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Old 09-09-03, 04:55 PM   #476
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Thanks for the heads up. Will test it right away.
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Old 09-09-03, 04:56 PM   #477
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wooohooo we're saved! (i hope) im downloading the driver patch right now... i hope it works....



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Old 09-09-03, 05:09 PM   #478
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This is pretty unreal. I just voted for the "never" option in the poll asking when/if nVidia would actually address this issue.
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Old 09-09-03, 05:11 PM   #479
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If you are experiencing this issue on a GeForce FX 5900 or GeForce FX 5900 Ultra card, you can download this driver fix.


Edit: Also available here for download
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Old 09-09-03, 05:23 PM   #480
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I don't know what to say, but the driver update has FIXED the flickering. No more.
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Old 09-09-03, 05:25 PM   #481
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Man I am glad they finally got this fixed. I have 4 5900U's myself and never had it, but too many folks do.
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Old 09-09-03, 05:36 PM   #482
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same here with MSI 5900, non-ultra
i'm happy

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Old 09-09-03, 05:37 PM   #483
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OT,

Brian: Thanks for Media Center fix too . Much appreciated
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Old 09-09-03, 05:40 PM   #484
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Sounds almost too good to be true. Any performance hit with these drivers?
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Old 09-09-03, 05:43 PM   #485
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Let everyone rejoyce...I'll wait just awhile longer, then I'm going to buy.
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Old 09-09-03, 05:47 PM   #486
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I just want to know what the hell they did to fix it.
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Old 09-09-03, 05:48 PM   #487
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Wow! This is great! Who would have believed...
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Old 09-09-03, 05:50 PM   #488
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I just want to know what the hell they did to fix it.
Hey! You are not the only one

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I just want to know what the hell they did to fix it.
I would also like to know what was the cause of the flickering, if it's curable by a driver. Would Brian like to explain what was the reasons behind the flickering?

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EDIT -- Response removed due to inflamatory non-topical rhetoric! --Sy--

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Old 09-09-03, 05:59 PM   #491
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The driver update fixed the flickering on our Asus 5900 Ultra cards at work

I wouldn't have guessed that you'd be able to take care of an "interference" problem with a driver fix, but I'm not complaining.

Thanks NVIDIA.
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Old 09-09-03, 06:05 PM   #492
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I mean this is amazing. Numerous people tried just about every permutation of hardware/driver combinations on the face of earth to fix the flickering issue, yet nVidia fixed this massive problem with a driver!?!?!

I'm happy that this has happened (don't get me wrong). But there is just something really odd about this. It's like curing cancer with a bag of Skittles and a bottle of spring water. It just seems too simple.
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Congratulations to all affected users. Could I ask that you still keep posting your experiences with and without the fix. It would be nice to know more about the problem and how it was solved. Moreover, I am curious to know if performance is affected.....my glass is always half-empty
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a bag of Skittles and a bottle of spring water. It just seems too simple.
Man I love that combination! It's like a narcotic.

It seems it fixed the noise issue as well. Need to play around with it more though.
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I still got the tiny sound when I scroll on outlook i.e., but on my card it was really low so it's no big deal

and the flickering is really gone
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Old 09-09-03, 06:19 PM   #496
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Just got round to checking the new drivers and............................................... ...................


problem fixed

About to try overclocking now as this always magnified the problem.



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Just checked......looked up at the blue sky in morrowind with my card overclocked and it's as steady as a rock.

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Just checked operation flashpoint which was an absolute nightmare and the problem is gone. Completely gone.

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Old 09-09-03, 06:30 PM   #497
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Dear Mr Burke,

Thanks for the driver update which by all accounts fixes the problem (given that the problem doesn't occur on a digital connection, I'll leave off installing them until everyone gives them the all clear).

Could you elaborate on the fix as your description is a little confusing given that:

a) many of the people here have tried lots of different combinations, so it's quite a suprise that every combination we happened to try caused exactly the same noise/interference.

b) you use the word "may", which suggests that you are not giving the full picture.

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Hmmm...the readme doesn't list the 5900 as a card supported by this driver, but it does show the 5800 is supported.

Odd...
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Hmmm...the readme doesn't list the 5900 as a card supported by this driver, but it does show the 5800 is supported.

Odd...
I think the 5900 and 5900 Ultra might be included under the same description. I assume it supports both.
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