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Hey all, not sure if there is anything that can be done but I have a PNY GTX 760 (this one https://www.pny.com/gtx-760-2048mb-oc) and it crashes under any sort of 3d load. I get the Windows pop up saying this driver stopped responding and recovered successfully. Does it in games and synthetics. No issues in 2D though.

It has been tested in 3 completely different systems on both Windows 7 and 8 and the issue is the same. Card is only like 1.5 years old but since I didn't register it soon enough it doesn't quality for the lifetime warranty.

Not sure if its worth trying to send out to fix or if you guys had any ideas or if I should just chuck it?
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post #2 of 16
I find that the 2 gig of VRAM to be not adequate for the latest demanding games.

Maybe you could tell us about the temperatures it's operating under when on load, and also what voltages it's using for the OC. Did you try higher voltages to stable, or even lower? Need information.
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I find that the 2 gig of VRAM to be not adequate for the latest demanding games.

Maybe you could tell us about the temperatures it's operating under when on load, and also what voltages it's using for the OC. Did you try higher voltages to stable, or even lower? Need information.

It has nothing to do with what game I am running, it crashes almost instantly upon any 3D load.

I have not overclocked the card at all, it just has a factory OC on it
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post #4 of 16
Have you tried to reseat the heat sink with new paste and monitoring temperature.
Could be as simple as had a bad thermal compound from factory and taken this long to show issues. Since the driver is recovering the card it cant be to serious a issue since if it was damging it would be hard locking up.
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Have you tried to reseat the heat sink with new paste and monitoring temperature.
Could be as simple as had a bad thermal compound from factory and taken this long to show issues. Since the driver is recovering the card it cant be to serious a issue since if it was damging it would be hard locking up.

I haven't tried that, but ill give it a shot.

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post #6 of 16
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Have you tried to reseat the heat sink with new paste and monitoring temperature.
Could be as simple as had a bad thermal compound from factory and taken this long to show issues. Since the driver is recovering the card it cant be to serious a issue since if it was damging it would be hard locking up.

you may be on to something here,

took the card apart and there was very little thermal paste, hard to believe it was doing anything.


quickly threw in some more and it is making it a lot further than it did. Getting some weird artifacts but its not crashing so far. Hopefully there was no permanent damage
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post #7 of 16
Its probably degraded it from running hot, So youll need to either increase voltage or decrease the factory overclock.
Or you might get lucky doing a complete driver removal and reinstalled to clear all the logged errors its gotten.
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Its probably degraded it from running hot, So youll need to either increase voltage or decrease the factory overclock.
Or you might get lucky doing a complete driver removal and reinstalled to clear all the logged errors its gotten.


running with +10mv and looping firestrike extreme

seems to be doing better, not quite sure its 100% stable yet


Edit: figures the moment I wrote this 3dmark crashed I got the driver recovered messaged.


Maybe it is just past the point of saving frown.gif
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post #9 of 16
Try a little more voltage, Failing that you can also always try baking it in the oven. That will reset and dry solder joints it might of developed from running hot to the point of crashing from the bad thermal compound.
But before doing that you might want to try warranty it since its obvous that it was there mistake with the heat sink and thermal compound install. Might get lucky and they honor it.
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^ What this guy said. Hope ya get lucky. smile.gif
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