for over a year I have been having trouble with the nvlddmkm.sys Bluescreen, that is, the Nvidia graphics driver crashing and freezing the system. Usually this happens to me shortly after entering Windows, within 5-10 mins. Its with a GTX 470 card on a i7 system and a Gigabyte X58 UD5 board. Funny thing is, my system has been returned to the retailer twice, and they are not getting this issue. Furthermore, they have cheked all hardware components, the system is fine, it is clearly some driver conflict.
My question to you guys is: Is it possible that the bluescreens are caused by me using a DVI-D cable on a DVI-I port? My graphics card is a GTX 470. THe problem has gotten worse for me with the latest driver versions (275.33 and 280.26), but again, the tech support from my retailer is NOT getting this issue on the same system, while I am getting it constantly (several times a day). I suspect the only thing that could be different is that they are using a DVI-I cable and I am not. Unfortunately they are very slow in responding to my inquiries, so instead I am asking here. Is anybody familiar with such a weird issue?
Please note: I have already ruled out all other facts (graphics card malfunction, mainboard or memory malfunction, PSU etc., also the system has ben reformatted with clean install of drivers and so forth many many times).