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NVLDDMKM.SYS issue with GTX460

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by BrokenMonitor, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. BrokenMonitor New Member

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    Few days ago, my GTX 460 started having "issues". While gaming, the screen blacked out, and recovered (tooltip said the driver crashed but recovered). A few hours later, when I try to start my pc, it BSODs right before the login screen, with the error above. I restart pc, and the error goes away, meaning I can get past the login screen, and game normally for a while. Again, few hours later, the pc crashed, and restarting it gave me the same error. So, I restart again, but same BSOD and error.

    I'm using a GTX650 as a spare.

    What I've tried:
    - switch to my spare GTX650 (works completely)
    - update to 314.22 and rollback to 310.90 (no effect. still BSODs)
    - redownload drivers (no effect, my GTX650 works fine with the same drivers)
    - go in low-res startup mode (works)
    - go in safe mode (works)
    - go into safe mode, clean old drivers, go back to normal startup to reinstall drivers(no effect)
    - do the above then power off pc. Swap GTX650 with GTX460. Restart PC. (worked twice)
    - boot without overclocks (still BSODs)

    I think the card may be dead (or almost dead) since:
    - Device Manager won't let me enable it
    - Display Settings won't show it
    - Nvidia Control Panel doesn't show it, either

    But, GPUZ shows it (gtx460) so I am not sure either.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. droopyRO

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    I had the same issues with a 8800GTX i was playing Operation Flashpoin: DR the PC froze and when i restarted i got the same problems you have. The solution was to heat it in the oven, it worked :)
    But before that if you can RMA the board if not search for a electronics specialist in your area and take the board to be repaired.
     
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    it's a common memory issue
    nothing much you can do
     
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  4. BrokenMonitor New Member

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    Hmm... any suggestions?

    Thanks for the tips, but...

    RMA - not an option I think (460 almost 2 years old)

    Oven - not brave enough to try that...

    What puzzles me though is that booting through safe mode, I can still "use the card", though at low res (640x480 up to 1280x1024) and that GPUZ can still "see" the 460 when I use dual card mode (650 as primary, 460 as secondary)

    If I can't find a solution, I might upgrade anyway (my GTX650 is good, but not enough to play at 1080p smoothly) to either a GTX 650 ti boost or a GTX 660 ti
     
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