Please help! Can't get my gtx 770 to work

I decided some time ago to replace my gtx 560 ti with something better for the upcoming years. Yesterday was the big day, I purchased the MSI GTX 770 Gaming,4GB. I was really happy, and installed it right away when i got home. That's where the trouble started.

As far as I know, I did the installation correctly. Installed the card, installed the driver from the cd and all seemed to work well. I started playing AC3 right away, and everything worked great. Until 20 minutes or so, when the screen turned black, the game crashed and i was returned to the desktop. I also got a message saying: The display driver "NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version xxx (320.49) stopped responding and have been restored".

This is when i started searching many different forums, but i haven't fond a working solution as of yet. I mainly tried to install a different driver, but tried like 6 and none worked I'm currently on 331.65, but it's not working. The crashes keep occurring, even when browsing the web with Firefox. I installed MSI afterburner to track what is happening, and it looks like this (this image shows 4 crashes in a row, while browsing in firefox):



Anyone got an idea what might be wrong? I noticed the weird power spikes, but this seems like a really odd thing to happen while webbrowsing in Firefox.

my specs:
OS: Windows 7 home premium, 64 bit
CPU: intel I5-2300 @ 2,80 GHz
memory: 6,00 GB off DDR3 ram
motherboard: Don't know exactly, mini ITX with intel H67 chipset
PSU: OCZ Technology ZS Series 650WATT, 2 years old

My ideas (but not at all an expert on computers):
1) Faulty drivers
2) faulty graphics card
3) PSU not strong enough?
4) Not enough power. The card has to 8-pin slots, I connected it with 1 6+2-pin and one 6-pin to 8-pin adapter.

Anyone got an idea what might be wrong with my card/system? Any solutions that might be of help?

thanks in advance,
Okyrrd
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  1. I think your card may be faulty, looking at the temp spiking from 22'c to then 150'c! Your PSU should be fine.
  2. thanks for your answer! The upper graph is the power though (in %, so no idea what is even meant with 150% power), the temperature is not getting above 35 degrees
  3. Okyrrd said:
    thanks for your answer! The upper graph is the power though (in %, so no idea what is even meant with 150% power), the temperature is not getting above 35 degrees


    Oh right, sorry, I misread that as Temperature.

    Without trying it in another system, its hard to say, although as the 560 ti was working fine, I would say its a faulty card.
  4. Basically I've tried the same thing a time or two. You need to completely uninstall everything associated with Nvidia on your PC and I mean everything.

    Afterwards install the latest WHQL driver and you should be fine.

    If this doesn't help you should consult your buyer.

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    I also checked your PSU, it is MORE than sufficient to power the GTX 770. Your PSU feature 46 AMPS on the 12 V rail which is more than capable to power the GTX 770.
  5. I think i did it correctly, used a special program to remove all nVidia related things (program was called dispaly driver uninstaller). Rebooted, checked in task manager to make sure no NVidia processes were still running ,and installed a new driver after that. Tried this a couple of times, but nothing helped.
  6. Okyrrd said:
    I think i did it correctly, used a special program to remove all nVidia related things (program was called dispaly driver uninstaller). Rebooted, checked in task manager to make sure no NVidia processes were still running ,and installed a new driver after that. Tried this a couple of times, but nothing helped.


    Don't use a software, go to control panel and remove the files.
  7. tried it the way you said, first thing on startup was the same kind of crash again. Black screen for a second, kernel driver stopped responding etc.

    also updated motherboard drivers, still crashing
  8. It seems to be working now. Did 2 things at the same time, so not sure what did the trick. First thing i did was refit the card super carefully, to be 100% sure that wasn't the problem (would be really stupid if it was :O). 2nd thing I did was changing the PCI settings in the BIOS to enable auto detection for PCI. I really hope it's going to hold now
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