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Computer freezes in games, graphic card the issue?

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Computer freezes in games, graphic card the issue?


    Hey all, I have had this issue for a few days now and I think its the graphic card causing it.

    Currently im using a Nvidia 560 Ti and last few days when I try to play some semi graphic intensive games I keep getting the "graphic driver stopped responding and has recovered" every single time, and if I continue playing after I get that warning, after a few minutes the entire computer freezes and I need to do a hard reboot. I have tried different games and I have this issue on games like Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 4. However other games that is less graphic intensive such as Starbound, Eve Online, all works fine, I can watch 1080p movies all fine aswell. Note that this started just a few days ago, I have been able to play all those games above without a problem for a long time.

    I have tried various things like checking temperature (which is fine, howers around 50 degrees in games), I have tried updating drivers to latest beta drivers and other various settings in the nvidia control panel, without success.

    So my question is, is there other things I could try, and is my graphic card really the issue? I have ment to upgrade it, and maybe it is time, if yes any suggestions? Im a fan of Nvidia and I have been thinking about the GFX 770 one.

    Thank you in advance

    Edit: I did not try downgrading, im downloading version 331.65 at the moment to give it a try.
    Last edited by Eneswar; 23 Dec 2013 at 12:07.

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  2. #2


    Manchester
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Try completely uninstalling the graphics driver. Run CCleaner to fix any registry errors. Also try reseating the card.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I use Revo Uninstaller when I uninstall stuff so it removes all left overs.
    Can you explain what you mean with resetting the card?
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  4. #4


    Manchester
    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Reseating not resetting. Take it out the slot on the motherboard and put it back in.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Oh I see what you mean, I will try that after I tried this downgraded drivers.
    Thank you
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  6. #6


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    None of the two options made a difference, I suspect the card is just broken, partially it seems :/
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