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Hi All,

been having this problem for a while now, presumed it was just with new games but it now looks like its with all my games, as I had a blast on the original portal last night and it did it.
Most of the time it'll freeze go to black screen then the game will resume, sometimes it crashes and I need to reboot my machine by button.
I have ran drive cleaner then reinstalled latest drivers for both my gfx and sound, and cant seem to solve the problem.

any ideas ?

thanks
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That could be a problem with stability cause by overclocking, you could also try doing some stress test on your card and check your temps, or it could mean that your card needs to be RMAd
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post #3 of 14
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the card is roughly 4-5 months old, and its only started recently, temps rarely go above 65, do you think this could still be an overclock issue ?
I mite try running some tests 2nite, fairly sure the card is ok tho, and the overclock is fairly modest on the card
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try playin on default clocks
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Term` View Post
Hi All,

been having this problem for a while now, presumed it was just with new games but it now looks like its with all my games, as I had a blast on the original portal last night and it did it.
Most of the time it'll freeze go to black screen then the game will resume, sometimes it crashes and I need to reboot my machine by button.
I have ran drive cleaner then reinstalled latest drivers for both my gfx and sound, and cant seem to solve the problem.

any ideas ?

thanks
you're having an nvidia driver crash its called a TDR - timeout detection and recovery. if your 460 is overclocked return to stock and if it isn't udnerclock it a bit see if it helps.
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post #6 of 14
I was getting this on my 470 SLI on a driver update. Don't remember the exact version, sorry. I driver sweepered and actually dropped back to older drivers and it fixed the problem. Was frustrating as hell though.
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post #7 of 14
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you're having an nvidia driver crash its called a TDR - timeout detection and recovery. if your 460 is overclocked return to stock and if it isn't udnerclock it a bit see if it helps.
I agree
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post #8 of 14
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is there anyway to avoid it other than to underclock my card?
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post #9 of 14
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is there anyway to avoid it other than to underclock my card?
Underclocking will be just a test, if you have to underclock that means your card is deffective, it needs to be RMAd
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post #10 of 14
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ran the card at stock, and it still did it, does this mean its not a problem with my card?
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