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Display driver stopped working and recovered :(

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May 21, 2013 2:50:24 AM

First my full specs were

e7400 c2duo ,
DP45sg intel board ,
4 gb ram, 500gb hd,
350w extreme power psu,
Nvidia 9800gt.

I never overclock. Had this rig for 2 years without prob.

The problem started during online game, computer hanged completely. then same happened 2 days later and gradually it started happening more and then one day during watching a video it hanged then i pressed ctrl+alt+ del and cancel it, computer resumed but error msg was "Display driver stopped working and recovered". it started happening alot. But furmark stress test ran fine for even an hour ( no heat prob no voltage prob ).

1- So first I bought new psu "cooler master M2 pro 850w " but problem continued.
2- Then i bought gygabyte HD 7950 new gpu , rest was fixed but online game hang comp once or twice.
3- Then I bought 1 TB Seagate new harddrive.

It ran fine for about 1 week but from last 4 days it started giving same error msg and game hangs computer completely. and sometime tht ctrl+alt+ del trick work but gives the msg "driver stopped working and recovered " but now the furmark or msi test also stops after 8 min to 10 mins giving the error msg as above while no temps or voltage issue.

4- I have 2 memory sticks and tried with both of them one at a time on all slots. but problem is still there

Also on this board in bios there is 1- cpu override (i have disabled ) 2- memory override ( set on auto meaning disabled ) 3- bus override. ( this has no disable ). I think there could be some wrong values here but im too scared to change them and see . pci e bus atm in 33. 3 .

Im waiting on Haswell so that i could change my mobo and processor.

But now i think maybe its the mobo prob or is it the pci e slot on mobo that is ruining my gpu and my new gpu is also now gone bad coz of bad mobo. I hope my new GPU is ok coz it was tooo expensive for me :p  .

Thank you in advance.
May 21, 2013 2:57:31 AM

maybe the port on the motherboard has gone bad on which you have slotted your graphic card, driver compatibility issues may be another reason.
May 21, 2013 3:03:05 AM

Azzur1 said:
maybe the port on the motherboard has gone bad on which you have slotted your graphic card, driver compatibility issues may be another reason.

but my gpu is ok right ? i mean the port could not be destroying the gpu.
And if its a port issue then why did it ran ok for 1 - 2 weeks ?
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May 21, 2013 3:13:27 AM

try to test your gpu on some other system, if your gpu has gone bad you will notice it, have u overclocked your system or gpu, any changes in the bios settings??? try to switch the settings to default both for bios and on the gpu end.
May 21, 2013 3:16:12 AM

Azzur1 said:
try to test your gpu on some other system, if your gpu has gone bad you will notice it, have u overclocked your system or gpu, any changes in the bios settings??? try to switch the settings to default both for bios and on the gpu end.

As i wrote above i dont oveclock and that my mobo has 3 overrides 2 are at default and one dont have default bust i havn't changed anything in bios.
And thats the prob that i dont have any other sys to check my gpu on
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