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After a few weeks of everything working, I'm having problems again.

My 560ti started having problems when I updated the drivers to 280.26 (from 275.33). It would randomly turn off then turn back on. No BSoD or any indication of a software fault.

I did a clean install of the 275.33 drivers, and that worked for a while. Then I upgraded to the new beta drivers (285.27) to play BF3. That worked until today.

Here's what I know:

1) It isn't a problem with the power supply. I can put load on it by running prime95 and heaven at the same time, and everything will work fine.

2) It isn't a problem with the HDDs directly. I was running a backup of my Windows 7 OS (to re-install) from my Windows 8 OS and the same thing happened. My Windows 7 OS is on my RAIDed WDs, while my Windows 8 OS is on my 250GB laptop drive.

3) It isn't a problem with cooling. I monitor temps religiously, but nothing shows out of the ordinary.

The only other thing I can think of is to go to my friend's house and let him use my GPU throughout the week. If he doesn't have problems, I guess that I have something wrong with my motherboard?

Any help is appreciated.
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I just did a quick test on my power supply with my multi-meter.

The 24pin is fine, the 8 pin is fine, and the PCI-e connectors are fine. I am confused as heck about this...
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well, if you run heaven fine it might also not be the GPU
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That's what I thought. But it only started to happen when I updated the drivers...
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd View Post
After a few weeks of everything working, I'm having problems again.

My 560ti started having problems when I updated the drivers to 280.26 (from 275.33). It would randomly turn off then turn back on. No BSoD or any indication of a software fault.

I did a clean install of the 275.33 drivers, and that worked for a while. Then I upgraded to the new beta drivers (285.27) to play BF3. That worked until today.
Are you getting TDRs (ie "driver nvlddmkm has stopped responding and successfully recovered)?

There is a documented issue with all drivers from 280 onward with some 500 series cards and TDRs while using hardware acceleration in browsers and flash.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=207666
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Are you getting TDRs (ie "driver nvlddmkm has stopped responding and successfully recovered)?

There is a documented issue with all drivers from 280 onward with some 500 series cards and TDRs while using hardware acceleration in browsers and flash.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=207666
I get that problem with my 460.
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Are you getting TDRs (ie "driver nvlddmkm has stopped responding and successfully recovered)?

There is a documented issue with all drivers from 280 onward with some 500 series cards and TDRs while using hardware acceleration in browsers and flash.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=207666
No. I get no errors, no BSoD, nothing that would indicate a failure. The computer just shuts off.
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No. I get no errors, no BSoD, nothing that would indicate a failure. The computer just shuts off.
Check your event viewer. Even if you're not getting driver warnings it should record any crashes you have.

From what you described, it sounds like you're getting TDRs.
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Check your event viewer. Even if you're not getting driver warnings it should record any crashes you have.

From what you described, it sounds like you're getting TDRs.
The only critical events I get are ones that tell me that the computer turned off unexpectedly. Where would I go to look for driver errors?



EDIT: I'm running Windows 8 right now. Doing a backup of my Windows 7 OS.

Also, everything seems to be working now when my card is in the second PCI-e slot. Is there anyway to test if my PCI-e slot is bad?
Edited by rdfloyd - 10/8/11 at 2:28pm
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The only critical events I get are ones that tell me that the computer turned off unexpectedly. Where would I go to look for driver errors?



EDIT: I'm running Windows 8 right now. Doing a backup of my Windows 7 OS.
Well since you're running Windows 8. Maybe it's a bug with the OS? Maybe the drivers you have are having compatibility issues with Windows 8, I don't know, it's what it seems to me.
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