If you are running an Nvidia-based graphics card on your system and are thinking of heading over to the latest driver, you might want to take some precaution because it turns out the driver might be a little buggy.
It started off on a lazy Saturday morning (Today) that I decided to remove that annoying “!” mark on my Nvidia GeForce tray icon so I updated my 372.70 driver to 372.90.
From then on everything went wonky, at first my [email protected] system kept crashing so I thought maybe it’s my CPU settings went awry as I was tinkering with it in the morning.
After that I decided to play Overwatch, the first game resulted in a frozen screen when I’m about to win the game. 🙁 Sad, so I powered down the system and set the CPU settings to what I thought would be better. I tried Overwatch again and this time around the same thing happened.
2 victories with game crash, that’s quite annoying. Oh by the way I’m running a GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition my rig with an Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.3Ghz with 2x 4GB Avexir Sabranco DDR3 2400Mhz.
Logically the next test would be to run some other graphics based software, so I fired up Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark and behold – the great screen freeze appears again! Sure, my mouse cursor would move but nothing else appears on screen and ALT + TAB nor Windows key brings me to the desktop.
My last course of action was to uninstall the 372.90 and fortunately I kept my 372.70 drivers. Once the 372.70 drivers were in place, all the games were smooth sailing.
Feel free to update your drivers to 372.90 – I’m not saying it will be problematic on all machines but it sure was problematic on mine, if you face any hiccup with 372.90 drivers then all you have to do is uninstall it and install your previous driver that works.