Random Crash in games out of nowhere

So literally yesterday my computer started crashing when playing any video game. It started when playing League of legends, I thought it was a heating issue so I cleaned out my case. Today its much cooler in the room and I tried to play The Witcher 2, again it crashed.

The crash is, seems like the display just dies. The computer doesnt turn off, and the crashes happen at completely random times, the games look great and run perfect up until the screen just goes black and I have to hold the power button to restart the computer.

The PC issues thing in the taskbar said theres a problem with my NVIDIA display drivers, so my first step was to uninstall my old drivers and install the new drivers available, I was about 3 months out of date so I thought that would be it.....

but nope the crashes continue, and it still says theres a problem with the display drivers, even though I updated them (a few times) and tested to see if the crashes continue, and they do.

I continued to update my BIOS and check my DX version just to make sure all is fine.

Yeah I have no idea what to do at this point, any suggestions guys?

Time of this report: 4/25/2012, 20:50:17
Machine name: KYLEDUCHEK-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/10/11 10:28:31 Ver: 08.00.15
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12280MB RAM
Page File: 2666MB used, 21890MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
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  1. Is your GPU over clocked; I've noticed that the only times I get a graphics card driver has crashed error is if I've got my core or memory clock set too high.
  2. is your gfx card an evga model by any chance. if so its likely the voltages are to low to get it working properly. best thing to do if this is the case is to rma it for a replacement/refund...
  3. Update the Graphics and sound drivers that control your PC. Also scan PC with Antivirus, its also recommended to scan windows for registry errors.
  4. I use a GTX480, ill try those things you mentioned =]
  5. Hmmm so far none of these things have helped. Keep in mind all these games worked fine before, they just started to randomly crash (screen goes black and I have to hard reboot to get use again) they all graphically look great until they just die after like 10 minutes.

    I also ran MEMTEST86+ for 3 passes and it came out with no errors...... does anyone know a good test to see if my video card is faulty somehow??????
  6. So I ran a video card stress test and got the black screen.... pretty safe to assume its the card or the power supply, just a couple things i dont understand, the graphics in the games look FINE, can the card be dead/fried/overheating and still have good graphics?

    How can I know if its the power supply?
  7. What power supply/ what is the wattage of your current power supply?
  8. Cooler Master Real Power 1000W
  9. Problem persists =/
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