Application has been Blocked from Accessing Graphics Hardware - Please, please help!

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  1. MaximumSloth

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    I have ruled out potential hardware issues - as this issue only occurs on a certain games, randomly.

    I can play games such as Battlefront 2 (the beta) no problem, all day. PUBG, no problem, all day. etc., It only occurs on a select few games like - Warhammer and Wahammer 2 (but the screen blinks like it's a TDR crash then comes back and runs fine), For the King, Quake Champions. It also only happens during certain gameplay in Warhammer - like only in the campaign map, or only during gameplay in Quake.

    I get an error 4401 stating nvlddkm.sys has stopped responding - in the event viewer, (but that is because the app I am using is being blocked from accessing the card for some reason).

    I have tried clean installing windows 10, wiping the drivers and reinstalling (using DDU), analyzing the HDDs, analyzing the RAM, swapping the RAM out, checking the RAM, moving the RAM to different slots, changing the TDRDelay value in the registry, rolling back the drivers, changing the start up options (from fast startup)...pretty much everything I can think of. Still crashes randomly. As far as I can tell, everything shows the hardware is functioning as intended.

    I have not tried overclocking my system and I don't believe the card is overclocked.

    I have the latest drivers.

    I stress tested my system and there was no artifacting and no crashing.

    After I reinstalled my drivers yesterday I had no crashes...started up my PC today - crashes started again.

    Anyone know of any other solutions? Been happening for a few months now and I am at the point where when it happens, I irrationally want to throw my entire system out the window.

    I saw some suggestions online that it could be related to a corrupted file in the registry or something? I got my Windows 10 legitimately.

    Also saw some suggestions that my GPU BIOS might need to be updated?

    I am at a loss and it is unbelievably frustrating having certain games crash on me every 10 minutes.

    Here is a photo of the error (wouldn't let me directly put the photo in here for some reason):

    https://imgur.com/a/CATEp


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    GPU: GTX 980ti 6gb (EVGA)

    OS: Windows 10 64-bit

    Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Z170-A

    CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.00GHz

    RAM: 16gb RAM (forgot the manufacturer)
     
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  2. jura11

    jura11 Maha Guru

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    Hi there

    As first use DDU for uninstall drivers and install earlier drivers, some newer drivers doesn't play nice with some games or SW

    Due this I still use older drivers as these new drivers sometimes cause lots of headaches

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     
  3. jbscotchman

    jbscotchman Maha Guru

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    With everything you said it could definitely be a power issue.
     
  4. MaximumSloth

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    Any way to check?

    If it were a power issue wouldn't the stress test cause it to buckle?

    I am also wondering why it would only crash on certain games...that aren't really system intensive...like For the King
     

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    Thank you for the response..I tried that already though :(
     
  6. kastriot

    kastriot Maha Guru

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    Try to lower your gpu core clock for 50-100Mhz and see if it helps
     
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    How would I do this :D? What program would you recommend?

    Sorry I know some about PCs but not tons.
     
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    kastriot Maha Guru

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    kastriot Maha Guru

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    Yes 100Mhz and if that helps then you can increment in 10Mhz units until error shows up again, and of course if this works.
     

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    Thanks!

    I changed it down -90 (wasn't a -100 option)...we'll see what happens :D

    I also noticed my fan speed is super low...would that be causing any issues?
     
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  12. kastriot

    kastriot Maha Guru

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    Depends what temps you have because 980Ti will throttle from 83-91C and maybe low fan speeds are factory defaults but you can enable custom fan speeds in msi afterburner no problem.
     
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    Yup I did that.

    Now it's running several degrees cooler.

    Only problem is that For the King did not make it run hot...so doesn't seem like that's the issue.

    No crashes on Quake yet.

    Edit 2: Still no crashes - upped it by 10
     
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    Got the error indicating nvlddkm.sys stopped responding and recovered...clock was -70 (playing Destiny 2).

    Didn't overheat, was watching the temperatures - stayed around 68.
     
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    Leave it to -90Mhz and try it for 2-3 days don't raise it at all to see how stable is.
     

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    TDR crashing on destiny 2 - even when temperature of my GPU capped out at a whopping....50C...so it's not an overheating issue at least.

    -90
     
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    kastriot Maha Guru

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    Add this file to regedit just double click on that it will increase tdr value from 2 to 8 sec in win 10, 8 or 7 and see if it helps

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ar8AhIq9hsOby0inCFvSptMUQRw8
     
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    I already increased the value to 8 seconds in the registry, didn't help :(

    I'm checking MSI and the chart showing voltage limit looks like it spikes to 1 then 0 then 1 then 0 a few times before the crash occurs..then down to 0 again and it's staying at 0...does this mean anything?

    Also, crashed about 3-5 mins after the spot it crashed at last time.

    It's almost like the system is taking power away from the GPU for a few seconds then letting it back in...
     
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  19. kastriot

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    What PSU you have and you can try something else to eliminate some issues, 1st leave core clock to 0 then unlock voltage in msi settings and start to increment core voltage in +25mV steps and tell me if there is difference.
     
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    I will have to check my PSU - I have been launching the games from the GeForce panel and haven't had a TDR Crash yet...strangely enough.
     

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