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Display Driver Problems

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  • Driver Failure
  • Drivers
  • Nvidia
  • Graphics
  • Displays
Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 20, 2014 1:49:43 AM

Hi everyone, I am having a problem with my display drivers, whenever I try to run graphics specific programs I am told that my graphics driver has crashed and I have to restart my program, its OK after that but its still really annoying, it happens most often when I play the game 'Dota 2'. I have tried rolling back my driver to the last version, clearing my overclock setting on my GPU and changing my graphics settings around and nothing works.
My Specs are:
Intel i5 4670K
ASROCK Extreme 4
Nvidia GTX 780 (Made by EVGA)
I am running most of my stuff on windows 7

I am obviously using nvidia drivers and they are currently using the latest version available

If anyone could help me with this that would be great!

Thanks
Mcdonh

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March 20, 2014 1:57:01 AM

check for windows updates, BIOS updates, chipest driver updates and registry errors. also try uninstalling and re installing the programs that cause the crash
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March 20, 2014 2:00:36 AM

Sometimes driver crashes are also hardware related, I had such situation quite many times when was using my 7850 for bitcoin mining.
I assume some specific GPU calls from the software made the GPU to freeze thus the driver was restarting the card. I didn't found any logical explanation only some suspicions that i could be related to overheating at that times, but after i swapped the cooling module for AC Accelero, the problem still persisted just not that often.
So again it could be an overhearing issue or some kind of very unique hardware failure.
I'd go for total windows reinstalation and if the problem still appears it seems the GPU need to be checked further and possibly replaced.
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March 20, 2014 2:00:50 AM

Beezy said:
check for windows updates, BIOS updates, chipest driver updates and registry errors. also try uninstalling and re installing the programs that cause the crash


I do know what I am doing.... I have checked for updates for my drivers, windows, bios. I have tried re-installing everything and it changes nothing, I have also tried re-installing my drivers and tried using different types of outputs on different screens and I have tried changing resolutions, display ratios and even my colour scheme in a desperate attempt, nothing worked

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March 20, 2014 2:04:10 AM

Ra_V_en said:
Sometimes driver crashes are also hardware related, I had such situation quite many times when was using my 7850 for bitcoin mining.
I assume some specific GPU calls from the software made the GPU to freeze thus the driver was restarting the card. I didn't found any logical explanation only some suspicions that i could be related to overheating at that times, but after i swapped the cooling module for AC Accelero, the problem still persisted just not that often.
So again it could be an overhearing issue or some kind of very unique hardware failure.
I'd go for total windows reinstalation and if the problem still appears it seems the GPU need to be checked further and possibly replaced.


Its not my GPU, I have tried using the native mobo output and it crashes as well which is odd considering they use different outputs, my GPU is only using about 30% of its fan power and is running at below 50 degrees, I don't really want to re-install windows because I have a really huge amount of stuff setup on it that would be a bit of a pain to re-setup.

any other ideas?
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March 20, 2014 2:09:16 AM

Oh well, that makes my idea non valid ... is it another Lucid Virtu issue? Try downloading latest Virtu driver from ASROCK web page + try some GPU related settings within the BIOS setup... mobo manual will help also to try some other BIOS configuration.
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March 20, 2014 2:12:25 AM

try disabling aero...sometimes that works...
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March 20, 2014 2:14:46 AM

Ra_V_en said:
Oh well, that makes my idea non valid ... is it another Lucid Virtu issue? Try downloading latest Virtu driver from ASROCK web page + try some GPU related settings within the BIOS setup... mobo manual will help also to try some other BIOS configuration.


I actually don't think I have that Virtu Driver, I feel so silly, that sounds quite possible, if that doesn't work maybe I can switch my Mobo to the second bios and try that, and if that doesn't work I can change the Mini Internal bios in my GPU to the 2nd or 3rd one, I have so many different BIOS's it makes me mad

I am hopeful about the Virtu Update though, ill get back to you tomorrow or something as it is getting late here

Thanks!
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