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Nvidia GFX Card 630GT Windows 8 x64 Artifacts

  1. #21


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Interesting.

    Gygabyte recommends drivers from NVidia and on their site there are only older (custom?) drivers from when the card was released and no Win8 support:

    GT 220:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 200 Series - GV-N220-1GI (rev. 3.0)

    GT 430:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 400 Series - GV-N430-2GI

    And for GT 630:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N630-1GI
    These are newer (306.23) and you can download and see how they work BUT are only for Win7.

    Reducing the speeds to 50% is not logic, since some speeds break the balance and crashes can occur more often. Try to search the original NVIdia speeds for the cards and see if that works better, since is NVidia who makes the drivers.

    The OC speeds can be a problem but I'm not sure about it. Normally Gigabyte know what they do.
    BUT they provide modified cards and No modified drivers and that's no such a good business (unless we know the NVidia drivers match 100%).

    There is also something mentioned in the official 310.70 that was modified: speed frequencies were altered to match a new power plan.

    You should try version 310 (and if it fails 306) with original NVidia frequencies.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Interesting.

    Gygabyte recommends drivers from NVidia and on their site there are only older (custom?) drivers from when the card was released and no Win8 support:

    GT 220:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 200 Series - GV-N220-1GI (rev. 3.0)

    GT 430:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 400 Series - GV-N430-2GI

    And for GT 630:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N630-1GI
    These are newer (306.23) and you can download and see how they work BUT are only for Win7.

    Reducing the speeds to 50% is not logic, since some speeds break the balance and crashes can occur more often. Try to search the original NVIdia speeds for the cards and see if that works better, since is NVidia who makes the drivers.

    The OC speeds can be a problem but I'm not sure about it. Normally Gigabyte know what they do.
    BUT they provide modified cards and No modified drivers and that's no such a good business (unless we know the NVidia drivers match 100%).

    There is also something mentioned in the official 310.70 that was modified: speed frequencies were altered to match a new power plan.

    You should try version 310 (and if it fails 306) with original NVidia frequencies.

    I'll try what you say, however I still do not understand why the 64-bit 310.90 driver fails W8 W8x64 but not x32. There must be some way for Geforce cards work on Windows 8 x64

    Lower the speed of the cards was just a test to be OC versions
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  3. #23


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by migueldj View Post
    I'll try what you say, however I still do not understand why the 64-bit 310.90 driver fails W8 W8x64 but not x32. There must be some way for Geforce cards work on Windows 8 x64
    Probably still some issues for x64 on that one.

    Lower the speed of the cards was just a test to be OC versions
    Yes. I tried that also and some speeds work better than others. Half speed has no benefits if it's on of the unlucky combinations.

    Cheers
    Hopachi
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  4. #24


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7


    I have the same problem. Garbage video on nvidea/windows 8. The machine boots and runs just fine on Windows 7. My machine has a GTX 560 ti (evga overclocked). After installing Windows 8 on fresh hard drive it worked one time. then when I rebooted the video had tons of artifacts and mouse trails. It is nearly impossible to do anything driver-wise when you can't read the screen. I managed to install the 310.90 drivers but that did not help.

    The machine will boot Windows 8 just fine if I switch to the onboard lightweight nvidea board. After many hours of frustration, I went to BB and purchased a brand new GTX 650 board (also EVGA overclocked). I put it in my cold machine and tried booting from the Windows 8 DVD to re-install Windows 8 from scratch. No luck, even the boot install screen had active artifacts.

    My machine started life as an HP Pavillion. A called EVGA and they were no help. They wanted me to turn security off in the bios bit my machine is old enough to not have a security setting.

    I have also tried about every combination on un-installing drivers and re-booting to install new drivers I can thing of. The only reliable way for me to do this is to enter bios mode and switch to the on board video. I then go to device manager and set thre option to see all drivers including nob-installed hardware. I can then remove the video driver for the high end nVidea board. I set the machine to boot into safe mode and reboot to the high end nVidea board. I get garbage even in safe mode.

    My conclusions:
    1) The problem is not dirty connections. If so, why does windows 7 work perfectly with both boards.
    2) It is not heat related. I have tried the machine after hours of cooling down. And I can run the board really hot with 3D games (on Windows 7)
    3) Overclocked video boards seem to be a common factor but I don't think that is the problem.
    4) The switched nVidea boards do not like even the generic driver on the Windows 8 boot disk. This makes even installation problematic.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Interesting.

    Gygabyte recommends drivers from NVidia and on their site there are only older (custom?) drivers from when the card was released and no Win8 support:

    GT 220:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 200 Series - GV-N220-1GI (rev. 3.0)

    GT 430:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 400 Series - GV-N430-2GI

    And for GT 630:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N630-1GI
    These are newer (306.23) and you can download and see how they work BUT are only for Win7.

    Reducing the speeds to 50% is not logic, since some speeds break the balance and crashes can occur more often. Try to search the original NVIdia speeds for the cards and see if that works better, since is NVidia who makes the drivers.

    The OC speeds can be a problem but I'm not sure about it. Normally Gigabyte know what they do.
    BUT they provide modified cards and No modified drivers and that's no such a good business (unless we know the NVidia drivers match 100%).

    There is also something mentioned in the official 310.70 that was modified: speed frequencies were altered to match a new power plan.

    You should try version 310 (and if it fails 306) with original NVidia frequencies.

    I tried to install Gigabyte official drivers and got something different. Taking active integrated graphics, the PC boots and displays the image OK but with low resolution. By raising the resolution to the GT430, the pc restarts. Restarts guess because the driver is for windows 7. It's not much but at least it's a different outcome. Accept new ideas.
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  6. #26


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    @edellow
    Only overclocked versions in this forum?
    There has to be some issues with overclocked cards and the drivers but that's up to the makers to decide.

    Win8 is the only one with problems, probably because it has newer features in the drivers (WDDM 1.2) that need more driver development for the time being.

    @migueldj
    That's interesting. If only we can find a Gigabyte driver-mod for Win8... because all I see are the Win7 drivers... for your GT 220 so it seems.
    But you can try a newer model or one model that has Win8 drivers and with some chance it might be compatible.

    example:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N65TOC-2GI

    Click image for larger version
    Nice! They DO have Win8 drivers... just depends on the model.

    Miguel, I suggest you try something like the one in link above that is pretty recent and is for Win8.
    There are some GT 210 that has Win8 drivers but since you have 220, I recommend an newer driver: one from 240 or higher if available (see link). Let's just hope it's compatible: Device Manager install or Setup should decide that. So there is no way it will let you install one if it's not compatible, no worries.
    Removing the Win7 drivers is better. It works but is not very stable.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    @edellow
    Only overclocked versions in this forum?
    There has to be some issues with overclocked cards and the drivers but that's up to the makers to decide.

    Win8 is the only one with problems, probably because it has newer features in the drivers (WDDM 1.2) that need more driver development for the time being.

    @migueldj
    That's interesting. If only we can find a Gigabyte driver-mod for Win8... because all I see are the Win7 drivers... for your GT 220 so it seems.
    But you can try a newer model or one model that has Win8 drivers and with some chance it might be compatible.

    example:
    GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N65TOC-2GI

    Click image for larger version
    Nice! They DO have Win8 drivers... just depends on the model.

    Miguel, I suggest you try something like the one in link above that is pretty recent and is for Win8.
    There are some GT 210 that has Win8 drivers but since you have 220, I recommend an newer driver: one from 240 or higher if available (see link). Let's just hope it's compatible: Device Manager install or Setup should decide that. So there is no way it will let you install one if it's not compatible, no worries.
    Removing the Win7 drivers is better. It works but is not very stable.
    Sorry for the delay. Install the driver of that graph with the same result. I think at the end or change the graph by a newer model or some ATI, but that will be later. Thanks for your help.
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  8. #28


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by migueldj View Post
    Sorry for the delay. Install the driver of that graph with the same result. I think at the end or change the graph by a newer model or some ATI, but that will be later. Thanks for your help.
    No problem.
    Changing the graphics should solve it in my opinion.

    Glad I could be of assistance.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 pro 64


    Hi, I too have the same problem and have found no answers. I am using an old motherboard in an HP computer. I was wondering if you have pci-express 1.1 or the newer version. I have tried installing new drivers and no help. I am using windows 8 pro 64 bit. I have two nvidia cards a new one gt 610 and an older 7650. Neither work however the onboard video does work. I have a 650 watt power supply so that is not the issue as both cards are low wattage users. When I boot I get the hp logo and the beginning of windows 8 with the spinning circles fine and then the next screen all artifacts and mouse trails. I have called MS support and they could not help me. The only thing I can think of is the pci-express causing problems.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lostinfiftz View Post
    Hi, I too have the same problem and have found no answers. I am using an old motherboard in an HP computer. I was wondering if you have pci-express 1.1 or the newer version. I have tried installing new drivers and no help. I am using windows 8 pro 64 bit. I have two nvidia cards a new one gt 610 and an older 7650. Neither work however the onboard video does work. I have a 650 watt power supply so that is not the issue as both cards are low wattage users. When I boot I get the hp logo and the beginning of windows 8 with the spinning circles fine and then the next screen all artifacts and mouse trails. I have called MS support and they could not help me. The only thing I can think of is the pci-express causing problems.

    Hello. For the tests I could do and the help you could provide me Hopachi, all you've got clear is that the problem is with Windows 8 pro x 64 bits, as in other operating systems, both 32 and 64 bits , works well. I am in contact with Gigabyte tech support, but do not help either.


    You say your integrated graphics works well, does the GT610 is an OC version? All the problems I've found are with that type of card, factory overclocked versions
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