Quote: Originally Posted by Ramsayaaron
I recently started having this problem, and I'm not sure if anyone else out there found a solution, but I appear to have found one for me at least so I thought I'd share. Upon opening the system management portal and looking at the windows hardware log, I came across repeated hard disk failures, always relating to accessing the paging file. These seemed to directly precede the display adapter failure. So, one deleted page file later, no problems at all so far. I'm assuming it's somethig to do with the shared ram that the video card is using, though not sure if it's corrupted the page file or my disk has bad sectors (which is what the windows report suggested, however scandisk found no bad sectors).
Anyway, thought it might help some people to check.
P.S. Also, I noticed I got the problem a lot more when my desktop background was set to cycle as well - perhaps that was directly related to the pagefile issue, or maybe unrelated.
Sounds like youre getting close to the problem. I have seen this to many times and its almost always the same problem.
1: motherboards memory timings and voltage are incorrect
2: video card is clocked to high for the board your using
3: motherboards bios doesnt support the use of your card or some features
If you know your motherboards memory timings aren't too aggressive, try downclocking your video card to a point at which the errors go away. there has to be some harmony between the video card and the motherboard and cpu frequencies. If one is a severe bottleneck to the other it will cause corruption in memory and then the display driver
will crash. This takes some experimenting to find the right harmony. There is no ideal latency or clock speeds.
A lot of people buy high end videocards to extend the life of an aging computer, but theses cards today are extremely fast for a 5 or 6 year old boards. Not saying this your case, but it is for many. A lot of people also think the sky is the limit for overclocking as long as there temps are okay.