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    BSOD installing Nvidia drivers clean install of Win 8.1Pro

    I am having an issue where when I try to install the nVidia drivers for my gtx 570 the system crashes.

    I get a DPC_watchdog_violation

    Fresh install of 8.1 pro with all latest updates except graphics drivers from wupdate i had them disabled.
    No additional programs except chrome have been installed.
    memTest with 5-7 pass's on all 3 sticks return no problems.
    Tested power supply with no issues.
    No HDD failures of any kind.
    Nothing has been added or removed from the system.

    I have not OC'd the PC, or adjusted any bios settings that would cause this issue. This was originally a nvidia kernel crash, with display recover which started last week on Win 7 Pro. I thought I deleted something during a cleanup of the HDD's and did a Diver Sweeper uninstall of the driver then re-installed. Same issue, kernel crash and display recovered, it progressively got worse doing it repeatedly over the course of a few minutes even when a UI window was open from windows or any app, and the system would BSOD. I ended up formatting and installing Win 8.1 Pro, and the moment I install the latest nVidia drivers from their site, my display with turn off then try to come back (as normal when driver install flickers the screen) but it will BSOD.

    I fear this could be a GPU failure which isn't the end of the world but sucks.

    So I decided to test out swapping GPU's I removed the GTX 570 and put in a 9800gtx and downloaded the latest drivers for that model and installed. It works, it installed with out issue. I suppose I could try installing an older driver for the 570 but I fear I could be in for the same issue.

    AN UPDATE #2:
    So I ended up 'baking' my GPU and managed to get it booted and the latest drivers installed. So far seems to be good and I've managed to place the issue with the GPU itself. Hopefully the bake takes hold for awhile.
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    Last edited by JCaternolo; 24 Feb 2015 at 16:34.

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