Originally Posted by Thoth420
I agree however off the cuff sounds like TDR timeout errors. Also plenty of issues with people on win8 7xx card. Rather it be win8 than a TDR string....b/c that is not fun to diagnose(see 1 year of your life wasted). Also could be power settings had one TDR error and it was due to Hybrid Sleep being enabled(even though sleep period was disabled).
What is TDR? Windows Vista has a new feature called Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR). TDR attempts to detect problematic situations and recover to a functional desktop dynamically. In prior operating systems these situations would have resulted in a system freeze and forced customers to reboot their PC. More information about this Vista feature can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/displ...dm_timeout.mspx
. Therefore, when you see the TDR error message "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered", you know that the display driver is being reset without requiring a reboot.
Why does it happen? TDRs can occur for a variety of reasons, many of which are unrelated to the graphics card or graphics driver. Since Vista launched, NVIDIA has been working hard to address TDRs issues that are specific to the graphics driver. Last year, we set up the NVIDIA Vista Quality Assurance Site to record and address user issues: http://www.nvidia.com/object/vistaqualityassurance.html
. Since that time, we have resolved a majority of the issues specific to the graphics driver and have also worked directly with Microsoft to release five Vista hotfixes, all of which are now part of Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1). If customers are still experiencing issues, we recommend that they continue to file issues at the quality assurance site. We also recommend that customers look carefully into the wide range of other causes of TDR issues such as overclocked components, incorrect component compatibility and settings (especially memory configuration and timings), defective parts (memory modules, motherboards, etc.), insufficient system cooling, and insufficient system power. Throughout the forums, there are numerous reports of hardware solutions to TDRs.
P.S. Why would anyone use Win/8 on a gaming machine? I was a beta tester and the "sole intent" for win/8 was to integrate touch screen technology in to win/7. So, the way I see it's just win/7 with extra crap running on top of it. And, more crap = more issues !
Here is a link to the differences between win/7 & win/8 (totally rethought my A$$!): http://www.windows8update.com/how-is-windows-8-different-from-windows-xp-windows-vista-and-windows-7/