Question Need help video tdr failure


Jan 13, 2017
I was running two gpu two monitor set up since i upgraded my gpu few years ago, and since i didnt really have any use of the older gpu, i just plugged second monitor into it and called it a day and it was fine for years. Recently i sold that older gpu and my problem started since then. Im geting video tdr failure - nvlddmkm.sys blue screen. I tried running two monitor set up when main monitor is hooked to my gpu, second monitor hooked to integrated gpu, i tried single monitor set up, that didnt help. Any ideas? Btw that happens more often while playing games, but it can happen by just surfing web or doing literally nothing(being afk).
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Kindly provide PC specs.

"Complete" system specs should ALWAYS be accompanied with any driver, hardware, or performance question. Do not post DXDiag reports as they contain a TON of useless information. Posting a DxDiag in place of a System Spec List tends to ward off potential members from helping you.

Please supply the following system details/information:

(Complete System Specs). Though, it is not necessary to provide ALL these details, but only relevant to the issue at hand.

-CPU make and model# (clock speed/voltage, type of cooler, and "Core" temperature @ idle and load)
-Motherboard make & model# (include Bios version if graphics card is not recognized or you are having stability issues)
-RAM (amount, clock speed, model#/link of kit, configuration)
-Graphics card(s) make and model# (clock speed, voltage if modified, Driver version and GPU temp both @ idle and load)
-Power supply make,model#, "AND" age (note if using 110V or 220V A/C input)
-HDD/SSD configuration (ie: Raid setup/ back up/ OS drive/etc..)
-Case/Chasis make,model# (fan make, model#, and configuration if having thermal issues)
-Operating System (If using Windows note Framework and service pack version)
-Monitor make, model#, and resolution (If model# is unknown list resolution and refresh rate)

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*If "Crashing":
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*If "performance" related issue:
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