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Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Crashing in 8.1

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March 25, 2014 9:53:15 AM

Going insane. I've asked on Nvidia forums, and no one answers with something helpful. I can't find a way to contact nvidia directly, apparenty not an option.

Basically, this has been happening since day one. I started out with windows 7 on a brand new pc running a geforce 670, then when i updated to windows 8...
While gaming, and while not, freezing, crashing. Mostly it's when I game but it's an overall lethargic feeling of constant worry over what will make it angry.

I've tried clean installs, wipe drivers, tried every tip i could find, frankly. Nothing works.

I'm really over it. At this point I kind of am so frustrated that I wish I hadn't gone with them at all. Shouldn't have these issues! Uck.

Any advice?

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 686MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH Z77 (LGA1155) 25 °C
Graphics
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (ZOTAC International) 30 °C
Storage
119GB OCZ-VERTEX4 (SSD)
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162 (SATA)
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a b Î Nvidia
March 25, 2014 1:21:48 PM

What game are you trying to play. Have you tried playing in windows 7 compatibility?
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March 25, 2014 3:30:29 PM

WoW. Never heard of playing windows 7 compatibility? If that's what I assume it is.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 26, 2014 12:36:58 AM

Windows 8 still has some problem with the drivers and the optimization of games. What game are trying to play?
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April 15, 2014 8:37:45 PM

If you are overclocking your GPU, that is your problem. Don't do it and you should be good.
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June 18, 2014 11:07:04 AM

It is a Nvidia issue with all Windows 8 and 8.1 revisions. Nvidia driver levels offer no joy. 5 days on the project with 2 PCs, one AMD and one Intel. Also used several Nvidia compatible cards. Unsure if Windows or Nvidia at "FAULT" but have some support that Nvidia owns this embarrassment. Bought an AMD Radeon, and back up and running at plug-in for he new card! Lesson? Since Radeon works, my guess is Nivida getting very poor at their jobs. OH and NO, repeat NO overclocking or other excuses for poor drivers found here. ;) 
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a b Î Nvidia
June 18, 2014 11:16:45 AM

That's news to me nvidia having problems with windows 8. But also i am using amd card on windows 8 so i can't say for sure if Nvidia is the culprit. This is out of topic but i started hating nvidia after what they did with the watch dogs!!!
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August 27, 2014 5:19:35 AM

Restore to factory setting (make a clean format of your pc) if using window 8 just reset the window, after that do not update windows especially for the update call "window kernal". I think this may cause the problem. Hope solve your problem.
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September 21, 2014 10:09:37 AM

The recent Nvidia Drivers, including 344.11, caused my computer to be very slow, to lock up, and to have kernel errors that lock up the computer and black out the monitor.

No solutions came from Nvidia.

Just before my last lock up, my Norton service told me that the Nvidia Streamer Service was using all of the resources (i7 processor, 16GB, 3.4Ghz) I went into Task Manager, Services, and permanently disabled Nvidia Streamer Service. This solved my problems.

Nvidia did not attempt to solve the problem or put this out as a fix. Apparently they decided to throw away their core business of video cards, and screw those of us who bought them, in favor of some half baked gameing idea.

I urge you to stop buying Nvidia video cards.
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October 1, 2014 2:39:11 PM

yeah i am also having the same issue and from what i can tell i have pretty much the same build on my rig as well. i tried the fixes i have found and nothing is working. i do know if i put the game in windowed mode it lasts longer with out crashing.

i even rolled back the driver to see if that helped and it did not so now i guess another game that has so many problems it was not worth the money imo.

i have issues with watch dogs and assassins creed black flag cant play that ether ubi soft sent me this massive work around but still i didn't pay to not play a game
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less than a minute ago

hi everyone, i'm having the same freezing issues while playing games like dota 2 since i updated my NVIDIA driver. i surfed through all kind of forums to find out the solution, the only thing worked in my case was changing the preference emphasizing in NVIDIA Control Panel to "Performance"...well by doing this i ran all kind of games perfectly without any issue for 2 weeks. but now, everything rolled back to previous freezing state, with no reason...you try the same...it may work well for you for a longer period...good luck!
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