Oculus Issues Warning Not To Update Nvidia Drivers Past Version 388.59
If you’ve been having some issues with your VR headset, make sure to take a look at your Nvidia Driver update. There’s been some problems with updates and versions past 388.59 for VR users using an Nvidia graphics card such as the GTX 1050, 1060, 1070, 1080, and the Titan X.
People have been reporting that all they see is a big black screen when they fire up the VR headset such as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. And this may be due to the updates that change some components to how the VR display operates. So in response, Oculus has issued the following statement:
“If you are using an Nvidia GPU and currently experiencing display or performance issues with your Oculus Rift, please make sure you’re using driver version 388.59. Later versions may cause compatibility issues with Oculus software.”
Many online community members have been complaining about the issue and have found that if they downgrade the Nvidia driver back to 388.59 from the latest version (391.01) that the problem is solved. But some people might not be finding any issues with the 391.01 update and that’s perfectly fine.
Here is a link to the 388.59 Nvidia driver version if you need to downgrade from a higher update. If the problem continues to persist, make sure to reach out to the company directly.