I am having an issue with my new computer using this motherboard.
I installed Windows 7 from uefi boot (gpt disk), and installed drivers and everything.
I have a Gigabyte GTX 670 (the factory overclocked one).
I have the newest 301.42 WHQL driver installed.
My problem is, when I try and do anything video card related that is slightly intensive the driver crashes. When I run the Windows Experience Index test the driver crashes, and says it was able to recover. Same thing happened at Diablo III main menu when logging in. The system will start to become unresponsive (can't move mouse) and then screen goes black and (usually) "recovers".
I also tried Furmark, and within 3-5 seconds it does a similar crash, but with a different message (something about problem with OpenGL driver and error 3).
As far as I know the card is working fine. I was using it on my old motherboard (HP Narra2), and could play Diablo and run Furmark with no issue (except I was cpu limited by an old dual core AMD).
I've tried changing "Power Management Mode" in Nvidia Settings from "Adaptive" to "Prefer maximum performance", as well as changing Windows 7 power options to High Performance.
The card has a 6-pin and 8-pin power ports, and they seem to be installed correctly and everything. I have the card in the first pcie x16 slot. The fans are working, it does not seem to be overheating in any way.
It just seems like a driver problem. I have cleaning out the driver and reinstalling, as well as trying the slightly older GeForce R300 Driver, which does the same thing.
Note that both of these drivers worked on my old motherboard, and therefore different Windows 7 install.
I can use my 3770k Intel HD graphics fine it seems, or at least the WEI test ran and gave 6.6 for graphics.
Anyone have any ideas what might be going on?
-I have a 1000W Seasonic platinum power supply, which seems to be working fine (I used it without problem on the HP motherboard).
-Installation is on a OCZ Vertex 4 256GB.
Also wanted to note an additional unrelated problem. I cannot seem to install the Atheros WiFi driver for the included bluetooth/wireless card. It says when trying to install "The installer cannot run on this platform. Please select package for your operating system".
Edited by HeftyStyle - 5/25/12 at 7:53am