[SOLVED] PC randomly freezes when browsing, after startup, but NOT when gaming.(nvlddmkm.sys)

Jul 18, 2021

So lately I've been getting random BSOD's due to "video tdr failure nvlddmkm.sys".

Been rarely getting these BSOD's for the last 2-3 months, but they are very frequent now, however I never freeze when I play games, only when browsing, watching videos, or just being idle.

Im running Win 10 on an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz , 16 gigs of ddr3 Kingston hyperx RAM, GeForce GTX 1060, 750 W PSU, 2 SSD's and an Asus Rog Maximus IV extreme mobo.
Some parts of this rig is kinda old though, as you can tell, so far I've made sure to keep my drivers up to date, also regularly kept the rig clean.

Thanks for the help.
This VIDEO-TDR-FAILURE (nvlddmkm. sys) error is always related to NVIDIA graphics card. The causes can be driver conflicts, incorrect memory timings or voltages, overheating, corrupted driver installed or faulty graphics card.