Home built Win7 black out 2-3 seconds

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion dv5000 (ex103...
April 27, 2010 at 04:44:09
Specs: win 7, core i7,6gb
i just got a new pc assembled and it is giving
me problems again and again.
its config is
core i7/6 gb ram
1tb hard disk
nvidia gforce gtx 275
when i play certain games it black outs for 2-3
second and windows shows an error display
driver has stopped responding recovered.....
the games which i play when i get the black
out are - perfect world online, godfather 2 ,
wolverine etc.

saurabhthelord


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#1
April 27, 2010 at 05:19:34
You probably need updated drivers for your video card, especially windows 7 drivers. Whoever 'assembled' and loaded windows 7 for you should have, and still should do this for you. If you are 'left holding the bag', just go to the manufacturer's website, go to Support>downloads>drivers(typically) and look for your model and windows 7 drivers for it. Vista drivers USUALLY work, but those made for windows 7 WILL work.
If that does not fix, run Memtest to test for a bad memory stick. If errors, rerun with each MATCHING pair you have to find out which pair need replacing.

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


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#2
April 27, 2010 at 06:43:30
This is a TDR (timeout detection and recovery) error. It is related to the drivers of the gfx card and to Windows. The drivers may be the latest but you may get the same error message. In fact it is not an error message but a warning message.

I have an ATI Radeon 5xxx card. I get the same warning message but only when I am just browsing the internet or opening a folder, doing nothing serious. During this time, if I check the speeds of the gfx card, I see that the speeds are core/memory 157/300 MHz.

These are the idle (2D) core and memory clocks. I increased them to 200/400, now I do not get the warning message. I do this whenever I install the newer version drivers. People having this problem while playing a game decreased their core/memory clocks by 50 MHz to overcome the problem. You can try this workaround if you want.

You should not overlook the other factors, either, like defective RAM modules, etc. as the previous poster has written.

Regards

CoolGuy


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#3
April 27, 2010 at 08:35:45
as above get the new drivers,
my son uses nvidia driver 197.13 on a XFX gtx275 with no issues.he also uses the nvidia Ntune application to tune the card to the best running...hope that helps

i hate computers!
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#4
April 28, 2010 at 05:58:56
i have the latest drivers ,
i am getting this error is like a month and i have updated the
driver to newest version of nvidia.
And i don't know how to clock or overclok things so the settings
of everything is nearly the same(i don't know if any game
changes that)

Drivers are the latest

saurabhthelord


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#5
April 28, 2010 at 08:48:27
i suggest that if the latest drivers are giving you this issue you may the earlier drivers, like the 197.13 which is proven on our gtx 275, the newest drivers from Nvidia may not agree with your setup.
if the older driver fails, then check your memory sticks, by using in 1 at atime or two if its a dual bank, then swap them into each slot, run the systen with 1,2,3,4 memory sticks.
you can Ntune to overclock/underclock your card its very simple to use, and you can use the tune up process to get the best from the card.
if reverting drivers, checking the memory and slots, fail to show any improvements, then you may have a problem with the video card, motherboard or even a PSU. with your current setup i would expect you to require a 700 + watt psu.

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but cant help myself....


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#6
April 28, 2010 at 20:12:11
THAT is a thought. If drivers did not help and memory tests out ok, look into power supply. It may be that you have too little overall wattage or too little amperage rating on the 12 volt pair of rails that supply the video card, or the builder used a power supply that did not have the proper video card connector (6 or 8 pin) and used an adapter, but used both adapter plugs on the same 12 volt rail pair (again not enough power to the video card)
Look up the specs on your video card and the specs on your power supply and make sure you are OVER the minimum requirements.

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#7
April 30, 2010 at 09:23:48
i have got 500 watt real power supply(actually that was the thing told by the computer seller.
and i have already tried every driver settings that could help me old one new one, but they don't work fine and i have 2gbs 3 ram how to scan and check that they are fine and ok .
i don't know how to scan and check the memory sticks plus the power supply, i don't know but the comp power supply is good plus i use a 700 watt ups .

saurabhthelord


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#8
April 30, 2010 at 11:55:06
500 watt is barely enough to run your system, 700 watt would suitable without heavy over clocking,
dont know if you have 500 or 700 watt psu from your post.
so i suggest that you probably a 500 watt,

the gtx can use 300 watts on full load, like game playing, the i7 can be upto 60 watt, memory, hard drives, mobo, usb and any other peripheral can take up more watts, i had to move up from a 500 watt to a 750 watt when i installed my sons gtx 275..and it required 2x 4pin power leads from seperate racks to run correctly.if you can try a 700+watt psu, borrow one from a freind for a day..buy one with a gaurantee return try it return it if it doesnt fix your issue, but in opinion and experience, a standard 500 watt is not going to cut the ice.

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but cant help myself....


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#9
May 1, 2010 at 07:21:19
As I do not have an NVIDIA gfx card (I have Ati Radeon HD5770), I cannot give you an advice. But let me tell you my experience with TDR issue as I also mentioned briefly above. My gfx card has three energy levels, idling, mid-level and hi. Idling (sometimes referred to as 2D operation) is set to core/memory clocks of 157/300 MHz. Mid-level is set to 600/1200. Hi is set to 850/1200. At 2D operation, such as browsing internet or dragging a file or folder, I was getting pixellation on the screen and then momentary blackening of the screen followed by "AMD Radeon family display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered" warning message in the sys tray.

I have easily overcome the problem by creating a profile and manually changing (increasing slightly) the idle speeds and then activating the profile.

If this TDR happens while gaming, your problem, I believe you should follow advice of people having an Nvidia gfx card similar to yours.

Hope the above is helpful.

CoolGuy


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#10
May 1, 2010 at 21:30:02
Definitely look into the power supply as the most probably here, but as to how to do a memory test:
Go to memtest.org
Look for download (Pre-Built & ISO's)
You need to create a bootable disk, for CDr, you will need to download the ISO image to burn to a CDr disk, for a floppy, you look for the prebuilt that allows you to 'create a bootable floppy'.
Set that drive as the first in boot order (CD or floppy), insert and restart.
When your computer starts, it will boot to Memtest-86 rather than windows, run off a very small portion of your RAM, and test your memory outside of windows and without your hard drive involved. It will run through I think 8 different tests and report any errors after each test.
If you get any errors and you have more than one matched pair of RAM sticks, shut down and retest with only one matched pair at a time installed, and swap out to reveal the problem pair.
Again, I think the problem an under-powered video card.

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#11
May 4, 2010 at 23:23:25
hey th epower supply is 500 watt i am going to tr changing the powersupply , and plus the memory check,
thanks for suggestions

saurabhthelord


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