3DMark11 problem : "window_focus_lost: Display resolution changed"

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3DMark 11 always hangs at the second test with this error message " Workload work failed with error message: window_focus_lost: Display resolution changed"

I have the latest version of 3DMark, and my config is
Asus Rampage III EXtreme
Intel CoreI7 970 (6 cores) at 3.3 Ghz
12 GB of GSkill PC 16000 DDR3 memory
2 GTX580 in SLI mode
Windows 7 64 bits

My system works perfectly with Unigine Heaven benchmark (DX11), and I get no error when testing it with Memtest, Prime 95 and Furmark

Pleaser help !

Nordman78

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Posted 3 years ago

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FM_Jarnis, Official Rep

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Background application that is messing something up. Known problem causes are objectdock, matrox triplehead drivers, ASUS Gamer OSD, ASUS Proble II and some EVGA utility I can't recall. Turn off all background applications that might draw something on top of the 3dmark 11 window.

If that doesn't solve it and you are overclocking, please try with default clocks. The error can also happen if system somehow fails to switch to the needed resolution at the start of the test.