nVIDIA GeForce Driver v388.13 Findings & Fixes

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  1. Awhispersecho

    Awhispersecho Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey all. I have been out of the game so to speak for health reasons for a long time and now that I am able to get back into gaming a bit, I have no idea what drivers I should even try. Maxwell, 980m SLI, Windows 8.1 as seen in my sig. And recommendations on a good driver or at least any that I should absolutely avoid? Might grab the new Cod if that matters at all.

    Also, I have seen some mention of having to run DDU twice now, is that only for those running Windows 10? I still have an old version of DDU from over a year ago installed. Just looking for a few suggestions and some clarity so I can get back in as smoothly as possible. I appreciate any help you can provide.
     
  2. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    well these 388.13 have been solid for me.

    As for DDU, I never heard anything about running it twice but be sure to see this:
    How to properly update your nVIDIA graphics card driver
     
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  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    From DDU's Readme file. I don't get it why people want run DDU in Normal mode first:rolleyes: Maybe something wrong with me, bruho_O

    Recommended usage:
    -You should disconnect your internet or block Windows Updates.
    -DDU should be used when having a problem uninstalling / installing a driver or when switching GPU brand.
    -DDU should not be used every time you install a new driver unless you know what you are doing.
    -The tool can be used in Normal mode but for absolute stability when using DDU, Safemode is always the best.
    -If you are using DDU in normal mode, Clean, reboot, clean again, reboot.
    -Make a backup or a system restore (but it should normally be pretty safe).
    -It is best to exclude the DDU folder completely from any security software to avoid issues.
     
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    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    Wow, you surprise me sometimes by how much you go into details >>>>>>>>> Papusan >>>>>> [​IMG]

    No wonder I never needed to run it twice because I always run it in Safe Mode
     
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    Yeah using this every time you install a driver should not be necessary.
     
  6. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I run thrice in safe mode just to be thorough even though DDU removes those said directories in the first place. I love to see the message Cleaning Known Directories and Reg keys...Please wait for a minute or two.
     
  7. Awhispersecho

    Awhispersecho Notebook Evangelist

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    I've always just ran it once in safe mode and never install GFE and never had an issue but saw people acting like things have changed since I last used it so I'd figured I would ask. Thought it might have something to do with Win 10 since I'm staying on 8.1, seems it's all still the same.
     
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    specialist7 Notebook Evangelist

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    Guys be more specific when you list the issues xD.. like what Windows you're using... what games you're playing.. and most important what video card/setup you have (laptop/desktop etc...). DDU does help a bit for a fresh install since I've done GFE method/clean install numerous times and it has given me some graphical issues on some games so now when/if I do update its with DDU.

    So far its running fine on my end:

    Games played since install:
    The Evil Within 2 - works fine.
    Destiny 2 - works fine.
    StarCraft Remastered - works fine.
    Black Desert Online - works fine.
    osu! - works fine.
    Streaming on Twitch - works fine.

    Windows 10 Pro 1703 (installing 1709 atm)
    GT73VR TITAN (1070)

    Installation method:
    DDU
    Install 388.13
     
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    macmyc Notebook Consultant

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    https://forums.geforce.com/default/...spotify-breaking-geforce-overlay-shadowplay-/

    https://forums.geforce.com/default/...rce-overlay-shadowplay-/post/5234967/#5234967

    Still waiting...how did they manage to break shadowplay again? It used to work just fine when other applications using hardware acceleration were open.

    I have also noticed some annoying bug in fullscreen where (and i guess/bet) due to a driver issue, in PUBG and also Fortnite if vsync is enabled this happens

    [​IMG]

    Source: here

    I guess it's a driver issue because i have noticed the same weird lines in GRID Autosport which is an old game and runs on a different engine than PUBG and Fortnite do. It's been there since a long time now and it does happen only in fullscreen mode unless you turn off vsync. I believe also Squad has this issue.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Use MSI Afterburner 4.4 and select video capture. From the dropdown menu choose external encoder NVENC with quality preset and target bit rate of 10Mbps. See this screenshot and get rid off GFE because MSI AB can use CUDA based encode/decoder to record your game like GFE.
    @Papusan @Mr. Fox If you guys are interested in recording games with zero bloatware from nvidia. You can also use Intel QuickSync to record games with great quality than stock nvenc at 5Mbps. I felt 10Mbps gave me similar quality like Quicksync.
    rtsss.PNG
     
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