Gigabyte GTX 660 ti gv-n66twf2-2gd display driver mode kernel error

Hello,

I recently purchased Gigabyte GTX 660 TI for a new build for my friend:

Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V LK
RAM 4GB x 2 Gskill ripjaws 1600
CPU I5 3470 Ivy Bridge
PSU Raidmax Hybrid RX-630W
Gigabyte GTX 660 ti gv-n66twf2-2gd

After succesful Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installation and all the updates I installed few games and play them just for a few seconds to make sure thay work. All seemed fine.

The next day I played Shogun Total War for maybe a minute or so and the screen got black and sytem crashed and I got an error: display driver nvidia mode kernel has stopped working and has succesfully recovered. I tried again same story I tried other games, same story again. I started doing research and i found out to be common problem so I did some solving - new fresh drivers, old beta drivers - all possible drivers:) Finally i gave up and reinstall whole windows but same thing is happening.

Somebody said to increse slightly the voltage on the card and i did that too using OC Guru II. Did not help. I double checked the BIOS and it was newest version - still the same.

Finally I decided to start swapping parts from my build which has same MB, GSKILL RAM RIPJAWS 2133, same CPU, PSU 750W Corsair and Gigabyte GTX670

First i chnaged the PSU sice i wqs worried about the power but that did not help. I changed RAM still nothing finally i changed Video Card - and BAM there u go worked like a charm. So next i put all the parts back to my build but with the new video card and same problem again :(

My guess is it must be the video card (obviously :) and i already contacted Gigabyte technical support. However, i know from reviews that this might be a lenghty process so i was wondering if anybody has any ideas for possible solutions other than RMA.

Thanks

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  1. psychowix said:
    Hello,

    I recently purchased Gigabyte GTX 660 TI for a new build for my friend:

    Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V LK
    RAM 4GB x 2 Gskill ripjaws 1600
    CPU I5 3470 Ivy Bridge
    PSU Raidmax Hybrid RX-630W
    Gigabyte GTX 660 ti gv-n66twf2-2gd

    After succesful Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installation and all the updates I installed few games and play them just for a few seconds to make sure thay work. All seemed fine.

    The next day I played Shogun Total War for maybe a minute or so and the screen got black and sytem crashed and I got an error: display driver nvidia mode kernel has stopped working and has succesfully recovered. I tried again same story I tried other games, same story again. I started doing research and i found out to be common problem so I did some solving - new fresh drivers, old beta drivers - all possible drivers:) Finally i gave up and reinstall whole windows but same thing is happening.

    Somebody said to increse slightly the voltage on the card and i did that too using OC Guru II. Did not help. I double checked the BIOS and it was newest version - still the same.

    Finally I decided to start swapping parts from my build which has same MB, GSKILL RAM RIPJAWS 2133, same CPU, PSU 750W Corsair and Gigabyte GTX670

    First i chnaged the PSU sice i wqs worried about the power but that did not help. I changed RAM still nothing finally i changed Video Card - and BAM there u go worked like a charm. So next i put all the parts back to my build but with the new video card and same problem again :(

    My guess is it must be the video card (obviously :) and i already contacted Gigabyte technical support. However, i know from reviews that this might be a lenghty process so i was wondering if anybody has any ideas for possible solutions other than RMA.

    Thanks

    Somebody said to

    hey, i have that problem with my gigabyte card too, and doing a bit of a google it seems there are a few of us with gigabyte cards crashing at stock clocks. I found underclocking the card's boost clock reduced the crashing frequency. There is also a bios fix called Kepler Golden BIOS, you can change the voltage and power limit of the card. The voltage adjustment in software like afterburner doesnt do anything. I personally thing there is a problem with the stock OC on this card that gigabyte have not picked up. I'm going to play around a bit with settings but im thinking of doing a RMA. Crashes mainly with crysis 2 and 3, display driver errors, or windows unexpected errors crash to desktop.
  2. iam2thecrowe said:
    hey, i have that problem with my gigabyte card too, and doing a bit of a google it seems there are a few of us with gigabyte cards crashing at stock clocks. I found underclocking the card's boost clock reduced the crashing frequency. There is also a bios fix called Kepler Golden BIOS, you can change the voltage and power limit of the card. The voltage adjustment in software like afterburner doesnt do anything. I personally thing there is a problem with the stock OC on this card that gigabyte have not picked up. I'm going to play around a bit with settings but im thinking of doing a RMA. Crashes mainly with crysis 2 and 3, display driver errors, or windows unexpected errors crash to desktop.


    I'm one of us! Same card, same problems! Tried underclocking and it lasted a little longer, but still crashes.
    Have you RMA'd? Or found a definite fix? :)
  3. boacabelo said:
    I'm one of us! Same card, same problems! Tried underclocking and it lasted a little longer, but still crashes.
    Have you RMA'd? Or found a definite fix? :)

    i have been stuffing around with it a lot, trying different motherboard settings, drivers, etc. I have recently gone back to driver 305.27 as i read a thread that anything over 306.xx can give these direct x and nvidia driver errors. So far so good, played a lot of crysis 2 last night with no crash after going back to this driver. I will be emailing gigabyte and nvidia and hopefully a fix can be made for this since recent drivers dont work. Either that or i want to throw away this card and get gigabyte to replace it, i will be requesting not to have it replaced with the same model, but with the equivelantly priced 7870. Had enough of this card already.
  4. Same issue here but different brand.. mine is Zotac 660 ti amp! edition. i just underclocked mine and the issue was fixed. However i will request for RMA since it is not normal.
  5. I think my problems are gone.. at least so far!

    Any one else experiencing these crashes, take a look at the fix at the bottom of this thread: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/528758/geforce-300-200-100-series/gtx-285-black-screen/

    I'm still having trouble believing it's finally gone. Just amazing :D
    To be sure, I even overclocked cpu and memory frequencies (1248mhz and 6608mhz) and let OCCT running all night: not a single error :D

    EDIT: nah.. still crashing. Sorry for the false alarm.
  6. i have not had a problem since reverting to 305 drivers. I will try that fix in that link though. Sounds like the driver package is not installing properly and that is a workaround.
  7. I tried using 305 drivers. It worked for three days and then... crash :/
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