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hey guys.
i am using gtx 460 1gb gigabyte version using the official driver 280.26.
so when i am surfing the net or something my driver keep crashing it happends like every 2-3 hours or so...i tried to install different driver and same problem..
I didnt overclock the gpu.
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post #2 of 15
280.26 is a super buggy driver. I would roll back to 275 or 260 drivers. Also when you install them, click the custom option, then click perform a clean sweep. This will help remove all the left over junk from the old set of drivers.
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post #3 of 15
It's a problem with 280-285 drivers and GTX 460/560/560 Ti cards.
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=207666

Rolling back to 275.33 should stop the TDRs.
post #4 of 15
Try a different web browser.

280.26 never crashed even once for me.
could try underclocking or overvolting.
     
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post #5 of 15
Roll back to 275 drivers or 266
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Partol;15310597 
Try a different web browser.

280.26 never crashed even once for me.
could try underclocking or overvolting.

The web browsing driver failures mostly applies to the GF104 and GF114 chips. Mostly. So that's why you haven't seen it. I have also experienced it on my 460, rolling back to 266.58 has taken care of the issue for me.

So basically Booty Warrior is right, and I haven't forgotten about the PM I need to write you BW, just been a little bust today. I might just reply in the thread when I can.
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Unstable stock clock/voltage is a common problem with 500 series cards, and I suspect it affects 400 series cards too.

My GTX 580 runs on 0.963V on the desktop (50 and 405MHz). Never less than 0.963V (as shown in afterburner).

I have read so many of these driver crash discussions. Rarely does anyone mention clock and voltage settings. Often, they dont even mention which browser they were using when it happened.

With 400/500 series cards, do not assume a stock card is stable, with all drivers. Seems to me, a more likely explanation is that some people have borderline stable hardware and some drivers are "more aggressive" or "higher performance", which causes borderline stable systems to crash.
Edited by Partol - 10/14/11 at 3:52pm
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Partol;15311243 
Unstable stock clock/voltage is a common problem with 500 series cards, and I suspect it affects 400 series cards too.

My GTX 580 runs on 0.963V on the desktop (50 and 405MHz). Never less than 0.963V (as shown in afterburner).

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With 400/500 series cards, do not assume a stock card is stable. Seems to me, the problem is that some people have borderline stable hardware and some drivers are "too aggressive" or "too high performance", which causes borderline stable systems to crash.

I disagree, the vast majority of stock 400 and 500 series cards are perfectly stable to the point that it's not the first thing that should come to mind. Especially in a case like this where we know that for the Gf104 ad Gf114 chips there have been many reports of this exact thing happening when web browsing that goes away when older drivers are used. This is not a coincidence and not all these cards are unstable.
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It's happened to me on all of the drivers sometimes it would crash while here on ocn :/ I even went to the ref. clocks of 822
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juano;15311292 
I disagree, the vast majority of stock 400 and 500 series cards are perfectly stable to the point that it's not the first thing that should come to mind. Especially in a case like this where we know that for the Gf104 ad Gf114 chips there have been many reports of this exact thing happening when web browsing that goes away when older drivers are used. This is not a coincidence and not all these cards are unstable.

I never said the majority of 400/500 cards crash. Of course, most cards are stable. Otherwise there might be a class action lawsuit or huge recall right now.

There is a long thread on the nvidia forums about unstable GTX 560 Ti's

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=193106

Some people have reported that the web browsing crashes (sometimes) also go away when gpu acceleration is disabled in FireFox. I tried to crash my GTX 580 (while on 280.26 drivers) in firefox (gpu acceleration enabled), while watching 1080p HD youtube videos and it did not crash.

Instead of blaming drivers ... instead, let's first consider that it could be a hardware problem. So far, I am the only person in this thread who is making any attempt to determine if it is a hardware problem.
Edited by Partol - 10/14/11 at 4:15pm
     
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