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Old 05-15-10, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default 470 or 480 SLi + Realtek Networking

If you have a mobo with networking provided by realtek and you're getting random hard system freezing with 470 or 480 SLi enabled, you're likely dealing with a driver conflict.

My system is fine with the realtek 7/2009 network driver and 470 SLi but the 3/2010 driver causes random hard locking of my system. This would particularly happen when windows was loading.

If this is happening to you go into safe mode and; uninstall the realtek network driver and remove the nVidia drivers, clear your prefetch folder except for the readyboost folder, leave it be. Start in safe mode again and install the realtek 7/2009 network driver then restart and install your nVidia drivers.

Do not let windows update install the 3/2010 realtek network driver.

That fixed the issue for me.
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