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Hello guys!

I need your help to try and resolve an issue with my PC. My graphics card is randomly crashing. Some days it may not crash at all and other times it can crash every 5 minutes.

The error from the event log is:

"Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
Event ID 4101

The specs of the PC are shown on my signature. I recently upgraded my mobo and SSD and problem still exists
I tried formatting my PC, no success.

What can be causing this issue? I am open for suggestions cheers.gif
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update your graphics driver to the newest WHQL signed version

296.10 I believe it is
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update your graphics driver to the newest WHQL signed version
296.10 I believe it is

No success...

Tried it at least 5 times, every time with a newer driver version, from the time I built the pc, by uninstalling the old drivers and performing a clean installation of drivers.

Too easy to be my solution rolleyes.gif
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No success...
Tried it at least 5 times, every time with a newer driver version, from the time I built the pc, by uninstalling the old drivers and performing a clean installation of drivers.
Too easy to be my solution rolleyes.gif

Copy that just making sure cause you didnt mention it smile.gif

is the card a factory overclocked edition? If so try bumping up the voltage 1 notch in Afterburner and see what happens.
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could be a bad card... if you can try a different card.
Also Make sure your computer is stable including ram.
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When you uninstall the drivers, be sure to delete all left-over folder on your system by the name "NVIDIA". do a full search on your C: drive.
After that I would suggest booting into fail safe mode and run driver sweeper, then reboot to normal mode and install the newest driver as said before.

If the problem persists, try upping your GPU Vcore one notch untill it's stable with evga precision or msi afterburner.

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could be a bad card... if you can try a different card.
Also Make sure your computer is stable including ram.

That can be one of my next steps... Just have to get an extra card for testing
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Copy that just making sure cause you didnt mention it smile.gif
is the card a factory overclocked edition? If so try bumping up the voltage 1 notch in Afterburner and see what happens.

I will try and download Afterburner... Never thought that it may be a card voltage issue tbh.

Btw PC runs on normal speeds, no overclock atm due to these instabilities and crashes
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since you have tried many driver combos and also reinstalled i would look into trying to up the voltage just a tad see it it stables out. if not test the card in another system or setup for rma
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Btw PC runs on normal speeds, no overclock atm due to these instabilities and crashes

also you didnt say is the card pre overclocked at all?
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also you didnt say is the card pre overclocked at all?

Card works on factory settings. I think there is no overclocked ASUS version anw
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