In general, Nvidia graphics cards and drivers work very well with Second Life.
This issued occured with nVidia driver 378.49, when Advanced Lighting Model is disabled, on 64-bit viewers only.
Bug is fixed with nVidia driver 378.66 or newer.
Refer to this JIRA issue for more information.
If you have started crashing following an Nvidia driver update, try going back to the driver version that worked for you. Be sure to completely uninstall the recent driver before installing the older one.
See also this page.
If you have Nvidia Shadowplay installed, disable it. Google “how to disable nvidia shadowplay” for instructions.
One user reports that on a recent Nvidia Experience version, turning off Share in the Settings menu disables Shadowplay without having to go through Windows controls.