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Display driver stopped responding (NVIDIA)

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#1 armygreen


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:01 PM

First my screen starts to pixelate with funky colors and flash black a few times. Then I get this message:
Display Driver stopped responding and has recovered.
Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 275.33 stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

A few moments later my screen will go black. Then I have to shut down by holding down the power button. Once, when I rebooted, there were a few dollar signs flashing on the screen as the computer was booting up. This keeps happening. Any ideas how to fix the problem?

OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) (Service Pack 1)
DirectX runtime version: 11.0

Graphics Card Information:
GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+

Driver Version: 275.33
DirectX support: 10
CUDA Cores: 128
Core clock: 685MHz
Shader clock: 1713MHz
Memory clock: 1100MHz (2200 MHZ data rate)
Memory interface: 256-bit
Total available graphics... 2302MB
Dedicated video memory: 512 MB GDDR3
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1790 MB
Video BIOS version: 62.92.3B.00.00
IRQ: 18
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2

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#2 rotor123


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:42 PM

If you go into the BIOS setup which is before any drivers or windows load.

Is there any garbage on the screen along with what should be there.

The reason I'm asking is that what you are describing could be related to bad video memory.

The other thing to look at is the Video card fan running OK and the heat sink is dust free?

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