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Windows 7: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - Kernel Mode Driver Crash

18 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - Kernel Mode Driver Crash

Hello everyone! I tried posting this in the graphics card forum, but haven't had any responses so I thought I would try here seeing as how it may be a driver issue.
I've been having an issue with my GPU recently, and I'm at an absolute stand still as to what the issue could be. I'm using a custom build, and here are some of the specs:

Power Supply - Corsair 650TX V2
CPU - Intel i7-3770K
GPU - NVIDIA Geforce GTX 670
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V
RAM - 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600

Now here is my issue.
Whenever I try to launch certain programs and games such as BF 3/4, Dead Space 3, Photoshop CS6, and Sony Vegas 12, they will attempt to start, freeze, and then my display on both monitors will go black for two seconds and return to normal. I'm then greeted by a friendly little message in the corner that says:
"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered
Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version (whatever driver version I have at the time) stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

This is frustrating not being able to use these programs which I used to use on a daily basis, and play many many games. I posted about it several times on the NVIDIA forums, and have been unable to find an answer to my problem. But after doing a little (LOT) of research, I came to the conclusion that it could be one of two things.
1) It has something to do with "graphics hardware acceleration"
2) My GPU isn't getting enough power.

Finally, after doing a little bit of research I found a way to potentially stop the hardware acceleration crashes by changing the timeout value in the windows registry from 2 seconds to something higher. In this case I chose 30 seconds. When I tried to run the software the same thing happened. I was met once again with a black display for 30 seconds. It didn't solve my issue.

Now today I came across a way to increase the voltage going to my GPU using NiBiTor and CPU-Z. I'm going to automatically assume that most people here know what those programs are.
While running GPU-Z I tried to save my BIOS to my desktop, but the program would just become unresponsive and I wasn't able to do anything. After trying about five times, it finally saved it.
Here's a screenshot of the BIOS:

I'll attach the BIOS file to this post. (edit - apparently I can't upload .rom files here)
Upon opening NiBiTor and trying to load my BIOS, I find this:

And then I'm unable to change anything.

So as of right now, I have no clue where to go and have no idea what it could be.
I've tried everything. My CPU isn't overheathing, I've cleared all of the dust from my case, I've tried running everything with just one stick of RAM, and I've run Memtest to find nothing wrong.
If anybody has any idea, advice, or guidance on where to or what to do, it would be much appreciated!
Thank you in advance! :)

(PS - I've done a complete and total reset/wipe of everything on my system to factory settings to attempt to fix this error, and I've had no luck.)

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28 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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01 Mar 2014   #3
Chalky Emultion


- Have you simply tried to rollback GeForce drivers?
- Have you tried to reset P8Z77-V bios?
- Have you tried to change PCI-Express slot for your GTX 670?
- Are you overclocking the card? If you are, reset the frequency and voltages to their stock settings. If you are not, you could try do downclock it. Don't touch voltages.
- Check your GPU for overheating.

Increasing your GPU voltage with NiBiTor could cause heavy damage to your graphics card, like flashing a non-original BIOS. It would also void your warranty.
It could be failing.

You could try to flash a new ORIGINAL bios in the card (search it on TechPowerUP database, and pick the exact one or you will brick your GPU), but it could void your warranty.
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