Originally Posted by Aesthethc
Completely driver related.
Reinstall your driver or install a different one.What you have is called TDR or Time Detection Recovery, basically Windows is not a real-time OS, so sometimes Windows does not prioritize (or tries to) the frames being produced by your graphics card; so what happens is... the second or two that it doesnt produce a frame (or lags -- doesnt make it on schedule -- talking about milliseconds here), your driver will crash, black screen, then return to your desktop as to what is like a 'mini BSOD'... where Windows basically said "yeah the driver crashed and the OS tried to fix its mistake and returns you back to how you were normally - before the TDR"
I had a lot of TDR's in the R301.xx and R297.xx drivers, but i am on 314.14 and have 0 TDR's since.
I know it is driver related because i have installed every driver version there is known WHQL/Beta all the way as old as 275.xx drivers, and found certain drivers to bring more TDR's than others, or some that have 0 TDR's.
I could be wrong about the explanation above^^^ but its basically whats going on and almost usually its driver related, especially since you say youre at stock clocks -- will wait for someone to correct me
Correct. This is completely driver related and 314.22 is notoriously producing these TDR errors for very many users right now. Apparently, 314.22 messes something with your computer that even rolling back to a known stable driver version would not fix the problem. I don't understand what's wrong with Nvidia, they can't make their drivers work without any problems recently.