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Brand new card with artifacts and display driver stopped

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May 30, 2011 8:13:04 PM

Well this is a brand knew problem I recently got a new video card 550 ti but I can only play games for a couple minutes then the screen gets multicolor artifacts and it crashes to black screen and I have to hard reset. You guys have prolly seen this before but I have tried so many solutions, disabling sound drivers, driver reinstall, etc. I do use driversweeper when I update.

Heres a link to what it looks like (the error): http://www.windows7taskforce.com/uploads/display%20driv...

Some times i see that error and I dont have to hardreset and sometimes I do have to. This happens in all my games and sometimes just simple webbrowsing.
May 30, 2011 8:23:13 PM

Have you connected it to the powersupply to power up the fan? , cause it sounds like your card is overheating, id make sure its fans are even rotating.
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May 30, 2011 8:27:30 PM

Is yr pc overclocked? try with the side case panel off and if possible with a fan blowing directly onto the graphic card and if this solves yr problem rest assured its a heat problem.
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May 30, 2011 8:41:14 PM

Everythings connected i see the fan spinning I have a fan directly under the card I dont think its a heat issue
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May 30, 2011 8:55:16 PM

What power supply make and model?
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May 30, 2011 8:56:39 PM

Download MSI afterburner or GPU-Z, keep them running then go play a demanding game, see how high the temps spike up before it malfunctions. This is just to make sure its not a heat issue.
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May 30, 2011 9:14:21 PM

cyborg34572 said:
Download MSI afterburner or GPU-Z, keep them running then go play a demanding game, see how high the temps spike up before it malfunctions. This is just to make sure its not a heat issue.


Nope I dont think so considering the temps leading up during the crash I was playing crysis during this log the temps stayed under 40 c during the whole time I was playing at the exact time of the crash it was 38 c
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May 30, 2011 10:21:36 PM

I just got all the dust out of my case so pretty sure it not heat.
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May 31, 2011 2:58:31 AM

lucky_shot said:
Well this is a brand knew problem I recently got a new video card 550 ti but I can only play games for a couple minutes then the screen gets multicolor artifacts and it crashes to black screen and I have to hard reset. You guys have prolly seen this before but I have tried so many solutions, disabling sound drivers, driver reinstall, etc. I do use driversweeper when I update.


When you say you reinstalled the drivers can you be more specific, what are the steps you took?

Did you use a disk or did you download it from somewhere and which version?

Did you know the latest version is 270.61 WHQL?

Also can you check device manager to see if there is any errors or disabled drivers?
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