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#1 Veritas1

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 18:51

I have windows 7 running on the computer listed below.

For some reason when I play Hitman Absolution via Steam, I periodically get this error.

I play lots of games haven't seen this before.

Just wondering if anyone has seen this or what it could mean.
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#2 Detection

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 18:52

Have you tried updating DirectX ?

Graphics card drivers ?

#3 OP Veritas1

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 18:58

DirectX is fully updated and I have updated the to the latest NVIDIA drivers from their site.

#4 xendrome

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 19:00

Reseat your 6 pin connectors on the video card. Or change out the modular plugs that plug into the PS that go to the card..

#5 abecedarian paradoxious

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 19:14

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DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED0x887A0005
The video card has been physically removed from the system, or a driver upgrade for the video card has occurred. The application should destroy and recreate the device. For help debugging the problem, call ID3D10Device::GetDeviceRemovedReason.


How to fix is another issue though.

May be a power-related problem.

#6 abysal

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 19:39

Look up "eVGA OC Scanner" and run that to verify your card is ok. I was getting similar errors with each of my eVGA 670's; turns out both were bad and I had to RMA.