I'm sure those who have used a NVIDIA drivers know that their control panel system is rock solid and straightforward. Having heard of the new 90 series featuring a new control panel, I figure I'd give it a go since the 91.31 release is a non-beta release. Then again, since when has anything been a non-beta?
So I installed the drivers, reset my resolution on both monitors, and the appropriate refresh rate. Then I proceeded to tinker around the new control panel. Suddenly I am witnessing a lot of redraws and flickering. Then the WindowBlinds skin started going bonkers on me. Okay, minimize and restore to force a proper redraw. Tried to navigate around NV's Control Panel some more. More flickering and awful rewdraws from that. So I ended up going back to their old-style CP and sticking with it. I'll deal with that later...
I had a leftover MediaPlayerClassic player running. It wasn't doing anything but idling. Due to a setting in MPC, I forgot to close it down and when I tried to view another video, the entire thing froze. I waited to see if it'll recover. Nope. Down it goes and the machine started to boot again. Okay, perhaps it's one of those random things. I try again. Open up one video and let it play. Open another... boom, it froze again. Hit reset button. Not a good thing. Sometimes I forget. The 80 series never gave me any problem with regards to multiple video overlays. I ditched the 90 series and went back to the 80s.
Has anyone else tried this driver series and is my case an isolated one? I'd continue using it but... unfortunately there are some rather weird bugs that I do not want to forsake the stability I had just to use the latest CP.