Cannot play any games.

Hello, I am unable to play any games or use skype any one or play and video. It freezes up in Solitaire I get,'display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and successfully recovered". The drivers are updated to the latest. The computer is about 3 and a half years old. I bought it for gaming at the time. It is clean inside. I tried another monitor and got the same message. I am not sure if it is the card itself. I have a nvidia 8500 GT. If it is the card what would be a equivalent for a replacement? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. While the 8500GT isn't a very powerful card, your problems seems worse than just that.

    Can you post the rest of your system information?
  2. The one time I got that "display driver has stopped responding and successfully recovered" error was with an old dell x850, it died 1 month later. Its possible that the error could mean something else, lets see the rest of your system first.
  3. System Model
    Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 2 (build 6002) powerspec E355 5.0p
    System Serial Number: ps
    Asset Tag: ps
    Chassis Serial Number: ps
    Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    2.40 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation DG965WH AAD41692-304
    Serial Number: BQWH651001S2
    Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
    BIOS: Intel Corp. MQ96510J.86A.1676.2007.0413.0149 04/13/2007
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    1799.66 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1468.73 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L [CD-ROM drive]
    TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L [CD-ROM drive]

    2030 Megabytes Installed Memory

    I have now replace the video card with a better one geoforce 9400gt but I am not out of the woods. It takes about 15 minutes to boot up. I ordered more memory as my capacity is 8gb I need to find out why it takes so long to boot up.
  4. I know this is basic, but: You tried reinstalling windows and etc? no viruses/spyware is running?

    The long boot up could potentially be a hard drive issue.. but... hmm.
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