And since a problem apparently exists, it seems like I'll likely encounter more issues in the future if I don't resolve it.
I'm just wondering if there are any other options beside a clean install of Windows?
I went so far as to attempt an in-place upgrade of my Windows 7 installation.
That fails at the last step where it is transferring programs and settings!
I have been on the 335.23 WHQL driver for a while without issue.
Recently, I have attempted to update to the installation of 337.88 and 340.52 drivers.
Seems like that will only lead to more problems sooner or later.
At this point, I'd appreciate any thoughts / suggestions. My system specs are as follows: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Intel 3930K clocked to 4.4 GHz, Vcore 1.3V 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum, at stock 1866 MHz Corsair AX1200 Power Supply Planar PX 2320MW monitor 1920 x 12-4i RAID card Creative X-Fi Titanium HD 2 x GTX 680 in SLI 3 x Intel 520 SSDs 600 GB Western Digital Velociraptor LG Blu-ray burner Liteon DVD burner Windows 7 x64 Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number custom build OS Windows 7 Ultimate xk Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV extreme Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 Graphics Card 2 x EVGA GTX 680 in SLI I'm not understanding why you are try to update the driver when you are having no problems with 335.23. If you still have a urge to update the drivers read this tutorial by essenbe.
But of course that would require purchasing 8.1, and using 8.1 if successful... Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number custom build OS Windows 7 Ultimate xk Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV extreme Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 Graphics Card 2 x EVGA GTX 680 in SLI I went so far as to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a spare hard drive for testing purposes.
The 337.88 and 340.52 drivers also froze on boot up with the clean install of Windows.
After this happens, I am able to boot into Safe Mode and from there revert to the previous 335.23 version of the driver. I have tried to install the new drivers many times, and also with a clean install, but I always have the same issue.
I have also tried returning all settings to stock in BIOS and Afterburner, but the result is the same.
And the facts that 1) I cannot update the driver, and 2) when I try to do an in-place upgrade of Windows, it fails ...