Alright so I got a new video card for an old build with a dying video card. The new one is an evga GTX 660 (non ti, non overclocked) The problem is upon installing the drivers the PC bluescreens while at the starting windows screen. The message says attempt to restart the graphics driver and recover failed (or whatever it is along those lines). the stop message ix 0x00000116. driver in question is nvlddmkm.sys I have eliminated, as far as I can tell, the possibility of a driver problem. I tried driver sweeper once, tried two versions of drivers (the one on the disc and the latest, 320.49 from online), and I simply just uninstalled and reinstalled numerous times. Anyway, I have eliminated the possibility of drivers im fairly sure, and the possibility of a bad motherboard, as my 9600GT is working perfectly as I type this on the PC in question. (Noteably, the 9600GT bluescreens about once a week or so with the same message of driver recovery failed. I could not tell you if the stop message is the same, if it happens again ill update thread. This only happens after a while of gaming or sometimes tabbing in and out of games (Temperatures are reasonable, not a cause)) I might also say that the card DID boot ubuntu live off a USB and display the screen in 1080p quite well. It also works fine in safe mode for windows. I couldnt get any of the GPU diagnostics tools in ubuntu to work though-most seemed to be unavailable to download, the nvidia drivers didnt like live copy) So my question is, could the OS itself be the problem?Should I attempt to make a small, linux partition? Or is it more likely than not just a faulty card? Im about done here, I just want to know by tommorow if I can send the bloody thing back if it is indeed faulty. Specs: core 2 quad Q9400 4GB ddr2 800 450w PSU (card appears to be working fine on it in terms of fan spinning, slight heat generation) Intel DG41CN (example link: http://compare.ebay.com/like/310648485013?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar) I know its not a good system to put a gtx 660 on but the rest will be replaced eventually. If its relevant my case has more than adequate cooling. This is not what I wanted to do upon receiving a new card. I wanted to game :/ Please, please help. and thank you.