No gpu output during games

I recently upgraded my gpu to a Gigabyte GTX 580. Since then, every time I try to launch a game, it plays for a few seconds before my monitor goes black and displays a "no input" message (the same one that displays when my computer isn't on), but the sound continues to play. I ran furmark for about 15 minutes and it reported no problems, and the temperature never rose above 60C. Occasionally (about 10% of the time) when I reboot after this problem, a windows error message will come up reporting bc code 116. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers several times to no avail. Thanks in advance for the help. If it matters, here are my specs:

mobo- Intel dx58so (1 month old)
CPU- i7 950 (1 month old)
GPU- gigabyte gtx 580 (new)
PSU- 1000w (I dont know the brand- about 2 years old)

If you need any other information, let me know.
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  1. You running one or two monitors?

    Also, you got the latest drivers from nvidia website or from the cd that came with the card?
  2. Just one. I got the drivers from the nvidia website.
  3. For kicks and giggles, try connecting another monitor (have two connected) and see if this still happens.
  4. I only have one, sadly.
  5. What games......... and did you mess around it the nvidia control panel at all......... and did you try older drivers... ??? forgot, what are you using for a monitor..........hat was your old card and does that still work ?
  6. Have you tried running memtest86+? If not, run it and see if you have any memory errors.
  7. I can't run memtest at the moment (just ran of discs, as is my luck). I just ran the one in the Intel Desktop Control thing for a bit, and it seems to have done fine. I haven't tried older drivers yet, and I haven't touched the nvidia control panel. I've tried running Dragon Age and Fallout: NV. My monitor is a viewsonic something or other. max resolution 1680x1050.
  8. Open the control panel and check the monitor's refresh rate. Should be 60Hz. Patch games if possible/reinstall maybe ? did you try your old card ?
  9. My old card, a 9800gx2, works fine. All games are up to date. My monitor's refresh rate is 59hz and whenever I change it to 60, it reverts as soon as I close the settings window.
  10. 59 is okay. Bad card, can't be a bad slot if you tried the other card, or the power supply is not right.......... can't say more without the machine here. Did you try another PCI-E slot ? Does this board use a "card" if one of the PCI-E slots are unused ? I see at newegg there's a few complaints about black screen.
  11. If the card is bad, why can it run furmark without crashing at all? Only games seem to crash the card.
  12. I have this problem with a HD 4850. OCCT, Furmark, prime95 all show the card works. The card's ram is fine and the pci-e slot is fine too, but still I can't get it to work in some games. It just black screens and I have to hard restart to get my system back.

    So I tried dual monitors and I can game on it without any issues. I still don't know what is wrong with it, but at least we have a workaround. Sounds like you *might* be having a similar problem.
  13. Thats... odd. Is there any way to make the thing output in 2 monitor mode without actually needing a second monitor? I have a netbook, maybe I can rig that somehow.
  14. Looking at my PSU voltages, they are 12.67v on the 12v 3.27v on the 3.3v and 5.04v on the 5v. I know a multimeter would be more accurate than software (I don't own one and am a bit tight on money at the moment), but I don't know if these voltages are "bad" or not. Anyone?
  15. Also, the relevant portion of my dump file is this:

    VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
    Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
    Arguments:
    Arg1: fffffa80065a14e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
    Arg2: fffff880105ca23c, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
    Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
    Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

    Debugging Details:
    ------------------


    FAULTING_IP:
    nvlddmkm+7b723c
    fffff880`105ca23c 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h

    DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT

    CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

    BUGCHECK_STR: 0x116

    PROCESS_NAME: System

    CURRENT_IRQL: 0

    STACK_TEXT:
    fffff880`02689b88 fffff880`10accef8 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`065a14e0 fffff880`105ca23c ffffffff`c000009a : nt!KeBugCheckEx
    fffff880`02689b90 fffff880`10aa0867 : fffff880`105ca23c fffffa80`063b3000 00000000`00000000 ffffffff`c000009a : dxgkrnl!TdrBugcheckOnTimeout+0xec
    fffff880`02689bd0 fffff880`10accd07 : fffffa80`ffffd87b ffffffff`fffe7960 fffffa80`065a14e0 00000000`00000000 : dxgkrnl!DXGADAPTER::Reset+0x2a3
    fffff880`02689c80 fffff880`10b9bec1 : fffffa80`06551640 00000000`00000080 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`06339410 : dxgkrnl!TdrResetFromTimeout+0x23
    fffff880`02689d00 fffff800`03715c06 : 00000000`037c738a fffffa80`05f9ab60 fffffa80`03a03740 fffffa80`05f9ab60 : dxgmms1!VidSchiWorkerThread+0x101
    fffff880`02689d40 fffff800`0344fc26 : fffff800`035ebe80 fffffa80`05f9ab60 fffff800`035f9c40 fffff880`01221534 : nt!PspSystemThreadStartup+0x5a
    fffff880`02689d80 00000000`00000000 : fffff880`0268a000 fffff880`02684000 fffff880`02689630 00000000`00000000 : nt!KxStartSystemThread+0x16


    STACK_COMMAND: .bugcheck ; kb

    FOLLOWUP_IP:
    nvlddmkm+7b723c
    fffff880`105ca23c 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h

    SYMBOL_NAME: nvlddmkm+7b723c

    FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

    MODULE_NAME: nvlddmkm

    IMAGE_NAME: nvlddmkm.sys

    DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4d27c6da

    FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

    BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_nvlddmkm.sys

    Followup: MachineOwner
    ---------


    Does this rule out PSU failure/bad card? because the report says it's a "GRAPHICS_DRIVER_TDR_FAULT"
  16. uninstalls the video drivers. reboot. let windows install driver after reboot. then go to windows update and see if there's anything for your machine.
  17. Done that multiple times. is there any way I can trace exactly which driver is causing the error?
  18. From what I read it's a software problem. Try the oldest driver you can find for your video card.
  19. I've heard rumor floating around that there is some compatibility issue between the Intel dx58so and the GTX card's drivers. I can't confirm this though, but it is a rumor... as little as that might help...
  20. Hmmm, I don't know what this means, but I can run furmark seemingly indefinitely, but 3dmark06 causes the crash instantly. Does anyone know the difference between the two tests that would cause this?
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