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micro Apr 25, 2011, 10:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I don't play a wide variety of games but with these new drivers in BC2 i had constant black screen flashing that would not go away. The screen would flash about 3 times every two seconds making the game unplayable..I rebooted my pc multiple times. I had to revert to the older beta drivers.

Am i the only one that has trouble a couple of times a year with new Nvidia drivers?
Four or more drivers per year cause my photoshop to crash and two or so cause problems in my games. This is pretty bad considering they don't release a driver every month.

I have yet to get a driver that will keep my BC2 from getting occasional Black screens of death as i call them, where the game will flicker a few times and go black for 5-10 seconds.
Is this an Nvidia issue, or my video card?
Btw this is without any overclock.

Please don't turn this into a flame war, all hardware has odd problems like this on someones computer.


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Meats_Of_Evil Apr 25, 2011, 11:28am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
Well I too noticed the screen flickering on Bad Company 2, but I don't think it happened when I played BC2: Vietnam. I think I got a nice increase in performance on SLI but then again I overclocked my card a little since for some reason they went back to default clocks, EVGA PRecision is not so precise at all.

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Dublin_Gunner Apr 25, 2011, 03:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
Hmm, I never got it on my 460, and I don't get it now on my GTX570.

YOu sure there may be nothing else causing it? (card clocked too high, overheating etc)


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G. G. Apr 25, 2011, 05:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
hmmm...

No black screen at any point with BC2 for me.......

but, I am on the ATI side of the fence...

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micro Apr 25, 2011, 07:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
I have ran into people who have asked in game about occasional black screens and they all had Nvidia cards. I don't know of anyone else who has had the problems i have with the latest drivers, that's why i was asking here.

@Dublin
My video card is not overclocked. I only tried an OC to try to resolve the problems. My cpu is oc'd though, but i need that oc.

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Dublin_Gunner Apr 26, 2011, 05:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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micro said:
I have ran into people who have asked in game about occasional black screens and they all had Nvidia cards. I don't know of anyone else who has had the problems i have with the latest drivers, that's why i was asking here.

@Dublin
My video card is not overclocked. I only tried an OC to try to resolve the problems. My cpu is oc'd though, but i need that oc.


Do you by any chance have MSI Afterburner or GPU-z or anything like that running in the background?

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G. G. Apr 26, 2011, 09:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
you sure its not your eyes messing with you and especially after downing a few pints of fermentated wheat/barley/hops product???????

hehehehe j/k


your situation would drive me nuts if i had that issue....

have you tried and give the house of nVidia a ringy dingy???

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Meats_Of_Evil Apr 26, 2011, 09:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
micro I'll have to check again if the problem persists. I wont be able to until this Friday though.

Guys, keep in mind he said its the latest driver so if you have an nvidia card update to the latest and test.

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micro Apr 27, 2011, 03:00am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
I have already reverted my drivers and the problem went away.

@Dublin
I had just installed gpu-z for the first time a few days before installing the new drivers. I did not have it running, nor did it show is msconfig or services. I don't even know what msi afterburner is, but no, it isn't installed on my gigabyte mobo.

@G.G
I have not gone to Nvidia forums about this problem. That is not a bad idea though, thanks.

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Plug & Play Apr 27, 2011, 07:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker

I get shadows flashing the odd time but only in BC2 Vanilla not VIETNAM!!!! No matter what fookin ATI driver I use....even got it using the new 6990 drivers.

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Suspended User Apr 27, 2011, 11:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
I haven't had any display issues with my card.

Plug, you have the worst luck with video cards and driver issues LOL

You realize AMD cards take Catalyst Drivers, not Nvidia drivers right? LMAO

Meats_Of_Evil Apr 27, 2011, 05:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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^^^^ROFLMAO^^^^

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Dublin_Gunner Apr 27, 2011, 05:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
micro said:
I have already reverted my drivers and the problem went away.

@Dublin
I had just installed gpu-z for the first time a few days before installing the new drivers. I did not have it running, nor did it show is msconfig or services. I don't even know what msi afterburner is, but no, it isn't installed on my gigabyte mobo.

@G.G
I have not gone to Nvidia forums about this problem. That is not a bad idea though, thanks.



There's a new PB update that appears to be causing problems for people in BC2 with any sort of background GPU monitoring going on.

Try turning off anything like fraps, afterburner, rivatuner gpu-z etc etc if you have them running.

If you don't have anything like that running, you have an issue specific to you. A re-install might be your best option.

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Meats_Of_Evil Apr 27, 2011, 05:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Is anyone else have problems with new nvidia drivers April 2011 270.61? BC2 black screen flicker
Interesting. I always use Fraps. I will have to try that out Dubs, thanks for the info.

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Dublin_Gunner Apr 27, 2011, 05:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Meats_Of_Evil said:
Interesting. I always use Fraps. I will have to try that out Dubs, thanks for the info.


The issue is with the last 2 PB updates.

Funnily, I'm on 270.61, and don;t have the issue, but there's threads about it all over the net. (maybe my PB didn't update or something).

Its an issue with how EA / Evenbalance chose to implement some of PB's scanning.

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=3965536#post3965536

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