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why do i keep getting ''nvidia drivers stoped working''

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by damien666, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    hi people i just got my 8800gtx back after my old one died, anyhow i now have a new one on vista64bit and i have the 169.04 drivers installed

    i keep getting this popin up and my screen blacks out for a sec then it pops back up and says recovered....how do i stop this as i have never had this problem before ??



    EDIT: im not getting blue screens saying (gfx drivers failed)
    EDIT2: if i turn off AERO it seems to stop giving me errors
     
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  2. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    please help me stop this as im getting pissed off


    how do i stop this driver thing from happening as i get a bsod every time i try to do anything and it says driver problems every time


    man do i have another dead card or sumat + can the mobo or other thing make this happen
     
  3. cgr3786

    cgr3786 Master Guru

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    try different drivers man
     
  4. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    i have 169.04 + .09 + .12



    NOW I GET A ERROR

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    man im ****ing pissed off with this heap of ****
     

  5. cgr3786

    cgr3786 Master Guru

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    try 163.75
     
  6. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    ok i was getting problems all night last night so i turned off the pc and this morning i decided to swap the power leads on my psu and i have had my pc running 15min now and have also ran the 3dmark05 +06 and got the correct scores

    so im guessing i have a dodge 12v rail
     
  7. RanCor TDO

    RanCor TDO Master Guru

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    for me this problem has always been oc related, put my card's (used to have gts, same prob at high clocks) clocks slighlty down from when it happens and i'm ok now.
     
  8. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    ok my pc is running fine now it seems that running the gfx card from 1lead with two 6pin connectors wasn't enough as now im using two different leads and its been fine for few hours now
     
  9. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    ok back to square 1 i now get the errors again after trying to play cod4

    i ran 3dmark06 at default setting three times and i thought it was ok as it got the correct scores and i got no errors , then if i go to run any game or 3dmark06 @ high res + AA+AF i get the driver problem


    do u guys think it is a psu problem ??
     
  10. Datagg3

    Datagg3 Ancient Guru

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    Based on your experience thus far.. I would say yes.
     

  11. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    well i have another psu blue storm2 500w.... i will try this tomorrow and keep u guys posted as i might need more help
     
  12. damien666

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    WOOHOO


    ok i pluged up my backup blue storm 2 psu and i ran 3dmark06 stock settings fine then maxed it out (1680x1050 + AA x8Q + AF x16) and this time that run fine, so i booted COD4 and this also ran fine so i guess my second 850w psu is ****ed again

    im gona get a Coolermaster Real Power 850w Modular Power Supply next
     
  13. Luggage

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    Run memtest86+ overnight http://www.memtest.org
    Motherboard or a bad ram stick could be responsible, worth testing since one tends to sleep during the night anyway.

    you're not very forward with details so some basic checks:

    irq conflicts, temperatures, remove drivers + clean left over junk before installing new once if you haven't done it with cleaning yet, remove any overclocking on any piece of your machine.

    -Download the very latest directx build (i don't have vista, the latest dx9 build is november 2007 anyway I think)
    -Roll back to a nonbeta driver.
    -Update motherboard drivers.
    -Check power supply voltages and stability (with a multimeter, software readouts are often not accurate, if you can't do this try swapping it with another psu and see if the problem persists)

    If I think of anything else that might cause this I'll post it here.

    I'm having some issues along the same lines myself, try rolling back to a pre 163.x driver. It's my next step anyway, ran out of other idea's.

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    woops just read your last reply lol.. glad you got it fixed :)
    Just hope it's my turn soon too.
    It's probably the same issue here, sadly I can't afford another psu at the moment, there's not even one available to test the theory with lol. And I don't have a multimeter either.
     
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    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    ok not fixed

    if i run cod4 for 30min i get a dx error or a driver stoped working crap so back at square one
     
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    Let me guess... Vista? lol
     

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    These errors came along with the 169.XX drivers and alot of people are getting these errors.

    It aint no dodgy PSU, overclock or cable problem. Its a driver problem
     
  17. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    so why have i never got em before ?
     
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    It is a RAM problem. 680 boards eat it up. I have been through six sets already. Every time the error comes I replace the RAM and I'm good to go until the next time. OCZ has confirmed that 680i plus the needed voltage to run their RAM is the culprit.
     
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    Damien, wich bios are running for your mobo? My experience is better with the latest P31 bios.
     
  20. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    its not the ram or cpu as they run fine and test well

    p28 or 29 i think ive never updated it
     

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