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W520 NEW NVIDIA Driver

2013-03-25, 18:44 PM

Hi

 

I have a W520 with an NVIDIA Quadro 2000M;  Windows 7 64bit. BIOS is updated to latest version. I installed the new video driver  version 9.18.13.1100/8.15.10.2.538  (83de48ww.exe)

 

After installing the new driver, the  windows desktop manage DWM.EXE crashes when waking from sleep mode forcing me to reboot.   The driver also causes intermittent failure of DWM on a cold boot as well.

 

The wake from sleep failure of DWM.exe is consistent every time. I never experienced this problem prior to updating the NVIDIA driver two days ago.

 

 I rolled back the driver to :  9.18.13.697  and the problem stopped. 

 

What’s the story here…..why is the new driver conflicting with the DWM.exe  program??? Please advise? 

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Re: W520 NEW NVIDIA Driver

2013-03-26, 0:23 AM

I've installed the latest NVIDIA driver for the 2000M which is 9.18.13.1407 directly from the NVIDIA download site. There have been no stability issues for any mode on my systems. The Intel driver is 9.17.10.2932.

 

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03-11-2009

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Re: W520 NEW NVIDIA Driver

2013-03-26, 1:01 AM

Hi. I also have a w520 and 2000M. Could be we have the same issue with 311.00 drivers from Lenovo. I have an issue open with Nvidia and they have one other customer that is getting the errors I get using discrete mode.

I also the issue with DWM when using Optimus mode and multiple displays.

 

What mode are you using? Discrete or Optimus?

 

 If you open a case with Nvidia reference case 130228-000061. It might help speed things up towards resolving the issue. I also replaced the motherboard in my w520 and still get the same results (I had a case with Lenovo open as well).

 

Info I sent Nvidia:

Testing with 311.00…

 

Here are the app crash reports when using discrete and no dock

 

Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 10.0.9200.16521, time stamp: 0x51207618 Faulting module name: nvwgf2um.dll, version: 9.18.13.1100, time stamp: 0x50ef196f

 

Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000f66ea Faulting process id: 0x2160 Faulting application start time: 0x01ce19c5707c0513 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\ nvwgf2umx.dll Report Id: c17cea29-85b8-11e2-8699-60d819bd8a71

 

Faulting application name: YahooMessenger.exe, version: 11.5.0.192, time stamp: 0x4f45c49d Faulting module name: nvwgf2um.dll, version: 9.18.13.1100, time stamp: 0x50ef196f

 

Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000f66ea Faulting process id: 0x3fc Faulting application start time: 0x01ce19c57e88d473 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\ nvwgf2umx.dll Report Id: c0d3d66f-85b8-11e2-8699-60d819bd8a71

 

Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 10.0.9200.16521, time stamp: 0x51207618 Faulting module name: nvwgf2um.dll, version: 9.18.13.1100, time stamp: 0x50ef196f Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000f66ea Faulting process id: 0x964 Faulting application start time: 0x01ce19c560a59cfa Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\nvwgf2um.dll Report Id: aa4590c1-85b8-11e2-8699-60d819bd8a71

 

PS FYI also closing the laptop lid crashes DWM as well. It is not just turning on/off the external hdmi device that does this (probably power cycling any external device would crash DWM with this driver set)

 

Faulting application name: Dwm.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc541 Faulting module name: nvwgf2umx.dll, version: 9.18.13.1100, time stamp: 0x50ef1a08 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0000000000135ddb Faulting process id: 0x15d4 Faulting application start time: 0x01ce19c633ad035d Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\nvwgf2umx.dll Report Id: c6bd174e-85b9-11e2-a5e6-60d819bd8a71

 

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Re: W520 NEW NVIDIA Driver

2013-03-26, 1:14 AM
IIRC, 314.07 was a beta release. Just install the latest stable release 311.35 from the NVIDIA site instead of the Lenovo site.

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Re: W520 NEW NVIDIA Driver

2013-03-26, 2:00 AM

314.07 has new features, improved performance, WMI 2.1 and Windows 8 certified. Additionally it is WHQL certified as is 311.35. I've had this release installed for over a month now without any issues. I can't speak for the 311.35, but the 314 is different in design. I did try the Lenovo driver, but it was a step backwards in performance. I'm also running IE10


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Re: W520 NEW NVIDIA Driver

2013-03-26, 12:43 PM

Hi Harris, Colonel O'Neill:

 

I'm a bit confused by the release numbers the two of you are quoting.  I had a look at my Device Manager, and it shows that the driver version is 9.18.13.1100.  That works quite well for me, I am happy with it (I only use discrete graphics, I have it set up that way in the BIOS).

 

What is the significance of the numbers "314.07" and "311.35" that you refer to?

 

Michael

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Re: W520 NEW NVIDIA Driver

2013-03-27, 15:36 PM
My bad. I remember using the 314 a while ago and it was labelled as beta.

If you look at the driver string given by Device Manager for NVIDIA drivers, the last five digits are the other naming scheme. i.e. 9.18.13.1100 is version 311.00. If it works for you, then by all means keep using it.

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Re: W520 NEW NVIDIA Driver

2013-03-27, 15:45 PM

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Hi Harris, Colonel O'Neill:

 

I'm a bit confused by the release numbers the two of you are quoting.  I had a look at my Device Manager, and it shows that the driver version is 9.18.13.1100.  That works quite well for me, I am happy with it (I only use discrete graphics, I have it set up that way in the BIOS).

 

What is the significance of the numbers "314.07" and "311.35" that you refer to?

 

Michael


The first 3 digits are the series deginators for ISV certification and the last two are the revision number. If 311.00 works fine for you then continue to use it. There is no revision .00 on the NVIDIA download site for the 311 series.

 


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