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Hello!
Weird problem I started having.. I generally haven't been playing graphically intense games. Usually just league of legends lately.
My graphics will stutter, freeze, then I get a prompt at the bottom near clock saying that there was an adapter problem .. XX9.10 don't remember all the numbers.. but that it recovered from the error.
While playing a league game I had this happen like 4 times, then my system really locked up. I restarted the computer and now it doesn't work.
Monitor works while computer starts up, starts the loading bar of windows, then the monitor goes "no input" and goes idle.

Is my graphics card kaput or is this fixable?

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sounds like your drivers are resetting that does happen from instability sometimes. do you know how to check your temps with HWmonitor?
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Im assuming there is no overclocking involved here?
How are the GPU temps? Would you be able to install msi afterburner or something to monitor them?
When is the last time you cleaned the dust out of the card?
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Did you clean your case lately? Might be dust causing overheating problems (with playing heavier games)

Did you OC anything?

Might be nVidia driver update... Lot's of people, incl. me, have bsod's caused by nVidia drivers. Just install latest driver from the ASUS site wink.gif and not from nVidia

If BSOD then look for this:

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If it's the nvlddmkm.sys code then it's most likely a driver problem.


You have ASUS motherboard (I have same in 2nd PC wink.gif ) and ASUS 9800GTX (I have 8800GTX SLI OC'd to Ultra's tongue.gif ) --> So I'm sure it's NOT an hardware problem cheers.gif

Probably overheating or bad nVidia driver...
   
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post #5 of 13
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I don't think it's an overheating issue.. Just had the same kind of problem happen while sitting at the desktop with nothing running.
Windows kernal driver blah blah crashed and recovered, sometimes doesn't recover :O

I rolled back the nvidia driver, it worked for one game of league.
Second game it broke again, tried restarting.. didn't work :/

Gonna try doing a clean nvidia install.. :/
post #6 of 13
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Other possible Issues?
I mean I installed the latest.. 296.10 on 3/24/2012
So it worked great for like 6-7 days before this **** started.. what caused this problem to randomly start?
Just did a clean install of 296.10 again, rebooting :/


UPDATE2:
SO.. I did the "clean" install option through the nvidia driver option..
Didn't fix the issue.

Booted safe mode with networking and just uninstalled the display driver completely, restarted.
Booted normal windows, windows 7 automatically installed a display driver, prompted restart.
Booted back into normal windows, blue screen on loading desktop.
What.. the.. fack
Edited by mitchtrevett - 4/2/12 at 7:28pm
post #7 of 13
well if it is instability the most common problem is with the ball grid array that attaches the GPU to the circuit board and be repaired if done PROPERLY. It can also be the bumb gates inside of the chip the are the area between the actual core and PCB it is attached to (not the gfx card PCB, the GPU pcb). If it is the BGA one way is to have it properly re flowed with liquid flux and solder station, some times a reflow can only last so long before it happens again which is why it is recommended to up grade the cooling if re flowed. The second way is to have it professionally reballed. if the problem is bump gates the only way to have it fixed would be to have it professionally reballed with a new GPU core.

BGA failure
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Best case is it needs cleaned with fresh thermal paste applied with rice grain method and the PCIe contacts on the PCB clean with fresh clean printer paper and reinstalled with new drivers.
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I definitely wouldn't know what I was doing with all that, or have the ability to do it.
Hopefully that's not the issue lol :O
I've never overclocked the card or had heating issues as far as I know.

Is it possible a virus is causing driver issues?
I'm just really hoping hardware is not my problem here.
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Originally Posted by mitchtrevett View Post

I rolled back the nvidia driver, it worked for one game of league.
Second game it broke again, tried restarting.. didn't work :/

DON'T install nvidia driver.

Go here:

http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/EN9800GTXHTDP512M/#download

And choose your OS. Download it.

Uninstall nVidia driver (reboot PC)

Instal ASUS driver.

Problem Solved (I hope tongue.gif)
   
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do you even know your temps? if you don't how can you say it isn't over heating, just because it blows cold air out the back doesn't mean it is cool, if any thing it means it is running hot.
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