issue down or may make it impossible for us to reproduce your issue.

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

[u][b]For Desktop/ION GPUs[/b][/u]

[b]Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:[/b]
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-301.24-beta-driver.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-301.24-beta-driver.html[/url]

[b]Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:[/b]
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-301.24-beta-driver.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-301.24-beta-driver.html[/url]

[b]Windows XP:[/b]
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-301.24-beta-driver.html

[b]Windows XP 64-bit:[/b]
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64-301.24-beta-driver.html

[u][b]Geforce Notebook/Optimus GPUs[/b][/u]

[b]Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:[/b]
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-301.24-beta-driver.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-301.24-beta-driver.html[/url]

[b]Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:[/b]
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-301.24-beta-driver.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-301.24-beta-driver.html[/url]

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[b]Providing Driver Feedback:[/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. Below I have broken down the information which will help us best to reproduce your issue based on the type of issue you are experiencing. I know it seems like we are asking for a lot of information but the more information we have, the easier it will be for us to reproduce your issue. Of course if have trouble providing some of the information below, that is fine. If you can add your system information to your profile's signature, that would also be of tremendous help as users will sometimes confirm a bug affects their system as well but do not provide any system information to assist us in reproducing an issue. Thank you for your time.

[u][b]Driver fails to install/complete errors:[/b][/u]
If the NVIDIA display driver installer fails to install because of some type of install error, please provide the following information:
1) Desktop/notebook make or model (if you have a custom PC, simply note Custom PC and provide your motherboard make and model)
2) Please indicated the previous driver version you were using
3) How was the driver installed?
-Express Installation
-Custom Installation
-Custom Installation with option Perform Clean Install selected
4) Is Microsoft UAC enabled/disabled?
5) Have you used any registry cleaner/optimizer/security tool since the last successful NVIDIA driver installation?
6) Are you using any anti-virus program? If so, which one?
7) Which driver version were you updating from?
8) If you can, please follow the instructions below to provide us with your installation logs:

-Open a Command Prompt window.
-Navigate in the Command Prompt window to the folder where the NVIDIA display driver files were extracted to. For Windows 7 x64 for example, it would be:

C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\30.24\Vista 64-bit\English

-Run the following command:

setup.exe -log:"C:\NVlog" -loglevel:6

-We will need the file generated by the setup installer in the c:\nvlog directory. Also, please send us the setupapi log from here:

C:\Windows\INF\Setupapi.*.log

8) Last but not least, we could also use a Process Monitor log. To do this, download the following utility and unzip it:
[url="http://technet.micro...ernals/bb896645"]http://technet.micro...ernals/bb896645[/url]

Open the program and then choose "Save". The saved file will also help us isolate the cause of your installation issue.

Please note, the above does not include installation errors because the driver does not support your product. If you have a notebook which is not supported by this driver and you would like to request that it be added to a future driver, skip down below to the Notebook Display Driver Request section.

[u][b]Stuttering/Poor application/game performance:[/b][/u]

1)Title of game and version
2) Is this game a disc install, Steam, D2D, GOG, etc.?
3) What version of the game are you running?
4) Motherboard make/model
5) Please provide custom in game or in the NVIDIA Control Panel 3d settings used with game (for example what screen resolution are you running, what quality settings in game do you have the game running at, etc.)
6) Operating system
7) Power supply make and model
8) Amount of system memory installed
9) Did this problem occur with a previous driver? If not, please indicate last known working driver
10) Is 3D Vision enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel? Is 3d stereo enabled in game? If yes to either of these, do you get the same problem if 3D Vision is completely disabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel?
11) If necessary, please provide description of how to reproduce stuttering (ie if you need to navigate to a special section in the game or play for a specific amount of time before the problem starts to occur)
12) Is it factory overclocked? If factory overclocked, does turning down the clock settings resolve your issue?
13) Are you running an SLI system? If so, does the problem go away if you disable SLI?
14) Are you running more than one display?
15) Sound card make and model (if you are using onboard sound card, you can just state onboard sound card)
16) Does this reproduce with other games/applications or just one particular game/application
17) If this is a game, please provide FRAPS logs if possible showing the stuttering/low performance:
http://www.fraps.com/
18) If your game is a multiplayer online game suffering from performance issue, please verify the same issue occurs in single player mode

[u][b]Graphic Corruption/Missing Graphics:[/b][/u]

1)Title of game and version
2) Is this game a disc install, Steam, D2D, GOG, etc.?
3) What version of the game are you running?
4) Motherboard make/model
5) Please provide custom in game or in the NVIDIA Control Panel 3d settings used with game (for example what screen resolution are you running, what quality settings in game do you have the game running at, etc.)
6) Operating system
7) Did this problem occur with your previous graphics card/driver?
8) Is it factory overclocked?
9) Are you running an SLI system? If so, does the problem go away if you disable SLI?
10) Does this reproduce with other games/applications or just one particular game/application
11) If possible, please provide screenshots or a Youtube video showing the graphic corruptions you are seeing.

[u][b]Monitor/HDTV connectivity/detection issues:[/b][/u]

1) Display make and model (if you know the firmware version, please provide this as well)
2) How is display connected (HDMI, DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, etc.)
3) If you are using an adapter in between the display and graphics card, please state the type of adapter (ie DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI to VGA, etc.)
4) Have you tested the other ports on your graphics card?
5) Is this problem specific to when the driver is installed or does it occur with drivers uninstalled?
6) Approximately how long of a cable are you using (does not need to be exact)
7) Graphics card video BIOS version
8) If possible, please provide a log file by using the built in Windos displaydiag.exe utility. More than likely you will only be able to do so if you have another monitor you can attach to your PC so that you can see your Windows desktop. Make sure the problematic display is also attached. You will find this utility at:

c:\windows\system32\displaydiag.exe

Once you run the file, it will create a new log file right underneath the file displaydiag.exe. Please provide this log file.

[u][b]Miscellaneous Graphics Card Issues:[/b][/u]

1)Step by step instructions if necessary on how to reproduce problem?
2) How long does it take for the problem to appear?
3) Does this problem occur with your previous graphics card?
4) Motherboard make and model?
5) What graphics cards are in your PC
6) Amount of system memory installed
7) Operating System

[u][b]Notebook Display Driver Request:[/b][/u]

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. It would look something like this:

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_9072104D&REV_A2
Today we released our first unified R300 drivers for Geforce desktop and notebook GPUs. The latest NVIDIA GeForce R300 drivers bring many of the industry-leading features we launched with the-next generation GeForce GTX 680 GPU to millions of GeForce GPUs as far back as 2006. This continues our tradition of bringing new features and performance to previous generation products. All GeForce 8-series and later GPUs running on Windows 7 or Windows Vista can now take advantage of the ground-breaking benefits of NVIDIA FXAA, NVIDIA Adaptive VSync, and NVIDIA Frame Rate Target. In addition, all NVIDIA Surround-capable GPUs now support the new NVIDIA Surround features like a fourth accessory display. Although NVIDIA R301.24 display driver is released as a BETA driver, it is our currently a WHQL candidate. Windows 8 is not officially supported by this driver.



R300 highlights:

• Boosts performance in several top PC games by up to 23 percent with a single GPU (tested on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) and by up to 23 percent with SLI (tested on Just Cause 2), when compared with the R295 drivers. Read our R300 article on GeForce.com for details and a complete list of performance increases.

• Adds NVIDIA FXAA technology to the NVIDIA Control Panel, enabling ultra-fast anti-aliasing (up to 60 percent faster than MSAA).

• Enables NVIDIA Adaptive VSync, which provides a smoother gaming experience by dynamically enabling and disabling vertical sync based on your current frame rate.

• Enables NVIDIA Frame Rate Target in third-party applications, like EVGA Precision X, for automatic and dynamic adjustment of frame rate to a user-specified target.

• Introduces several new NVIDIA Surround capabilities:

o Add a fourth accessory display for access to email, web, or other applications while you game.

o Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode.

o Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display.

o Enable bezel peeking to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels when using bezel-corrected resolutions.

o Add or remove resolution settings from the list of Surround resolutions.

o Full center display acceleration for single-wide display modes.

• Adds or updates NVIDIA SLI support for numerous new games such as Alan Wake (previously enabled via NVIDIA Update in R295 drivers), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Risen 2: Dark Waters and more.

• Adds or updates NVIDIA 3D Vision support for several new games such as Oil Rush (rated 3D Vision Ready), Rayman Origins (rated Good), and Wargame: European Escalation (rated Good).



For more details, refer to the release highlights on the driver download pages and read the GeForce R300 article on GeForce.com.



Release Notes:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/301.24/301.24-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf



NVIDIA Control Panel Users Guide:

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/301.24/301.24-nvidia-control-panel-quick-start-guide.pdf



Driver Feedback: If providing feedback on these drivers, please pay attention to the info we require at the bottom of this post. If you do not include this information, it may push the priority of your issue down or may make it impossible for us to reproduce your issue.



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-301.24-beta-driver.html



Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-301.24-beta-driver.html



Windows XP:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-301.24-beta-driver.html



Windows XP 64-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64-301.24-beta-driver.html



Geforce Notebook/Optimus GPUs



Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-301.24-beta-driver.html



Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-301.24-beta-driver.html



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Providing Driver Feedback:



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. Below I have broken down the information which will help us best to reproduce your issue based on the type of issue you are experiencing. I know it seems like we are asking for a lot of information but the more information we have, the easier it will be for us to reproduce your issue. Of course if have trouble providing some of the information below, that is fine. If you can add your system information to your profile's signature, that would also be of tremendous help as users will sometimes confirm a bug affects their system as well but do not provide any system information to assist us in reproducing an issue. Thank you for your time.



Driver fails to install/complete errors:

If the NVIDIA display driver installer fails to install because of some type of install error, please provide the following information:

1) Desktop/notebook make or model (if you have a custom PC, simply note Custom PC and provide your motherboard make and model)

2) Please indicated the previous driver version you were using

3) How was the driver installed?

-Express Installation

-Custom Installation

-Custom Installation with option Perform Clean Install selected

4) Is Microsoft UAC enabled/disabled?

5) Have you used any registry cleaner/optimizer/security tool since the last successful NVIDIA driver installation?

6) Are you using any anti-virus program? If so, which one?

7) Which driver version were you updating from?

8) If you can, please follow the instructions below to provide us with your installation logs:



-Open a Command Prompt window.

-Navigate in the Command Prompt window to the folder where the NVIDIA display driver files were extracted to. For Windows 7 x64 for example, it would be:



C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\30.24\Vista 64-bit\English



-Run the following command:



setup.exe -log:"C:\NVlog" -loglevel:6



-We will need the file generated by the setup installer in the c:\nvlog directory. Also, please send us the setupapi log from here:



C:\Windows\INF\Setupapi.*.log



8) Last but not least, we could also use a Process Monitor log. To do this, download the following utility and unzip it:

http://technet.micro...ernals/bb896645



Open the program and then choose "Save". The saved file will also help us isolate the cause of your installation issue.



Please note, the above does not include installation errors because the driver does not support your product. If you have a notebook which is not supported by this driver and you would like to request that it be added to a future driver, skip down below to the Notebook Display Driver Request section.



Stuttering/Poor application/game performance:



1)Title of game and version

2) Is this game a disc install, Steam, D2D, GOG, etc.?

3) What version of the game are you running?

4) Motherboard make/model

5) Please provide custom in game or in the NVIDIA Control Panel 3d settings used with game (for example what screen resolution are you running, what quality settings in game do you have the game running at, etc.)

6) Operating system

7) Power supply make and model

8) Amount of system memory installed

9) Did this problem occur with a previous driver? If not, please indicate last known working driver

10) Is 3D Vision enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel? Is 3d stereo enabled in game? If yes to either of these, do you get the same problem if 3D Vision is completely disabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel?

11) If necessary, please provide description of how to reproduce stuttering (ie if you need to navigate to a special section in the game or play for a specific amount of time before the problem starts to occur)

12) Is it factory overclocked? If factory overclocked, does turning down the clock settings resolve your issue?

13) Are you running an SLI system? If so, does the problem go away if you disable SLI?

14) Are you running more than one display?

15) Sound card make and model (if you are using onboard sound card, you can just state onboard sound card)

16) Does this reproduce with other games/applications or just one particular game/application

17) If this is a game, please provide FRAPS logs if possible showing the stuttering/low performance:

http://www.fraps.com/

18) If your game is a multiplayer online game suffering from performance issue, please verify the same issue occurs in single player mode



Graphic Corruption/Missing Graphics:



1)Title of game and version

2) Is this game a disc install, Steam, D2D, GOG, etc.?

3) What version of the game are you running?

4) Motherboard make/model

5) Please provide custom in game or in the NVIDIA Control Panel 3d settings used with game (for example what screen resolution are you running, what quality settings in game do you have the game running at, etc.)

6) Operating system

7) Did this problem occur with your previous graphics card/driver?

8) Is it factory overclocked?

9) Are you running an SLI system? If so, does the problem go away if you disable SLI?

10) Does this reproduce with other games/applications or just one particular game/application

11) If possible, please provide screenshots or a Youtube video showing the graphic corruptions you are seeing.



Monitor/HDTV connectivity/detection issues:



1) Display make and model (if you know the firmware version, please provide this as well)

2) How is display connected (HDMI, DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, etc.)

3) If you are using an adapter in between the display and graphics card, please state the type of adapter (ie DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI to VGA, etc.)

4) Have you tested the other ports on your graphics card?

5) Is this problem specific to when the driver is installed or does it occur with drivers uninstalled?

6) Approximately how long of a cable are you using (does not need to be exact)

7) Graphics card video BIOS version

8) If possible, please provide a log file by using the built in Windos displaydiag.exe utility. More than likely you will only be able to do so if you have another monitor you can attach to your PC so that you can see your Windows desktop. Make sure the problematic display is also attached. You will find this utility at:



c:\windows\system32\displaydiag.exe



Once you run the file, it will create a new log file right underneath the file displaydiag.exe. Please provide this log file.



Miscellaneous Graphics Card Issues:



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

2) How long does it take for the problem to appear?

3) Does this problem occur with your previous graphics card?

4) Motherboard make and model?

5) What graphics cards are in your PC

6) Amount of system memory installed

7) Operating System



Notebook Display Driver Request:



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. It would look something like this:



PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A2B&SUBSYS_9072104D&REV_A2

Please send me a PM if I fail to keep up on replying in any specific thread or leave a driver feedback: Driver Feedback

#1
Posted 04/10/2012 07:30 AM   
[b]ManuelG,[/b]

Did the garbled pink screen issue fix make it in this beta release? Also. Will we be seeing another beta or whql next?
ManuelG,



Did the garbled pink screen issue fix make it in this beta release? Also. Will we be seeing another beta or whql next?

#2
Posted 04/10/2012 07:43 AM   
Here I'm!

GPU no-scaling feature now is really well implemented: no problem with DXHR, it works [u]without[/u] forcing it through "Override the scaling mode" check button option and the overhead for the GPU is really ->0.
But there are always those 2 **** games :D not working with no-scaling: STALKER Clear Sky (X-Ray Engine 1.5) and STALKER Call of Pripyat (X-Ray Engine 1.6); in fullscreen mode they simply fill all the monitor space regardless no-scaling option activated and forced.

As reported here ( http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=226930 ) there's some issue with 3D clock (and I didn't see any driver crash in my case).

I see profiles for Unreal Tournament 99, Deus Ex: Invisible War (finally) and Thief Gold (!!!): so please add a Thief 2 profile too, that little sneaky jewel of the past is more and more played by the fan community and it deserves a profile. Kudos to NVidia driver engineers!
Here I'm!



GPU no-scaling feature now is really well implemented: no problem with DXHR, it works without forcing it through "Override the scaling mode" check button option and the overhead for the GPU is really ->0.

But there are always those 2 **** games :D not working with no-scaling: STALKER Clear Sky (X-Ray Engine 1.5) and STALKER Call of Pripyat (X-Ray Engine 1.6); in fullscreen mode they simply fill all the monitor space regardless no-scaling option activated and forced.



As reported here ( http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=226930 ) there's some issue with 3D clock (and I didn't see any driver crash in my case).



I see profiles for Unreal Tournament 99, Deus Ex: Invisible War (finally) and Thief Gold (!!!): so please add a Thief 2 profile too, that little sneaky jewel of the past is more and more played by the fan community and it deserves a profile. Kudos to NVidia driver engineers!

*Gigabyte GA-H55-UD3H - Intel i3 530 @20x200 MHz - Transcend DDR3 @4x200 MHz 4 GB
*Asus ENGTX 460 @750/2000 MHz - Philips 234EL
*Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
*Windows Seven 64 SP1

#3
Posted 04/10/2012 08:28 AM   
Nvidia Control Panel still does not properly detect an existing install of Starcraft II and when creating an application specific profile for the main Starcraft II EXE file, it displays the file path in the profile name (Look at the first image for an example). However when creating an application specific profile for a engine/version specific Starcraft II EXE file, it shows the name of the game with no file path (Look at the 2nd image for example).

So in order for Starcraft II to appear properly in the list of Application Specific Profiles, we must add a version specific copy of Starcraft II which means any changes made will only affect that particular version of Starcraft II. You can see from the 2nd image that so far there are 11 versions of Starcraft II, each kept to maintain backwards compatibility with replays (This is something Blizzard is doing, not something I've done).

And once I create an application specific profile for a version specific copy of the Starcraft II EXE file, I can't delete it. So in order to support SC2 I'd need to create an application specific profile for each version of Starcraft II and that would just clutter up the profile list with identical entries with no way to undo the operations should I ever desire to. (And no way to identify which profile entry corresponds to which version of the game)

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=32596 (Image 1)
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=32597 (Image 2)
Nvidia Control Panel still does not properly detect an existing install of Starcraft II and when creating an application specific profile for the main Starcraft II EXE file, it displays the file path in the profile name (Look at the first image for an example). However when creating an application specific profile for a engine/version specific Starcraft II EXE file, it shows the name of the game with no file path (Look at the 2nd image for example).



So in order for Starcraft II to appear properly in the list of Application Specific Profiles, we must add a version specific copy of Starcraft II which means any changes made will only affect that particular version of Starcraft II. You can see from the 2nd image that so far there are 11 versions of Starcraft II, each kept to maintain backwards compatibility with replays (This is something Blizzard is doing, not something I've done).



And once I create an application specific profile for a version specific copy of the Starcraft II EXE file, I can't delete it. So in order to support SC2 I'd need to create an application specific profile for each version of Starcraft II and that would just clutter up the profile list with identical entries with no way to undo the operations should I ever desire to. (And no way to identify which profile entry corresponds to which version of the game)



http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=32596 (Image 1)

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=32597 (Image 2)

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#4
Posted 04/10/2012 10:25 AM   
Intel 2600k
8GB ram
GTX 680
Win 7 64 bit


I am having weird issues with this driver on my GTX 680. 3D mark 11 didn't want to start at first and gave an error about "unable to go fullscreen" or something along these lines. On a second attempt it worked w/o problems, however these drivers gave me a lower score by 30 points from 301.10 (did 2 runs to make sure). After that i tried playing a video and WMP would start in an unusually small window and then give some error. I immediately tried media player classic and the video started, then WMP will also work after that w/o errors ?! I never had issues like this with 301.10, im going back to it. This driver is not worth it and i reinstalled it twice just to make sure its not my OS...

PS: Games on the other hand are flawless but i need a driver to work everywhere, not just games. Hope this helps somehow...
Intel 2600k

8GB ram

GTX 680

Win 7 64 bit





I am having weird issues with this driver on my GTX 680. 3D mark 11 didn't want to start at first and gave an error about "unable to go fullscreen" or something along these lines. On a second attempt it worked w/o problems, however these drivers gave me a lower score by 30 points from 301.10 (did 2 runs to make sure). After that i tried playing a video and WMP would start in an unusually small window and then give some error. I immediately tried media player classic and the video started, then WMP will also work after that w/o errors ?! I never had issues like this with 301.10, im going back to it. This driver is not worth it and i reinstalled it twice just to make sure its not my OS...



PS: Games on the other hand are flawless but i need a driver to work everywhere, not just games. Hope this helps somehow...

2600K/Gigabyte P67/Intel 520 SSD/2x GTX 680 SLI/OCZ ZX 1250W/Win 7 64/Dell U2711

#5
Posted 04/10/2012 10:29 AM   
I can't see any difference regardless FXAA is set to ON or OFF. Is there any trick to enable it?

[img]http://i.imgur.com/xhn51.png[/img]
I can't see any difference regardless FXAA is set to ON or OFF. Is there any trick to enable it?



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#6
Posted 04/10/2012 10:30 AM   
Update: BF3 still needs override option for no-scaling.
Question: what is this "AAAA....A mess" found in many profiles?

[img]http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3176/53808822.jpg[/img]
Update: BF3 still needs override option for no-scaling.

Question: what is this "AAAA....A mess" found in many profiles?



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#7
Posted 04/10/2012 10:41 AM   
There is an issue with Sli switching off

In Skyrim if you fast travel, Sli gets disabled, and refuses to work until you reboot the computer. The one card will run at 99% while the other card is not used at all.

Using the latest version of Skyrim, with 2x GTX 470 cards, Windows 7 64 bit, going back to the 296.10 drivers resolves the issue.
There is an issue with Sli switching off



In Skyrim if you fast travel, Sli gets disabled, and refuses to work until you reboot the computer. The one card will run at 99% while the other card is not used at all.



Using the latest version of Skyrim, with 2x GTX 470 cards, Windows 7 64 bit, going back to the 296.10 drivers resolves the issue.

#8
Posted 04/10/2012 10:53 AM   
GPU: GTX 460 1GB
OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Driver: 301.24
Problem: maximum 5 FPS for game World of Tanks
an excellent driver /bloated.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':X' />
GPU: GTX 460 1GB

OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1

Driver: 301.24

Problem: maximum 5 FPS for game World of Tanks

an excellent driver /bloated.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':X' />

#9
Posted 04/10/2012 11:27 AM   
[quote name='jjxaker' date='10 April 2012 - 01:27 PM' timestamp='1334057251' post='1394201']
GPU: GTX 460 1GB
OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1
Driver: 301.24
Problem: maximum 5 FPS for game World of Tanks
an excellent driver /bloated.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':X' />
[/quote]
Control 3D clock (running the game in a window) with MSI Afterburner/EVGA Precision.
Maybe you have this issue: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=226930
[quote name='jjxaker' date='10 April 2012 - 01:27 PM' timestamp='1334057251' post='1394201']

GPU: GTX 460 1GB

OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1

Driver: 301.24

Problem: maximum 5 FPS for game World of Tanks

an excellent driver /bloated.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':X' />



Control 3D clock (running the game in a window) with MSI Afterburner/EVGA Precision.

Maybe you have this issue: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=226930

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*Windows Seven 64 SP1

#10
Posted 04/10/2012 11:30 AM   
Has this driver any code changes for kepler or is it just like 301.10 with added support for older series?
Has this driver any code changes for kepler or is it just like 301.10 with added support for older series?

#11
Posted 04/10/2012 11:36 AM   
Intel 2500
GTX 580
8gb ram
Win 7 64bit
Excellent drivers.Best I've ever had.
Guys adaptive vsync is a breakthrough really.I think that in order to
work you should also select power management as adaptive as well.
FXAA is smooth and nice looking and I don't see the blurness I had with
FXAA injector.
Tested on:
Witcher 2 FXAA on Adaptive Vsync
NFS Shift 2 FXAA on Adaptive Vsync
NBA 2k12 FXAA on Adaptive Vsync
FIFA 12 (all stutter almost gone)FXAA on Adaptive Vsync
Dirt 3 never had an issue with this so no new features implemented
COD MW4 awesomely fast
Intel 2500

GTX 580

8gb ram

Win 7 64bit

Excellent drivers.Best I've ever had.

Guys adaptive vsync is a breakthrough really.I think that in order to

work you should also select power management as adaptive as well.

FXAA is smooth and nice looking and I don't see the blurness I had with

FXAA injector.

Tested on:

Witcher 2 FXAA on Adaptive Vsync

NFS Shift 2 FXAA on Adaptive Vsync

NBA 2k12 FXAA on Adaptive Vsync

FIFA 12 (all stutter almost gone)FXAA on Adaptive Vsync

Dirt 3 never had an issue with this so no new features implemented

COD MW4 awesomely fast

#12
Posted 04/10/2012 11:40 AM   
[quote name='FYFI_13' date='10 April 2012 - 04:00 PM' timestamp='1334053812' post='1394174']
I can't see any difference regardless FXAA is set to ON or OFF. Is there any trick to enable it?

[img]http://i.imgur.com/xhn51.png[/img]

[/quote]


i strongly believe you can notice the difference when you are in - game with a lesser resolutions & no MSAA.
i've noticed in few games but not in BF3 as the game has already in-built FXAA= Post Deferred AA(or similar to it) & as per the notice-There is no FXAA profile for applications which has in-built FXAA.(you can see that the FXAA is greyed out for individual profiles in Program Settings tab) /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />

Check the same at the link below.
as [u][i]"Please note that Control Panel FXAA will not be used if a game already features built-in NVIDIA FXAA support. In these cases, the FXAA option will be greyed-out in the game’s profile in the Program Settings tab."[/i][/u]
[code]http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-301.24-beta-drivers-released/#nvidiafxaa[/code]
[quote name='FYFI_13' date='10 April 2012 - 04:00 PM' timestamp='1334053812' post='1394174']

I can't see any difference regardless FXAA is set to ON or OFF. Is there any trick to enable it?



Image









i strongly believe you can notice the difference when you are in - game with a lesser resolutions & no MSAA.

i've noticed in few games but not in BF3 as the game has already in-built FXAA= Post Deferred AA(or similar to it) & as per the notice-There is no FXAA profile for applications which has in-built FXAA.(you can see that the FXAA is greyed out for individual profiles in Program Settings tab) /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />



Check the same at the link below.

as "Please note that Control Panel FXAA will not be used if a game already features built-in NVIDIA FXAA support. In these cases, the FXAA option will be greyed-out in the game’s profile in the Program Settings tab."

http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-301.24-beta-drivers-released/#nvidiafxaa

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#13
Posted 04/10/2012 11:41 AM   
When I configure the displays for surround my options are:

Dedicate a GPU to PhysX (one GPU is dedicated to PhysX and can also be used for additional displays)
or
Use all GPUs for Surround (All used for Surround using SLI. You can have one additional display)

Unfortunately when I choose the 2nd option, no matter where I plug my 4th display in it tells me it will NOT be used.

I can get it to work if I choose the first option, but no way am I going to put a 580 to waste just for a 4th display.

I'm running 3 EVGA 580s in Windows 7 64bit.
When I configure the displays for surround my options are:



Dedicate a GPU to PhysX (one GPU is dedicated to PhysX and can also be used for additional displays)

or

Use all GPUs for Surround (All used for Surround using SLI. You can have one additional display)



Unfortunately when I choose the 2nd option, no matter where I plug my 4th display in it tells me it will NOT be used.



I can get it to work if I choose the first option, but no way am I going to put a 580 to waste just for a 4th display.



I'm running 3 EVGA 580s in Windows 7 64bit.

#14
Posted 04/10/2012 12:03 PM   
[quote name='lowenz' date='10 April 2012 - 12:41 PM' timestamp='1334054460' post='1394177']
Update: BF3 still needs override option for no-scaling.
Question: what is this "AAAA....A mess" found in many profiles?

[img]http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3176/53808822.jpg[/img]
[/quote]


You've imported older profiles from non 300 series driver and that somehow conflicts, better make new profiles form the beginning..



------------------

As for these drivers


I played AVP mp dx11 yesterday and there is still AA leak with higher memory usage, if i lower to 2xaa (~ 1050mb) and then back to 4xaa it goes down to ~ 1150mb, otherwise its maxing out my ram 1270mb and i can see occasional texture loading swapping.. I saw this with any driver so far, any fix for that?




Its a steam game;
ingame maxed out, with all dx11 features enabled, 4xaa.

in driver prefer max perf and threaded opt.-on, rest on default (nothing enhanced).



[b]Edit:[/b] i didnt test other games for Ambient Occlusion flicker yet, hopefully its under control.
[quote name='lowenz' date='10 April 2012 - 12:41 PM' timestamp='1334054460' post='1394177']

Update: BF3 still needs override option for no-scaling.

Question: what is this "AAAA....A mess" found in many profiles?



Image







You've imported older profiles from non 300 series driver and that somehow conflicts, better make new profiles form the beginning..







------------------



As for these drivers





I played AVP mp dx11 yesterday and there is still AA leak with higher memory usage, if i lower to 2xaa (~ 1050mb) and then back to 4xaa it goes down to ~ 1150mb, otherwise its maxing out my ram 1270mb and i can see occasional texture loading swapping.. I saw this with any driver so far, any fix for that?









Its a steam game;

ingame maxed out, with all dx11 features enabled, 4xaa.



in driver prefer max perf and threaded opt.-on, rest on default (nothing enhanced).







Edit: i didnt test other games for Ambient Occlusion flicker yet, hopefully its under control.

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#15
Posted 04/10/2012 12:05 PM   
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