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Error "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered"

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March 24, 2014 12:35:33 PM

hi guys!

I've built a brand new PC last november and after a few weeks of flawless work I started to have a lot of problems with the display (constant freezes and huge slow downs both on games and on regular browing like youtube or crunchyroll), the full story is here:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2068217/major-...

To make it short, I already RMA'd both my PSU (Coolermaster GX RS750-ACAAD3-US 750W, which was indeed defective and supposedly repaired - I "confirmed" it with a cheap tester, don't know how good they are :(  and my GPU ASUS GTX 760 OC 2GB which was changed for a brand new (never got confirmation of what exactly was wrong with it, just got an exchange coupon for a new one)

Both times the problem seemed to go away just to come back again (first was the psu and then the GPU), this time the problem with nvlddmkm is right at the startup with almost 250 errors reported on the event log in just a few seconds! and happens just about 50% of the times, the funny thing is that if it doesn't happen at start up it doesn't happen AT ALL as long as I don't restart! it's like the lottery with a 50/50 chance, it the error happens I have to keep rebooting until it doesn't (which SUCKS and it's driving me crazy!!).. once the error happens I can probably use light programs or simple web browsing but as soon as I try to use for example youtube or any game the PC slows down like hell, sometimes even frezees and BSOD

what should I do?? I've been looking that error code and most of the oppinions are that it is caused by Nvidia's drivers! but some others mention RAM, PSU or even HDD/SDD's

I already checked both the PSU and GPU and they're both ok, already reinstalled NVIDIA drivers (using driver sweeper and multi stage uninstalling using fail safe mode and ccleaner)... what else can i do?

Any help will be highly appreciated! (also please sorry for my broken english :(  thanks!!!

P.S. My full rig specs are these ones.. I run windows 8.1
Motherboard: GA-Z87MX-D3H %u2013 GIGABYTE
Processor: Intel Core I5 4670 3.4GHz
RAM: 16Gb (4x4Gb) ADATA 2400MHZ AX3U2400GC4G10-DG2 (working at 2400 MHz with XMP profile)
GPU: ASUS GTX 760 OC 2GB
SSD: Kingston HyperX 120Gb (SO Win 8.1 installed here)
HDD: Seagate ST2000DM001 2Tb 7200RMP
PSU: Coolermaster GX RS750-ACAAD3-US 750W
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster SEIDON 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1
a b Î Nvidia
a c 112 U Graphics card
March 24, 2014 12:43:44 PM

Have you tried installing a clean windows?
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March 24, 2014 2:14:53 PM

I haven't tried a new windows install mainly from lazyness (and because it's fairly new as well), but I might as well try that... BUT the OS and some programs are installed on the SSD while most of my other programs are on the HDD, do I have to reinstall everything again or just the SSD programs?? (this is the thing that bugs me most about doing a fresh install)...

scout_03 > I will test it as soon as I get back home and let you know the results
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