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Windows 7, 64bit - Nvidia 9800M GTS: Improve Stability (Alternate drivers?)

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  • Windows 7
  • Drivers
  • Nvidia
  • 3D
  • Graphics
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April 9, 2013 6:15:51 PM

I have a 9800M GTS on a P-7801u. Something has been wrong with the 3d card for a long time, and I had long given up trying to repair it. I'm trying to find a way to get it just stable enough for something minimal, like playing video or - even better - setting up the machine with Plex.

If I use generic drivers in Windows 7, the machine is very stable. If I use Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu, the machine is very stable. If I use Nvidia drivers in Windows 7, the machine gets BSODs all the time, especially when playing a video or running a game.

Any suggestions on what to do? I would love to find a way to use a minimal driver set or configuration that just barely allowed me to play video, for example.

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April 9, 2013 6:32:21 PM

Have you tried older nvidia drivers like 2xx.xx?
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April 9, 2013 6:38:46 PM

297.xx is actually the newest one I tried, back before I gave up. Maybe I should try newer ones?
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April 10, 2013 10:06:34 PM

Any thoughts on this? Should I use even older drivers or try the new ones?
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