GTX 560 freezing

Hi there,

I recently purchased Gigabyte GTX 560 1gb GPU to my setup, and I've noticed that sometimes even during watching youtube video's the card freezes.

I do nothing, and suddenly the whole screen is kinda red and freezy. Afterwards I cannot do anything, just restart the computer.
Sometimes, it happens and after a while it recovers (drivers saying that they had frozen and then recovered). I have the newest drivers from nvidia website.

It is really annoying since the GPU is new and this is happening from the first day of use.


MB: Gigabyte P55A-UD3
CPU: Intel i5 661 @ 3.33GHz
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3
PSU: Corsair TX650W
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 560 1GB
OS: Win 7 Ultimate 64bit

Thanks for advice in advance!
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  1. Two things are you checking your temps? Have you tried to roll back your driver to an older version. The reason I say this is because when I updated my drivers is caused all kinds of problems.

    So I had to roll them back to an older driver. I probley should try again but why should I fix something that isn't broken? Anyway when I did that it worked and haven't had a problem since.

    It is worth a try. Now about your temps. If you don't have good air flow your card could get hot. If would be worth looking into to see if they are two hot. But then again it could be your card.

    Is there a way you can check it out in another rig? And can you put a different card in yours to see if it does the same thing. This way we can rule out the card and maybe the MOBO.

    Here are some links to monitor temps and other things to help. I hope this helps a little.
  2. Well, I have HW Monitor and GPU temperature is around 40 Celsium degrees. When I open fullscreen youtube video it grows steadily to around 47 degrees, but I dont think that is too much for it to handle. The card itself has 2 big fans, and I also have +1 extra fan installed in the box.

    Do you know which drivers are stable?
  3. No I don't but the one that I am using is the 280.26 and my system is stable. You would have to check out each one to find out. Here is a link to the older drivers from nVidia.

    From there you should be able to find the older or all of nVidias drivers. Good luck to you I hope this just a driver problem.
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