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#1 BlueberryWhale

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

My display driver keeps crashing whenever I try to play games. It doesn't matter what kind of game it is - it could be a full retail game or a simple, crappy browser-based game. It's just recently started doing this, and I haven't really made any changes to the computer.

 

I've tried troubleshooting the driver, checking for updates, and even performing clean boots, none of which fix the issue. The clean boots are never truly "clean" anyway, as there is one process that always enables itself upon startup: "FABS - Helping agent for MAGIX media database". Not sure if that's relevant or not. Oh whale.

 

Information about video card and driver:

 

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 
       Manufacturer: NVIDIA
          Chip type: GeForce GT 630
           DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
        Device Type: Full Device
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0FC2&SUBSYS_83E21043&REV_A1
     Display Memory: 4034 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 1986 MB
      Shared Memory: 2048 MB
       Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
       Monitor Name: Dell S2440L(HDMI)
      Monitor Model: DELL S2440L
         Monitor Id: DELA08B
        Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
        Output Type: HDMI
       
 
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 9.18.0013.2702 (English)
     Driver Version: 9.18.13.2702
        DDI Version: 11
     Feature Levels: 11.0,10.1,10.0,9.3,9.2,9.1
       Driver Model: WDDM 1.3

 

Any advice???

 



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#2 Grinler

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:43 PM

Try running GPU-Z and see if your temps are getting to high. This typically happens for me when my temps are high. If this is the case, then you will need to get better ventilation or check if there is a big buildup of dust.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:48 PM

I tired running GPU-Z, and my temperatures didn't change all that much. I also tried implementing the TdrDelay in the registry, but that didn't help either...

 

However, instead of my entire display crashing, it just crashed whatever I was doing at the time. Had to close it with Task Manager.


Edited by BlueberryWhale, 31 March 2014 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:57 PM

When you tested with GPU-Z did you have it save in a log file? Once the driver crashes you would be surprised how fast the temps drop, so the log file will be a good indication of what the temps are while you are actually playing a game.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:03 PM

I had it open while the game was running. I just sat there at the title screen and watched the temps. Only went up by a few degrees here and there, not really any spikes. Then it crashed.

 

(It stays around 45 or 50 C.)


Edited by BlueberryWhale, 31 March 2014 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:08 PM

Have you tried the GeForce 335.23 Driver?

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:13 PM

I actually just reinstalled my current driver, and it's still crashing. Should I try installing the GeForce 335.23 driver and see if it helps? =\



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

Well, I installed the GeForce 335.23 driver, and it's still crashing, even on the most basic games. Sigh =(



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:43 AM

What version of windows? Do you use any GPU tweaking tools like MSI Afterburner? Also, some people recommend rolling back the driver to an older version such as 310.70.

Last but not least, you can try changing your PCI latency timer setting in your computer's bios if it exists. Change it to something like 128 if possible.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:06 PM

Windows 8, and nope, no GPU tweaking tools. I'll try those suggestions when I get home, and I'll let you know how it went!






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