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BSOD on Tomb Raider (2013) and Bioshock Infinite

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    BSOD on Tomb Raider (2013) and Bioshock Infinite


    Been getting various BSOD on these two games. I suspect it might be Nvidia driver related, but I am using the latest drivers. This is a newly built system, so I have no experience with a prior driver set.

    Tomb Raider is notorious for problems with Nvidia systems, but I have tried all the fixes I could find (disabling tressfx, tesselation, borderless window mode etc). Even dropped my system down to the lowest possible settings. It blue screens within an hour, perhaps telling me it's time to get up and stretch, or go outside and smell some flowers

    I just started playing Bioshock Infinite tonight, and got two BSOD, and I admit I am playing it on ultimate settings.

    Also, when I have gotten the BSOD, I will hear a loud buzzing sound from my speakers, which goes away after my system reboots.

    Despite these BSOD, the games play very well and smooth.

    I've also recently played through Rage and Metro 2033 to completion with no problems at all other than the fact that Metro 2033 plays like a pig.

    I basically use the computer for gaming only (steam) and don't have much of anything installed on it.

    Would it be recommended to uninstall my current video card drivers and use a previous version?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I went to the Steam site & found this---

    Attachment 48932
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I do meet those requirements, GTX 770 with 2 GB video memory. Unless you meant something else?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just checking to see if your computer was up to the game.

    It might help to post in---

    Tomb Raider (2013) General Discussion - Eidos Forums

    Someone here may yet offer advice.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    That's good advice, thanks. As I mentioned, the game is notorious for problems with nvidia hardware, but all the tips that helped everyone else haven't worked for me. And with it also happening with Bioshock Infinite, I was thinking it must be more than just a game setting. Hopefully only a driver issue.
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Just wanted to update this. My newly built pc came with nvidia driver v340.52 installed. I removed it with the display driver removal tool and installed v337.88. No more blue screens. Not sure if it was the actual driver package v340.52, or maybe a corrupt file from it. As it is, I'll stick with the v337.88. Makes me leery about installing future versions though.

    My specs, in case this is of use to someone else having a similar problem:

    Intel Core i5 4690K
    MSI GeForce GTX 770 OC Twin Frozr IV 1098/1150MHZ 2GB
    MSI Z97M Gaming Motherboard
    Kingston Hyperxfury Memory Red 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL10 Dual Channel Memory Kit
    Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB 2.5in SSD
    Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Disk
    Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 CPU Cooler System 2013 Edition
    Seasonic G-550 Gold 550W ATX 80PLUS PSU
    Windows 8.1 64Bit
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  7. #7


    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Thanks prisonbreak for posting back your solution ^_^.
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