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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 2:59:08 AM

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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a c 355 U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 3:05:19 AM

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?
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 3:16:43 AM

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
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April 17, 2012 4:16:06 AM

is it fully pink or pink tinged? check your cable...
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 6:30:17 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 6:30:54 PM

ebola28 said:
is it fully pink or pink tinged? check your cable...

entirely pink
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 6:45:53 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2012 9:08:03 PM

or i can run prime95 on blend mode?

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April 20, 2012 5:21:31 AM
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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/Versio...

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...
Jean-Michel
a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2012 6:39:04 PM

will give it a try. I will report back.
a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2012 7:05:39 PM

i actually reinstalled the latest and see how this install goes.
a c 535 U Graphics card
April 20, 2012 9:39:40 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
April 20, 2012 11:16:22 PM

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
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 1:23:51 AM

should there be an whql version release of a 300 nvidia driver later on?
a c 535 U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 2:01:17 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2012 3:31:05 PM

that makes more sense.
a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2012 2:49:40 AM

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.
a c 535 U Graphics card
April 22, 2012 3:34:40 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2012 4:44:06 AM

i know. Well, i'll wait until next version after 301.24 and maybe that will fix that crashing problem.
a b U Graphics card
April 22, 2012 4:44:21 AM

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April 22, 2012 6:13:57 AM

I come here trying to help and you just ignore everything I say, have fun with your pink screen buddy, mine's fixed...
a c 271 U Graphics card
April 22, 2012 11:35:33 AM

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