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I don't know what's going on with my system, but I'm at a lost as to what the problem is. Ok lets start at the beginning. System was put together around June. Recently with Borderlands 2 I was noticing a hiccup or two with everything set to full including Physx, usually only in Multiplayer. So my friend says you should just go ahead and update your drivers. I had been using Nvidia 301 drivers, because they were stable had no problems with them. Supposedly though the 306 were supposed to have optimizations for BL2.
So ok I break down, and get them. This seems to be where a majority of my problems began. So I do the usual routine for driver installation. Uninstall, reboot into safe mode, run driver sweeper, reboot again in windows, install drivers (still using the Clean Install option under Custom). The installation takes an usual amount of time, and then it gets worse. After the install finally finishes everything is sluggish, long pauses of up to 10 to 35 secs for everything, and sometimes longer. Tried to clean install again and problem was still there. Redownloaded 301 drivers, problem vanishes.
So I'm like screw that. Fast forward to two days before WoW:MoP gets released. I try the 306 drivers again, same problem. Instead of reinstalling 301 again, I reinstall 306 again. Ok this time nothing, problem gone. Can't explain it. Ok MoP gets released first couple days I was playing on the system no problem at all. BL2 ran fine, TL2 ran fine, MoP ran fine, etc etc. I get up to level 40ish on my new monk.
Bam, monitor starts flickering on and off to desktop. Nvidia driver failed and recovered but the system is unresponsive. I can see the ballon with that in it everytime it flicks back to desktop. But the system is frozen. No mouse, no keyboard commands. So I hold the power button. Count to 30 cut it back on. I launch WoW again to find out if it is the game causing it or something else. It happens again after only about 10 or so minutes in game. Except it's no longer doing the black screen to desktop flicker. The monitor just goes straight into power save mode and cuts off. So after reboot I pull up the Event Log. A blue screen error caused by Nvlddmkm.sys so I google it. Nothing about it causing BSOD with 690 GTX's. A few post on various forums about it causing problems in 200 series Nvidia's. So I launch steam and start running random games I have installed. BL2 fine, TL2 fine, Aion fine, GW2 fine, basically everything but WoW. Mind you I run everything max settings at 2500x1600 with stuff like Skyrim using Very high res texture packs.
Had alot of work things to do so that was about 24 hours ago. Today I try 3D Furmark to really push the cards to see if it's the cards or infact Nvidia's drivers. 4 minutes into test. Problem pops again. So I reboot, try checking the games that had work fine before. All of them now have the same problem except Skyrim. It has been running for more then an hour now with no problems. I'm completely drawing a blank. Trying to avoid going back to 301, but I just can't explain it. I've checked temps, they are fine as the cards are water cooled. It's not hard drive fragmentation as the system is using SSD's for all storage. All other drivers even down to motherboard bios are up to date.
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