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Could a bad hdd cause this ?
    
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Which drivers are you using?
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post #3 of 38
Typically it means your graphics cards are over heating or your power supply can't delivered enough to them.

Though on the odd chance it can be a bad driver as well.
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i tried all of them even the beta

i get random shutdown/restarts and the driver problem
    
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Also means a failed graphics overclock.
    
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it was the EVGA 460 SC not over heating on any part of the pc.


Do you guys think its other then my hdd
    
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post #7 of 38
Well the 28x.xx drivers are known for being unstable, so if he was using any of them it could be that.

Going back to 275.33 or 266.58 solves normally this problem of driver crash.

P.S I was in the same situation as you, drivers could crash anytime, never had a crash since going back to 275.33 drivers
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post #8 of 38
Whenever my ATI drivers crashed it was always because of heat and the OC combination. Dial down any OC and make sure your cards are fine in terms of temperature. The odd thing was that the drivers didn't crash when using a benchmark program like Furmark but would crash only when playing games.

My advice is to use Driver Sweeper, reinstall the newest drivers from nVidia and make sure your cards have proper airflow. Also, keep stock settings (that's voltage too) to ensure that element is gone and not a problem.
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post #9 of 38
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i mean if it was a hdd there would be other stuff going bad to right
    
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so we can def rule out hdd problem ?
    
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