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Windows 7: Black Screen Upon Launching Games (Not Responding) GTX 770 320.49

14 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Black Screen Upon Launching Games (Not Responding) GTX 770 320.49

I recently purchased a EVGA GTX 770 2GB Superclocked w/ ACX Cooling and had to install either the 320.18 or 320.49 drivers from NVIDIA so I went with latest ones, version 320.49, as some of the issues reported with 320.18 were supposedly fixed. I know there have been many issues reported with these recent drivers, but from what I understand, the majority of issues have occurred with older cards.

Now, the issue I'm having is that several games I try to launch just pop up as a black screen with no video or audio and when I open task manager, it says they are not responding. I came from a GTX 460 1GB card running 320.18 before rolling back to 314.xx and although I did have major artifacting in BF3 after playing for extended periods of time, I don't remember having this black screen issue with any of my games.

Games that have been affected include Hitman: Absolution, Max Payne 3 (I have to run it in DirectX 9 to get it to play), Sleeping Dogs Demo, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, sometimes Assassin's Creed III (I think it has something to do with Advanced 3D Settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel), possibly Crysis 3 but I think that has to do with Origin, and at least one more I cannot think of at the moment.

I have already tried clean installing the drivers twice following this guide and I just don't know what to do. This is absolutely infuriating and I imagine I'm just going to have to wait until NVIDIA cleans up their act but in the meantime are there any other troubleshooting tips I can try? BTW I really don't feel like re-installing Windows. Thanks.

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14 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

How foolish of me , all I had to do was shutdown EVGA Precision X

I don't know how to delete this thread so I just marked it as solved.
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