nvlddmkm Causes Frequent Freezes/BSOD

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egoodrich1337

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Recently, I had an issue with my computer which required me to take out my GPU. Eventually, I got my system up and running again, but I keep receiving an error along the lines of "Display driver nvlddmkm has stopped working and has recovered." Sometimes the error is displayed as NVIDIA Kernel instead of nvlddmkm. These errors follow long periods in which my cursor/keyboard stop registering commands, and the display refreshes. Sometimes I am lucky to make it 5 minutes past booting, and other times the problem occurs instantly, once in a while I will even get the BSOD.

I have tried several different things. I booted into safe mode, edited registries, reinstalled the drivers, etc. However, I have not had any luck. I have researched this problem, but the solutions seem to only work for Vista users. I am wondering if anyone over here has any ideas that could help me solve this issue. Below are my system specifications. Thank you.

Intel Core i5-4670 @ 3.47 GHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 FTW Edition w/ 2 GB of DDR5 VRAM
ASUS Z87-K Motherboard
2 x 4 GB of ADATA 1600 MHz RAM
Corsair 500 W PSU
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
 

cilliers

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Run memtest (memtest.org). This should complete with NO errors.
If you have just installed a new graphics card, check your PSU ratings. Is it providing enough power, and most importantly enough Amps on the 12V rail.
If you are using SLI, try each card separately to see if the fault lies with one.
Try graphics card/cards in another computer if you can.
 

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Oh boy, REINSTALLING the drivers was probably the first thing I attempted to do. I am in Safe Mode now, and everything seems to work okay. Apparently this is a huge problem, and no one has a real solution for it as far as I've seen.
 

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I've just read through most of the threads wrt the TDR problem and to me, the most logical next step would be to test the GPU in a completely different PC and see if the problems persists. Ref: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/413110/geforce-drivers/the-nvlddmkm-error-what-is-it-an-fyi-for-those-seeing-this-issue/

From there on, you can troubleshoot by process of elimination, e.g.
1. Try different RAM modules.
2. Try a different PSU
3. try a different CPU
4. Re-format OS,
etc
 

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I can't seem to run Memtest. Is there any way I could check my voltage/electricity settings and/or supply? I'm not very experienced when it comes to powering hardware/electricity.
 
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