Not sure if anyone else posted this. It didn't come up in a search, and it isn't a sticky; so I'm assuming I'm the first. Anyways, this is my first howto, so go easy on me PROBLEM: You may have overclocked your graphics card a bit too much, and it may have downclocked itself to it's 2D performance clocks. What I mean by this is that you have to reset and recover your GPU because the driver crashed thus forcing your card to downclock itself into it's 2D performance clocks. In simple terms, your graphics card is rendering unusually slow. Solution: 1. Download the Devcon utility that's specific to your computer's architecture (either 32 bit or 64 bit): x64 bit: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5352623/devcon-7600.16385.win7_wdk.100208-1538-x64.zip (Scanned using Avira Internet Security 2013) x32 bit (also known as x86): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272 (NOTE: I do not know specifically if this 32 bit version will work in Windows 7/8, though some forums hinted that it will) 2. Extract the files (NOTE: You may want to rename the extracted folder to "DevCon" or something easy to type) 3. Run your command prompt at Administrator Level (right click the Command Prompt shortcut and click "Run as Administrator": should say "Administrator: Command Prompt" in the blue title bar) 4. In your Command Prompt, browse to the folder where you downloaded the DevCon utility: In a command prompt, you use the command cd to "Change Directory". So for example, let's say you downloaded and extracted your files to the Windows "Download" folder (and renamed the extracted file to "DevCon"). You would literally type this into your command prompt window (quotation marks included!): cd "C:\Users\Matt Hazard\Downloads\DevCon" (NOTE: The "Matt Hazard" part after Users is your username specific to your computer. So yours may be "John Smith" if your computer username is John Smith.) 5. Now that you are in your DevCon folder, type this: devcon listclass display You will then see something confusing, like this: What you want is the Vendor ID of your NVIDIA card. That would be the first few digits before the "&" symbol. For example, mine is "VEN_10DE". 6. Then type this (Include the asterisks too): devcon restart =display *ven_10de* (NOTE: The part that goes between the asterisks varies depending on what card you are using. Mine just happened to be ven_10de.) 7. Your screen should flicker for a few seconds, but your Graphics Card should be reset, ready for more overclocking. SOURCES: The proper commands info was from SuperUser, and the download link to the correct DevCon X64 bit utility (compatible up to Windows 8 Pro) was located at Microsoft TechNet under Alan Isherwood's comment.