GTX 670 issues - Kernal Stopped Working etc.

Hey there.

So today I upgraded from a Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 to an EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW Edition. I tried playing Crysis 2 with the ultra texture pack installed as well as DirectX 11 ultra installed, and it ran fine... for a few minutes. It then proceeded to "stop working" and quit Crysis. I tried playing another game, Blacklight Retribution, which quit for other reasons (missing files) so I went to go play Counter Strike: Global Offensive... which in the very first menu it would go to a black screen for about 5 seconds then return to the menu and let me do stuff.... this happens in all of my games now as well... quite frustrated. I installed all of the latest drivers, none of which have worked. I also made sure that in my BIOS, the PCI option was set for priority graphics. I re-installed all drivers, I re-installed the card, I don't really know what to do now.

Thanks to all answers.

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  1. Also, my current build if it helps is:

    i5 2500k
    GTX 670 FTW
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    16gb RAM
    1TB Seagate Barracuda @7200 RPM
    64GB Samsung 830 Series SSD
    Corsair TX750M semi-modular PSU (750 watt)
    Corsair H80 CPU cooler
  2. Well it turned out being the card. I exchanged it for a new one at Micro Center and this one works perfect. Be careful with the 670's I've heard about a lot of people having issues with them. Not that they're not amazing cards, just that EVGA may have had some issues with a batch of their cards. I haven't heard of too many long term issues. Hopefully this helps everyone who had this question.
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