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Hi, im new at this big website... please reply

I just installed windows 7...
When im connecting to a CS server when im in-game it says Nvidia opengl driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to continue (cs shut down). Does anyone ever had this problem? can I fix this problem? Please help.
and sometimes it just goes black screen
post #2 of 22
Have you installed the latest drivers? Also, (this may sound stupid, but...) make sure your GPU is getting the power it needs from your PSU, i.e., make sure the PCI-e connector(s) is/are plugged in correctly.
 
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Yes, i've the latest drivers and the second question (im realy a noob at computers) how do i check the GPU thing?

EDIT: perhaps i maybe should type something in the launch options, dont know if that realy helps?
Edited by Mailiw - 7/21/11 at 9:15am
post #4 of 22
Without system specs we can only make very rough guesses. Do you have problems with other games? What graphic settings are you using?
    
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I have the same problem when i watch demos in steam, as i said im a noob at computer, how do i check my graphic settings?
post #6 of 22
You get to the settings like this.
[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/settingspw.jpg/][/URL

You say the demo videos in steam do not play? I'm guessing that you didn't assemble the computer your self but do you at least know what graphics card you have.
    
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I've been playing CS for like a decade and have never even heard of this problem in any version :\\
    
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post #8 of 22
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Options -> Video -> And I dont have Advanced here but anyway here is my graphic card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
post #9 of 22
go to www.nvidia.com you'll want to select drivers and pick your windows version and select the 8000 series then 8800gt.

Its possible you're trying to load a game without the proper drivers installed.

I.E. Counter strike wants to tell your PC to show these graphics, and the computer doesn't know what kind of graphics card it has or how to to display it.

The driver install will take about 20 minutes and may require a reboot at the end.



Also you may want to inspect the video card after it shuts down to see if its hot. If the fan is seizing up the card could be overheating.
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post #10 of 22
Those launch options you see in cs are for advanced settings like disabling mouse acceleration and forcing custom resolutions / refresh rates.

As a matter of fact .. just put this in the launch options via copy and paste.

-noforcemparms -noforcemaccel -noforcemspd

You'll thank me when you go pro. hehe I'm an ex CAL-IM player.
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