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hey all,
a few days ago i reformated my sig rig and reiinstalled everything...
now i'm using the latest Nvidia drivers, and somehow i get crashes in all my games...
Crysis 2 demo, Team Fortress 2, League of Legends, Bulletstorm.
the crash is just a black screen, sound hanging.
if the drivers crash then the clock-speeds are set to power-save (300/600/100) but this time they keep the stock settings (576/1242/999)

so...what could be the problem? the drivers or the windows installation? confused.gif
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post #2 of 15
I suggest that you download OCCT and run it with error checking enabled, to see if your card somehow is broken.
If it's not broken, download some older drivers and try those out. smile.gif
    
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Thread Starter 
the card broken?
how would that be possible? confused.gif
i just reiinstalled everything, nothing was taken out or changed,
so how could the card be broken all of a sudden? confused.gif
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What do you mean by crashes, can you be more specific. Does it have an error code of any kind? Does your computer Blue Screen? Does it just turn off whats up?

PS, Whats with the amazing rig yet you have that outdated/crap video-card?
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Not saying it is, but you never know. Might aswell run a bit of OCCT with error checking enabled before downloading new ( older ) drivers in my opinion tongue.gif
    
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post #6 of 15
Drivers
or
Bad overclock
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest;12594975 
What do you mean by crashes, can you be more specific. Does it have an error code of any kind? Does your computer Blue Screen? Does it just turn off whats up?

PS, Whats with the amazing rig yet you have that outdated/crap video-card?

the crashes consist of black screens for a few seconds, sound keeps hanging, game crashes.
no BSOD's or what-so-ever

crap-card? it still runs most games maxxed out cool.gif
plus it's awesome for folding@home poke.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markus;12594976 
Not saying it is, but you never know. Might aswell run a bit of OCCT with error checking enabled before downloading new ( older ) drivers in my opinion tongue.gif

ok gonna run it now
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7;12594984 
Drivers
or
Bad overclock

it's not even oc'ed, with stock settings it crashes as well
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post #8 of 15
Are you getting any messages saying that the drivers failed?

Does the entire computer lock up, or just the game?

I would try using the drivers that you were using before.
post #9 of 15
Graph your heat while your in-game. Use Everst if possible.

You should be using MSI Afterburner or EVGA precision and the automatic fan control (temp depent). If you haven't been, it's probably been running crazy hot. Possibly dead.
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post #10 of 15
I'm running the absolute latest driver for every component in my system, and my 295 runs flawlessly (Crysis 2 Demo included). So, it's most likely not the drivers.

Usually, when I get the error your getting, it's because my I overclocked my 295 too high. Since your at stock clocks, it's possible it could be a hardware issue. Let us know your OCCT results.

I have also experienced similar crashes in older games, and had to update the DirectX 9 components within Windows 7.

Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

Lastly, check the Windows Event Viewer (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer), and look for any Critical or Error Events that occurred at the same time of your crash.
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