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  1. TheAsbo's Avatar
    How has the new display driver affected your Surface Pro 4? (and what model)
    12-02-2015 03:23 PM
  2. Grimmric's Avatar
    Do we have any patch information?
    What does it suppose to fix?
    I just installed it and will try it out a bit tomorrow.
    i5/8/256
    12-02-2015 04:05 PM
  3. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    I understand it's the same as the beta that came out on the 20th, version 4326. So you should have better luck with respect to driver crashing.
    12-02-2015 04:05 PM
  4. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    Here is more info ...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Surface/com...for_sp4_today/

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/s...f-12fed29c7eb1
    The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 12/3/2015” or “System Hardware Update – 12/3/2015” within the Windows Update History.

    HD Graphics 520 driver update (v20.19.15.4326) improves display stability.
    Surface Display Calibration driver update (v1.1.381.0) supports compatibility with the updated graphics driver.
    Last edited by GatsbyGlen; 12-02-2015 at 04:21 PM.
    12-02-2015 04:07 PM
  5. TheAsbo's Avatar
    I understand it's the same as the beta that came out on the 20th, version 4326. So you should have better luck with respect to driver crashing.
    That's a bummer. I know people still have issues even after the beta driver for the display was installed.
    12-02-2015 04:48 PM
  6. CrownedMartyr's Avatar
    I've only been using it for about an hour but it seems to have fixed the issue. I tested it on a couple web pages that always made the driver crash before and I haven't had it crash once since the update.
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    12-02-2015 05:32 PM
  7. A_Pieman's Avatar
    I haven't had a crash, not that I was getting many. More importantly this website used to trigger very high cpu usage forcing the fan on after about 20 mins of browsing. I have been browsing for about 40 mins and my cpu usage has stayed low.
    12-03-2015 04:18 AM
  8. RichBrown68's Avatar
    YouTube videos won't play in Edge without massive distortion, and the Pen has stopped functioning at all. So yeah....not a fan of the update.
    12-03-2015 06:17 AM
  9. pdt's Avatar
    There was a set of updates that was pushed to my i5 8/256 on Thanksgiving morning, which included a firmware update. I haven't seen much written about it, and it didn't fix any problems I was having. But it seems to have really improved my battery life. Over the 1.5 weeks before that I was averaging 5:25 hours according to powercfg /batteryreport, but since Thanksgiving I've averaging about 6:40. Yesterday's update doesn't seem to have had any more effect on battery life when in use, but might have improved standby life. I will have to give that a good test as I have not been using standby much.

    Yesterday's update did fix the frequent video driver crashes I was having in Edge. Much better now. Also, I was having a problem that the pen would sometimes stop working for a few seconds, as if the pen driver were crashing and recovering (but no message about it). That is fixed now, too. YouTube is working fine for me.
    12-03-2015 09:36 AM
  10. RichBrown68's Avatar
    After my earlier issues with YouTube and the Pen, I unpaired the Pen from Bluetooth then reconnected it. Since then, I've had flawless performance. I can now use Edge with no crashes. All is well with me.
    12-03-2015 01:05 PM
  11. rocketboy's Avatar
    I've had at least one display driver reset per day since I bought this 3 weeks ago. So far no resets in the last 24 hours.
    12-03-2015 07:23 PM
  12. DuStU's Avatar
    I'm on the i7 model although it is the 540 all my crashing has stopped and I have seen improvement in gaming also. Also the widi has improved and is alot more stable but not perfect especially if you move even slightly it disconnects but that is better than crashing. Hopefully the updates continue on Intels end!

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    12-03-2015 07:26 PM
  13. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I'm on the i7 model although it is the 540 all my crashing has stopped and I have seen improvement in gaming also. Also the widi has improved and is alot more stable but not perfect especially if you move even slightly it disconnects but that is better than crashing. Hopefully the updates continue on Intels end!

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    What device are you connecting to? A Microsoft wireless display adapter?

    Alot of time when i try to project my sp4 to my MWDA, it tells me "your pc or mobile device doesn't support miracast so it can't project wirelessly" . I get this when I slide out the action center and select project. Restarting the surface pro 4 fixes this.

    I have suffered from the disconnects as well. Have not really tried it out with the new update.
    12-04-2015 12:56 AM
  14. A_Pieman's Avatar
    I spoke too soon about the high cpu usage, it still happens but takes longer (aprox an hour) to kick in. Haven't had a driver crash.
    12-04-2015 03:58 AM
  15. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I saw a decrease in standby battery life. Since my device never resets the graphics card, I reverted back to the September driver in an attempt to extend standby time.
    12-04-2015 05:20 AM
  16. pdt's Avatar
    I gave the standby life a better test yesterday by setting it to go into standby rather than hibernation when not in use. It was consistently between 23 and 24 hours before the update, and now is 29 hours. So it's a modest improvement, but still not great. On another thread someone was told by a Microsoft rep that they are working on a fix for Standby, but it won't be available until "early 2016." So I'll be sticking with hibernation for the time being.
    12-04-2015 07:30 AM
  17. dkp23's Avatar
    after install, took 2 minutes for edge to have the display error, but none after about an hour of browsing.

    The battery life still sucks...
    12-04-2015 10:59 AM
  18. notewar's Avatar
    Im on the edge of returning my surface pro 4 i5. 128GB.

    One of the biggest issue that annoys me the most is the 'wake-up from sleep'. Sometimes, more like frequent, the the surface just dont wake-up at all. I have to perform hard-reboot (hold down power and volume button) but as a new device why do I have to tolerate with this? Is there any fix for this? My windows is up to date and i've updated the graphic driver from intel site. I still have 1 more week to decide before I cannot return this to the store.
    12-04-2015 11:33 AM
  19. DuStU's Avatar
    I am connected to two different devices. The main one I connect to is my PTV3000 which has been flawless with every other device in the house except my surface. (old sony vaio is more stable than this next gen device right now). I also connect to my fire stick tv and get the exact same results. So I know it is an issue with the Intel half baked drivers.
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    12-04-2015 01:43 PM
  20. Grimmric's Avatar
    I saw a decrease in standby battery life. Since my device never resets the graphics card, I reverted back to the September driver in an attempt to extend standby time.
    I did that too.
    I have now found that with all the updates and the september driver it goes about 11% from the battery for each hour i look at a movie in fullscreen with 50% brightness.
    zkyevolved likes this.
    12-04-2015 06:13 PM
  21. rocketboy's Avatar
    48 hours without a display crash, but my usage has been low these two days. i5 SP4. The weekend will be the real test. I haven't had any fan issues since I bought this. Battery remains the biggest single issue now, but it looks like there's nothing to do but live with it until "early 2016". So either return your unit and wait to re-purchase, or gut it out.
    12-05-2015 07:12 AM
  22. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    All I heard was that they would have an update in early 2016. That could mean just mean another announcement as to when something might happen. I wouldn't be surprised if it takes much longer.
    12-05-2015 11:27 AM
  23. SCH001's Avatar
    i5 - 8Gb Ram - 256 Go
    Display adapter reset fixed when scrolling through web pages, but still happening when working in Outlook 2016. Black screen when switching from one user to another (3 users on my tablet). Hard reset to bring the Surface to life. Horrible battery life like anybody.
    12-06-2015 06:50 PM

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