I have owned my Gigabyte GTX 670 for a good couple of months now, it's ran flawlessly up until recently. Throughout those first couple of months I've played games such BF3, Mass Effect 3, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, all of which to my knowledge are graphic intensive games. I recently installed Planet Side 2 a free game through steam.While installing Planet Side 2 I noticed it was installing some Microsoft DirectX files. I suspect this may be the root of the problem. Now when playing Counter-Strike: GO I get a Kernel Crash error which significantly drops my FPS, but the drivers to eventually successfully recover. I've read that other roots of the issues could be a lack of power to the card, or possibly a driver issue. I rolled back my drivers to a version I've known to be "bug free"and the issue persists. Anybody have any suggestion what could possibly be the issue?
Bro i think you took this one a bit too serious.. DirectX files are necessary for "DirectX" games. as for the kernel crash i had the same issue last night running on Beta drivers with my 670.. So i downloaded 306.97 and i have not had a issue with them yet. You could try a re-install of the drivers. But if your having a kernel crash then a re-format might be in order.. It could be your SSD going flunk on you as i don't see any other reasons in your specs to indicated a culprit