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    Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 8



    WHQL NVIDIA DRIVER
    information   Information
    Version: 382.33
    Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks : May 22nd 2017
    In Device Manager: 21.21.13.8233
    Note   Note
    Release Highlights:

    Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

    Game Ready
    Provides the optimal gaming experience for Tekken 7 and Star Trek Bridge Crew

    Game Ready Driver Release Notes - Desktop

    Game Ready Driver Release Notes - Notebook

    Control Panel User's Guide

    Last edited by Brink; 5 Days Ago at 11:00. Reason: New version released

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    Currently experiencing some sporadic problems with this driver. Basically, I get pink/purple artifacts across the screen and then the system locks up. Sometimes it is able to recover, but sometimes it automatically reboots. It's not the card, as it is working perfectly in the other OSes with the latest appropriate drivers.

    Been checking the NVidia forums about this, and I'm not the only one with this problem: Windows 8 Graphic Glitch - NVIDIA Forums and Windows 8 Consumer Preview Geforce Desktop/Notebook Driver Information - NVIDIA Forums - Page 6 describes the symptoms I'm getting perfectly.

    It should be pointed out though that issues were present with the graphics drivers with the Beta versions of Windows 7 as well (not necessarily the same issues, but issues nonetheless). Hopefully, these will be ironed out over time.
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Dec 2014 at 11:04. Reason: removed broken video
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    Been getting quite a bit of this lately. Already today it has caused my system to lockup and reboot 3 times.

    I can no longer recommend the use of this driver, and I am reverting to 296.10 (the latest W7 version).

    Edit: Now back with 296.10. I'll see how that goes.
    Last edited by Dwarf; 08 Apr 2012 at 08:54.
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    No lockups since reverting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Been getting quite a bit of this lately. Already today it has caused my system to lockup and reboot 3 times.

    I can no longer recommend the use of this driver, and I am reverting to 296.10 (the latest W7 version).

    Edit: Now back with 296.10. I'll see how that goes.
    Dwarf, I can practically assure you something else is wonky in the system. I've known NVIDIA/AMD drivers to never cause this type of thing. Yet, whenever it does happen, in 100% of the cases it is another cause.

    You should see the things I read on Guru3d forum. Many, many say this that and the other thing about drivers and since I'm not part of the forum there, I don't say anything or offer help. Part of the reason for that is because most there like to overclock and the instant I would tell them not to, to test, oh boy lol!

    You're welcome to run the tool in the Crashes subforum and post the zip either here or of course, you can make a thread there (even though you don't say any bsod).

    The machine should have the ability to throw any driver at any time from NVIDIA on it and should never have a problem.
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    I should point out that I haven't had a single lockup since reverting to 296.10. I don't overclock, everything is running on fully automatic settings. We need to remember that W8 is still in development and that the hardware manufacturers are still in the process of developing drivers for the new OS. If I recall, there were issues with the graphics drivers for W7 during its development cycle and that NVidia have, in the past, been known to release a buggy driver (although this didn't affect everyone).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    I should point out that I haven't had a single lockup since reverting to 296.10.
    Cool! True though, I saw that before my post.

    If an NVIDIA driver caused freezes or lockups, it would be plastered across all the internet and I haven't seen anything like that at all.

    Especially if there have been recent bsods (C:\Windows\Minidump) - I can likely say what the exact cause is, although that isn't easy sometimes.
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    I can see your point. Often an apparent problem with a driver is not necessarily the fault of the driver. Indeed, it can be another application that interacts with the driver causing the problem to arise.

    Update: I was getting the purple screen issue with 296.10 as well, although not for the first day or so. I updated to the Beta 301.24 and still got the problem. I then realised that the problem only seemed to manifest itself whenever I allowed Flash to run on a webpage (although it was random as to whether the problem occurred or not). I have now updated Flash (having first removed the existing version with the uninstaller) and, touch wood, so far so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    I can see your point. Often an apparent problem with a driver is not necessarily the fault of the driver. Indeed, it can be another application that interacts with the driver causing the problem to arise.

    Update: I was getting the purple screen issue with 296.10 as well, although not for the first day or so. I updated to the Beta 301.24 and still got the problem. I then realised that the problem only seemed to manifest itself whenever I allowed Flash to run on a webpage (although it was random as to whether the problem occurred or not). I have now updated Flash (having first removed the existing version with the uninstaller) and, touch wood, so far so good.
    Yup, no doubt. Not sure if you've seen this or not: AdobeClearFlash

    That clears system-wide LSO "super-cookies" that track you and also destroy stability/performance. Clear them and likely things remain good or fix things when bad.

    If using Firefox, I recommend BetterPrivacy plugin because it can delete the LSOs on a timer or each time you close Firefox. Ghostery offers similar functionality but also disables all 3rd party tracking/snooping from advertisers, trackers and the like. I use both plugins.
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    I can play flash but for the life of me can't find any trace of "Flash Player" on my pc. I've got several folders but they don't contain an executable. How do I get the Global Setting Panel up please?
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