See a few posts down for how I fixed my problem
I reformatted my SSD and storage HDD today in hopes of fixing my problem. Turns out even with a reformat and next to nothing on my drive I still have BSoDs. It's not temperature related because I got a BSoD when the GPU was at 67c. Error reports are two posts down.
I've got a serious (and strange) problem here. This affects any game I play whether it be GTA: SA, Just Cause 2, Deus Ex: HR, ArmA 2, Company of Heroes, whatever you name it. I am getting constant crashes (display driver stopped responding and has recovered) and occasional BSoD's in all these games and I have yet to isolate an actual culprit. I have tried so many things these past three days I am about to pull my hair out over here. I've tried using 296.10, doing a clean install of the new beta 3xx driver, and then doing another clean install of 296.10 again. I've tried disabling Realtek HD Audio a couple ways, changing around msconfig boot settings, changing driver settings, loading BIOS optimized defaults (have not tried fail-safe), running CCleaner registry and disk cleaning tools, monitoring temperatures of hardware (all remaining cool), changing TDR timing in the registry, updating DirectX, updating .NET Framework, updating Visual Studio, and I'm about out of ideas here.
Assuming (and hoping) it's not hardware related since my GTX 570 Classified Edition is still fairly new and it was working flawlessly a week ago.
My frustration met with finding these forum posts on here about other users having similar TDR issues leads me to fume at nvidia, though I'm not even sure they are to blame here.
Other than Windows updates I haven't changed anything with my system I can think of to cause this.
Browsing the web, watching videos online, or even watching full 15 GB 1080p movies in VLC player never gives me any trouble. Only games. All games!
I also updated my BIOS and Chipset only to still experience the very same problem.
I'm really tempted to just do a complete wipe and reformat my system SSD and storage HDD. This is so frustrating.
<message edited by JuggernautOfWar on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:39 AM>