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Hi there,

I am aware that this issue has been brought up frequently in the past, but to my knowledge, I believe it remains unsolved.

I purchased a new graphics card (XFX GeForce 240 GT) over the weekend and installed it on my old OEM machine (which had previously ran on a GeForce 9500 GS).

I had uninstalled the 9500 drivers from device manager prior to physically removing the 9500 and installing the new 240GT. After installing the new card and its drivers (from XFX), I played a few games of Starcraft 2, and I got a sudden blue screen of death.

I then rebooted the computer and played again. I have not yet received another BSoD as of yet, but I would frequently receive the message "Display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered" every 10 minutes or so. This seems to happen whether I am in game or even simply streaming YouTube.

I am speculating that my grapihcs card and/or my newly installed video drivers is the cause of this.frown.gif

I would be very grateful for any advice.

ps. It may be useful to note that I did not overclock anything, and I'm currently using a 350W powersupply (which meets the minimum requirements stated by the manufacturer).
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post #2 of 15
Update to the latest video drivers from the nvidia website.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Just put in the type of card and the os type, 32bit or 64bit.
PS fill out ur sig rig so we know what you are currently running.
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I've just tried that, wiped my video drivers and reinstalled straight frmo nVidia, with no luck frown.gif
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post #4 of 15
Good old driver crash, often happens when your overclock is too high. Assuming you are not overclocking the card.. maybe the GPU isn't getting enough power, what PSU are you running?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hilophant;12302331 
I've just tried that, wiped my video drivers and reinstalled straight frmo nVidia, with no luck frown.gif

uninstall old drivers , go in to save mode and run Driver Sweeper and clean all nvidia drivers , restart ur comp and install nvidia drivers again
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what brand is the psu and if its not the psu failing or something return the card and get a new 1.
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post #7 of 15
I have had this problem with my bfg 285gtx oc and I tried everything and then decided to rma it and it didn't have the problem anymore.
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post #8 of 15
This happened to me frequently when I got my 580. I figured it was a driver issue. Update is needed.

Besides the obivious. Do it in this order, this help me stopped the flickering of display driver failure. I know you didn't overclock your pc so I just go into bios and restore optimal defaults regardless. Uninstall Current driver, if it's new still do it. Clean any registry errors with what ever software you prefer. I use CCleaner. Install New Driver for the card. Restart Comp. And go from there.

Other issues... Rare Occasions the Power supply you have is either low or malfunctioning... which I don't believe it is but is a possiblity. Reseat the Graphics card to make sure it's nice and fitted. Virus/Spyware scan your whole hard drive(s). Defected Graphics card...

At the end it is mostly a driver issue that makes this type of problem.
post #9 of 15
I had this same problem with my 260. Ended up having to rma it.
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post #10 of 15
That is just testing your PSU. I advise you to get a new one.

Though the problem can be with your card.
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