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January 22, 2008 6:02:19 PM

whenever i launch crysis or cod 4 or nsf prostreet n play like 5 mins, my game hangs and gives me the error "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding but has succesfully recovered"
i have zotac 8800gt amp with the 169.25 i deleted n installed it back the it still hangs i checked my gpu temp its around 51 C
the weird thing is few days back i was playing crysis for hours it didnt hang
i have vista ultimate 32 bit
please guys help me i cant play those games more than 5 or 10 minutes

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January 22, 2008 6:05:11 PM

my specs are Gigabyte ds3r , Pentium core 2 duo e 6750 2.66 ,Corsair 2 ddr 800 , Zotac 8800gt amp ,Seagate 320 gb ,Gigabyte 550 watt
January 22, 2008 7:16:35 PM

too little ram

turn off back ground programs and/or closer browswers and check the ram usage in task manager

spead task manager accross your screen when you crash check it
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January 22, 2008 7:17:18 PM

if your cpu is max then oc it
January 22, 2008 9:16:22 PM

ram usage is 1534 after it crashed so should i get 1 gig more or what should i do
January 23, 2008 12:28:21 PM

somebody help please
January 23, 2008 2:32:23 PM

If using Vista AND gaming 3GB is the min for RAM. I bought 4GB and Vista sees 3.5GB, not bad. But it could very well be a resource problem. When I used to play Hellgate London, the game ITSELF would use 1.5GB of RAM. Which is just about hitting the RAM limit for once proces in windows 32 bit(2GB). Try playing with very low settings and see if it crashes, could be specific setting as well. Could also be a backround process Antivirus etc. Go to task manager and end everything under your username except explorer.exe and taskmgr.exe
January 23, 2008 2:36:56 PM

No guys

Its a known problem in Vista, nothing else. (you can google it)
They sent out an update to fix it but it still happens once in a while
I sometimes get the same thing on CoH
January 23, 2008 3:09:45 PM

can u give me the link for update ?
January 23, 2008 3:55:37 PM

Silverion77 said:
No guys

Its a known problem in Vista, nothing else. (you can google it)
They sent out an update to fix it but it still happens once in a while
I sometimes get the same thing on CoH


I rarely get a problem where the game used to crash instantly when it was started, before it even could pop up. I used to get a driver not responding error in LOTR:BFME several times in a row (3 to be exact, when I finally exited the game it popped up 3 times), but the game kept chugging along. As said, maybe it's a Vista thing.
January 23, 2008 5:10:10 PM

I know exactly what hes talking about

sadly I cant find the update but if you automatically update it should have downloaded, but personally it does nothing.

The game shuts down and says it recovered with nvlddmkm as the driver. I think they are fixing it with SP1
January 23, 2008 6:27:03 PM

man when they r gonna release this service pack these hotfixes also not helped i dont know how long they r gonna make us wait and some people r having these problems for 7 months maybe more
i dont wanna install the xp back but the only thing i can do is waiting so far
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