Beware of Nvidia Driver v390.65

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Message 1914717 - Posted: 23 Jan 2018, 11:54:48 UTC

Greetings,

I went to Nvidia to see about a newer version of my driver. I currently have v388.71. They have v390.65 so I downloaded and did a clean install of it.

After installation I found that a game launcher window was invisible. All I could see of it was a line at the top and bottom. If I dragged my cursor around I could find the side edges. I could also see tooltips pop up here and there. I thought perhaps it's the launcher so I clicked around until I found the logout link and logged out. I re-logged back in and the window was still invisible.

I google searched about invisible windows and found a discussion about DirectX. I did the DirectX diagnostics in Windows (7 pro 64 bit), and found nothing wrong. I thought "Ok, let's re-install the video driver version I had previously".

I did a clean install of v388.71 and the launcher window was no longer invisible.

I believe that v390.65 may be borked and should be avoided. YMMV. I thought I would post this just for GP. :)

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Message 1914832 - Posted: 24 Jan 2018, 14:39:11 UTC - in response to Message 1914717.  

Hello, I use the 390.65. It has been running stably for quite some time, as well as without significant time delays in crunching.
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Message 1914839 - Posted: 24 Jan 2018, 15:01:11 UTC - in response to Message 1914832.  

Hello, I use the 390.65. It has been running stably for quite some time, as well as without significant time delays in crunching.

Hi Sebastian,

Perhaps my install got borked somehow. I guess I'll try installing it again to see what happens.

Thanks! :)

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