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NVidia & Windows x64 SP2 BSOD

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May 20, 2008 2:21:31 PM

I don't know if you've heard about this.
It turns out there is a huge problem with NVidia graphics cards if you install SP2 on your 64-bit XP.
Essentially you get a BSOD with the following message:
The driver is mismanaging system PTEs.

Cries for help have been ignored by NVidia for over a year.
Any chance of getting Tom's Hardware serve the public and give a helpful push into that direction?

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May 20, 2008 2:59:17 PM

I had a problem with my Nvidia 7800 GTX and XP64, though when I bought XP64, the program was with SP2. I found that by using an older driver, there was no problem. It seemed that when Nvidia made the newer drivers, they made things worse, not better. I later bought a 8800 GTS 640 and it didn't work any better. I eventually switched to an ATI card and there has been no problem. Nvidia really needs to do something right with their drivers, in my opinion.
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May 21, 2008 2:55:35 PM

Guess I'm just too bloody lazy. I've been running XP64 and an NVidia 8800GTS-640 for over a year now. When I first power the system up, it boots up fine. When I attempt to start an application, it BSODs and reboots. At the moment, I couldn't tell you why it BSODs or what error causes it. I never bothered with it because after the reboot, the system runs smooth as silk.

Guess I'll take a closer look when I get home and see if it's the same error folks have been experiencing.

-Wolf sends