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After installing my new EVGA GTX760 SC I am seing BSOD from time to time SOLVED

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Hello OC'ers,

After installing my new EVGA GTX760 SC
I am seing BSOD from time to time . Also sometimes
my PC won't even boot into windows. Only in safe mode.
So naturally I thought that it was a driver issue. I made a
clean install it started working. But then again I have the same problem.
Right now after a few unsuccessful boot up's it is working and I am
typing that thread using it.

But I am worried if it might be a defect card. What would You guys suggest
to do with it? Back to the store for a replacement.

My older card was a EVGA GTX660Ti SC and now I never had any BSOD with it.
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The most important thing to include when you're asking for help with blue screening issues is what file and code the BSOD gives you.

You'll see a paragraph of text, then a very short line, likely something along the lines of "NVDPLM.SYS" or something else that's a SYS file. Then there will be a few more paragraphs of text and a code that looks like 0x0000001D (all the stuff after this first group isn't very useful). There isn't always a SYS file, but there will always be a code - if it's too fast all that really matters are the last 2 digits of that code because they all start with "0x000000"

If you can tell us what the system file and code are it makes it infinitely more informative than "I have a bluescreen" because it could just be a massive coincidence and your Anti-Virus corrupted your Fax driver or something else equally silly (that's a real world example I've seen before) - we can't know unless you tell us what the BSODs you're getting actually say. There may even be more than one system file and error code, so try to reproduce it a couple times.

Random guesses at your issue (in order of likelihood)
1) Install DirectX from the web installer (google search "DirectX Web Installer")
2) Check your BIOS to make sure the PCI voltage and frequency are correct.
3) Bad memory on your graphics card. - you can force this by running anything that uses a lot of GPU memory and it'll probably crash almost immediately.
4) Corrupt windows install. Launch command prompt as an administrator and type in "sfc /scannow" without the quotes and let it run. Also run a CHKDSK on your OS drive just for good measure.
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It could also be faulty PSU (yes, regardless of capacity/age, it might give you trouble starting....now!), not sitting/securing the card (or a neighboring card) correctly into its port, some power cable got loose etc.
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Thanks for your reply.

I think that I already have found the problem.
When My PC was working Again I tried all the games/benches all worked fine on All High settings.

So what I did then is just tried to move a card a bit in the socket. I directly got a BSOD. So I switched everything off, removed the card, cleaned the PCI-E connector and resisted the card. Now it works fine. Lets hope it will continue this way.

It could not have been Windows issue. Be cause all worked fine with my old card. Then I just switched it with the new one. And directly I had problems.

Thanks again.
Edited by xpfighter - 1/10/14 at 8:48am
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Originally Posted by xpfighter View Post

It could not have been Windows issue. Be cause all worked fine with my old card. Then I just switched it with the new one. And directly I had problems.

Coming from experience - it can always be a Windows issue. I fixed computers professionally for a few years and have seen some of the most ridiculous things you could imagine. Never assume "my old hardware worked, but my new hardware doesn't, so it must be a hardware problem."
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