How far back to be TDR Free
I have been using 275.33 drivers assuming that they were old enough to be TDR free. Suddenly I started receiving them while just browsing the internet not even while gaming. How far back do I have to go to guarantee a stable system? That is the most important thing to me. I don't nessesarily HAVE to be able to play the newest games. I just want a rock solid machine that wont crash on myself and especially not on my wife. Please help me..I TDR'd twice just while writing this Thanks P.S I mainly use internet explorer should I use firefox instead?

Specs
MB: ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE
VIDEOCARD: EVGA GTX 460 SUPERCLOCKED
RAM: 8GB CORSAIR 1333MHZ
CPU: INTEL CORE I-7 2600K OVERCLOCKED TO 4.4
POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR HX SERIES 750W
I have been using 275.33 drivers assuming that they were old enough to be TDR free. Suddenly I started receiving them while just browsing the internet not even while gaming. How far back do I have to go to guarantee a stable system? That is the most important thing to me. I don't nessesarily HAVE to be able to play the newest games. I just want a rock solid machine that wont crash on myself and especially not on my wife. Please help me..I TDR'd twice just while writing this Thanks P.S I mainly use internet explorer should I use firefox instead?



Specs

MB: ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE

VIDEOCARD: EVGA GTX 460 SUPERCLOCKED

RAM: 8GB CORSAIR 1333MHZ

CPU: INTEL CORE I-7 2600K OVERCLOCKED TO 4.4

POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR HX SERIES 750W

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#1
Posted 01/26/2012 05:14 AM   
Why are you assuming that it is the driver that is at fault?

Yes, the display driver crashes, but that is only a SYMPTOM of the issue, not necessarily the CAUSE.

It could be either your CPU or factory overclocked graphics card for a start.
Why are you assuming that it is the driver that is at fault?



Yes, the display driver crashes, but that is only a SYMPTOM of the issue, not necessarily the CAUSE.



It could be either your CPU or factory overclocked graphics card for a start.
Agreed. You should start by running your hardware at default specs (no overclock). If that means underclocking your video card to NVIDIA reference clocks (675 core / 900 mem), so be it.
Agreed. You should start by running your hardware at default specs (no overclock). If that means underclocking your video card to NVIDIA reference clocks (675 core / 900 mem), so be it.

"This is your code. These are also your bugs. Really. Yes, the API runtime and the
driver have bugs, but this is not one of them. Now go fix it already." -fgiesen

#3
Posted 01/26/2012 12:11 PM   
275.33 seems to be everyone's pick although out of some blind dumb luck I was able to alleviate the TDRs with the latest WHQL drivers without using any of the recommended band-aid fixes. I was getting them multiple times a day while browsing and no longer get them at all...

See my post [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=215256&st=940&gopid=1359680&#entry1359680"]here[/url] on things I've changed or done differently...
275.33 seems to be everyone's pick although out of some blind dumb luck I was able to alleviate the TDRs with the latest WHQL drivers without using any of the recommended band-aid fixes. I was getting them multiple times a day while browsing and no longer get them at all...



See my post here on things I've changed or done differently...

Mobo: Gigabyte Z68-AP-D3 Rev 1.0 Bios F6

CPU: Intel i5-2500K

Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 560 (GV-N56GOC-1GI) Bios F61 (NVIDIA Source BIOS Version:70.08.29.00.01)

Ram: 8GB Corsair XMS3 (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)

Hard Disk: Main/Intel 120GB 320 series SSD | Secondary Storage Drives/3x Hitachi 1TB

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

Monitor: Main/Samsung 27" LED 350 Series (S27A350H) | Secondary/LG 60" Plasma (60PV450) connected through a Denon 3311ci AVR (vcard/avr/display)

Soundcard: Main/Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 | Secondary/Nvidia HD Audio

PSU: ENERMAX INFINITI (EIN650AWT) 650W

#4
Posted 01/26/2012 04:45 PM   
Now I'm getting artifacts and just received a blue screen when I started windows. Do you think this is more than a driver issue? I rolled back the Factory overclocking to the levels of a base 460 but it didn't seem to make a difference. This is my second card of this model, I had to RMA the first one to EVGA and they sent a replacement. I can't believe that the replacement straight from the factory could be bad too. Although when I went to my backup card (a regular 460 no overclock, no external exhaust)it was completely rock solid. Any thoughts?
Now I'm getting artifacts and just received a blue screen when I started windows. Do you think this is more than a driver issue? I rolled back the Factory overclocking to the levels of a base 460 but it didn't seem to make a difference. This is my second card of this model, I had to RMA the first one to EVGA and they sent a replacement. I can't believe that the replacement straight from the factory could be bad too. Although when I went to my backup card (a regular 460 no overclock, no external exhaust)it was completely rock solid. Any thoughts?

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#5
Posted 01/28/2012 12:46 AM   
sounds like ur card is dead
sounds like ur card is dead

MSI GTX 560Ti Twin Forzr2 OC

Intel Q9650

Gigabyte P35T-DQ6

8gb ocz reaper ddr3

1tb wd black

Corsair HX620

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

#6
Posted 01/28/2012 01:05 AM   
[quote name='meathax' date='28 January 2012 - 01:46 AM' timestamp='1327711575' post='1361607']
Now I'm getting artifacts and just received a blue screen when I started windows. Do you think this is more than a driver issue? I rolled back the Factory overclocking to the levels of a base 460 but it didn't seem to make a difference. This is my second card of this model, I had to RMA the first one to EVGA and they sent a replacement. I can't believe that the replacement straight from the factory could be bad too. Although when I went to my backup card (a regular 460 no overclock, no external exhaust)it was completely rock solid. Any thoughts?
[/quote]
Try powering off your PC and discharging it.
[quote name='meathax' date='28 January 2012 - 01:46 AM' timestamp='1327711575' post='1361607']

Now I'm getting artifacts and just received a blue screen when I started windows. Do you think this is more than a driver issue? I rolled back the Factory overclocking to the levels of a base 460 but it didn't seem to make a difference. This is my second card of this model, I had to RMA the first one to EVGA and they sent a replacement. I can't believe that the replacement straight from the factory could be bad too. Although when I went to my backup card (a regular 460 no overclock, no external exhaust)it was completely rock solid. Any thoughts?



Try powering off your PC and discharging it.

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 560Ti SOC 950 (factory OC 950/4580 MHz) (GV-N560SO-1GI-950) (driver: 301.42 (testing), 275.33 (zero TDRs))
CPU: Intel i7-2600K (OC 4500MHz@~1.320V) | MB: ASRock P67 Extreme4 (B3) (BIOS: P2.10) | RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2x4GB 1600MHz 9-9-9-24-1T 1.50V (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL) | PSU: Corsair AX 750W, 80+ Gold (CMPSU-750AXEU) | HDD: 2x Seagate 1TB SATA3 in RAID0 (ST31000524AS)
Monitor: DELL U2412M (1920x1200@60Hz) | Audio: Onboard Realtek HD Audio ALC892 (driver: R2.66) | LAN: Onboard Realtek Gigabit LAN RTL8111E (driver: 7.049) | OS: Windows 7 Pro 64bit (SP1) | Browser: Firefox 13+

#7
Posted 01/28/2012 01:16 AM   
Same here With the regular 460 !
The 460 is fine with the 275.33, But anything above that is tdr..ing
(had to make sure the newer drivers were completly removed, some even formated the pc and did a clean install of 275.33)
Same here With the regular 460 !

The 460 is fine with the 275.33, But anything above that is tdr..ing

(had to make sure the newer drivers were completly removed, some even formated the pc and did a clean install of 275.33)

*i5 2500K, *Z68P-DS3, *4x4GB Ripjaws X, *Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 1Gb *LG E2241T *Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
I Admit.. If Iv had it may Way... I'd Waste iT on.... PC Games!

#8
Posted 01/28/2012 06:58 AM   
Interesting, my 'specific problem' began right with this Driver.
I've come to notice that 275.27 or 275.33 was the transition from Vista to 7 support or so. Not sure but the maps I've extracted from the post and pre 275.33 suggest that.


My issue since the post 275.xx drivers;
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=221638
Interesting, my 'specific problem' began right with this Driver.

I've come to notice that 275.27 or 275.33 was the transition from Vista to 7 support or so. Not sure but the maps I've extracted from the post and pre 275.33 suggest that.





My issue since the post 275.xx drivers;

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=221638

#9
Posted 01/29/2012 09:24 PM   
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