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Windows 7: driver problem

04 Aug 2013   #1
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
driver problem

Howdy

I have been having some problems with my graphics driver. For no reason the screen goes blank and then comes back and I then get a message from windows stating the graphics driver failed but then recovered.

This can happen a couple of times in a row and then it can go off and wont come back. I then have to do a forced stop and restart of the PC and then its OK for a while.

Its really only just started happening so I cant give u a history on it but the whole machine is not much more that a year old. It has a Nvidia 550Ti card in it.

Tried updating driver but windows says it is up to date.

Thanks


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04 Aug 2013   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't ever rely on Windows for a video card driver. get it directly from (in your case) Nvidia,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 320.49WHQL

As for the cause of the problem, it can be a bad card, bad driver or not getting enough power from the PSU.
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05 Aug 2013   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Download GeForce Experience, that will keep your drivers up to date for you. It does look as if the 500 Series is supported.
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