View Full Version : Nvidia driver crashing

03-12-2012, 01:20 PM
I have an Nvidia Gtx 560 Ti and the driver crashes quite a lot (once every 3 days or so) at random times. It starts with yellow and pink squares appearing on my screen then the screen will go black and then I will get the message that my driver has crashed but recovered. I updated it and everything. Still happening. I can't give any error messages right now being at school but please help.

03-12-2012, 01:30 PM
Did you update the drivers recently? If you did roll the drivers back. If you didn't update your drivers.

03-12-2012, 01:32 PM
I'll try update them again, then i'll get back to you.

03-12-2012, 01:52 PM
Most probably the VRAM is fried. Had the same issue on my rig and had to replace the card

03-12-2012, 01:56 PM
Sounds like overheating if you ask me.

Run Speccy ( http://www.piriform.com/speccy ) and see what temperature your GPU is operating at.

03-12-2012, 02:31 PM
If you haven't recently done anything with the drivers, the card may be overheating, faulty, or perhaps there is a power problem. Check for loose cables, or even your PSU might be going south.

03-12-2012, 03:29 PM
This is a known problem and according to the Nvidia forums is caused by Flash Player. I have a 560 TI and it happens to me but not as much as it use too. About 6 months ago it use to happen 3 or 4 times a day, but now more like once or twice every 2 or 3 months. It seems to me that with each successive version of driver the problem has become less prevalent. Forget all the suggestions above and visit the Nvidia forums. The drivers I have are the 306.97 which I think are the latest drivers. The crash won't damage your card if that is what you are worried about.

07-12-2012, 09:36 PM
Thanks so much for the info Trev!