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GTX 275 BSOD on games closing

By omniscian
Aug 12, 2010
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  1. Hi guys, first post here.

    I'm having a problem with my graphics card. It is an XFX triple X edition GTX275 and I am using it to power 2 x 24" monitors. I have had the card for around a year without any noticeable problems. However, during the past 2 weeks I have been getting BSOD on closing down of games or alt-tabbing during games. The card doesn't BSOD any other time or crash during game play but whenever I close down a game or alt tab out of a game (tried on CoD:MW2 and The Sims 3) It always blue screens. I have upgraded and installed new drivers with no affect. I have also ran Furmark stress test for 10 minutes and other than getting a bit hot (levelling at 102) it ran fine without BSOD. Anyone help me out on any idea what the problem is? The stop code is always 0x03b.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    0x3B are usually caused by faulty video drivers. When you updated your drivers did you first use something like Driver Sweeper to make sure all the old drivers were gone?
     


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