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kimiraikkonen
10-02-2012, 07:26 PM
Hi friends,
I had installed 301.42 after having numerous issues with 296.10 before. Since then i haven't had any problems even while GPU was under load. But today, while i was working with images on MS PAINT and surfing and typing some text in MS Office 2010, i got "display driver has stopped working and recovered successfully" as known as TDR. That's the first time i had a TDR with a Nvidia Card.

Has anybody experienced TDR with GTX 460 or other card using 301.42? It suddenly slows down and ignores all the brightness settings then display flashes, as a result, TDR.

Any idea is grealy appreciated! Thanks!

dstrakele
10-02-2012, 07:45 PM
There have been some reports of problems with 301.42 in the ASUS community, particularly from G74SX users. I recommend performing a clean NVIDIA install of 306.23 WHQL from Windows Safe Mode.

kimiraikkonen
10-02-2012, 07:49 PM
There have been some reports of problems with 301.42 in the ASUS community, particularly from G74SX users. I recommend performing a clean NVIDIA install of 306.23 WHQL from Windows Safe Mode.

Hmm, i hope i'll soon. Thanks. I'm sick and tired because of continuously updating Nvidia drivers due to poor driver testing of Nvidia. I never had TDR with previous versions and also DIDN't had while gaming under load with 301.42 but got TDR during typing some text on Windows which is very strange.

Hope it's not my GPU! What else should i concern?

dstrakele
10-02-2012, 07:58 PM
A Timeout Delay Recovery (TDR) occurs when the display driver stops responding for 2 seconds. Windows 7 then attempts to reset the display adapter. If this succeeds, it prevents a BSOD and you get the "The display driver <driver name> has stopped responding and has successfully recovered." error message. DPC Latency can cause delays sufficient to trigger a TDR. Run DPC Latency Checker to troubleshoot.

kimiraikkonen
10-04-2012, 10:25 PM
A Timeout Delay Recovery (TDR) occurs when the display driver stops responding for 2 seconds. Windows 7 then attempts to reset the display adapter. If this succeeds, it prevents a BSOD and you get the "The display driver <driver name> has stopped responding and has successfully recovered." error message. DPC Latency can cause delays sufficient to trigger a TDR. Run DPC Latency Checker to troubleshoot.

Thanks "dstrakele" for your reply. I've already checked my system using DPC Latency Checker and noticed a few red bars, but they're not coming frequently and not excessive, and i beleive they're there due to my outdated Atheros AR9285 Wifi driver which is the stock one, versioned 8.0.0.316 (or like that). However i experienced the TDR for the first time since a year, only with 301.42, and it was fine with previous drivers though i still had the outdated Wifi driver and i'm not eager to update it because of having no major network-related problem for the sake of keeping network configuration stable. I got TDR, especially after i deal with GDI+ functions like MS Paint, copying hi-res pictures to clipboard, like this which makes me suspect of a kind of memory leak in 301.42, thus TDR after a while. Can you agree on this?

Any more comment is appreciated, thanks a lot!

PlaneName
10-04-2012, 10:47 PM
I just have the the same issue, but with the GTX 560 ti on 306.23 drivers, and I hear allot of people is getting this error. I bookmarked these two links: (which helped my problem).

(Do this one first!)
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/837500-nvlddmkm-sys-blue-screen.html

The first post, you need to read.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665946

Just follow these steps, or you can download the "Fix it for me" which I did. It says the GPU can't handle opening to many applications, but we know that that your GPU's can handle that (GTX 460 and the GTX 560ti). It's a very strange error from our GPU's which look's like it's related to NVIDIA drivers.

I downloaded the 306.23 drivers one month ago and haven't had any problems until in a few week's later, I started to have that issue. These links actually helped me, hopefully it helped you. I really don't know what cause this error, the last time I had an 116 code (BSOD) which was actually something wrong with the OC on the GPU. Now I OC my card to the voltage 1.050v for 6 months and never had any problems until the 306.23 drivers has been released. I don't know if it's related to NVIDIA because the 306.23 drivers was working for 3 week's than BSOD appears. I'm just guessing that the old NVIDIA drivers is still installed which you need to go into safemode and remove the 296.10 drivers permanently. I have no problem since, after I done those required step on those 2 links.

PILGRIM
10-05-2012, 03:33 PM
...Thanks. I'm sick and tired because of continuously updating Nvidia drivers due to poor driver testing of Nvidia...

;) Which is better: nVidia constantly updating their drivers, or ASUS certifying their VGA drivers once a year or so?
Does it go down to choosing the lesser evil?.. Even if nVidia is categorized as such, I'd follow it without batting
an eyelash.. At least, there are a lot of driver versions to choose from to suit one's machine (laptop or otherwise).
As compared to ASUS updating their driver certifications every "once in a blue moon".

I've read in the nVidia forum written by a mod, a while back, that TDR errors are not solely
nVidia driver's fault. It may not even be nVidia's fault..
It could be caused by any of the host of processes in the Windows OS going haywire.
Reason why nVidia seems to be always the culprit is that it is the main display driver.
(Been trying to locate it for linking, too bad nVidia forum still seems to be out of service.)

Hey, kimiraikkonen,.. I don't know what programs you may have installed in your rig recently, causing the issue.
But I think it's time you abandon your beloved 301.42 driver, and try the newer 306.23 driver version.:)

kimiraikkonen
10-14-2012, 10:17 AM
;) Which is better: nVidia constantly updating their drivers, or ASUS certifying their VGA drivers once a year or so?
Does it go down to choosing the lesser evil?.. Even if nVidia is categorized as such, I'd follow it without batting
an eyelash.. At least, there are a lot of driver versions to choose from to suit one's machine (laptop or otherwise).
As compared to ASUS updating their driver certifications every "once in a blue moon".

I've read in the nVidia forum written by a mod, a while back, that TDR errors are not solely
nVidia driver's fault. It may not even be nVidia's fault..
It could be caused by any of the host of processes in the Windows OS going haywire.
Reason why nVidia seems to be always the culprit is that it is the main display driver.
(Been trying to locate it for linking, too bad nVidia forum still seems to be out of service.)

Hey, kimiraikkonen,.. I don't know what programs you may have installed in your rig recently, causing the issue.
But I think it's time you abandon your beloved 301.42 driver, and try the newer 306.23 driver version.:)

Each Nvidia driver release fixes the previous problem and brings a new one. That's why i'm a bit lost. Reverting back to older drivers is not such a thing for a gaming rig. Huh, now i see 306.97 is out! And it has the same Physx version bundled in 306.23. It appears to be a Windows-8 release but Nvidia seems to ignore main problems such as TDR and the problems while my GPU is idle!

By the way, have you tried 306.97? Does it have crashes while working on desktop with idled GPU and flash bugs? Or PSOD like happens with 296.10? I'm waiting for an apocalypse day that Nvidia relases a fully stable driver!

PlaneName
10-15-2012, 09:32 PM
Each Nvidia driver release fixes the previous problem and brings a new one. That's why i'm a bit lost. Reverting back to older drivers is not such a thing for a gaming rig. Huh, now i see 306.97 is out! And it has the same Physx version bundled in 306.23. It appears to be a Windows-8 release but Nvidia seems to ignore main problems such as TDR and the problems while my GPU is idle!

By the way, have you tried 306.97? Does it have crashes while working on desktop with idled GPU and flash bugs? Or PSOD like happens with 296.10? I'm waiting for an apocalypse day that Nvidia relases a fully stable driver!

Hope the new drivers work's for you! I have no issues with the 306.97 drivers so far. If the problem still persists, have you tried my solution on my last post?

kimiraikkonen
10-16-2012, 04:35 PM
Hope the new drivers work's for you! I have no issues with the 306.97 drivers so far. If the problem still persists, have you tried my solution on my last post?

Really? What is your Rog notebook? Is flash and 3d games fine and no PSOD at all with 306.97? I had numerous crashes with recent drives while playing F1 2011, though it can be game-related. But i had a TDR while GPU was idle with 301.42 and PSOD with 296.10. That's why i'm so furious at Nvidia because of lacking of providing a fully stable driver.

Comments are greatly appreciated!

Thanks for the feedback!

PlaneName
10-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Really? What is your Rog notebook? Is flash and 3d games fine and no PSOD at all with 306.97? I had numerous crashes with recent drives while playing F1 2011, though it can be game-related. But i had a TDR while GPU was idle with 301.42 and PSOD with 296.10. That's why i'm so furious at Nvidia because of lacking of providing a fully stable driver.

Comments are greatly appreciated!

Thanks for the feedback!

I just realize I'm in a notebook thread with the GTX460M, the tile of your thread (GTX 460) made me respond to your issue. Well no matter, because I'd have the same problem, again have you did these steps that I have mentioned?:


I just have the the same issue, but with the GTX 560 ti on 306.23 drivers, and I hear allot of people is getting this error. I bookmarked these two links: (which helped my problem).

(Do this one first!)
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/837500-nvlddmkm-sys-blue-screen.html

The first post, you need to read.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665946

Just follow these steps, or you can download the "Fix it for me" which I did. It says the GPU can't handle opening to many applications, but we know that that your GPU's can handle that (GTX 460 and the GTX 560ti). It's a very strange error from our GPU's which look's like it's related to NVIDIA drivers.

I downloaded the 306.23 drivers one month ago and haven't had any problems until in a few week's later, I started to have that issue. These links actually helped me, hopefully it helped you. I really don't know what cause this error, the last time I had an 116 code (BSOD) which was actually something wrong with the OC on the GPU. Now I OC my card to the voltage 1.050v for 6 months and never had any problems until the 306.23 drivers has been released. I don't know if it's related to NVIDIA because the 306.23 drivers was working for 3 week's than BSOD appears. I'm just guessing that the old NVIDIA drivers is still installed which you need to go into safemode and remove the 296.10 drivers permanently. I have no problem since, after I done those required step on those 2 links.

These steps actually helped me, here is the drivers for your laptop:

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/50007

Are you saying you are having the PSOD now? so you never had the BSOD from TDR?

anvancy
10-17-2012, 06:40 AM
So the 306.97 are perfectly stable for the 460M? I am still on 296.:)

kimiraikkonen
10-20-2012, 10:07 AM
I just realize I'm in a notebook thread with the GTX460M, the tile of your thread (GTX 460) made me respond to your issue. Well no matter, because I'd have the same problem, again have you did these steps that I have mentioned?:



These steps actually helped me, here is the drivers for your laptop:

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/50007

Are you saying you are having the PSOD now? so you never had the BSOD from TDR?

Thanks for your reply mate. I was having PSOD with 296.10 and PSOD seemed to have gone away with 301.42 but i had a TDR when GPU was idle. What's your Rog notebook besides the gaming one in your signature? I'll update to 306.97 but i want to make sure how stable it is. Can you explain your testimoinals related to these driver mess? I found some bugs in 301.42 and will go for 306.97 soon.

Besides TDR, getting black screen freeze in F1 2011 pissed me off. Other games run just fine.

kimiraikkonen
10-21-2012, 03:09 PM
Sorry for bumping. Is there anybody using 306.97 with GTX 460 with no problem??? Flash, 3d gaming, Physx etc...?

Thanks a lot!

kimiraikkonen
10-28-2012, 07:46 AM
Any update on 306.97? Rog users? I really want to know how stable it's, for you....Thanks!

kimiraikkonen
11-24-2012, 05:07 PM
Note: I got another TDR while GPU is idle, just while working with MS Paint with hi-res image, and while Google Maps was open in Firefox. That's insane! The GUI dramatically slows down before TDR is coming up, then all the brightness levels get lost and maxed out till next reboot.

Is there anyone had frequent TDR with 301.42 and 306.97 is a soluton which i don't think so?

SUKARA@ASUS
11-26-2012, 06:41 AM
Could you please try this version graphic card driver?
http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/geforce_310_61_beta_driver_download.html