NVIDIA Pulls 364.47 WHQL and Releases 364.51 Beta

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 9, 2016 - 11:55 AM |
Tagged: nvidia, graphics drivers

The last couple of days were not too great for software patches. Microsoft released a Windows 10 update that breaks 5K monitors, and NVIDIA's driver bug, mentioned in the last post, was bigger than they realized. It turns out that the issue is not isolated to multiple monitors, but rather had something to do with choosing “Express Install” in the setup screen.

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In response, NVIDIA has removed 364.47 from their website. For those who want “Game Ready” drivers with games like “The Division,” NVIDIA has provided a 364.51 beta driver that supposedly corrects this issue. People on the forums still claim to have problems with this driver, but nothing has been confirmed yet. It's difficult to tell whether other issues exist with the drivers, whether users are having unrelated issues that are attributed to the drivers, or if it's just a few hoaxes. ((Update on March 9th @ 12:41pm: Still nothing confirmed, but one of our comments claim that they've experienced issues personally.)) If you are concerned, then you can roll back to 362.00.

Fortunately for me, I chose to clean install 364.47 and have not had any issues with them. I asked a representative from NVIDIA on Twitter whether I should upgrade to 364.51, and he said that a few other bugs were fixed but I shouldn't bother.

If you managed to properly install 364.47, then you should be fine staying there.

Source: NVIDIA

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March 9, 2016 | 12:29 PM - Posted by Comserv (not verified)

Still having issues with drivers, can't enable SLI on my system, I get a BSOD on Windows 10, tried a fresh load also...found a few people on Nvidia's forums with the same problem, and one of them have pretty much the same system as me...here are my specs...

Intel i7-5930k @ 4.5GHz
ASUS Rampage V Extreme BIOS 2001 Modded
16GB 4x4GB DDR4 3000MHz
2 x ASUS Strix 980 TI's in SLI
Corsair H110i-GTX
Samsung 256 850 Pro SSD C:\ Boot
Samsung 1TB 850 EVO SSD D:\ Games
Samsung Blu-Ray SH-B123L
Samsung DVD-RW SH-224FB
Logitech G19s
Logitech G502
Corsair AX1200i
Acer XB270H G-sync
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

March 9, 2016 | 12:32 PM - Posted by Comserv (not verified)

Also tried a different monitor via DVI and HDMI...no luck

March 9, 2016 | 12:41 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Good to know. I'll update the post.

March 9, 2016 | 12:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

nvidia really blew it on this one, again.

March 9, 2016 | 12:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh, and WHQL means jack...

March 9, 2016 | 12:43 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Microsoft's QA department really seems to have gone downhill lately...

... I wonder what's up.

March 9, 2016 | 07:08 PM - Posted by BillDStrong

It couldn't be because they fired 90% of their QA group right before Windows 10 shipped, could it?

March 9, 2016 | 09:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's because M$ is focusing on adding ad pushing to their IE security udates instead of QA for the graphics drivers!

"Microsoft buried a Get Windows 10 ad generator inside this month's Internet Explorer security patch for Windows 7 and 8.1"


March 9, 2016 | 01:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Go PCmasterrace.....when it works

March 9, 2016 | 03:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Be quiet you console pe

Darn didn't finish Nvidia drivers crashed Chrome aga

Let me fix that by installing new drive

God darn it. Rebooting

NVLDDMKM.SYS on boot blue screen unable to boot PC

I'll get you you concole pea


I'll use my Nvidia Shield


Hey guys how do I RMA an exploding battery on my Shield Tablet?

March 9, 2016 | 10:00 PM - Posted by Speely

*standing ovation*

March 9, 2016 | 04:19 PM - Posted by Bezzell

I had problems with the beta driver as well. Would get black screens at random. Rolled back, no problems.

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