I have never tested 195.36.31. Ubuntu does not provide a package of that version, and since the changelog does not mention any interesting/relevant fixes for me (compared to 195.36.24), I never bothered to create a package of it and install it. It is indeed interesting that the problem might have been introduced between .24 and .31.
I might find time to create the necessary debs and and test it. The changelog is tiny and only mentions:
Fixed a problem with SLI SFR, AFR, and SLIAA modes with GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 and high-resolution display modes.