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2 years ago#1
I'm pretty sure this has something to do with my drivers. I have a gtx 560ti and when I try to use the latest beta drivers 326.80 or pretty much anything before that up to like, March or something, my computer just freezes up at random points for a while, makes a beep noise, and continues. More recently it's been freezing and not working again until I restart it but that might be a different issue all together. Currently I'm using the latest not beta drivers 320.49 and it's freezing to the point that I have to restart. Whats causing this and how do I fix it?
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2 years ago#2
How is your CPU and RAM usage when this happens?
What programs are taking up the most resources?
Have you tried rolling back to the latest non-beta driver?
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2 years ago#3
Do I just go and install this?

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/62791

Seems to be the most recent not beta driver that isn't the one I'm using right now. Firefox seems to be using up the most resources I guess according to the process window in the task manager.
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2 years ago#4
most likely it's faulty display drivers

uninstall with Driver Sweeper in safe mode and reinstall fresh

you can also check for any fatal system errors with Run -> eventvwr.msc, but freezes are almost never recorded. still, it might pay to check.
2 years ago#5
Wait, am I opening Driver Sweeper in safe mode(idk how to do that), or am I booting up into safe mode and then running driver sweeper? I have the Event Viewer open, it says I have 1 critical error in the last hour and it's source is "Kernel Power", and for the last 7 days I have 1 error for Nvidia Open GL.
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2 years ago#6
I was having a freezing issue with my gtx 560 on firefox after updating my drivers, I rolled back to ver 214 and the problems stop.
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2 years ago#7
booting

lrn2 google your errors, kernel power error is very vague there's multiple causes.
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