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GW2 Graphics Driver issue.

xalvixalvi brooklyn, NYPosts: 329Member

Just opened the client right now and got a 11,000 file update. Something new just poped up before it downloads and here is the message:

 

"We've detected that your computer is using a graphics driver with known issues. Continuing to play may result in side effects, such as reduced client performance, visual artifacts, and crashes. Please refer to our support forums for the lastest supported driver versions."

 

TBH, i have no clue with things when it comes to computer tech. If anyone else is having this new problem, mind telling me how to solve this issue. I checked the support forums and have not found anything regarding this issue. My computer was bought about 2years ago so i don't think i should be having a graphics issue.

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  • bigcheeseukbigcheeseuk manchesterPosts: 112Member Uncommon
    I just got the same thing and I have the most current driver, maybe it's a glitch.
  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member
    Originally posted by xalvi

    Just opened the client right now and got a 11,000 file update. Something new just poped up before it downloads and here is the message:

     

    "We've detected that your computer is using a graphics driver with known issues. Continuing to play may result in side effects, such as reduced client performance, visual artifacts, and crashes. Please refer to our support forums for the lastest supported driver versions."

     

    TBH, i have no clue with things when it comes to computer tech. If anyone else is having this new problem, mind telling me how to solve this issue. I checked the support forums and have not found anything regarding this issue. My computer was bought about 2years ago so i don't think i should be having a graphics issue.

    Go to either ATI or Nvidea (depending on your graphics card) and download the newest driver.  I would probably download the latest beta driver.

  • cinoscinos LondonPosts: 963Member

    Depending on your graphics card, be it Ati or Nvidia, you'll need to get the latest drivers from their respective websites.

    Nvidia drivers are the normal culprit for that message however and the latest BETA drivers have it fixed. The current release drivers are no good and hopefully will be soon updated. In the meantime though the beta ones are your best bet.

  • st3v3b0st3v3b0 Gainesville, FLPosts: 147Member Uncommon
    I'd recommend first and foremost downloading updated drivers to see if that will easily resolve the problem.
  • Zen_BladeZen_Blade Folsom, CAPosts: 106Member Common
    Well the money question is what graphics processor do you have in your machine?  Is it a laptop or desktop?  AMD, NVidia, or maybe Intel integrated graphics if a laptop?  Once you (we) know that you can go to the manufacturers web site and get the latest version drivers for said processor and see if that addresses the issue.
  • xalvixalvi brooklyn, NYPosts: 329Member
    Ya i forgot to leave the biggest info. I have a laptop using intel core i7, and NVIDIA Geforce with cuda.
  • JagaridJagarid West Covina, CAPosts: 415Member

    The client wants you to use the newer BETA drivers, not the regular release version drivers from Nvidia.  Release drivers are from, I think May, and the Beta drivers which you can get from Nvidia.com are from July.   The error message goes away if you download and install the beta drivers.

    It also goes away if you download and install the even newer beta drivers from guru 3D.  

    In the case of the beta drivers from Nvidia there are updates in the drivers specifically for GW2 which are not in the official release version of the drivers.  That's the reason they want you to change.

    I've been using the beta drivers since they became available and they work flawlessly, so there's nothing to worry about.  

  • DJJazzyDJJazzy louisville, COPosts: 2,053Member
    There is supposed to be an update to the NVIDIA drivers on the 15th to help with GW2. So wait a few days and see if that corrects the issue.
  • xalvixalvi brooklyn, NYPosts: 329Member
    Originally posted by DJJazzy
    There is supposed to be an update to the NVIDIA drivers on the 15th to help with GW2. So wait a few days and see if that corrects the issue.

     

    WIll do, thanks everyone.

  • TorgrimTorgrim GothenburgPosts: 2,088Member

    Latest nvidia drivers had an error to those card that are overklocked or factory over clocked, the issue are that the card goes down to idle and you get extremly low fps.

    Aug drivers suppose to fix this.

    If it's not broken, you are not innovating.

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