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Windows 7: Problems with my new GTX260

19 Nov 2009   #1
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problems with my new GTX260

Hello, First-time poster "Shook" here. Got a tough one for ya, well it is for me anyway. Just built this PC about 3 weeks ago. Did a fresh install of Win7 Ultimate 64bit. I play games like Left4Dead 1 and 2, Call of Duty MW2, Counter-Strike:Source, Team Fortress 2, Need for Speed:Shift, Battlefield 2, and a few older ones.

Heres the problem, when playing any of the above mentioned games, I will get some missing textures, what looks like tears in the screen or graphics, and sudden game freezes. The only way I can get out of the game freeze is to Ctrl+Alt+Del to the desktop, but the wierd thing is, after I do that, I can go back into the game and start playing. Usually the game will freeze again very shortly, however.

Here is a short video of the video problems in CoD:MW2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt1sojaDM78

Another that I get is the good ole "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". This happens sometimes while gaming and sometimes not.

I have got a BSOD twice now, while gaming. The game would freeze, I would go to the desktop, then back to the game, then it would freeze to a black screen. My monitor then would act like it had no input. After waiting for it to respond BSOD! Don't think that I can reproduce it though.

Okay now I've been on the phone with BFG Tech Support a few times and here is what they suggest....

Update Chipset Drivers-Downloaded newest version from Gigabyte website.

Update BIOS-Now this is tricky.... I have the "F1 Version" of BIOS on my board. The "F3 Version" is available.... But I try to download and install it, and it tells me it only works on 32bit systems....

Try using another PCI slot-Tried the card in both PCI-e slots on my MOBO, no difference

Try original drivers-I have used the drivers off of the CD that came with the card, as well as the 191.07 drivers(currently) and the beta 195.39 drivers. None make a difference.

Is heat an issue-The card has never gotten above 73 degrees Cel and they said thats fine

Enough power?-630W psu and can't remember the 12V rail powers, but he said they were more than enough

The card is a BFGEGTX260MC896OCDE bought from Newegg

I'm at a loss... Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! I don't want to RMA this card, but if that's the problem, I'd be happy just to have it fixed!

Edit: Check my System Specs for more info


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19 Nov 2009   #2
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Check to make sure the heatsink is firmly attached to the card.... those are not driver problems thats hardware, over heating memory clocked to high...
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19 Nov 2009   #3
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Also go to Nivida and get the latest drivers for the GTX260.

Ken

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19 Nov 2009   #4
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ba5ik View Post
Check to make sure the heatsink is firmly attached to the card.... those are not driver problems thats hardware, over heating memory clocked to high...
I'll check the heatsink but that card is pretty well "covered" with plastic.

Ken, I have the latest drivers.....

Also, I just got a BSOD while gaming and it pointed to nvlddmkm
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19 Nov 2009   #5
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Shook, I have the same board. Did you check all your power connections and are both 12v cables firmly connected?
Ken
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19 Nov 2009   #6
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

I can't stop watching your video... I have never seen artifacting that bad with no crashing.
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19 Nov 2009   #7
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yea both power cables are firmly connected. You running a nVidia card on that board Ken?

ba5ik. For some reason using FRAPS actually helps out the "artifacting". So its actually worse than it looks. It would start doing it real bad, I would start recording and it got alot better... As soon as I stopped recording, it got so much worse
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19 Nov 2009   #8
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

hmmm. usually what you are seeing is a result of hardware issues not driver, but have you tried rolling back drivers ?
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19 Nov 2009   #9
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yea started with the original drivers from the disk, then the 191.07 WHQL drivers from nvidia, then the 195.39 beta drivers.. all did the same so I am currently on the 191.07
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19 Nov 2009   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I just searched the web for this error and it seems to be everywhere, with no real solution that i could find. I do know this. I have the Evga GTX 260 superclocked version from Newegg. I only purchased it after I read that Evga, after reading all the reviews, and DOA cards or ones that failed within a week of purchase went into Newegg and removed every single card and replaced them with and I quote"100% quality tested cards". I'm not trying to be an alarmist but it could be the card. But with that being said after surfing the net for the error file listed it doesn't seem limited to just that card but a bunch of different cards. With no real fix evident.
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