Sudden Purple Screen freeze

Hi ,

Lately i had some sudden purple freeze problems. Sudden it would turn purple and freeze. I tried to check whenever it happened to see if my GPU was overheating or something but i was wrong.I have a GTX 460 along with a 296.10 driver ( see pic below ).
I also saw that it is a driver problem with some monitors(in other forums).I test it on Syncmaster 22 and an LG 19 and same problem.Good thing is that it happens very rare but its still annoying i got 5 times like in 1,5 month.Also in the 280 driver series i didnt have this problem.

Links to pics :
http://i50.tinypic.com/2qs8mf9.jpg ( a view onn msi afterburner and driver detail )

P.S Also if its a driver problem tell me which driver should i revert to.

Big thanks .
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  1. What are you showing us in the picture?

    What is the max temp while gaming? A screenshot on your desktop is not going to show how hot your card gets during gaming.

    I noticed your fan speed is turned all the way down, do you have it set to speed up when it get's hotter?
  2. Yes i do it gets really hot around 80C on 80%.I have some dust i am going to clean it .Sorry for no purple screen i pic'ed it and my phone didnt save it :(.
  3. Also its really hot here room temp is around 30C
  4. 80c is not hot for a graphics card.

    I mean my overclocked HD5850 never hits over 60c, even on the hottest day with only 60% fan speed, but I have had cards that idled over 80c and ran over 100c.
  5. geekapproved said:
    80c is not hot for a graphics card.

    I mean my overclocked HD5850 never hits over 60c, even on the hottest day with only 60% fan speed, but I have had cards that idled over 80c and ran over 100c.



    Yeah , Never mind i will clean it and just some fans to my case , it doesnt have any and its really small . I was curious because i saw friends with gtx 560 on 30-69C idle - full load.
  6. I think that driver is the problem. I have 2 pc's, one with a Zotac GTX 460 1 GB (that has had pink/purple/blue lines one time, but they went away after about 20 seconds and windows said the driver was at fault) and another has a EVGA 560 Ti DualShot that has the same problem but more often. They both are on the 296.10 driver.
  7. I had this same problem with my XFX GTX 285. I installed 295.75 drivers and seem to have fixed the problem. Also download EVGA precision and put your fan speed at around 60-70. Maybe just getting too hot.
  8. wonder44 said:
    I had this same problem with my XFX GTX 285. I installed 295.75 drivers and seem to have fixed the problem. Also download EVGA precision and put your fan speed at around 60-70. Maybe just getting too hot.



    I have msi afterburner i am on 285.62 probably i will pick 295 when there is a stable version
  9. What? Nvidia driver issue? No way, that's impossible.
  10. geekapproved said:
    What? Nvidia driver issue? No way, that's impossible.



    I really dont know there were other people with this problem on 290.10 as well i reverted to 285 , seems fine like old.Anyway ;)
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