1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Competitor rules

    Please remember that any mention of competitors, hinting at competitors or offering to provide details of competitors will result in an account suspension. The full rules can be found under the 'Terms and Rules' link in the bottom right corner of your screen. Just don't mention competitors in any way, shape or form and you'll be OK.

    Dismiss Notice

**THE NVIDIA DRIVERS THREAD**

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Boomstick777, 15 May 2013.

  1. Aretak

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 May 2014

    Posts: 2,232

    I think the 'Dedicated' one is equivalent to Afterburner's default VRAM readout in Hwinfo, which just tracks how much of the card's VRAM is being used total, including what Windows and any other programs are using. Afterburner also has one called 'Memory Usage \ Process' that tracks the VRAM of the overlaid process only, which can be helpful for knowing exactly how much memory a game is using without Windows or anything else skewing the result.
     
  2. Shiari

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,087

    Location: Nottingham

    Afterburner with the HWInfo plugin (graphs running on 2nd screen rather than an OSD).
     
  3. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jun 2009

    Posts: 24,103

    Thanks both.

    Will have a play around.
     
  4. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jun 2009

    Posts: 24,103

    What about this? Is this recommended nowadays? IIRC, at the start, there were problems.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2013

    Posts: 22,501

    I have mine on, since installing the 3090

    Don't think it does much but doesn't seem to cause issues either.
     
  6. venomx

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Feb 2009

    Posts: 645

    I needed to install linux to my SSD in order to install the drivers for the 3060ti. As originally the only res. I could set was 1024x768
    Which is odd because I was able to use a bootable USB with my RX580 and the resolution was fine.
     
  7. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,694

    Location: In a house

    I don't have it on, still does bugger all as far as i know.
     
  8. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jun 2009

    Posts: 24,103

    Yup seems from a quick google on reddit, mixed results, some say, superb, some say no diff and others say stuttering.

    I'll leave it off too :p
     
  9. tommybhoy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Mar 2010

    Posts: 11,719

    Location: Under The Stairs!

    TV gaming has been better since I turned it on.
     
  10. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jun 2009

    Posts: 24,103

    Oh maybe I'll give it a shot then :p
     
  11. subroutine

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Oct 2004

    Posts: 921

    Location: S.Devon

    For my system in VR I get really bad stuttering with it turned on.
     
  12. Raiden85

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2020

    Posts: 1,259

    Location: Neath

    I've had it on from day 1, worked fine when I had 2x 2080 Ti's in SLI, then 1x 2080 Ti and now a 3090. Hasn't affected any games that I play or caused any strange issues that I've noticed.
     
  13. Perfect_Chaos

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Aug 2004

    Posts: 4,654

    Location: South Wales

    I am sometimes getting a random black screen flash, i was getting it every so often up until a couple of weeks or so ago, but i had another one yesterday.

    Anyone know what this is related to? Is it the driver or something else? I thought i already updated it before.
    I've checked event viewer and i see a bunch of stuff under security, i noticed there's often the same thing under task category saying special logon around the time it happens, but don't know if it's related.
     
  14. Ghuraba

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,143

    Location: Leeds

    Are using HDMI 2.1? What card, display?
     
  15. [email protected]

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Dec 2005

    Posts: 7,682

    Location: Wiltshire

    I turned it off after figuring out it was causing my VR stutters.
     
  16. Nexus18

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Jun 2009

    Posts: 24,103

    Had a play around with it and didn't really notice any perf. differences, although felt that input lag was higher so will be keeping it off.
     
  17. Orcvader

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Oct 2009

    Posts: 14,403

    Location: Greater London

    When does it happen? Does it do it when you're browsing/watching YouTube? Turning off hardware acceleration is a workaround but will need to be fixed at a driver level.
     
  18. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,694

    Location: In a house

    Here it is guys/gals :p

    https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5152
     
  19. hyperseven

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 1 May 2013

    Posts: 7,830

    Location: M28

  20. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,694

    Location: In a house

    I just keep checking, and find out from other forums too :p