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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:07

This link explains it better than I can http://www.dedoimedo...ia-freezes.html and is spot on!

 

Long story short, I have a GeForce 560 GTX and ever since around version 320.xx my PC keeps freezing (mouse stops moving) and much of the time audio freezes too which results in a not so nice sound emitting from my speakers.

 

I have reverted back to 311.06 - which is recommended by the above link - and without all the 3D Vision and HD Audio drivers crap that comes with it.

 

The last thing is also that I've had to disable Windows Update from automatically downloading and installing updates since Nvidia drivers are delivered through that too. :/

 

Anyone else having this and want to share some experiences, other solutions?



Best Answer Top Qat , 07 January 2014 - 20:44

v332.21 has been released.

 

Will try them later after a full system backup just to make sure.

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#2 +dsbig

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:10

nope

 

 

sorry I own a 580 and no problem.

 

 

way to solve it.....

 

buy newer card.. :shiftyninja:



#3 Javik

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:13

Haven't had driver crashes on 8.1 on my spare workstation but that's running a really old card (8600 GT). Haven't used an nVidia card on my main gaming rig for a few years now however. Was there any information in event viewer that could tell you what was causing the crashes?



#4 OP Steven P.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:14

It's a common issue, I have always had Nvidia cards and this is the first time I've had so much trouble with the drivers :/



#5 FDM80

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:18

I have a GTX 460 and I was stuck on 314.22 due to the random freezing issues with every release up until the beta 331.93 version came out.

The release notes in the beta 331.93 specifically state they have a Fermi freeze fix in them.  I've been stable since I went to 331.93.  Everything released in between 314.22 and that version causes my machine to freeze.



#6 +dsbig

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:19

have you been over to guru3d.com site. 

 

nvidia been trying to solve it on there as well.



#7 OP Steven P.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:20

 

I have a GTX 460 and I was stuck on 314.22 due to the random freezing issues with every release up until the beta 331.93 version came out.

The release notes in the beta 331.93 specifically state they have a Fermi freeze fix in them.  I've been stable since I went to 331.93.  Everything released in between 314.22 and that version causes my machine to freeze.

 

 

Aha! those aren't on WinUpdate yet are they. I will keep an eye on the link in the first post because it looks like that person is also looking out for a fix.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:21

I was having a similar issue with Nvidia drivers and hardware accelleration in Firefox. I updated/re-installed flash, java and disabled hardware accelleration in Firefox and the problem seems to have went away.



#9 Snake89

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:21

I haven't had any problems yet since getting my 780 about a month ago. Which is my first Nvidia card in almost 10 yrs.



#10 OP Steven P.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:23

I haven't had any problems yet since getting my 780 about a month ago. Which is my first Nvidia card in almost 10 yrs.

Yeah it affects the older cards, if you can call the 560 old :p



#11 Snake89

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:24

Yeah it affects the older cards, if you can call the 560 old :p

yep it's old, time for you to upgrade. :)



#12 FDM80

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:24

 

 
 

 

Aha! those aren't on WinUpdate yet are they. I will keep an eye on the link in the first post because it looks like that person is also looking out for a fix.

 

 

They will never get onto windows update because they are a beta release.  The only ones that get onto WinUpdate are WHQL certified and even then they will show up weeks/months after nvidia releases them on their website.  I suggest if someone has a Fermi freezing issue to go get the beta drivers straight from nvidia as soon as possible.



#13 D!ABOL!C

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:26

I had kind of the same issue. Here is a link to my message post: http://www.neowin.ne...ellation-issue/

 

I tried the custom driver in the Answered section and it helped some. One additional thing I did was adjust the power management settings. Here is a link to do that: http://nvidia.custhe...etail/a_id/3130

 

I have not had a lock up, graphics freeze, AND TF2 no longer crashes which I've had problems with for the past 6 years.



#14 exotoxic

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:28

I had the same problem then i disabled hardware acceleration in firefox, no problem since.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 16:29

This link explains it better than I can http://www.dedoimedo...ia-freezes.html and is spot on!

 

Long story short, I have a GeForce 560 GTX and ever since around version 320.xx my PC keeps freezing (mouse stops moving) and much of the time audio freezes too which results in a not so nice sound emitting from my speakers.

 

I have reverted back to 311.06 - which is recommended by the above link - and without all the 3D Vision and HD Audio drivers crap that comes with it.

 

The last thing is also that I've had to disable Windows Update from automatically downloading and installing updates since Nvidia drivers are delivered through that too. :/

 

Anyone else having this and want to share some experiences, other solutions?

 

It was a known 8 month problem happening on most 400/500 series since r314.22. The latest 331.93 beta driver fixes it as stated above.

There's an ongoing thread about that problem and most users report that most problem have been addressed.

https://forums.gefor...2-5-13-page79-/