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My display drivers randomly fail at desktop, please help

could this be PSU related? i recently upgraded PSU and it seems this is when it happened.

i am running W7 64, 660, PSU is corsair 750 bronze.

i did a clean install of the latest nvidia drivers as well, i still get occasional driver crash while on desktop.

*note- i switched to basic theme, will that help at all?
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    Just to ensure you have connected everything properly go through this list:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1893016/post-system-boot-video-output-troubleshooting-checklist.html
  2. everything is connected, only thing i can think of is if the GPU is not pushed in all the way. would this cause display driver errors, or would it just make my pc switch to integrated graphics?
  3. Shane Hawk said:
    everything is connected, only thing i can think of is if the GPU is not pushed in all the way. would this cause display driver errors, or would it just make my pc switch to integrated graphics?


    just give a right push downwards after placing your motherboard horizontally or laying the cabinet flat on table. If it is not inserted properly, most probably you won't get any display from your gpu on monitor.
    Have you resolved your problem?
  4. i will report back if it is still happening. windows did a repair on a failure to start, hopefully it fixed whatever the issue was.
  5. Shane Hawk said:
    i will report back if it is still happening. windows did a repair on a failure to start, hopefully it fixed whatever the issue was.


    good, we will wait for you to respond after checking your situation. Take your time :)
  6. after windows did the auto repair upon boot failure, it seems to have fixed itself. gonna give it another day just to make sure, then i will mark this solved. ty for all the advice!
  7. literally 2 minutes after my last post, it happened again. i saw a fix on microsoft website, gonna try that and see, ill come back to give results. wish me luck lol.
  8. Shane Hawk said:
    after windows did the auto repair upon boot failure, it seems to have fixed itself. gonna give it another day just to make sure, then i will mark this solved. ty for all the advice!


    that seems good news. Still for the rest doings, if you will installing anything just keep record for that just in case you get the problem again to review the steps. Good luck :)
  9. Shane Hawk said:
    literally 2 minutes after my last post, it happened again. i saw a fix on microsoft website, gonna try that and see, ill come back to give results. wish me luck lol.


    in device manager are both cpu and gpu enabled or one of them is enabled under Display Adapter option?
  10. no problems in 8+ hours, i guess the microsoft support auto fix download worked. if no problems by tomorrow afternoon, this will be solved. the microsoft fix was for some registry values.
  11. Shane Hawk said:
    no problems in 8+ hours, i guess the microsoft support auto fix download worked. if no problems by tomorrow afternoon, this will be solved. the microsoft fix was for some registry values.


    do keep us updated with latest situation. Hope it works out all well and good.
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