I wonder if anyone is experiencing any issues with Precision XOC that causes the Nvidia drivers to crash, causing the monitors to lose signal but also not come back up again, requiring a reset.
I've had this happen a few times in a row trying to go fullscreen in Just Cause 3 from windowed mode, but it didn't do that when I changed the graphics config file to boot-up into fullscreen mode directly, yet it crashed again when I switched to windowed and back to fullscreen. (no OSD used)
Then I decided to remove the driver 375.57 WHQL and do a clean install of 381.65 WHQL.
I do not install 3D surround/Audio drivers or Geforce Experience, so I do full clean installs of drivers everytime including registry clean-ups.
After the driver update I couldn't reproduce it anymore, but a bit later I started playing Flatout 4.
All fine at first, until I decided to enable the OSD of Precision XOC (6.1.2) to check-out some readings, and the first time after enabling the OSD and going back to fullscreen the same thing occured as before.
Also when the driver crashed it spams the Windows system logs with hundreds of entries about graphical exceptions on nvlddmkm.
The strange thing however is now everything seems to be working fine, but it makes me suspicious because I'm only running Precision XOC since very recent to test out whether it's working stable, because I felt like overal stability has gone backwards since Precision X V4.21 I've been using for years and never showcased any problems.
I'm toying with the idea to get a GTX1080Ti FTW3 soon, but for the fan curves to work properly I'm likely forced to run this version.
However, I recently had to RMA my Asus GTX780Ti DC2OC because of a broken fan (do'h Asus quality with their rifle bearing) and had placed back an EVGA GTX560SC temporarily.
Only after I installed the GTX560SC on the 375.57 WHQL drivers (without reinstalling them) I installed Precision XOC, there were no problems to be seen in any game regarding such crash.
Two weeks later when I got my GTX780Ti back these problems started to occur.
In the program 'DevManView' I can still see the GTX560 device reported, but it is not connected however also not disabled (even after a new driver installation), so I wonder if this could be the possible cause of the drivers to go nuts, or in combination with Precision XOC not knowing what GPU to use.
Just throwing it in here just in case there is a possible bug, though it might be unrelated to Precision XOC.
If it happens again I'll try to delete the unused graphics adapter from device manager, or perhaps fully reinstall Precision XOC.
Some system specifications:
Asus Sabertooth X79
8x4GB DDR3-1866 Corsair Dominator 9-10-9-27 1N
Asus GTX780Ti DC2OC
Asus PG279Q (G-Sync enabled) + BenQ G2110W (DVI)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1. (DWM aka Desktop Window Management is turned off) PS
: I should've never bought an Asus GPU, sadly the only shop I trusted with such a sum of money into a GPU didn't have EVGA at the time.
And thanks for the software update, just please don't forget to look into the bold font issue in Chrome, I heard it was fixed before for Precision X16. UPDATE (03-05-2017)
It looks like it's not Precision XOC's (6.1.2) fault that my system crashes, I've uninstalled the old GTX560 adapter using devmanview and uninstalled Precision XOC and reinstalled Precision X V4.21, same crashes occured on FlatOut 4 during gameplay using 381.65 WHQL, even though running GTA V for two weeks didn't make it crash, GTA V never did to begin with.
Since this Asus 780Ti DC2OC came back from RMA and boosted to a slightly higher clock speed (1111Mhz opposed to 1097Mhz) I got suspicious about the cards quality of handling such boost speed.
Then I started to play with the power target (something I actually NEVER touch) and increased the target to 105%/108%/110% and played the game, the crashes seemed to occur even faster.
The last time I increased it to its max target of 115%, loaded the game, and exactly when the heavy rendering began the system crashed.
After that I've been trying to use 90/95% power target instead and it did seem to handle it fine afterwards without crashes. (though little time tested right now)
So it looks like the Asus RMA card is of worse quality than the card I sent back, possibly the voltage switching which occurs more in FlatOut 4 makes it more problematic and causes the card to crash at it's max stock boost clock / power levels. Pretty sad, but I learned my lesson when it comes to GPU's, if I want built quality and proper service, EVGA is the only company left to trust.
post edited by CriticalHit_NL - 2017/05/02 16:58:25