Can't overclock GPU, Nvidia kernel driver crashes
Hello, i bought myself a G1 GTX 970 a month ago. So, i had a silverstone sp-ss 500W PSU and i was aware that i wouldn't be able to overclock it. But for the sake i tried to overclock it and when i played for example CS:GO the screen would just turn black or some other random color and i'd have to force reset my computer. So i went and bought a new PSU, i got the Fractal Design Integra M 750W, which is a bit of overkill but i want to be fairly future safe. Anyways i overclocked it to about 160+ core clock and 250+ memory clock. I didn't get any artifacts and the games ran very well untill it would just crash and this message appears: "Nvidia kernel mode driver has stopped responding and has recovered". So i thought, i'll just crank down the overclock settings so i went to core clock 150+ and memory 200+, people said this is a stable overclock that should work well. But the same thing happen again, nvidia kernel driver crashes again. So i went to regedit and added some kind of value which was supposed to fix this crash. But no.. Same shit again. So i went down to 50+, 50+, and now it works. But any ideas why i cant overclock higher?
Every game is different, and every driver is different. One clock will not work for everything. Any time anything changes, so will your overclocks. Some games are just a lot more picky when it comes to staying stable with overclocked GPUs. Could try adding a little bit of voltage to your overclock, and increase the power target limit up to max, and see if it helps, but.....really, sounds pretty normal to me.