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my screen has gone pink. i feel like it's the grapic drvier, but did a clean install twice. I am on the latest nvidia driver 296.10.
it would sometimes freeze and have to restart the pc.

card:gtx 460
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  1. Pink huh? Maybe it's "that time of the month" for your PC.

    So even after a clean install of Windows your PC is still crashing?

    When does it crash?

    Can you try installing the graphic card on a different PC to see what happens?

    What power supply do you have?
  2. it crashed quite a while before when i posted this. i've already dusted my PC. I have sufficient amount of power. (Rosewill 600w] not efficient though. Exchange thermal compound? lol Pink screen of death
  3. Maybe the RAM has gone bad? Try using MemTest

    http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

    If you have OC'ed your PC (CPU or graphic card) try setting back to default speeds.
  4. is it fully pink or pink tinged? check your cable...
  5. jaguarskx said:
    Maybe the RAM has gone bad? Try using MemTest

    http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

    If you have OC'ed your PC (CPU or graphic card) try setting back to default speeds.

    it happened before my overclocking.
  6. ebola28 said:
    is it fully pink or pink tinged? check your cable...

    entirely pink
  7. i have a ddr3 1333 gskill ripjaw series. what is its default voltage? maybe that can change something. it's currently on auto. Pc is using around 13% of ram.
  8. or i can run prime95 on blend mode?
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    lookerup said:
    my screen has gone pink. i feel like it's the grapic drvier, but did a clean install twice. I am on the latest nvidia driver 296.10.
    it would sometimes freeze and have to restart the pc.

    card:gtx 460


    I get the same thing, you WILL have to downgrade the drivers to 295.73 (previous one) to get it working again like me. I'd get that pink screen when watching youtube videos in Win7!

    Uninstall forum : http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=169555&hl=
    Driver Sweeper, as they provide no link : http://phyxion.net/Driver-Sweeper/Driver-Sweeper/Version-3-2-0/

    I re-installed my whole pc, and at the same time added a 2nd drive for RAID 0 and it was STILL doing it.

    I'm Running a Gigabyte h67-ud3h-B3 Mobo + 2500K cpu and 8gb of 1333mhz ram (everything up-to-date, bios, firmwares, Intel & gigabyte win7 drivers,etc...)
    It's also a Gigabyte video card : GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI V3 GeForce GTX 460

    In Ubuntu before my whole Os re-install, it was running FINE, no corruption at all, so this is def a Win7 driver issue. Unified drivers suck ass mate.

    I hope this helps, I'm still testing my rig with the old driver, I'll report back if it doesn't fix it. And try to follow the UN-install guide as much as possible, where he mentions removing the stereoscopic 3d driver, don't worry about it, ours is called Nvidia 3dvision and Nvidia 3D vision controller, just Remove those instead, as the forum article is quite old.

    EDIT: Before the 296 Drivers, it was really stable , even on Furmark Benchmark for 15+ mins, didn't break a sweat (max 69 degrees) http://www.geeks3d.com/20120416/furmark-1-10-0-download-gpu-stress-test-burn-in-opengl-benchmark-nvidia-geforce-gtx680-amd-radeon/
    Jean-Michel
  10. will give it a try. I will report back.
  11. i actually reinstalled the latest and see how this install goes.
  12. Swap out your drivers. The 296.10's have been causing this in some rigs. You should try the 301.24 beta drivers, then you will also get the new FXAA, Adaptive VSync, etc. Just be sure to do a clean install.
  13. this thing is i didnt use this method to install. all i did was delete all drives and registry and then clean install. Guess i'll patiently wait for 301
  14. should there be an whql version release of a 300 nvidia driver later on?
  15. lookerup said:
    should there be an whql version release of a 300 nvidia driver later on?

    Yes, but don't fear that beta version. I've been using it for a week or two with no problems, and it's listed on the Nvidia website, so it's an "official" beta compatible with all their cards. WHQL doesn't necessarily mean that it won't have bugs in it either.
  16. that makes more sense.
  17. tried 301.24. i already had some problems with it within the first hour and i wasn't doing anything besides listening to music -.- if just froze.
  18. There is something else wrong within your system. I hope you have tried Googling "Nvidia pink screen bug". There are lots of others having a similar problem.
  19. i know. Well, i'll wait until next version after 301.24 and maybe that will fix that crashing problem.
  20. Best answer selected by lookerup.
  21. I come here trying to help and you just ignore everything I say, have fun with your pink screen buddy, mine's fixed...
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