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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi All,

Wondering if you could give me some quick advice.

I'm running a Gigabyte branded Nvidia GTX 260+ GPU on an ASUS P8P67-Pro MOBO on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Playing any game (Black Ops, Fallout 3, WoW) on high settings only lasts around 20-25 minutes before the screen flashes black and I get an error message from Windows saying: "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered". This causes CoD and Fallout to both crash completely, WoW still keeps running but then this starts to happen more frequently, as in every couple minutes.

I've Googled the error message countless times and have come up with nothing that seems to fix this problem. I've updated and rolled back to different drivers recommended by people and that still doesn't fix this problem. I'm currently running the latest driver available on the Nvidia site for the 260 (266.58 WHQL).

Does anyone know of any solutions to this extremely frustrating problem?


post #2 of 6
Ok PC specs???

sounds like a PSU / temp issue...

download and run MSI Afterburner...

keep a eye on the temps....

90 Deg C is what i would consider as safe under load
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your reply hodgoes, I'm currently running:

Intel Core i5 2500 CPU (stock Intel Cooler)
ASUS P8P67-Pro Motherboard
620W Vantec PSU
G.Skill Ripjaws XL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM
I also have a CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case with all fans connected.

I'll download MSI Afterburner tonight after work and see what I can find out from that as well.

EDIT: Nothing has been Overclocked at all either.
post #4 of 6
seems like a solid rig....

have you dusted it out any time is the recent past?
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Sure have, seeing as I only put it together two days ago, it's dust free!

The driver issue has followed me from my old Dell PC (with the same GPU) to my new PC.

I've seen people having similar issues with ATI as well as Nvidia cards on various forums around the net as well...

When you have a computer that can easily run games on max settings but you're limited to medium/low because of this issue, it's quite sad really haha.
post #6 of 6

If it was a driver issue..... it shouldn't affect the same card in 2 totally different pcs...

i think you will find that it is a hardware issue with the graphics card....
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