The reason most people get Galaxy cards is for the rebates they offer, and I have had HORRIBLE luck with Galaxy rebates. Also a friend's Galaxy card died on him a couple months after use. I'm not say they are bad, just in personal experience I've had bad luck with them. If its the difference between 5-10 dollars, I'd get something else personally.
I had a desktop freeze momentarily then my screen went black for a short time. An error message about the driver failed then recovered...but it flashed so quickly and was gone before I could write it down. Could my drivers be the problem?
I cannot find the driver listing either...so I am probably looking in the wrong place. But don't know what it is. The tech that installed this today was extremely good and did not seem to see any problems. He used the internet to obtain the nVida drivers for the new hardware directly from the nVida website.
I just had the following upgrade to my system:
1. Galaxy 56NPH6HS4IXX GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
2. CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W High Performance Power Supply
3. G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
Complete pc system setup:
GIGABYTE GA-X48-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550
Galaxy 56NPH6HS4IXX GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W High Performance Power Supply
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Seagate SSD Hybrid MomentusXT 500 GB
Try the newest BETA drivers I upgraded to them the other day and havn't had any crashing in youtube like I was having with the latest normal drivers.
Would appreciate any suggestions as to which driver to go to now.
Actually had my initial nVidia card crash on me over the weekend. Ordered a replacement and got it installed today. However, I just had the same "driver failed" issue a few moments ago but the message also indicated that the driver recovered. So now I am looking to see about using the beta driver instead of the one I have currently installed.
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1201&SUBSYS_089810DE&REV_A1\4&2DCCEF69&0&0008
Adapter Type GeForce GTX 560, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Adapter RAM (2,147,483,648) bytes
Installed Drivers nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version 188.8.131.5226
INF File oem19.inf (Section005 section)
Color Planes Not Available
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1920 x 1080 x 60 hertz
Memory Address 0xEC000000-0xEDFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xD8000000-0xDFFFFFFF
Memory Address 0xE0000000-0xE3FFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000A000-0x0000A07F
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (184.108.40.20626, 12.31 MB (12,909,672 bytes), 12/5/2011 5:45 PM)
Thanks for all the help....here is what I finally discovered. The Beta drivers and the newer nVidia drivers seem to drive my graphics card crazy...so solution I used was roll back to earlier driver.
I finally settled on the 275.33 driver, but the difference was I only installed the driver and the PhysX, not the 3D or the HD. Once I did that my difficulties disappeared.
On a side note: I had installed all items the first rollback, but still had issues. So I found a thread on the nVidia forums with a great explanation and step-by-step instructions on how to manually install only what I needed. It also explained I did not need the 3D or the HD on my system. I would never had realized this unless I had read this thread.
What I do not understand is why the driver creation companies have to add more than just the necessary driver that you are looking for? Why add all those other drivers that people rarely if ever use?