What driver should i use for windows 8?
Obviously we have all been having issues with the 310.70 driver causing a blank screen upon restart/startup. I have been getting told to revert to a previous driver. What is the most updated/stable driver that i should use for windows 8 for the time being? My Setup: Windows 8 64-bit, 2x SLI Nvidia 550ti video cards. Thanks
Obviously we have all been having issues with the 310.70 driver causing a blank screen upon restart/startup. I have been getting told to revert to a previous driver. What is the most updated/stable driver that i should use for windows 8 for the time being?

My Setup: Windows 8 64-bit, 2x SLI Nvidia 550ti video cards.

Thanks

#1
Posted 01/06/2013 03:29 AM   
306.23
306.23

#2
Posted 01/06/2013 03:36 AM   
[quote="Mitch712"]Obviously we have all been having issues with the 310.70 driver[/quote] No, this problem does not affect all Windows 8 users. I didn't have this problem during my Windows 8 trials. Maybe I had already configured Windows so that it wasn't screwing with my drivers via MS Update.
Mitch712 said:Obviously we have all been having issues with the 310.70 driver


No, this problem does not affect all Windows 8 users. I didn't have this problem during my Windows 8 trials. Maybe I had already configured Windows so that it wasn't screwing with my drivers via MS Update.

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#3
Posted 01/06/2013 03:48 AM   
[quote="BERRRR"]306.23[/quote] Hi Mitch712, You should be able to use the 310.70 or 310.90 driver with Windows 8 but you may install the 306.23 driver if you wish. Since you are experiencing a black screen upon startup, please follow the workaround recovery steps as described by ManuelG: -------------------------- 1) Flickering Screen/Black Screen After Installing R310.33/R310.54 Drivers on Windows 8 Issue After installing the R310 driver on Windows 8, the subsequent reboot results in a black or flickering screen. [u][b]Root Cause[/b][/u] This occurs because Windows Update performed a background installation of a Release 304 driver, which requires a reboot to complete the installation. After installing the Release 310 driver and then rebooting the system, installation of both the Release 304 as well as the Release 310 is completed, resulting in conflicting driver binaries and the black/ flickering screen. [u][b]Workaround - Prevention[/b][/u] To avoid the issue, reboot the system before installing the Release 310 driver. Alternately, you can check the driver status under the Device Manager and perform the reboot if the Device Manager indicates that a restart is needed. Then install the driver. [u][b]Workaround - Recovery[/b][/u] If you did not perform the necessary reboot prior to installing the driver and now encounter the black screen, do the following: 1 Reboot in Safe Mode. 2 Uninstall the driver. 3 Disconnect from the internet and then restart the system. 4 In normal mode, install the new driver. Source: [url]https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/523630/official-nvidia-r310-54-beta-display-driver-feedback-thread-released-11-12-12-/[/url] -------------------------- You may be able to access Windows 8 Safe Mode using the steps described in the following article: [url]http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/[/url] If you are still unable to access Safe Mode, my steps as detailed in the following thread may be of assistance to you: [url]https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/523026/geforce-drivers/official-nvidia-r310-33-beta-display-driver-feedback-thread-released-10-23-12-/2/[/url] I hope this helps. Thank you.
BERRRR said:306.23


Hi Mitch712,

You should be able to use the 310.70 or 310.90 driver with Windows 8 but you may install the 306.23 driver if you wish. Since you are experiencing a black screen upon startup, please follow the workaround recovery steps as described by ManuelG:

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

1) Flickering Screen/Black Screen After Installing R310.33/R310.54 Drivers on Windows 8
Issue

After installing the R310 driver on Windows 8, the subsequent reboot results in a black or
flickering screen.

Root Cause

This occurs because Windows Update performed a background installation of a Release
304 driver, which requires a reboot to complete the installation. After installing the
Release 310 driver and then rebooting the system, installation of both the Release 304 as
well as the Release 310 is completed, resulting in conflicting driver binaries and the black/
flickering screen.

Workaround - Prevention

To avoid the issue, reboot the system before installing the Release 310 driver.
Alternately, you can check the driver status under the Device Manager and perform the
reboot if the Device Manager indicates that a restart is needed. Then install the driver.

Workaround - Recovery

If you did not perform the necessary reboot prior to installing the driver and now
encounter the black screen, do the following:

1 Reboot in Safe Mode.
2 Uninstall the driver.
3 Disconnect from the internet and then restart the system.
4 In normal mode, install the new driver.

Source: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/523630/official-nvidia-r310-54-beta-display-driver-feedback-thread-released-11-12-12-/

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

You may be able to access Windows 8 Safe Mode using the steps described in the following article:

http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/

If you are still unable to access Safe Mode, my steps as detailed in the following thread may be of assistance to you:

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/523026/geforce-drivers/official-nvidia-r310-33-beta-display-driver-feedback-thread-released-10-23-12-/2/

I hope this helps. Thank you.

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Posted 01/06/2013 05:36 PM   
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