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Windows 7: Driver has stopped working and has recovered

14 Nov 2011   #11
haberdasher

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
Are there any other suggestions? The PSU is due to arrive in three days, i kind of want to troubleshoot before that.


Update: After some extensive troubleshooting, i started thinking when did this problem first start happening. I realized it started happening after i bought my UPS. And now i realize how stupid i was.
I have a 1000w computer connected to a 1000w UPS, which is also connected to a TV, Sound and External HD. Do you guys think thats the problem? Anyways, i'm going to do some testing and see if that is really the problem. Will come back with results!
Do you mean the PSU is not providing enough power? One of the technicians who checked my PC actually suggested plugging the CPU directly to the outlet. But would it make a difference if the AVR is indicating the correct voltage supply?


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14 Nov 2011   #12
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

haberdasher: You would do better to start your own thread....That way you can get your own personalized help.....
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14 Nov 2011   #13
haberdasher

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Oh...sorry. Didn't mean to just jump in. Thanks!
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15 Nov 2011   #14
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I think i have bandaid'd the problem.
First, i tried to connect the PC directly to the wall. It black screened three times the moment i started playing the game, and it's like three screens and you're out cause it freezes your computer after the third.

So i tried connecting my computer to the UPS alone, and it worked. I mean, its not perfect, i still get the occasional black screen, but it's enough to play the game and enjoy it until my new system arrives.

My uneducated guess would be that the UPS is doing what the PSU wasn't? Well, i really don't know, i'm just glad its working
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15 Nov 2011   #15
acr

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hey

I have been following the thread because I have a 295 GTX myself and I've been having the very same problems with Skyrim . And not only that, but also Witcher 2, Might & Magic Heroes VI, Gothic series (though the latter seems manageable). While I do not use an UPS and I have a good enough PSU, the problems persist.

That said, I had read on another forum how disabling 3d performance maximization in nVidia Control Panel fixed it. Ultimately, I decided to try it out and the result was /fine/. The driver would no longer die out (did not occur once). However, the performance drop was severe. And this is not the result I am seeking.

Hence I am thinking there is some internal driver problem with handling 295s that causes this to happen. Games before certain date (2010) have problems only every so often (and it is more often that not physical memory related), but newer once aint working that well.

Just my two cents and I hope I found a suitable solution too.
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15 Nov 2011   #16
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Do you (either) have problems with any games that are dx10 based or earlier? What we could have is a dx11 problem......... All the system would see from a ups is smother current flow....(unless the power went out), but we had determined that your PSU was a re-badged Deer...and it would need all the help it could get anyway......
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15 Nov 2011   #17
acr

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Let's just say I have not tried that many games to know which exact DX they were based on. Suffice to say, the latest which I have tried where Skyrim, The Witcher 2 and Might & Magic. As far as I know, Skyrim was built on DX9 and so seems TW2 (according to the requirements), but I am not sure. Gothic 3 (2006 game) and Risen (2009) were both DX9 for certain.
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18 Nov 2011   #18
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acr View Post
Let's just say I have not tried that many games to know which exact DX they were based on. Suffice to say, the latest which I have tried where Skyrim, The Witcher 2 and Might & Magic. As far as I know, Skyrim was built on DX9 and so seems TW2 (according to the requirements), but I am not sure. Gothic 3 (2006 game) and Risen (2009) were both DX9 for certain.
I don't know, but setting the TDR Delay in the registry to a higher value such as.. 8


1) open your registry editor
2) go to the key : HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\
3) highlight it then right click on this key
4) Add DWORD TdrDelay
5) Set value of TdrDelay to the number of seconds you allow your GPU to run with no feedback to the system (ie Timeout watchdog..)
personally I've set this value to 8 seconds (from the default 2s) so that it leaves plenty of time to the GPU to perform overcomplicated computing intensive kernel without having windows 7 considering a fault and hence "recovering the device"
6) reboot
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03 Dec 2011   #19
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acr View Post
Let's just say I have not tried that many games to know which exact DX they were based on. Suffice to say, the latest which I have tried where Skyrim, The Witcher 2 and Might & Magic. As far as I know, Skyrim was built on DX9 and so seems TW2 (according to the requirements), but I am not sure. Gothic 3 (2006 game) and Risen (2009) were both DX9 for certain.
I don't know, but setting the TDR Delay in the registry to a higher value such as.. 8


1) open your registry editor
2) go to the key : HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\
3) highlight it then right click on this key
4) Add DWORD TdrDelay
5) Set value of TdrDelay to the number of seconds you allow your GPU to run with no feedback to the system (ie Timeout watchdog..)
personally I've set this value to 8 seconds (from the default 2s) so that it leaves plenty of time to the GPU to perform overcomplicated computing intensive kernel without having windows 7 considering a fault and hence "recovering the device"
6) reboot

Using this DLL has fixed my skyrim problem completely.
Skyrim Better Performance - UI - Skyrim Mods - Curse
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03 Dec 2011   #20
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Good to hear that....Thanks for the follow up....
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