Video card driver crash on new computer


Jul 14, 2009
I recently re-built my computer. I upgraded the motherboard, CPU, RAM, PSU, storage, and cooling. I didn't replace the video card because it was new and the second one I had for the old computer and it did everything I needed just fine. The new computer out preforms the old one by a lot but the video card is now a lot worst. There are two problems I am noticing. One is the crashing. According to the error it is from doing more than the video card can handle which it never did with the old computer and I'm not doing anything that I wasn't doing on the old computer. The second thing is that my fps is now lower than it was on the old computer. I use dual 23 inch 1920 x 1080 monitors and one thing I do a lot is have a game running on the main monitor in window mode but I keep it at 1920 x 1080 and then have a stream or a YouTube video in full screen on the secondary monitor. On the old computer I could do that and both would run fine but now I get around 40fps on the game. This is also when the crashing happens the most but it does happen at other times too like just watching a stream in full screen. It has to be something with the new computer but I'm not sure what. Drivers are fully updated, same OS, and same software setup.

Computer Specs

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance

CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Nvidia Geforce 570 gtx superclock

Windows 7 64bit

PC Gamer198

Nov 9, 2012
Do you get any kind of error messages BSOD for example? or does it just lock up

I'm not sure about PSU someone else could hopefully add to this, but it could be possibly lacking power at full load, if the GPU is pulling in around 330W and with all other components, could be making the system crash in order to save itself, only suggestion though...

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