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I'm using a crucial 64 GB SSD and I'm using that as a boot-drive with my 1tb storage space. I installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate on my boot-drive. My nvidia drivers (285.62) sometimes crash without any black screen, it just freezes for a computer seconds and tells me my drivers just crashed.

I was just typing my essay and it suddenly stopped and froze and I had to restart.

I'm just very cautious/nervous and I'm wondering if anyone has a hint or idea of why this happened?
    
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do you have a cpu overclock?
 
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I just wrote this message and my drivers just crashed, god dammit,
    
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post

do you have a cpu overclock?

Yes, it's overclocked to 4.5 on Load with speedstep on. Currently using a z68 asus mobo with 2600k. If I change my power setting to "Balance settings', Speedstep would come to effect but I have it on performance settings, and I'm running 4.5 24/7.
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I'd suggest dropping back down to the 275.33 drivers. What's your current video card and is it overclocked?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheQookieMonster View Post

Yes, it's overclocked to 4.5 on Load with speedstep on. Currently using a z68 asus mobo with 2600k. If I change my power setting to "Balance settings', Speedstep would come to effect but I have it on performance settings, and I'm running 4.5 24/7.

have you tried increasing voltage a smidge? you might have a slightly unstable overclock. usually when windows does a total lock up its either cpu or qpi/vtt voltage is too low or dram is unstable either to too tight timings or not enough voltage.

even if youve run prime95 for a long time, a system can still present instability.
 
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post #7 of 12
Revert older drivers, set clocks to stock and continue your essay. It is most likely those GFX drivers, I've had the same thing happen, but it could be the OC too.
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd View Post

I'd suggest dropping back down to the 275.33 drivers. What's your current video card and is it overclocked?

EVGA GTX 560 TI and they are on a core clock of 900 with a shadow clock of 1800 and memory clock of 2100
    
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I had this similar problem on my new rig. Reverted back to 275.33 and the problem went away.
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I did revert and hoping for the best. The new drivers suck ass. Firefox would crash but google chrome would work. Weird drivers.
    
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