Solved Geforce Gtx 660 driver issues in windows 8.1

November 7, 2014 at 12:08:49
Specs: Windows 8.1, 8gb
I have problems with gigabyte geforce gtx 660 in Windows 8.1, after updating to latest driver 344.60 system restarts several times with error and crashes and can't load Windows. I have graphic card installed in pci-e 2.0 slot. My motherboard is P67A-UD3P-B3, can you help me to solve this issue, thanks !!

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November 8, 2014 at 16:41:14
I would recommend for you to use a smaller hard drive (500GB - 1TB) or ssd (120GB - 240GB) for a boot drive (OS + programs) and use your large drive for a storage drive. There are many advantages to this set up normally and those are more significant when you are using a very large drive.

If the latest driver is not working with your set up, start it in Safe Mode and roll back the driver to the previous version of the driver. Some times a driver is released to fix a problem or improve performance but in some instances a minor flaw makes it through testing that effects some systems only, so there may be a newer update in a week or so that will fix the newly created problem.

Your power supply appears to be sold mainly in eastern European countries and the best specs I could find were in Russian. It appears that your power supply has two 12vold rails totaling 26Amps. This is not the best set up for your system. It might work decently but if these problems continue or if you get problems when your graphics usage is only at its peak usage or after gaming for a while, the problem will be traceable back to your power supply. If you can swing it, replace it now, if not then keep these things in mind and replace it as soon as you can. If it is a cheap power supply then it is likely rated higher than it can maintain over the long run (peak rating) and may fail prematurely. This failure is sometimes nasty in that it takes other expensive hardware out with it. If it came with a case you purchased, get it out of there even sooner. These are often power supplies that cannot sell by themselves in the marketplace and may have collected a bad reputation (I have not looked though) due to problems.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
November 7, 2014 at 16:37:04
Do you have a decent quality name brand power supply? Minimum of 500W with a single +12v rail of at least 30A, active PFC, 80 Plus certified?

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#2
November 7, 2014 at 23:37:59
thanks, i have power supply with 650W, i don't know if is 30A, maybe 26, otherwise meet all standards, could this cause the problem, thanks

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#3
November 8, 2014 at 00:16:31
Can you see the model number on the PSU?

Where did you obtain the driver update? Through Windows device manager or from the manufacturers website? Preference usually dictates you get drivers from the manufacturer when you are able.


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#4
November 8, 2014 at 08:49:52
model of power supply is aps-650 cb chieftec 650 w. I have updated through nVidia web site, last working update is 337.58, i can't apply new updates. I have 3tb disk with efi support in Windows 8.1, if i use non-efi support up to 2tb everything Works, is the cause of problem motherboard or memory (ram) Thanks !!

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#5
November 8, 2014 at 16:41:14
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I would recommend for you to use a smaller hard drive (500GB - 1TB) or ssd (120GB - 240GB) for a boot drive (OS + programs) and use your large drive for a storage drive. There are many advantages to this set up normally and those are more significant when you are using a very large drive.

If the latest driver is not working with your set up, start it in Safe Mode and roll back the driver to the previous version of the driver. Some times a driver is released to fix a problem or improve performance but in some instances a minor flaw makes it through testing that effects some systems only, so there may be a newer update in a week or so that will fix the newly created problem.

Your power supply appears to be sold mainly in eastern European countries and the best specs I could find were in Russian. It appears that your power supply has two 12vold rails totaling 26Amps. This is not the best set up for your system. It might work decently but if these problems continue or if you get problems when your graphics usage is only at its peak usage or after gaming for a while, the problem will be traceable back to your power supply. If you can swing it, replace it now, if not then keep these things in mind and replace it as soon as you can. If it is a cheap power supply then it is likely rated higher than it can maintain over the long run (peak rating) and may fail prematurely. This failure is sometimes nasty in that it takes other expensive hardware out with it. If it came with a case you purchased, get it out of there even sooner. These are often power supplies that cannot sell by themselves in the marketplace and may have collected a bad reputation (I have not looked though) due to problems.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
November 27, 2014 at 08:22:44
thanks for your help !!

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