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Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 8


Dwarf

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Latest Available NVIDIA Drivers:

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NVIDIA GRAPHICS FIRMWARE UPDATE TOOL FOR DISPLAYPORT 1.3 AND 1.4 DISPLAYS

Version: 1.0
Release Date: 2018.06.04
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit

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NVIDIA GeForce GAME READY DRIVER (WHQL)
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Version: 441.87
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks: January 6, 2020
In Device Manager: 26.21.14.4187

Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v441.87) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide (PDF)

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Release Highlights:

Software Module Versions
  • nView - 149.77
  • HD Audio Driver - 1.3.38.21
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
  • GeForce Experience - 3.20.2.34
  • CUDA - 10.2
  • Standard NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.940.0
  • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.956.0
What’s New in Version 441.87 WHQL
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 teamis 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 for Wolfenstein: Youngblood with Ray Tracing
The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for the release of ray tracing and DLSS in Wolfenstein: Youngblood. In addition, this driver provides optimal support for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Bright Memory: Infinite, and the latest version of Quake II RTX.

Maximum Frame Rate
This driver introduces a new Max Frame Rate setting that allows users to cap the frame rate at which a 3D game or application is rendered. This feature is helpful when trying to save power, reduce system latency or paired with your NVIDIA G-SYNC display to stay within variable refresh rate range. Access the feature from the NVIDIA Control Panel->Manage 3D Settings->Max Frame Rate.

Variable Rate Super Sampling
Variable Rate Super Sampling (VRSS) is a new technique to improve image quality in VR games. It uses NVIDIA Variable Rate Shading (VRS), a key feature in NVIDIA’s Turing architecture, to dynamically apply up to 8x supersampling to the center of the VR headset display, where the eye is typically focused. It intelligently applies supersampling only when GPU headroom is available in order to maintain the VR headset’s fixed FPS and ensure a smooth VR experience. Enable the feature for over 20 supported VR games from the NVIDIA Control Panel->Manage 3D Settings->Variable Rate Super Sampling.

Image Sharpening Improvements
Based on feedback from gamers, we’ve been enhancing the recently released Image Sharpening feature. With this latest version, you can now toggle GPU scaling independent of whether image sharpening is enabled or disabled. Access the feature from the NVIDIA Control Panel->Manage 3D Settings->Image Sharpening

Freestyle ‘Splitscreen’ Filter
Freestyle has added a new splitscreen filter that allows gamers to apply filters to only a portion of the game screen. With the filter, you can split the screen, showcase a side-by-side comparison, or even blend filters using the gradient function. With GeForce Experience installed, press the Alt+F3 hotkey to open the Freestyle overlay from within your game and access the new filter from the ‘Filters’ menu.

33 New Optimal Game Settings
NVIDIA has recently added Optimal Game Settings for 33 additional games, giving you one click setting recommendations for the latest releases. Optimal settings can be applied from GeForce Experience->Games tab.

New G-SYNC Compatible Displays
Our new driver adds support for additional G-SYNC Compatible displays - gaming monitors that deliver a baseline Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) experience that makes your gaming smoother, clearer, and more enjoyable.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 441.87
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2][Vulkan]: Improved image sharpening for Red Redemption 2 inVulkan mode. [2781732]
  • [Strange Brigade - Vulkan][SLI][G-SYNC]: G-SYNC is not working properly when the Vulkanversion of the game is played in SLI mode. [200439997]
Open Issues in Version 441.87 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 441.87 WHQL of the Release 430 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 7 Issues
  • [World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth][DirectX 12]: The game crashes when switched fromDirectX 11 to DirectX 12 mode. [200574934]
Windows 10 Issues
  • [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan modewith G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen andwindowed mode.[200578641]
    To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.
  • [Doom (2016)][GeForce 600/700 series GPUs]: The game crashes. [2791124]
  • [Battleye][Low-Latency Mode]: Background apps may close when launching some BattlEyegames with Low-Latency mode set to Ultra. [2775906]
  • [Wolfenstein Youngblood][SLI]: Performance drop may occur when using 2-way SLI mode.[2599248].
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2][Vulkan][SLI]: The benchmark crashes when played in Vulkan modewith SLI enabled and graphics settings set to Ultra. [200565367]


:arrow:Game Ready Drivers vs. Creator Ready Drivers: which should I install?

NVIDIA Creator Ready Driver (CRD)
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Version: 419.67
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks: March 20, 2019
In Device Manager: 25.21.14.1967

Creator Ready Driver Release Notes (v419.67) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide (PDF)

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Release Highlights:

What’s New in Version 419.67 WHQL
Creator Ready Driver releases are timed to key creative application updates, ensuring the best compatibility and performance for those who depend on PCs for their creative work.

Creator Ready

Provides the optimal experience for Autodesk Arnold, Unreal Engine 4.22, REDCINE-X PRO, Adobe Lightroom, and Substance Designer by Adobe

Performance

Increases performance in popular creative applications vs. the previous driver branch.

Here are some examples of measured gains:

GeForce RTX 2080
  • Up to 13% in Blender Cycles
  • Up to 9% in Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Up to 9% in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Up to 8% in CINEMA 4D
3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:
  • Devil May Cry 5 - Not Recommended
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms - Not Recommended
Software Module Versions
  • nView - 149.34
  • HD Audio Driver - 1.3.38.13
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
  • GeForce Experience - 3.18.0.92
  • CUDA - 10.1
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 419.67
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [DaVinci Resolve]: Performance drop occurs. [2532482]
  • [Ghost Recon: Wildlands][Ansel]: The game experiences low performance andstuttering and then crashes when using Ansel. [2515076]
  • [HDR][Far Cry:New Dawn DirectX 11]: Desktop brightness and color getsoverexposed with ALT + TAB when Windows HDR is disabled and in-game HDR isenabled. [200495279]
  • [Total War: Warhammer 2]: Poor performance when using antialiasing. [2506465]
  • [Adobe]: Artifacts may appear in Adobe applications (fixed for single-GPU case).[2533911]
  • [Apex Legends]: Screen gets corrupted when switching from windowed mode to fullscreen mode when Windows HDR is enabled.[2523309]
  • [GeForce Experience]: Parts of the screen are cut off when recording video withShadowplay. [2517587]
  • [Turing][Star Citizen]: The game flickers and then crashes to the desktop. [2518104]
  • [GeForce GTX 980]: NVAPI calls take a large amount of CPU time. [2418933]
  • [Titan RTX]: Graphics card rises about 20 degrees Celsius when running NVLINKcommand to enable TCC mode. [2504836]
  • [GeForce RTX 2080][Notebook][Resolume Arena 6]: The game exhibits slowperformance. [2511725]
  • [GeForce RTX 2070]: With two monitors connected and active, the second monitorflickers. [2517103]
Open Issues in Version 419.67 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 419.67 WHQL of the Release 418 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 10 Issues
  • [SLI][Adobe]: With SLI enabled, artifacts may appear in Adobe applications. [2533911]
  • [SLI][HDR][Tom Clancy's The division II]: The game screen becomes unresponsive orgoes blank when in-game HDR options are toggled. [200496967]
  • [ARK Survival]: Multiple errors and then blue-screen crash may occur when playingthe game. [2453173]
  • [Shadow of the Tomb Raider][Ansel]: Invoking Ansel in the game causes the game toslow down or crash. [2507125]
  • [Ghost Recon Wildlands]: The game crashes when accessing the inventory menu.[2404783]
  • Random desktop flicker occurs on some multi-display PCs [2453059]
 
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Dwarf

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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.
 
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
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    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
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    Gigabyte IF233
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    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
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    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
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    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
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    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
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Dwarf

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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. :mad:

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.
 
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    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/sec (O2)
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    IE 11
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    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
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Dwarf

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No lockups since reverting. :)
 

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    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
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    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
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    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
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GMan

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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. :mad:

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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  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
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    Logitech M510
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    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up

Dwarf

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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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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
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    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/sec (O2)
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    Avast! 8.0.1497 MalwareBytes 1.75.0.1300
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GMan

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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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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
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    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
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    Logitech M510
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Dwarf

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#8
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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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/sec (O2)
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Avast! 8.0.1497 MalwareBytes 1.75.0.1300
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)
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#9
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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#10
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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#11

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#12
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.


Since about flash player 10.3 and above versions (since march 2011), you can delete all that natively, with the supplied flash player Settings Manager in the Windows Control Panel also. ;)


x.JPG y.JPG z.JPG
 

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#13
My query arose as no one mentioned the setting had to be from windows control panel not from within flash player...
 

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#14

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#15
Although I didn't get any purple screens yesterday, I've had a couple today. I've managed to locate this, which might be worth reading.

Timeout Detection and Recovery of GPUs through WDDM

I've added the TdrDelay entry to the registry and given it the value of 8 to extend the timeout threshold from the default of 2 seconds to 8 seconds.
 

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#16
Yeah, that's workaround that is unnecessary. Something else is wrong on the machine. Top of the list culprits are overheating or another poor driver.

But even then, if you've had the issue that addresses, you would be getting 0x116 bsods. Do you have a C:\Windows\Minidump folder at all? If so, we're probably already a long way to seeing what we can do for it.

If not, msinfo32 saved file is usually helpful to some degree.

I also notice your psu and tried to Google search it. It doesn't seem like a known brand such a Corsair or OCZ etc... It's doubtful but maybe that is part of this issue. It's another thing on "the list".
 

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#17
I don't think that it is down to overheating, as GPU-Z 0.6.0 is currently reporting a card temperature of 37°C. I have seen reports suggesting a PSU issue, and I suppose that it could be. I've been thinking about upgrading it anyway since I need more SATA connectors than I have currently.

What is your opinion on this one?

http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-zx-series-850w-power-supply.html
 

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#18
Don't really think you can beat OCZ as they're a known reliable brand across the industry for the products they make. So that would be an excellent choice imho.

Before you actually purchase anything though, is it possible you have another machine to borrow the psu from to test - or maybe a friend or relatives machines to borrow one from to test? You wouldn't even have to install it physically. Just let it sit on the desk if the cables are long enough.

Someone recently fixed their machine after I brought attention to the psu. The user ran Speccy and saw that the 12v was well below spec. Replaced the psu and reported back no more crashes. So maybe check things with that program too, can't hurt none.
 

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I reckon you could well be right with the PSU. I ran Speccy and found that, although within spec, the 12V line was fluctuating. I then ran Furmark at 800x600 and 8X MSAA (so that I could still see the voltages reported by Speccy) and found that the 12V line dropped to as low as 11.5V almost immediately.
 

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#20
I'm still getting the lockups, although it is random. I had 3 in quick succession earlier today, but none since. I've also dug out the box that my current PSU came in and, whilst it is rated at 750W, the loading is spread across 2 rails. I'm currently getting parts together for a system upgrade, and the PSU is definitely going to be replaced with a single-rail model.
 

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    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
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