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GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 Video drivers constantly crash.

usul
Level 7
Motherboard model:MAXIMUS V FORMULA

UEFI Version:1903

CPU:i7 3770k

Memory kit part number (s) and amount in GB: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 2400 (PC3 19200) @ 1600 MHz - 16GB

GPU:ASUS GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB

SSD/HDDs/Optical drives:Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III x2

PSU:SeaSonic Platinum-860 860W

USB Devices (model/version number):

Monitor:Monoprice 27" IPS LED CrystalPro Monitor WQHD 2560x1440


CPU Cooler:NZXT Kraken X61

PC CASE:NZXT Razer H440

Operating system: Microsoft Activated yes/no? Windows 7 64 bit Activated yes


Drivers Installed (include version):
Nvidia 353.60 WHQL

Any third Party temp/voltage software installed: NVIDIA GPU Temp Gadget, core temp

System Overclocked (provide details)? no


Issue
Video drivers constantly crash. sometimes 3-4 times in a row. every once in a while it will freeze the system but most times it will recover. i mostly play Elder Scrolls Online so that's where i see it most. a lot of times it will turn monitor black then return to normal with the message that the driver crashed and recovered. if playing ESO it would stay black until i brought up task manager and quit the task. i edited the .ini file and changed from DXD11 to DXD9 and then it will still crash but it will return to the game and i can continue. i have tried reimaging the computer with a fresh copy of windows 7. i have also setup dual booting to windows 10 on a separate drive and it crashes in windows 10 also. is there a way to look as some logs or something to get an idea of why it crashes?
viewing the temp when the crashes happen i see that it is around 40-46C
MB : Asus ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA BIOS 3801
CPU : i7 6770 @ 3.4GHZ
RAM : G.SKILL 32GB (2 x 16GB) Ripjaws V Series DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz
Disks : Samsung 950 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III x2
GFX: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1070 Ti 8GB
Audio: SupremeFX IV
PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-860 860W
Cooler:Corsair NZXT Kraken X61
Case: NZXT Razer H440
System.OS.: Win7 Ultimate 64 / Windows 10 64
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Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Hi usul 🙂

Does it do this running anything else...something to stress the card like Firestrike or Unigine valley? Reason I ask is it might be a driver ESO problem in particular...but if it happens when the card is loaded it might be the card...

You could use something like Afterburner or PrescisionX to downclock the card and see if it stops happening with lower core speed...if so then the card needs to go back if it's in warranty...

usul
Level 7
yes i reinstalled windows again and it still crashed so i used GPU Tweak and changed from gaming mode +0 to silent mode which shows as -20 for clock and memory and it hasn't crashed today played ESO all day all looks good so i am guessing i will need to RMA this card.
MB : Asus ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA BIOS 3801
CPU : i7 6770 @ 3.4GHZ
RAM : G.SKILL 32GB (2 x 16GB) Ripjaws V Series DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz
Disks : Samsung 950 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III x2
GFX: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1070 Ti 8GB
Audio: SupremeFX IV
PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-860 860W
Cooler:Corsair NZXT Kraken X61
Case: NZXT Razer H440
System.OS.: Win7 Ultimate 64 / Windows 10 64

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Heck,yeah looks like it...if it isn't holding up at its rated clocks then probably best to get it sent off 😞

usul
Level 7
Well crap i just check my purchase date and i almost a month out of warranty. i should have done this sooner it seems, i have been dealing with this for a few months but just assumed it was bad drivers.so i guess i will have to deal with an under clocked card as i cannot afford a new card at this time.
MB : Asus ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA BIOS 3801
CPU : i7 6770 @ 3.4GHZ
RAM : G.SKILL 32GB (2 x 16GB) Ripjaws V Series DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz
Disks : Samsung 950 PRO Series - 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III x2
GFX: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1070 Ti 8GB
Audio: SupremeFX IV
PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-860 860W
Cooler:Corsair NZXT Kraken X61
Case: NZXT Razer H440
System.OS.: Win7 Ultimate 64 / Windows 10 64

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Ufff isn't hat just typical 😞

OK so I guess you can run it downclocked with ESO for now...maybe try normal clocks if there is a driver update or game patch...

Would still be interested to know if the card crashes running a stress test like furmark or firestrike....