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Firefox/Nvidia Constant Crashing SOLVED - Hardware Acceleration

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biggrin.gif This problem is now solved, I have not had a single crash in days.

On Firefox go to Options -> Advanced -> General and uncheck the "Use hardware acceleration when possible." option.

You can now use the latest drivers and overclock settings and browse Firefox like a madman. applaud.gif


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Every couple half hours, can be a quick as 5min, Nvidia drivers will crash.

I am running on stock settings and this doesn't happen while gaming, only with Firefox.

I run with 285.62 drivers. I used to use the 273 one or whatever and I had no crashes even with an overclock. As soon as I tried to update to any recent set, it started crashing.

Sometimes I can be in the middle of writing alot and BOOM the drivers crash and exit firefox in a crash.

Someone said it was a flash issue, well I updated flash and I still got them, not as frequent. But now it has returned to being just as bad.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 11/7/11 at 10:40am
post #2 of 14
Bad defective card...
Not the drivers...

Maybe you overclocked it too much???
Maybe try re-applying TIM...
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The overclock was the first thing I thought of when you said drivers as it usually ends up being the overclock anyway. Up the voltage a little on the GPU. tongue.gif
     
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Chris13002;15533365 
Bad defective card...
Not the drivers...

Maybe you overclocked it too much???
Maybe try re-applying TIM...

It doesn't crash when I game, only during browsing. That would mean that the card is not defective.

It also never crashed with the 273 drivers... I mean did you even read my post?
post #5 of 14
Hmm.. could be many things causing the problem. I would use driver sweeper and try a fresh install first.

If that doesn't work, there isn't really any harm in just running with the 273 drivers or whatever worked best for you. I know many people the still stick with the 268 drivers, I think it was.
post #6 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere;15533379 
The overclock was the first thing I thought of when you said drivers as it usually ends up being the overclock anyway. Up the voltage a little on the GPU. tongue.gif

Overclock worked with the older drivers. Stock settings don't even work with the new drivers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by morgofborg;15533388 
Hmm.. could be many things causing the problem. I would use driver sweeper and try a fresh install first.

If that doesn't work, there isn't really any harm in just running with the 273 drivers or whatever worked best for you. I know many people the still stick with the 268 drivers, I think it was.

I was hoping this wouldn't be the only solution. frown.gif
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I rolled back to the 285.38 drivers and haven't had a problem with Battlefield 3 or anything.

Try that, maybe?
 
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Originally Posted by Chris13002;15533365 
Bad defective card...
Not the drivers...

Actually in this case it is the drivers. It's a known bug with GF104/114 and hardware acceleration in Firefox/Chrome in all drivers from 280.26 onwards. 285.62 was supposed to fix it (you'll see a note about it in the driver details) but people are still reporting problems.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=207666

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=214221

Nvidia is actually requesting people send in effected cards to help them diagnose the issue. It's recommended that you roll back to 275.33 for the time being.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 11/1/11 at 12:47pm
post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennyparker1337;15533347 
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Every couple half hours, can be a quick as 5min, Nvidia drivers will crash.

I am running on stock settings and this doesn't happen while gaming, only with Firefox.

I run with 285.62 drivers. I used to use the 273 one or whatever and I had no crashes even with an overclock. As soon as I tried to update to any recent set, it started crashing.

Sometimes I can be in the middle of writing alot and BOOM the drivers crash and exit firefox in a crash.

Someone said it was a flash issue, well I updated flash and I still got them, not as frequent. But now it has returned to being just as bad.

It's unrelated to NV drivers. Go to Firefox/Youtube/Flashplayer and disable "Hardware Acceleration".

Give it a try.
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Ya, I have had the same problem, but with gaming too. It used to be that every once in a great while my drivers would crash, but since updating to 385.62 it seems like it happens all the time now. I am thinking about wiping them and starting fresh with a lower version, but hopefully my new card will be here within the next couple of days, and I was planning to see if that fixed the problem. If it does, I will let you know so that you will know if it could be hardware related.
    
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