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    G53 GTX560m Driver changed?

    Even though I have noticed this a long time ago, I got curious so I though of posting this,
    Do any of you guys who use the 560m GPU noticed that the drivers 301.42 (released May 2012) was now, not the recommended video driver? When it was first released the site used to give me 301.42 but after a few weeks when I search for the latest driver for a gtx560m (i am using a g53sx), the results show the 296.10

    Anyhow, a few days ago, I wanted to emulate a ps2 in my laptop since I was bored. After that, when I try to type in Facebook (no matter what power usage I use, I seem to have a bit of delay when typing (I fast a little faster but not that fast to "lag" the insertion point (aka the line that blinks when you type). I also seem to notice slow frame rates when playing full screen videos from Youtube.

    Anyhows, I wonder if thats the gpu driver's problem. Can you guys tell me how to make my current driver (301.42) go back to the recommended 296.10?


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    Btw this may not seem to be related but also the notification thingy (the thing on the left website address in the address bar in Chrome) is always showing a white paper instead of the thumbnail used by the website, I wonder what is happening. Might as well do a reformat if things continue like this.
    Last edited by Skye; 08-12-2012 at 11:49 PM.

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    bump


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    Boot into Safe Mode, and then uninstall the nVidia driver. Reboot into safe mode again, and install the driver of your choice. Reboot into normal Windows. Does this cause certain random freezes?? I have experienced something like that before, and it is either due to the video card driver, or else my Seagate hybrid drive.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
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    you mean
    boot to safe mode
    uninstall
    restart to safe mode
    install recommended

    reboot normally?

    how to boot to safe mode?

    There are random freezes though.

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    Tap f9 after the BIOS screen, tap a few times, and the Windows boot menu should show up. Scroll with the arrow keys and select "Safe Mode".
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skye View Post
    Even though I have noticed this a long time ago, I got curious so I though of posting this,
    Do any of you guys who use the 560m GPU noticed that the drivers 301.42 (released May 2012) was now, not the recommended video driver? When it was first released the site used to give me 301.42 but after a few weeks when I search for the latest driver for a gtx560m (i am using a g53sx), the results show the 296.10...
    Hmm.. I went to the nVidia site just now (http://www.geforce.com/drivers),
    and it showed me 301.42 WHQL is still the recommended (legacy) version.
    I wonder why your G53 is being recommended the 296.10 version.

    The 296.10 is one of those driver versions known for causing "pink screen".
    So if I were you, either I would re-install 301.42 WHQL, or try the more recent
    BETA versions i.e. 304.48 and 304.79 drivers.

    Press F8 repeatedly on start up to access Safe Mode.

    I've used the 301.42 WHQL for quite some time, and it didn't cause any troubles.
    Now, I'm on the 304.48 BETA, and so far so good.

    P.S. If you have installed any software during that "ps2" thingy,
    it's better to remove it. That might be the cause of your trouble.
    ASUS G74SX-3DE

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    Thanks guys.

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    Do you have any pink/purple screen issue with 296.10? The thread below contains screenshot and video related to my issue:

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...untry=&status=

    Thanks!
    ASUS G53JW-XA1

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