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Display Driver crash

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July 1, 2008 1:48:37 AM

What would cause my display driver to "fail to respond" in the middle of a game? It is a new build (my first) so it is entirely possible that I need to tweak something just not sure what. I installed the driver that came with the card when i set everything up. any suggestions?

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July 1, 2008 2:08:46 AM

Which card? Don't use the drivers that come with the driver CD, they are usually very old. Download them from the GPU manufacturers website.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/drivers.html - For Nvidia cards

http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html - For ATI (now AMD) cards

Make sure you go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the old drivers first, then reboot, install the new ones, reboot, hope it works. ;) 
July 1, 2008 2:18:12 AM

It is a 9800gx2

I will go to the website and download that driver now. I thought about that when i started but i assumed that since that was a relatively newer model, the driver would be up to date.
July 10, 2008 4:14:01 PM

currently, im running vista 64bit and the only driver that doesnt crash for me is the 174.74 WHQL driver.

the 177.41 beta driver also works but you will need to get a modified .INF file to install it and it produces lower frame rates than 174.74 on my machine.


hope this helps.

try 174.74!!
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