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LiveKernelEvent - Driver Crash (black screen in games)

January 10, 2013 9:36:33 AM

Okay so a few weeks ago i built my PC and everything was fine except for a hardware crash i would get when having multiple youtube tabs opens on a web browser. The screen would freeze for a second then blackness then recovery and i'd get a notification saying "Display driver crashed and recovered" or something. A couple days ago i fixed this error by downloading the Nvdia driver that was released and now i can open up as many you tube tabs without problems. However, this problem fixed and then error decided to change its behaviour. Now i get this error when playing games and aobut 10 minutes into playing i will get a black screen then then my framerate drops to about 20fps until i restart the game. Sometimes the black screen stays and i have to hard reboot my PC :/ . I get this error all the time and would really like to fix it. I've already tried reinstalling drivers and downgrading and stuff but now its fixed like this. I tried the microsoft Fix-It RDR or whatever it is. No change.

Anyway i yesterday i formatted my harddrive and reinstalled windows and all other drivers (Nvidia driver, motherboard drivers from disk) same thing happens so I think it could be a hardware error. But this question is which one? I did the windows memory diagnostics tool and it found no errors, My graphics card isn't overclocked or anything and i get nice average temperatures (27C idle, up to 60C under load), My power supply i think maybe a bit faulty because the fan doesnt spin sometimes and some games i can hear a strange buzzing sound. Anyway if it is my power supply why woul i get driver errors. The power supply is a corsair 750w more then enough to handle my PC.

Please please please help me i know you can :'( . If this error carries on i swear i'll throw my £1,000 PC out the window!!!

Here is link to my system info and minidump file after the error happened on GTA IV:!179

This is the action center reliability report i get on the error:-


Video hardware error

‎08/‎01/‎2013 07:57

Solution available

A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP2: FFFFF88004500334
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x117_Tdr:2_IMAGE_VirtuWDDM.sys
Server information: 458bed10-3aa5-41b2-8a46-0f073380cb09

My PC Specs are:
Motherboard: Asrock z77 extreme4
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k 3.4ghz
Video Card: MSI Geforce GTX 660TI PE (I havent attempted overclocking or anything) - Driver 310.90
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
Storage: Seagate Caviar Green 1.5TB 5900RPM
PSU: Corsair TX750
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit