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EVGA GTX 570 / ASUS P8P67 PRO R3 - video driver crashing
I put together a machine last year with that mobo / videocard combo + an i7 2600k. Everything seemed fine for awhile, then Deus Ex came out and after a week of playing I started noticing some weird graphical glitches. Same thing with Dead Island, and every other 3d game I had. I did some reading and I realized I never actually setup my cpu settings in the bios, I left it all on auto. So I read some more and setup my bios and voltage correctly - that fixed the problem.
Sadly now, many months later, the issue is happening again except this time the nvidia driver is crashing (TDR) with error code 7 (OpenGL communication timing out). Searching around google it seems like this is somewhat common - or at the very least, I'm not the only one experiencing it. It feels like faulty hardware, but I'm not sure.
Anyway, I wanted to post this in case any of you have dealt with the same thing and fixed it - or had any thoughts. Thanks.
ASUS P8P67 PRO R3
EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked (012-P3-1572-AR)
8gb Corsair Vengeance 1600
Thermaltake Toughpower 700w