Hello all, I'm having an issue with games locking up and crashing due to a driver error called LiveKernelEvent. This issue started about a month ago when I decided to return to CoX and check out issue 14. Within 10-15 mintues of game play CoX would crash to desktop without any warning displaying a "Driver has stop working, but has recovered message at the bottom of screen. Was running drivers 182.02 at the time and then upgraded to 182.50 and still nothing changed. Finally Nvidia released the new 185.85 drivers and CoX ran a lot smoother for a while and then crashe again. I was blamming CoX at the time because every new issue had its share of BUGS, but I went back to Fallout 3 and downloaded the new Broken Steel expansion pack and it still crashed to desktop. Three months ago, I had no issues running games and have no clue of what has changed in my system since returning to CoX on April 10th. After coming back to CoX, my game running experience has been a nightmare, so far the only game that does not act up is Sins of Solar Empire Enrichment and that gets boring after 1hr of gameplay, LOL.
Two of my sticks are 1Gigs Cas 4 RAMs which I bought back in 2007 and my two new 2Gigs RAM are Cas 5 and only 2 months old. Maybe the Cas 4 are too fast for the Cas 5 and could be causing the issue with the crash, but it only occurs when running games. In Vista itself, all my applications are running at 100% but system does tend to lag when watching Blue Ray Movies, but that could be a codec issue.
Also read up on Nvidia Forums and many people are having the same exact issue and with only Nvidia products. Some people even went back to XP but only came across the same issue but with an different error message. I like to think of my system as a "High-End Gaming machine" but this LKE is treating my PC like its a AMD K7 or something. Many people have upgraded on PSU and changed out memory sticks and still the issue remains so far. I also read that Nvidia is getting sued due to faulty products, but if this was the case, why haven't this error display sooner and why now? Like I said before, my games was running top notch until bout a month ago with Nvidia drivers 182.02 or which ever one that was before 182.50. Both my Cards are in SLI and Sins of Solar Empire only plays without crashing.
Please review my specs and tell me if I am missing any information that can help better solve this issue. I am trying to resolve this issue before all the new games are released in June so if anyone has delt with this issue before please help.
My system is as follows:
AMD Athlon X2 64 6400+ 3.2GHz Dual Core 1024x2 FBS (in Vista runs at 40 Degress and 58 Degress when running games in high settings)
ASUS M2N SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 64Bit upgraded. (38 Degress in Vista and 61 Degress running games)
320GB Maxtor 7200 RPM 8-16 Cache SATA 3.0 Gb/s (empty drive that use to have XP on it and can not re-format because it thinks XP is still on it)
640GB Seagate 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0 Gb/s (part Vista 64 Ultimate, part Data drive)
Two EVGA Nvidia Geforce 9600GT 512MB 256Bit in SLI (both installed with (185.88 Nvidia Drivers)
Two LITE-ON Sata Drives 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
SLI Thermaltake toughpower 750W PS
NZXT Zero Black/Silver Aluminum ATX with 9 120mm fans and 2 80mm fans
Vista 64 Ultimate with SP1
Description of Error
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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Extra information about the problem
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Uninstall CoX, as you said, the problems started when you went back to it so it seems reasonable to say that is the culprit.
And do a full virus sweep in Safe Mode-Safe Mode is importaint, some strains can survive a sweep under normal Windows.
I also like to add that I did install Nvidia drivers 182.50 at the same time I installed CoX back on my drive. I recently went back to Nvidia drivers 182.06 and no crashing as of yet after 45 mins of Fallout 3 last night. Bout to run Fallout 3 again for a secound run and will see if its the drivers after 182.06 thats giving this error and will still run a safe mode virus scan if it crashes.
Note for everyone thats having this LiveKernelEvent: Nvidia drivers 182.06 was realeased in Feb 09 when everything was running fine with games, and 182.50 started the LiveKernelEvent on my machine.