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Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver 337.88 has stopped responding and recovered on a GTX 780

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July 7, 2014 8:12:03 PM

Couple of days ago a tried to push my GTX 780 lightning a little further on its OC. It was at 60+ on core and memory and i went to about 100. I ran crysis 3, sniper elite 3 everything perfect. When i tried to play dota 2(pretty weak game compared to the other 2) my game got frozen and minimized and i saw this error "Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver 337.88 has stopped responding and recovered".

I googled a bit and found that ppl say that it is a PSU issue or the GPU is dying.
On that note my PSU is and EVGA P2 1000w Supernova(80plus platinum) and both my gpu and psu are rather new.
I brought down the OC back to its original state and no problems were found until now. should i be worried? or this version of driver is full of bs?

Thanks guys1!!

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July 7, 2014 8:27:42 PM

Just to cover all bases. Temp are under 80, idk if i did a clean install with the new driver and recently i cleaned my tower with compressed air(was careful with fans not to burn them) is it posible dust causing issues if some got stuck on connectors?
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July 7, 2014 8:30:07 PM

Not necessarily, see, if you try and OC above what your card is capable of one more time, your GTX 780 will "freeze up" and Windows just restarts it. Basically, I can make this happen repeatedly by OC'ing to hard.

Turn down your OC a notch, furmark/Unigine Valley it, to see if it crashes again, then rinse and repeat.

Also, somehow missed that you already dialed it back down, damn old eyes. D:
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July 7, 2014 8:32:21 PM

Try updating to the latest beta driver, you are not on the latest driver. And it is possible for dust but i doubt that.
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July 8, 2014 5:00:11 AM

Thats the weirdest thing, the driver error showed on a weak graphics game, while on benchmarks and even crysis 3 its running smooth as butter.
About the dust ill blow some air into the bus and pci-e power cables, maybe some dust have settled in there. Beta drivers are reliable?
Thanks for every bit of help guys
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April 9, 2015 12:57:04 PM

RMA your GPU.
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April 9, 2015 3:15:09 PM

That's just what happens when you overclock too much. Reset your computer and run that game without the OC. You should be fine.
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