Chrispy_ wrote:Well this weekend was a good test because I had all three of my own machines in use for some indie-games, some FTL, some TitanFall and some Hawken.
How does the problem manifest? If I put "full-screen Nvidia 337.88" into Google I don't get that much, but can you run games windowed, or is all attempt to run 3D content impossible?
- Nvidia 337.88 + 830 w/Magician,
- Catalyst 14.4 and 840 w/Magician,
- Nvidia 337.88 and a Sandforce drive.
What about Aero desktop?
The Egg wrote:Anyone else having issues with NVidia's full-screen driver bug? It was a mild issue for me before (as in, only occurred very rarely), but with 337.88 it's REALLY BAD. Basically, once the computer has been running for some arbitrary amount of time (or the user has performed an unknown action), the system will no longer run 3D accelerated programs in full-screen mode.
What will happen is the program will start, and then immediately kick back to the desktop (with the program still running in the background). If you Alt-Tab back into the program, it will just kick you to the desktop again. Killing/restarting the program has no effect, and once it's begun doing this, all 3D accelerated programs will do the same. The only solution is to reboot the computer.
I suppose I could just revert back to the previous driver, but I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this, or had any sort of solution. A quick search doesn't come up with anything useful.
DancinJack wrote:I don't play too many games outside of Steam, and I noticed that if I close steam down and restart it the issue goes away.
Forge wrote:DancinJack wrote:I don't play too many games outside of Steam, and I noticed that if I close steam down and restart it the issue goes away.
This might be money right there. I know all of my games are on Steam, how about you OP?
Forge wrote:Do you have any specific steps to reproduce, or just "it happens after a while"? What games are you running regularly?
jihadjoe wrote:Never once happened to me.
GTX670 user since 2012 and always on the latest driver.
Chrispy_ wrote:Magician runs in the system tray, it's always-on.
Perhaps The Egg is talking about having it maximised and the UI is fighting with other apps?
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