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JerJer123
04-12-2012, 04:01 AM
I'm very curious how this driver will work with the G74.

BrodyBoy
04-12-2012, 04:27 AM
I'm very curious how this driver will work with the G74.
Never even heard of it. Are you sure it's for mobile GPUs?

JerJer123
04-12-2012, 04:52 AM
Never even heard of it. Are you sure it's for mobile GPUs?

Positive. These are nvidia's newest beta drivers - and, they're for both desktop and mobile gpus. Look here
(http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-301.24-beta-driver.html)

Anyone whose tested these drivers out, please let me know how they turn out.

getmealive
04-12-2012, 05:26 AM
I've tried this driver, but I don't see any changes

gilbert
04-12-2012, 06:14 AM
i just tried this driver and it gave me a 4476 pcmark 7 , but it also gave me the long black boot up screen again every time...... so i went back to 268,37........

n1ghtl1fe
04-12-2012, 08:00 AM
I updated mine to 301.24 couple days back, works great no issues

TonyNRG
04-12-2012, 09:56 AM
301.24 is good enough for me, but with one strange this in BF3

@gilbert, can you tell more please about long black boot up screen? with 301.24 i get black screen for 0.5- 1 sec. sometimes (dies and spawn moments) in BF3.

zsld0423
04-12-2012, 03:57 PM
I've got the 301.24 Beta Driver running now and no issues so far, no long black boot up screen or anything

gilbert
04-12-2012, 04:21 PM
301.24 is good enough for me, but with one strange this in BF3

@gilbert, can you tell more please about long black boot up screen? with 301.24 i get black screen for 0.5- 1 sec. sometimes (dies and spawn moments) in BF3.

I don't know why but for some reason I get long black boot up screen with every vga driver after using ccleaner so i uninstall it and its working fine now .......

Zygomorphic
04-12-2012, 04:22 PM
It works great. nVidia's beta drivers are always very reliable. I have been running betas for some time without ever having issues. I haven't noticed really anything different, other than the number change :cool:. However, I have heard wonder stories about the FXAA (Fast Approximate Antialiasing). It is implemented deep enough at the driver level that you could anti-alias the Windows Desktop. Because of this level of implementation, it is supported even in games that do not support anti-aliasing.

JerJer123
04-12-2012, 10:11 PM
I tried these drivers today, and my fps went down in the games I played even after setting up some profiles. This driver also brought back the horrible Horizontal lines in my screen (they appear on dark backgrounds like this forum). So I reverted back to the 285.79, which hits the sweet spot performance wise.

PS...Does anyone else here see those horizantal lines on dark backgrounds on drivers above 285.79?? I know a few people have this issue, just wondering if anyone else does.

JerJer123
04-12-2012, 10:24 PM
I tried these drivers today, and my fps went down in the games I played even after setting up some profiles. This driver also brought back the horrible Horizontal lines in my screen (as they did in the 295 drivers. They lines usually appear on any dark background/colors, like this forum. So I reverted back to the 285.79, which hits the sweet spot performance wise.

PS...Does anyone else here see those horizontal lines on dark backgrounds on drivers above 285.79?? I know a few people have this issue, just wondering if anyone else does. If you're confused by what I'm referring to by "horizontal lines", take a look at this thread (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?11405-G74-Horizontal-lines-on-screen)

gilbert
04-12-2012, 11:48 PM
hey guys is there a specific vga driver that gives you the over all best performance ? what driver are you using.......

Woofyhugger
04-13-2012, 02:28 AM
Positive. These are nvidia's newest beta drivers - and, they're for both desktop and mobile gpus. Look here
(http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win7-winvista-301.24-beta-driver.html)

Anyone whose tested these drivers out, please let me know how they turn out.

That downloads the 32 bit drivers, so make sure you get the 64 bit ones.

Incidentally, the beta drivers have fixed my issue with the "graphics driver has stopped working blah blah snore...." errors.