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January 11, 2012 10:07:28 AM

my nvidia gtx 275 display driver is always crashing when i play world of warcraft, the settlers heritage of kings etc
i have uninstalled the drivers and re-installed them i have used driver sweeper to remove all trace of the drivers and installed again

it started after i installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit (was 32 bit)
i have only overclocked the ram by about 140 mhz (about a month ago havent has cause to do it since cause the card is bottle necked by my cpu and stuff) using evga precision i use evga to controll fan speeds on the card (i have the fan speeds set to be 10% faster at each 10 degree level from its basic settings
the cpu is overclocked by 15% (was 20% but the card messed up airflows so it started to get a bit too hot) from 3.2 ghz to 3673.3 mhz the ram is 2gb ddr 3 1066 mhz (appears to be running at 1224.4 mhz)

world of warcraft still has 2.4 gb to download of the game

card readout from speccy is as follows
(i dont remember the make other then it says twin frozr on it >_< i brought it from a friend after he went and brought 3 of them and attempted crossfire (or is that the ati version) but his psu wasnt good enough)
if you want specs to do with other parts of the computer then i can supply them
GeForce GTX 275
GPU GT200b
Device ID 10DE-05E6
Revision A2
Subvendor MSI (1462)
Current Performance Level Level 1
Current GPU Clock 300 MHz
Current Memory Clock 100 MHz
Current Shader Clock 600 MHz
Voltage 1.050 V
Technology 56 nm
Die Size 576 nm²
Transistors 1400 M
Release Date Apr 02, 2009
DirectX Support 10.0
DirectX Shader Model 4.0
OpenGL Support 3.1
Bus Interface PCI Express x16
Temperature 44 °C
ForceWare version 285.62
BIOS Version 62.00.60.00.01
ROPs 28
Shaders 192 unified
Memory Type GDDR3
Physical Memory 896 MB
Virtual Memory 1664 MB
Bus Width 448 Bit
Count of performance levels : 3
Level 1 - "Default"
GPU Clock 300 MHz
Memory Clock 100 MHz
Shader Clock 600 MHz
Level 2 - "2D Desktop"
GPU Clock 400 MHz
Memory Clock 300 MHz
Shader Clock 800 MHz
Level 3 - "3D Applications"
GPU Clock 666 MHz
Memory Clock 1161 MHz
Shader Clock 1476 MHz
OpenGL
Version 3.3.0
Vendor NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer GeForce GTX 275/PCI/SSE2
GLU Version 1.2.2.0 Microsoft Corporation
January 11, 2012 10:10:06 AM

oh the driver is version 285.62 (there is a beta driver out 285.63)

i havent yet tried without the cpu overclock i shall look into that while i wait for a reply

and i did get a bsod as well yesterday

*** STOP: 0x00000116 (0xFFFFFA8001E064E0,0xFFFF8800F1D09C8, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
*** nvlddmkm.sys - address FFFFF8800 F1D09C8 base at fffff8800F05B000 datestamp 4e99233b
a c 125 U Graphics card
January 11, 2012 10:12:22 AM

Hi

Can you list your full system spec's including your PSU's make and model?

Do you get the same issue if you set the CPU and GPU back to stock settings?, sometimes system instability can cause drivers to fail.
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January 11, 2012 10:23:52 AM

the cpu overclock can take a day of p95 torture test so i took it as stable :/ 
Intel Pentium E6700
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Pentium E6700
Code Name Wolfdale
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 45nm
Specification Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @ 3.20GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model 7
Extended Model 17
Stepping A
Revision R0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Intel 64
Virtualization Supported, Enabled
Hyperthreading Not supported
Fan Speed 2636 RPM
Bus Speed 306.1 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1224.4 MHz
Stock Core Speed 3200 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 266 MHz
Average Temperature 43 °C
Caches
L1 Data Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 2048 KBytes
Core 0
Core Speed 3673.2 MHz
Multiplier x 12.0
Bus Speed 306.1 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1224.4 MHz
Temperature 44 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID 0
Core 1
Core Speed 3673.2 MHz
Multiplier x 12.0
Bus Speed 306.1 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 1224.4 MHz
Temperature 42 °C
Thread 1
APIC ID 1

Memory slots
Total memory slots 2
Used memory slots 1
Free memory slots 1
Memory
Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Channels # Single
DRAM Frequency 612.2 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 7 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 7 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 7 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 20 clocks
Command Rate (CR) 1T
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 69 %
Total Physical 2.00 GB
Available Physical 619 MB
Total Virtual 4.00 GB
Available Virtual 2.15 GB
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 1
Slot #1

Motherboard
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Model P5G41T-M LX (LGA775)
Version System Version
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model G41
Chipset Revision A3
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801GB (ICH7/R)
Southbridge Revision A1
System Temperature 42 °C
BIOS
Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version 0604
Date 07/22/2010
Voltage
CPU CORE 1.256 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 1.872 V
+3.3V 3.424 V
+5V 5.136 V
+12V 7.974 V
VIN5 1.664 V
VIN6 0.960 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI_1
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI_2
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCIEX16_1
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCIEX1_1
Slot Number 3

i am just updating windows to service pack 1 - that just failed :/ 

the psu is a 750 watt alpine switching mode power supply
the box documentation and sticker on the psu dosent appear to tell me much more about its model
January 11, 2012 10:39:43 AM

the sp1 install failed again :/  i am going to try downloading the package from microsoft

is what i need to download the 903.2 mb file windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe?
January 11, 2012 10:59:31 AM

right... took off the overclock and it crashed a few times (graphics driver crashed not the computer))
January 11, 2012 12:21:10 PM

should i try re-installing windows?
or even go back to 32 bit?
a c 125 U Graphics card
January 11, 2012 12:23:55 PM

Do you know someone with a PC you can test your GTX275 in, I'd test the card before re-installing Windows if you can.
January 11, 2012 12:30:38 PM

i have my scrapbox... but that would require swapping the psu as well :/  and i think my little brother has broken it because he says when he turns it on it dosent display anything but he said he put my 8400gs into it turned it on still nothing took it out and it worked <.< he owes me money for that one

i think i got someone i can ask...
January 11, 2012 12:45:49 PM

oh... the scrap box has a 32 bit processor and is running on windows 8 32 bit... i dont think it would give the same results
a c 125 U Graphics card
January 11, 2012 12:57:04 PM

Yeah it would be best if you could test the card in another 64bit environment
January 11, 2012 1:08:22 PM

i know the processor is fine as the computer plays universal centuary gundam online ok (the current client on the private server (the company the hosted it shut the game down in 2007) uses only processor and no graphics card) at about 200 fps in the desert and about 20-30 in the citys (the current client does not do graphics very well as the citys are poor quality but hopefully that will all change with ucgo remake)
a b U Graphics card
January 11, 2012 1:12:11 PM

I recently replaced my GTX 275 and it was crashing to the desktop or giving me black screens while surfing the Internet every so often (once or twice a week). I believe it was a driver issue so I tried the latest beta and it didn't happen for a few weeks. If you said the beta didn't work, then try an older driver that you know is stable to confirm that the issue is driver related and not some other hardware issue.
January 11, 2012 1:33:28 PM

never mind i found it but i think i will forget beta for now and go with the 280.26 driver
January 11, 2012 2:27:37 PM

i think i might actualy re-install windows anyway because sp1 isnt installing and i had that problem with 32 bit windows and it fixed after a re-install
January 11, 2012 2:38:49 PM

Just an FYI but I have the 285.62 drivers as well and it will crash about once a week. Google search of the driver version pretty much speaks for itself. I would say download the beta but personally I steer clear until they are official.
January 11, 2012 2:45:32 PM

under 32 bit i did occasionaly get a crash but it was rare
i installed the past driver and it still crashed i am now installing windows again so i can attempt to install sp1
January 12, 2012 4:27:53 PM

completely re-installed windows and installed all updates then installed graphics driver
it crashed again :( 
i will install 32 bit windows again :/ 
January 12, 2012 6:02:43 PM

could my problem lie in the fact i havent installed any drivers appart from the graphics one? (no motherboard drivers etc)
January 16, 2012 6:05:44 PM

right fixed it
turned out the factory settings were not stable so i had to underclock the card a bit
something tells me this card is on its way out :( 
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 12:46:38 AM

That's a possibility, maybe your not supplying enough voltage to support the OC?
January 17, 2012 4:34:47 AM

it wasnt overclocked it was on factory settings and my psu is 750 watt :/ 
a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2012 1:00:39 PM

I wasn't able to overclock my GTX 275 past the factory eVGA settings unless I tweaked with the voltages. I think those cards are very sensitive to clock speeds.
January 26, 2012 10:07:02 AM

how do you change the cards voltages (is it in the bios or something? as evga says nothing about voltage :/ )
a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 12:32:46 AM

You can use eVGA Precision to mess with the voltages.
January 29, 2012 1:31:30 PM

the crashing appears to be getting worse

could my cpu overclock be the problem? its overclocked via base clock not multiplier
i have completely removed the overclock for now to see if there ar
July 24, 2012 11:12:11 PM

I also have GTX 275 and is crashing everytime I play games which uses the full power of the card after some time. This is because the card is overheating. This is the second Nvidia card which is giving me problems within 4 years. Better buy an AMD graphics card next time.
July 25, 2012 6:59:46 PM

well i cleared out the heat sink (it was completely clogged up with fluff - like that when i got it as i brought it second hand from a friend) as it hit 90 degrees C while playing tera (didnt crash for some reason...) and for testing i took the underclock off one day while i went to games workshop and left my brother playing assassins creed brotherhood and he didnt report any crashes
September 23, 2012 12:46:17 PM

heero yuy said:
well i cleared out the heat sink (it was completely clogged up with fluff - like that when i got it as i brought it second hand from a friend) as it hit 90 degrees C while playing tera (didnt crash for some reason...) and for testing i took the underclock off one day while i went to games workshop and left my brother playing assassins creed brotherhood and he didnt report any crashes



Ok, it seems like you have the same problem i had. I thought that maybe i just had to overclock it a bit, but not, the solution was the complete opposite. Under "nvidia Controlpanel", go to "performance" and then "device settings".
There you should see "current setting" as a tab, and in the middle of the screen "clock speeds". For me it worked by adjusting the numbers to this:
Graphics clock: 501MHz
Memory clock: 864MHz
Processor clock: 1073MHz
But it took me a while to find the right numbers, just play around with the numbers a bit if it doesnt work, and remember that nvidia control panel sucks, so it wont save your settings no matter what, you will need to do this everytime you load your PC.
(you can just save a profile, and then load it.)
Maybe its the PSU thats not working right i dont know, hope it helps :) 
a c 272 U Graphics card
September 23, 2012 12:51:34 PM

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