Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Nvidia driver problem with win 7 x64?

12 Nov 2009   #1
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Nvidia driver problem with win 7 x64?

Hi,

I did quite a bit of looking around and there seem to be lots of people with Nvidia problems in Win 7, however not exactly what I'm seeing.

Here's my setup:
Core 2 Duo E6400
Abit AB9Pro Mobo
Leadtek Nvidia 8800 GTS
3GB RAM
2x150GB WD HDD -> RAID0
Win 7 Ultimate x64 RTM

First off when I ran the "Windows Experience Index" I get a 5.7 rating for "gaming graphics" but only a 1.0 for graphics (Areo performance)

Along with that I am noticing "slowness" with desktop and IE rendering performance. For example it takes a long time to browse to a new page (much longer than it did under vista) or to even open a new blank tab. I have also noticed slow performance with the built in games. When dealing cards for solitare, the dealing animation "stutters" and when starting mine sweeper, the animation of the board being drawn "stutters" too.

I had this behavior with the Nvidia 191.07 drivers so I decided to give the Nvidia beta 195.39 drivers a try. They too show the same problem.

Anyone have any suggestions what I can do to get things working better? Is anyone else seeing this with a similar (or different) configuration?

Oh, I should also mention that I upgraded to the latest BIOS for my mobo as suggested elsewhere and that did not help either.

TIA for any and all help!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
12 Nov 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Uninstall the nvidia display drivers in add/remove programs, followed by any other nvidia drivers. Reboot into safe mode and run driver sweeper, reboot again into safe mode and install the newest drivers - run as adminstartor and choose the right x32 or x64 drivers. Update your chipset drivers too.

WEI for me is also different - 5.5 for gaming and 4.4 for aero???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #3
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

THanks for the suggestion! I'll get on that!

One quick question on recommended procedure. After uninstalling the Nvidia driver it's going to ask me to reboot to complete the removal. Should I let the machine come back up into "regular" mode or reboot directly into safe mode?

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 Nov 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Don't reboot, ignore it. Uninstall from the control panel, then uninstall other drivers. Only then reboot into safe mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #5
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wanted to report the results of my "work."

Unfortunately I am still seeing the exact same problem after completing all of the steps (uninstall, boot safe mode, driver sweeper, reboot safe mode, install drivers, reboot normal mode)

Any other suggestions as to what to try or what I can check on to see what's going wrong?

Still not sure if this is a display driver issue or something else.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #6
BadLag

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM
 
 

Go into Control Panel and disable Aero, I think it is in Programs and Features
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #7
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BadLag View Post
Go into Control Panel and disable Aero, I think it is in Programs and Features

Thanks for tue suggestion but........

Unfortunately, the problem still exists with Aero disabled.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2009   #8
SailingNut

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This was just moved to the drivers section. (My bad on improper placement! )

Has anyone else seen similar problems with Nvidia (or any other) drivers?

I'm not 100% certain what the problem is right now. I'm just guessing it's the video drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2009   #9
kubotabx2200

Windows 7 (6.1) (Build 7600) 64 bit
 
 

Hi. It is working fine for me. See My System Specs for my entire setup, but I am running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit with a EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 (overclocked to 680 MHz) and it has a Windows Experience rating of 7.3 for gaming and a 7.3 for graphics. I just installed the video drivers that came with the installation disk of the video card and it works fine. This is a brand new card though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2009   #10
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Install the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard, then install the latest video driver from NVIDIA's site.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Nvidia driver problem with win 7 x64?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Nvidia driver problem! help2
This is my laptop spec Dell Vostro 3500 Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 450M (2.4GHz base, up to 2.66GHz, 2C/4T, 3MB L3) Memory 4GB (2X2G) DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMM Video Card Vostro 3500 NVIDIA® Geforce™ 310M, 512MB Graphics
Drivers
Problem with NVIDIA driver crashing.
Hi, I'm running Windows 7 x64 Full Retail, just reinstalled about a week ago. I've been over an longer time no mather if I use Windows XP or Windows 7 having some problems with the NVIDIA driver crashing no mather what I try. I've been chaning drivers to older ones and beta. Now I had a BSOD 2-3...
BSOD Help and Support
Nvidia driver problem
Hi, I am having difficulty installing drivers for my Graphics card Geforce 8400G after a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64.I have tried installing latest nvidia drivers but crashes to black screen.Can anyone help,Ipreviously had Vista installed with no probs. Specs: Advent T9610 Intel...
Graphic Cards
There may be a problem with the new nvidia driver...
Just wanted to put a heads up, I came on today to look over a few bsod posts. 3 of 4 seem to be problems caused by the latest nvidia update. I may be jumping the gun, but you may want to skip this one if it doesn't solve a particular problem you are suffering from. ...like I said it could...
Graphic Cards
Nvidia Driver Problem
Hi all, i have this problem when i`m installing the nvidia driver, my computer goes to a black screen similar to that of DOS and locks up. I have to reboot my computer afterwards, then it freezes at windows startup, so i need to go in safe mode and unistall it. i need to update my video card...
BSOD Help and Support
NviDia Driver Installation Problem
I have a Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS installed in my laptop model : NEC Versa P9110. Recently i found a bug on the driver provided originally from the CD which cause my monitor can't automatically turn off, hence i decided to download a new driver from Nvidia website. I try to install the new driver...
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App