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germinalmc
05-19-2012, 11:22 PM
Hello guys i need guidance in something, 2 month's ago i bought a g74sx and it was working perfectly, one day i was doing nothing so i decided to upgrade my drivers etc, so i upgrade nVidia driver 268.37 to the one nVidia had on their web page 296.10, well i did and sometimes i got some purplish/pinkish screen and my pc froze so i rolled back to 268.37 and found perfection again, well now asus live update is telling me that i should upgrade my drivers to their version 296.16, the thing is, whats the dif between 296.16 and 296.10, and it is worth it to try the 296.16 or they suck like 296.10...

Thx for your time

HiVizMan
05-21-2012, 08:49 AM
Moved to the notebook side of things, and free bump.

_
05-21-2012, 08:51 AM
.16 is qualified from ASUS, .10 is not.

Try it - it should work!

:)

germinalmc
05-21-2012, 06:44 PM
had to roll back to 268.37 again, the 296.16 gave me the same pink/purple screen as the 296.10 gave me

dstrakele
05-21-2012, 06:56 PM
285.62 or (if you are more daring) 295.73 may work if you want a more recent driver. Be sure to choose "Custom Install" and check the "Clean Install" checkbox. I also recommend booting into Safe Mode to disable other 3rd Party drivers (such as Antivirus), that may interfere with your video driver installation.

kimiraikkonen
05-21-2012, 07:02 PM
Using 296.10, i had similar issue. I never EVER had such problem either on my G53JW or other computer and my G53JW was NOT under load. I was just listening to music and browsing and suddenly, the screen suddenly became pixelated, RGB colors came out mismatch and the screen was very dirty (colors were mixed and desktop was not viewable). Funny thing, after this problem happened, the music was being played fine! After a hard shutdown, everything was fine. So i'm not sure it was a driver issue but i never ever had this problem with 285.62.

Any ideas?

dstrakele
05-21-2012, 07:27 PM
It goes to show ya - the latest driver may not be the BEST driver for your system. Any new changes to a driver have the potential to produce problems. You can see other users reporting similar "pink screen" issues for 296.10 and the 301.24 BETA on the NVIDIA Forum.

PILGRIM
05-22-2012, 01:39 AM
had to roll back to 268.37 again, the 296.16 gave me the same pink/purple screen as the 296.10 gave me

Could you give more details on the pink/purple screen you've seen on the ASUS certified 296.16?
Did it happen randomly, while on a specific program, while using any ROM-based media,
or while using any USB-based device?

I ask because I saw that pink screen happened once while using the 296.16 version.
Last month, a friend and I wanted to see a video clip from his USB flash drive.
As soon as the video clip started playing, that pink screen happened for about 5 seconds
then it was gone afterwards. That's the only time I've seen it happen on my G74.

I still use the 296.16 version until now. Other than that freak pink screen occurence,
the 296.16 version has been stable on my notebook.

EDIT: Being ASUS Certified, I wonder if we can escalate this issue of the 296.16 version
on the nVidia forums. Or will ASUS take notice and fix it themselves (wishful thinking)?

_
05-22-2012, 03:38 AM
EDIT: Being ASUS Certified, I wonder if we can escalate this issue of the 296.16 version
on the nVidia forums. Or will ASUS take notice and fix it themselves (wishful thinking)?

We can't, it's Nvidia's driver. All we do is qualify and suggest tweaks (hence diff between .10 and .16) :(

PILGRIM
05-22-2012, 04:52 AM
We can't, it's Nvidia's driver. All we do is qualify and suggest tweaks (hence diff between .10 and .16) :(
I see. In all probabilities, it looks like the .10 and .16 are similarly written, then.
Meaning the pink screen issue on the .10 and its subsequent fix should be applicable
also to the .16?..

Didn't confirm it yet. But I think I read there's already a thread on the nVidia forums
about this issue on the .10.

PILGRIM
05-22-2012, 03:12 PM
Bump. I've experimented with the G75 nVidia driver 296.44 version on the G74. It is stable. :)