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Hey OC community, maybe you can help me out. My rig is about a year old and with the original GTX460 I had installed I was getting display driver crashes.

I wanted to upgrade the card and bought a GTX760, hoping it was just an issue with the original card, and the problem still persists.

Here's my specs:
- Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
- Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850w PSU
- AMD FX8120
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
- 8GB Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800
- 2GB MSI GTX 760 OC
- 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
- 2x 500GB WD Caviar Green HDD
- Windows 7 Pro

Nothing is overheating, Hardware Monitor says all my temps are fine: card, mobo, processor, etc.

I've tried clean installs, I have plenty of power going to my rig, so I'm stumped. Running latest 320.49 (and did this with all other drivers up until this point)

Games will freeze and become unresponsive and will force me to kill them from the Task Manager
Edited by ted86 - 8/18/13 at 6:02pm
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Hey OC community, maybe you can help me out. My rig is about a year old and with the original GTX460 I had installed I was getting display driver crashes.

I wanted to upgrade the card and bought a GTX760, hoping it was just an issue with the original card, and the problem still persists.

Here's my specs:
- Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
- Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850w PSU
- AMD FX8120
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
- 8GB Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800
- 2GB MSI GTX 760 OC
- 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
- 2x 500GB WD Caviar Green HDD
- Windows 7 Pro

Nothing is overheating, Hardware Monitor says all my temps are fine: card, mobo, processor, etc.

I've tried clean installs, I have plenty of power going to my rig, so I'm stumped.

Well - what drivers are you running? 320.X ?

And what exactly do you mean by driver crashes? Does the screen go black, or do you get a BSOD?
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Well - what drivers are you running? 320.X ?

And what exactly do you mean by driver crashes? Does the screen go black, or do you get a BSOD?

Updated first post with this info. Running 320.49.

Screen goes black and freezes the games, forcing me to kill them from the Task Manager.
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Updated first post with this info. Running 320.49.

Screen goes black and freezes the games, forcing me to kill them from the Task Manager.

Is that the only symptom? What games exactly?

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Is that the only symptom? What games exactly?

-Rich

Pretty much every game will do this. And it's definitely random when it occurs. Tera, World of Tanks, FFXIV, WoW, Sanctum 2, etc.
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Pretty much every game will do this. And it's definitely random when it occurs. Tera, World of Tanks, FFXIV, WoW, Sanctum 2, etc.

Hmm... are you sure it's not a heat issue? Just to be on the safe side, I would download GPU-Z and look at the temps under the "Sensor" tab to see how high they go when gaming.

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2252/techpowerup-gpu-z-v0-7-2/

Since you're running the latest drivers, maybe you could try the beta drivers? http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-uk

Another thing that might do the trick: have you installed the latest drivers for your motherboard?

-Rich
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Checking temps now while in-game. Could it be a cable issue? Could one of my cables from my PSU to card be bad?
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In game temps peaked at 63C for my card, which should be fine. Mobo/processor temps were even lower.

All mobo drivers are up to date.

I might take the 6 and 8 pin cables out next and use the molex adapters to see if those are the culprits.

Could it be my RAM?
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