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550Ti to a 770GTX upgrade to stop black screen/driver display crashing

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December 4, 2013 9:28:39 AM

My EVGA superclocked 550ti has given me nothing but problems for the 2years I've had it. I try to play games and every time within minutes they will crash out to a black screen with a Display Driver error. It runs ultra graphics just perfectly, no lag or anything....yet it loves crashing out. It is supposed to handle games like Skyrm on ultra....but it crashes -_- I cant begin to play the first bit of Batman Arkham Origins without a crash either. My card says a big HELL NO to that lol SO I got a new card NVIDIA 770GTX. I'm waiting on my new PSU to arrive so I can instal it. its a 750w the required PSU for the 770 is at least 600w. I spent a lot of money on both the card and psu...Will this stop my games from blacking out when playing them ultra??? I have googled around and read that the 550 cannot handle high resolutions...my resolution is 1920x1200 =/ I am just hoping this is a graphic card issue not something else as I've tried everything to fix this and my system is pretty damn capable of handling just about anything...well at least I think so XD

CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor (3576.05 MHz)
Memory: 8139 MB
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2

Windows Graphics Driver Version: 9.18.0013.3165
OpenGL Version: 4.4.0


UPDATE: After installing the new PSU and graphics card my games are no longer blacking out. 550 is in the TRASH so angry for having to put up with it. I still don't know if it was a bad card being EVGA and overclocked, or if it just doesn't handle games as good as it should. Over all solution was to upgrade. SO glad it was a card issue and not something drastic.

Thank you to the people who took time to help. The tips/advice was much appreciated ^^
December 4, 2013 9:39:03 AM

The causes to this may be: high temperature, faulty graphics card, sometimes the drivers can be broken and you need to install the older ones.
But your card should handle those games on ultra, max, whatever..
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December 4, 2013 9:46:47 AM

My card *does* run very hot at 79c max when playing games, but having looked into the possibility that perhaps its overheating, I have seen that its pretty normal to run that hot. I keep up to date on the drivers, I have even tired clean re installs before...that never worked either. Which card are you saying should handle those games on Ultra? My current 550, or the 770 I've yet to instal?
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December 4, 2013 9:57:37 AM

Your 550 should run the games maxed out.
Increased temperature decreased the effectiveness of the card. You could try and apply a GPU cooler - it can make a big difference compared to the stock one.
If that doesn't work you should install older drivers for the GPU.
Here is the link for the 770 power consumption chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk1...
I think your current PSU should run it fine.
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December 4, 2013 10:01:31 AM

What is the make/model of PSU you ordered ? It matters. And I think GTX 770 and a good/rated PSU will handle the upcoming games fine.

And when gaming and in full load the card can get up to 90 C or above, you will still be fine for years. Good luck.
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December 4, 2013 10:03:40 AM

I do not know why my card, but I will try a GPU cooler, if my new card will still cause problems. I kinda feel it will =(
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December 4, 2013 10:09:31 AM

Well, we all hope your new card will work fine :) 
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December 4, 2013 9:50:15 PM

lonewolf7 said:
What is the make/model of PSU you ordered ? It matters. And I think GTX 770 and a good/rated PSU will handle the upcoming games fine.

And when gaming and in full load the card can get up to 90 C or above, you will still be fine for years. Good luck.


Well my new PSU came in an hour after I posted my question. Got that and my new card installed. My PSU is a Corsair TX750. I have done some testing with Batman Arkham Origins on super ultra settings and OMFG not a single crash!!! No random black outs/display failures. I'm so not used to this I keep thinking something bad will happen but about 2hours into the game..not a single issue =D the 550 would have quit on me within 10-15 mins of game play. As with any game I tired.

I really think my 550 card must have been crap when I got it. I never liked the fact that it was EVGA and factory overclocked either. Also the 770 is staying at about 56c during game play...which also has me shocked because my 550 was only that low when idle or browsing the net lol It is good to know that gaming full load at 90c is OK non the less because heat has always been an issue for me. Thanks =)
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December 4, 2013 10:02:57 PM

JuX said:
Your 550 should run the games maxed out.
Increased temperature decreased the effectiveness of the card. You could try and apply a GPU cooler - it can make a big difference compared to the stock one.
If that doesn't work you should install older drivers for the GPU.
Here is the link for the 770 power consumption chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk1...
I think your current PSU should run it fine.


JuX said:
Well, we all hope your new card will work fine :) 


Thanks all turned out well *whew*
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December 5, 2013 11:14:14 AM

Ailasa said:
lonewolf7 said:
What is the make/model of PSU you ordered ? It matters. And I think GTX 770 and a good/rated PSU will handle the upcoming games fine.

And when gaming and in full load the card can get up to 90 C or above, you will still be fine for years. Good luck.


Well my new PSU came in an hour after I posted my question. Got that and my new card installed. My PSU is a Corsair TX750. I have done some testing with Batman Arkham Origins on super ultra settings and OMFG not a single crash!!! No random black outs/display failures. I'm so not used to this I keep thinking something bad will happen but about 2hours into the game..not a single issue =D the 550 would have quit on me within 10-15 mins of game play. As with any game I tired.

I really think my 550 card must have been crap when I got it. I never liked the fact that it was EVGA and factory overclocked either. Also the 770 is staying at about 56c during game play...which also has me shocked because my 550 was only that low when idle or browsing the net lol It is good to know that gaming full load at 90c is OK non the less because heat has always been an issue for me. Thanks =)


This is all that matters, you happy, we happy. This is why I asked you about the PSU, a good GPU and a good PSU can do wonders. And TX 750 of Corsair is a sold PSU. Happy gaming and happy computing. Cheers.

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