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June 14, 2013 4:47:28 PM

Hey all,

I am running an Nvidia gtx680 in my newly built pc. I have had it for 2 months now and up until last week, all was perfect. Now suddenly, my graphics driver crashes with the message "Display Driver Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 302.86 stopped responding and has successfully recovered" I have tried both a rollback and update of the drivers to no avail. This happens with little to now load on the gpu. When playing a game, such as Battlefield 3, for example, the driver crashes, I hear sound for about 3-6 seconds and then the computer reboots. (this happens after about 5-10 min of gameplay)

I thought it was fixed after I updated drivers last night and ran the Unigine Heaven Benchmark on ultra settings a few times with no issue.

Here is what I have tried:
As I said, I have tried a rollback and an update of drivers. I pulled the card out and re-seated it, I reinstalled Windows.

Addition information:
Running Windows 8 on a 120GB Samsung 840 SSD.
i5-3570K
16 gb corsair vengeance memory
ASRock Extreme 4 Mobo

Please help! I have tried everything i could think of/ have found during searches over the past few days

Thanks!
a b Î Nvidia
June 14, 2013 6:10:37 PM

The latest WHQL did have crashing issues (driver stop responding). The crash on BF3 has been going even before the latest WHQL if i remember correctly. Did other games affected as well?
June 14, 2013 6:26:51 PM

renz496 said:
The latest WHQL did have crashing issues (driver stop responding). The crash on BF3 has been going even before the latest WHQL if i remember correctly. Did other games affected as well?


I dont know how to respond other than yes and no.
Here's what i mean:
In applications such as netflix or video sites (like vimeo or gamespot videos) the screen blackens and recovers. Before my manual changes to the driver, when i ran unigine it would freeze and lock up from the get go. With BF3, the computer crashes entirely. I haven't checked every game. In Crysis 3 I play for a few seconds and suddenly it crashes and I get returned to the desktop so it would seem the complete system reset only happens in BF. Other things just crash the driver.

By the way, in case you are wondering or for others who show up on this thread, the GPU temps are fine. That was actually the first diagnotsics I did.

Also, I saw that BF3 was causing some issues. No idea how to solve that, but again, it seems to be the only one that completely shuts me down. Do you think maybe I shoudl switch form the WHQL to the Beta?
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a b Î Nvidia
June 14, 2013 6:35:29 PM

For me i don't mind using beta drivers if it consist of improvement for the game i play or fix the issue i'm having with other versiom of driver (be it WHQL or beta). If the beta fixed the problem espcially the problem that coming with the WHQL one then why not use it? WHQL will not comes as often so waiting for another WHQL might not the best idea if the problem really ruining your experience with games or some other application that use gpu acceleration.
June 15, 2013 9:19:46 PM

renz496 said:
For me i don't mind using beta drivers if it consist of improvement for the game i play or fix the issue i'm having with other versiom of driver (be it WHQL or beta). If the beta fixed the problem espcially the problem that coming with the WHQL one then why not use it? WHQL will not comes as often so waiting for another WHQL might not the best idea if the problem really ruining your experience with games or some other application that use gpu acceleration.


I attempted to use the beta driver and it still crashes
a b Î Nvidia
June 15, 2013 11:20:17 PM

have you tried using clean install option?
June 16, 2013 8:59:01 AM

renz496 said:
have you tried using clean install option?


Yes, I have done that each time.
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