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I'm having issues with my rig locking up anywhere from an hour to 3 hours or gaming. I'm running the newer 177.39 drivers and the 8.06 physx driver too. I didn't game much but I recently got a new monitor and have been playing a lot more. I did play a lot of C&C3 before on the 175.16 drivers and never had a problem so I'm assuming it's a driver issue? Is anybody else experiencing these problems with similar setups? I've tried reducing my OC but still get the lockup. I really don't want to go back to the old drivers. Everything runs so much smoother ( until the lockup ) setup like this. I also tried the 175.19 driver but couldn't get them to install for some reason. Any ideas?
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Nvidia.....it's time to take it to Defcon 3, drivers are crapping out everywhere.
    
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Originally Posted by Ao2 3lit3 snip3r View Post
Nvidia.....it's time to take it to Defcon 3, drivers are crapping out everywhere.

I know! It's killing me cause these drivers gave me a BIG jump in 3dmark06 too but my girl can't even play Sims without it locking up!
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Hm, I've been getting lock ups while gaming too. I wasn't totally sure if it was my overclocking or my drivers, so I reset everything to stock settings and played TF2 all day. I didn't get a single error. Then I slowly went back to overclocking all my stuff. I've been getting a couple of lock ups, but I think its because I'm pushing my 8800 too much, not sure what its overclocked to (i'm at work).
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Yeah, ever since I upgraded past 169.29 the lockups started and got worse (approx 1 every couple of days playing Oblivion...gpu at stock or OCd does not matter). It's so ****ing anoying!
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I got the 175.19 whql drivers to install. I guess the last download was corrupt or something. I'm going to see how these work. I'm really getting tired of this though. I've went through 4 new drivers in as many days and had troubles with all of them so far. If these don't work with my OC I'll try it on stock settings and see what happens. I was going to order another 9800GTX tonight too but I might wait now because whats the point in spending more money on SLi if Nvidia can't make a single GPU work right.
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Probably a silly question but do you have the latest chipset drivers and bios for the Mobo.
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Yeah I've got the 15.17 Mobo drivers and the P04 bios too. I tried the newer P05 bios when it came out but it was terrible so I went back. It looks like the 175.19 drivers are working better so far. My girl just played Sims2 for like 2 hours without a problem. I also noticed the text on my folding display was almost invisible with the 177.39 and 177.35 drivers but is white again with the 175.19 drivers. Maybe it's just a drivers issue for me. I'm gonna run 3dmark06 now and see where I'm at now with these drivers.
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