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Advise updating Nvidia driver from 290.53 to 295.73update nvidia driver graphics
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:33 AM
Anybody experienced the latest driver of Nvidia? Do you think it's good advice to update?A while ago I read that some of you prefer even the older versions of the driver, in combination with FSX.Would like to hear about your experiences!Got myself a GTX570.Greetings,Ype Reitsma
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:41 AM
Feel free to try it & report back. Just be sure to have an installer for your current driver handy in case it doesn't work out.I'm a little curious how it works with 2d surround myself. I haven't found a good 2d surround driver since 275.33.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:23 AM
I installed last night and i haven't noticed much difference in perf yet but, my screen has gone brighter and when i open something like IE or my folders the screen colour dips andgoes back when i close these things.It happens in my Aircraft when i click on a display screen too????Any ideas guys? I havent changed any settings and followed Ryans guide for Inspector as i always do.CheersIve just noticed it flickers as i scroll down these forums too??!!
Edited by christos, 22 February 2012 - 10:32 AM.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:26 PM
Well, I updated from 285.62, and noticed my WEI dropped for my EVGA 560 TI SC from 7.9 to 6.6. I know it's not the most reliable measure of performance, but I also, perhaps coincidentally, find myself needing to reinstall FSX as it appears to be completely corrupted (i.e. completely jacked up scenery and planes). I did fly from KIND to KMCO in a PMDG 737 NGX with no problems earlier in the day after I upgraded. I also keep FSX on a separate HD, and don't have much crap on the system, defrag regularly, etc. That said, I also tweak various settings, and piddled around with Inspector, too, so it's just as, if not more likely, a problem other than the driver. However, I took out the card, deleted all traces of the new driver, reinstalled 285.62, and for whatever reason my WEI is back up to 7.9 (believe me, I re-ran and rebooted multiple times when I got the 6.6). I guess an anecdotal and unreliable word of caution, but I will refrain from updating again until there is a larger population sample with improved performance.Oh, and as for any noticable difference in frame rates, I didn't see any. Perhaps if I repeatedly tested the identical scene with both drivers I would find there is a difference, but when you see the release notes talking about massive FPS increases in games like Skyrim, you keep your fingers crossed that this will be the flight simmers Holy Grail of performance, but, alas, I fear not.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:32 AM
Actually if the fsx.cfg file did rebuild, and you have installed Bojote's Shader 3 mod, then your scenery and aircraft, will appear to be corrupt. That's because a new fsx.cfg file wil not contain the linesALLOW_SHADER_20=0ALLOW_SHADER_30=1To get it back, you don't need to reinstall FSX, just add these lines back to the Graphics section of the config file.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:48 AM
Updated today...it reset my nvidia Inspector profile so tyring to fix it, I toned it down a bit, and I have seen marked improvement. It might be just me...oh well, and I thought the screen looked brighter too, then again it was after 10pm..
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:01 AM
Well mine ain't broke so I guess I don't have to fix it then :Thinking:Makes sense that older progs like FSX don't profit a lot from these updates.Stay right where I am today, using the inspector as advised by Ryan, together with the internal frame limiter.Thanks everybody!Ype Reitsma
Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:38 AM
Thanks for the tip on the shader issue; I think that issue did present itself when I had fsx rebuild the cfg, but it was screwed up before (the opening screen was black instead of showing a 360 of aircraft, as was the whole screen if I tried to to fly). I'm already in the process of reinstalling, defragging, etc. My fsx install always showed an error msg when I exited anyway, which I suspect was related to something I did in FSPS frame booster, so I will stick to Bojote's tool instead. Ah, the folly over the obsession of squeezing out just a few more fps - I feel like the blonde archeologist in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," reaching for the Grail, just a few more inches, I can get it...and then falling into the abyss.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:04 PM
I'm running an older system (4 years old) with the newest part being a GTS450 video card. The 290.53 driver has always been a little twitchy on my system. The 295.73 has been much more stable. My machine is setup using Inspector and Ryan's instructions. I will be upgrading my system when Ivy Bridge is released in a couple of months. :smile:Bill Bridges
Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:05 PM
Hi,This driver does not work for me. Here is the extract of my post on the nVidia forums.Hi,I have just upgraded from driver version 285.62 to 295.73 and I get the following error when running FSX. The error occurs as soon as the chosen situation has finnished loading the simulation data.Problem signature:Problem Event Name: APPCRASHApplication Name: fsx.exeApplication Version: 10.0.61637.0Application Timestamp: 46fadb14Fault Module Name: nvd3dum.dllFault Module Version: 126.96.36.19973Fault Module Timestamp: 4f34782eException Code: c0000005Exception Offset: 0050e0d8OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1Locale ID: 2057Additional Information 1: 0a9eAdditional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789Additional Information 3: 0a9eAdditional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789Here is the System Information from the nVidia Control Panel - I am using 2 x Zotac GTX 580 AMP Edition cards configured for SLI surround gaming.[Display]Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit (Service Pack 1)DirectX version: 11.0GPU processor: GeForce GTX 580Driver version: 285.62DirectX support: 11CUDA Cores: 512Core clock: 815 MHzShader clock: 1630 MHzMemory clock: 2050 MHz (4100 MHz data rate)Memory interface: 384-bitTotal available graphics memory: 4095 MBDedicated video memory: 1536 MB GDDR5System video memory: 0 MBShared system memory: 2559 MBVideo BIOS version: 70.10.17.00.01IRQ: 24Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2GPU processor: GeForce GTX 580Driver version: 285.62DirectX support: 11CUDA Cores: 512Core clock: 815 MHzShader clock: 1630 MHzMemory clock: 2050 MHz (4100 MHz data rate)Memory interface: 384-bitTotal available graphics memory: 4095 MBDedicated video memory: 1536 MB GDDR5System video memory: 0 MBShared system memory: 2559 MBVideo BIOS version: 70.10.17.00.01IRQ: 30Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2I have rolled my drivers back to 285.62 and FSX is running fine again but I would appreciate if anyone could assist with why I am getting the APPCRASH using 295.73.Regards,Ted.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:19 PM
Ted,Try this:1. Download and install Driver Sweeper:http://phyxion.net/i...er-sweeper.html2. Uninstall everything Nvidia related in your control panel (PhysX, 3D Vision, Nvidia Update etc - uninstall the actual driver last) You may need to reboot several times during this - let it do that, but cancel out of any attempt to install a default driver after the reboots.3. After the final uninstall has finished, reboot the computer in Safe Mode. (hit F8 right as Windows starts loading to get the menu that lets you do this)4. Once in Safe Mode, run Driver Sweeper. Select the Nvidia Display and Nvidia PhysX filters and press Clean. Reboot after it finishes.5. Install 295.73 again and this time do a custom/advanced install - uncheck all the extra bloatware garbage (3D Vision, PhysX, HD audio etc) that the driver tries to install by default unless you actually use one of these things (most people do not) and check the "Clean install" box. You want to install just the driver itself.6. Reboot after it finishes and use my stickied guide to set the driver up using Nvidia Inspector.If that doesn't work you've got something else corrupt going on in Windows or FSX.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:32 AM
This driver runs well. Improved performance on all graphics hungry games. The FSX in particular improved by a couple of FPS + better graphics (played more with the Inspector).I jumped up from driver version 280.xx, so for me it is more obvious I guess.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:29 PM
Hi Ryan,Just tried again and it still crashes. X-Plane 10 works fine but MS Flight also errors as you can see here.Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: Flight.exe Application Version: 188.8.131.52016 Application Timestamp: 4f28a36a Fault Module Name: nvd3dum.dll Fault Module Version: 184.108.40.20673 Fault Module Timestamp: 4f34782e Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 0050e0d8 OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1 Locale ID: 2057 Additional Information 1: 0a9e Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789 Additional Information 3: 0a9e Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789It must be Windows then I guess. Way too much to rebuild, so I will stick with 285.62, as everything works with that.Thank you very much for trying to help me.Regards,Ted.