nvidia 460 driver kernal has stopped working and bsod 116

Systems specs
amd athlon II x4 645 3.1ghz quad core 4x1 gb ram... currently just using 1 stick of ram for testing... and a 460 gtx 768 mb < just got a week or so ago.

everything when pretty smooth replaced the 4650 ran driver cleaner and uninstalled card worked fine with no issues.

all of the sudden today the screen flashed black and said that it recovered from a driver crash ok keep playing and it did it again... updated nvidia drivers from 320 to the newest 327 same thing even worse now... every couple of seconds screen goes black until it eventually has a bsod on restart it shows 116 bsod. cant do anything on normal boot but in save mode.

so steps i took. i uninstalled all drivers ran cleaners and installed newest drivers no change... uninstalled again installed old 308 drivers same thing... uninstalled all went back to newest... took out ram put just 1 gig in in slot 4 .. same thing... grabbed a different 1 stick and put in slot 1 same thing... took every thing apart cleaned it really good reset cosmos. made sure everything was seated well and turned on no change...

FRESH install of windows 7 64 bit installed net frame work 4.5 and direct x so far sooo good. installed drivers... working ok... after 10 min crashed bsod. 116. if i dont do anything on pc just idles on desktop it doesnt crash... just web browsing not even playing games it will crash....

from here im not sure what to try... i feel like it is a driver issue but im not sure?? the power supply is this COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS600-PCARE3-US 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Newegg.com just got it 7/5/2013 so its pretty new.

would like any advice im hoping its just some driver issues... i have another power supply i can test from my other comp if that maybe the issue but it will be a lot of work so hoping its driver related and not the card i got 2 weeks ago.... thank you very much for your time and any advice you have for me!
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  1. Hi uzenitha,

    I too had this same error with my rig. I re-installed clean drivers and even RMA'd my GPU with EVGA. But this did not solve it...

    Asus Sabertooth Z77
    i5 2500k OC'd 4.8Ghz
    EVGA GTX680 SC+2
    8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
    Corsair TX750M
    Windows 8 64-bit

    I then noticed a spike in GPU activity before the crash, AND when the temp of the card reached 77 degrees, using EVGA Precision X. So I made a custom fan profile using the program, so that when temperatures reached 75 degrees, the fan speed increased dramatically to keep temps below 75.

    This has FIXED the problem and I haven't had a driver crash since. So have a look at your GPU temps and see if they are linked to the crashes.
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