I don't really know if this is the best place to post this...
but i guess that's part of the problem.
When playing full screen games, my video card driver will fail, and cause the game, and the computer to crash. The only solution to fix it is to restart the computer.
I have my videocard overclocked from:
Clock 513Mhz to 612Mhz
Memory 792Mhz to 837Mhz
Shaders 1188Mhz to 1417Mhz
The temperatures seem within the normal range...
I used RivaTuner v2.11 to Overclock, it and have forceware version 177.98 (latest supported by RivaTuner)
Is this a result of the overclocking of the videocard, or some other underlying cause?
My computer is:
AMD Athlon athlon 64 X2 5200+ OCed @ 2999 MHz
Mobo: Gigabyte gigabyte M57SLI-S4 w/ nForce 570 SLI chipset
RAM: Mushkin PC2-6400 DDR2 ddr2 /800
OS: Vista 64bit
VC: Evga 8800 GTS 320MB
I know this really isn't a solution - but it might help. I have been having the same frustrating problem with my GTX260. I called BFG and was told that the drivers and the card are not the problem - but there is a conflict within my system that is causing the crash/driver failure. They suggest i mail the card to them for testing - yea i'll get right on that. In other words they have relieved themselves of all responsibility regarding this issue. I have been in the forums for weeks trying to figure this out. What I have found is that many many people are having the same problem across the board. This is extremely widespread. And as far as I can see there is no viable solution. BFG seems to think it's a PSU problem - I have an antec 850W power supply, if that power supply isn't compatible I don't know what PSU would be. I honestly believe that this IS a Nvidia driver problem - it is too wide spread over too many different cards. I am about 2 steps away from bringing my card back and getting an ATI. I hate to make the switch, but this is intolerable. Like I said...this really isn't a solution.