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Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered [Nvlddmkm]

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a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2009 12:03:27 AM

Every game i play, except for couterstrike, in game it will freeze and/or checkerboard on the entire screen over the graphics, THEN freeze, followed by the screen going black for a few seconds, it keeps doing this repeadedly. When i hit the windows key, or even exit the program, in the bottom right taskbar it shows a yellwo triangle with a "!" inside it, and states "The display driver nvlddmkm has stopped responding and has recovered." I cannot play ANY games due to this annoying problem. I have done multiple re-formats on my PC, as well as making sure all my drivers are up to date, as well as tried multiple old drivers, including the original ones that came on the CD included with my video cards... ANY AND ALL HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED... here are my custom self built PC specs: >ANTEC NINE HUNDRED GAMER ATX MID TOWER 9 BAYS >5x Blue Led 120mm Fans Built in Antec Case Top Located 200mm fan (pretty well cooled air system, dont think OH is a prob) >Zalman Blue LED Copper CPU Fan For Core2 Quad CPU >Windows Vista Home Premium - 32 bit - Service Pack 2 >500W Chrome ULTRA Blue Led Power supply (w/plug in as needed power cords) >EVGA NForce 750i SLI FTW Mainboard >Intel Core2 Quad Core Processor @ 2.4GHz 2.4GHz >4x 1GB OCZ RAM >Seagate 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA 8MB Cache Hard Drive >2x PNY Nvidia 9800 GT Video Cards, PCI Expressx16 in SLI Mode w/Physx Enabled (1x 6pin power supply cord each)
September 12, 2009 2:26:04 AM

Did you make any recent changes or additions?

The only thing that I can see in your build that is questionable is your PSU. You are probably maxing out a 500w PSU. The symptoms you described could also be caused by a bad PSU.
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