• "Mwoah" - Kimi Räikkönen
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest. Follow RaceDepartment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Steam and YouTube.

Don't update drivers

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Joe Hubbard, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Joe Hubbard

    Joe Hubbard

    Messages:
    974
    Ratings:
    +7
    I'm not sure about the higher end nivida cards but when I updated my drivers to the 275.33 my fps dropped by a massive amount and developed stuttering along with bad artifacting. So a roll back was in order and I thought I might throw a bit of a warning out there about these drivers. It also seemed that certain tracks were worse than others with the problems as well with the new drivers.
     
  2. Phil Hopkins

    Phil Hopkins

    Messages:
    400
    Ratings:
    +18
    Those are still beta drivers, right? I NEVER use beta drivers, and try not to update at all until forced to. I've had more troubles with new video drivers than any other element of windows. If it ain't broke...
     
  3. Conath86

    Conath86

    Messages:
    5
    Ratings:
    +0
    No, they`re not beta. I`m also getting weird fps drops since the last drivers update.
     
  4. Stuart Whitehead

    Stuart Whitehead

    Messages:
    293
    Ratings:
    +73
    Those WHQL 275.33 drivers and the 275.27 betas that preceded them are garbage for a lot of people, causing no end of problems in iRacing(freezes, stuttering, framerate issues and artifacts)

    Avoid at all costs!
     
  5. William Nowell

    William Nowell

    Messages:
    619
    Ratings:
    +1
    Humm, I update the drivers a few weeks ago and have not notice any difference, maybe I am not looking hard enough.
     
  6. Joe Hubbard

    Joe Hubbard

    Messages:
    974
    Ratings:
    +7
    Really? I just found them a couple days ago. This was from notifications from nvidia about them being released, so I didn't know they have been out for more than a week. If they were as bad for you as they were for me you would have seen it the first time you logged into iRacing for sure.

    I know they hammered me hard and I had to lose them.
     
  7. Stuart Whitehead

    Stuart Whitehead

    Messages:
    293
    Ratings:
    +73
    Not everyone has had an issue with them, but a very large amount of people have.

    You'd certainly know it if they were causing issues :D I thought my card was about to fail. Massive graphical artifacts that looked like classic card overheating/memory failing issues. 3 or 4 second complete freezes on my first lap out out the pits in any session.

    Went back to earlier drivers and it's all as smooth as butter again.
     
  8. Joe Hubbard

    Joe Hubbard

    Messages:
    974
    Ratings:
    +7
    Yep, same exact problems and solution here...
     
  9. Dazmaniac

    Dazmaniac
    Premium

    Messages:
    1,411
    Ratings:
    +513
    There's me thinking I was having troubles with my ATI card and now the Nvidia ones are causing grief, lol.

    C'est la vie.