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#1ElJeffayPosted 10/1/2013 6:23:51 PM
Hey guys,
I don't know how this is happening, but I'm assuming it's the graphics card. Ever since I got the gtx 560 ti, the computer has been artefacting, or pixellating for a few seconds and then the screen turns off, then comes on and displays a "windows has recovered" message. It mentions something about the display driver and kernel. I wondered if this was a gfx card issue, and installed driver updates, which didn't fix it.

Recently, I rebuilt my comp with a new cpu, ram, mobo and case. On this rig, the gfx card would never freeze in games at all, just on the desktop (usually surfing the internet). It would freeze for seconds, then I could move the mouse and all seemed good. Then it would happen again, the screen would get all pixellated, and the comp would just crash. This happened plenty of times. Then I RMAed the card and got a new one. Same issue.

I am currently running the onboard graphics from the i5 3570k and there have been no problems for 2 weeks. Any ideas?
#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/1/2013 6:26:31 PM
Updating your drivers should have fixed it and since it didn't and you've had no problems on integrated graphics I think it's safe to say it's your video card.
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#3ElJeffay(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 6:38:06 PM
I think it is too, but I am hesitant, since I have had the old one RMAed because of the same problem. The new one still has the issues. I heard that it could be a PSU issue, but I'm not sure. Any insight??
#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/1/2013 6:39:57 PM
ElJeffay posted...
I think it is too, but I am hesitant, since I have had the old one RMAed because of the same problem. The new one still has the issues. I heard that it could be a PSU issue, but I'm not sure. Any insight??


It's possible that the PSU has the power for the CPU but not for the video card on top of it. You could buy a new PSU, if you get the same problems you can return the PSU and get a new video card. If it fixes it then you're good.
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#5WerdnAndreWPosted 10/1/2013 6:40:10 PM
The 560 ti has driver problems past 314.22. Stick with 314.22...
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#6ElJeffay(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 6:55:53 PM
thanks guys. I have a cx 600 psu, so I believe it should run the card just fine (correct me if I am wrong). Is there a proper way of installing a driver that I am unaware of? Thanks guys!
#7WerdnAndreWPosted 10/1/2013 7:02:58 PM
That PSU is more than enough. There's no special way to install the driver.

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/550032/geforce-500-400-series/nvidia-driver-320-49-whql-freezing-my-pc/
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#8ElJeffay(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 7:09:39 PM
Thanks for the reply bud.
I couldn't find on that forum anything about artefacting and freezing though. Do you think this could be related? I will try to install that version and see if this solves anything. If I'm out of luck, what do you recommend that I do? Thanks!
#9WerdnAndreWPosted 10/1/2013 8:02:34 PM
I am 96.386% sure its a driver problem. The topic title says freezing and that seems to be the most common problem. Try out 314.22 and report back.
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#10ElJeffay(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 8:28:08 PM
Will do, but I don't think it will do well, since I got the card September of 2012 last year and it was doing it since then. Even the new card that I got today. Will definitely try though