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ahh why?! it started out of nowhere... graphics card is overclocked by 8% only
    
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what driver are you using btw?
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ahh why?! it started out of nowhere... graphics card is overclocked by 8% only
Wow, a little detail wouldn't go a miss

If you are talking about the Display drivers stop working. It happens on both ATI/Nvidia cards on both DX9 and DX10 cards. Or at least for me anyways. (Only in Vista)

I think it is more of a Vista problem than a driver problem.

What symptoms are you suffering from?
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sorry it was right before i went to bed....

Im using the 169.44 Drivers on Vista 64, I have Riva TUner 2.08 instaled

I keep getting this error "VPU/GPU has stopped responding and sucessfuly recovered" then the computer locks up, starts flashing the screen on and off, then i get a BSOD about NVdriversomething.sys
    
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sorry it was right before i went to bed....

Im using the 169.44 Drivers on Vista 64, I have Riva TUner 2.08 instaled

I keep getting this error "VPU/GPU has stopped responding and sucessfuly recovered" then the computer locks up, starts flashing the screen on and off, then i get a BSOD about NVdriversomething.sys
Yup, that's the display driver error.

I'm sorry to say buddy but it can't be fixed. I get it occasionally.

Sometimes, the screen flashes blank once. And then it will be fine.

Sometimes it will flash 5-6 times in a row and then BSOD.

M$ released a patch that supposedly fixed this issue. Yet a lot of people on here still report the problem. I myself have the problem and so does my brother. So at least you are not alone, but that doesn't make it right

Funnily enough, i never get it when I'm in game. Only ever got it when I'm casually browsing and on messenger
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Why did i just START having this problem? Last night was the first time its ever happened!

I cant remember much of what happened (considering I literally just fell asleep minutes after it happened)....

But yeah i got a hardlock while playing a game, then like 3 more times on my desktop just browsing

but.....now its not happening ????? *** IS GOING ON lol... should i worry if its gone?
    
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oh and one more thing... last night i opened up ATITool and the whole box was YELLOW???

I did the same thing now, 15 minutes, no errors....

could this have been a bad luck error?
    
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You want the truth? It hasn't gone

It's just waiting........

Honestly, i can go weeks without having the problem. Then one night it will happen two or three times.

I have no idea what is triggering it, as i never do anything specific when it happens.

It just seems like a random occurrence to me. Honestly, it hasn't gone. But no, there is nothing to worry about. It has been happening on my PC ever since i got Vista about 7/8 months ago and it hasn't harmed my PC yet.

I don't class it as dangerous, just an inconvenience and very bloody annoying.

EDIT: It could have been bad luck. But what are the chances that thousands of people are having the same bad luck? This isn't connected to OC'ing btw, this has happened to me both OC'ed and at stock.

I am sure when a lot more people see this thread they will back me up.

Have you searched for the Vista update that fixes this issue? It may fix it for you, but if your Vista is up to date then you are in the same boat as me
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You want the truth? It hasn't gone

It's just waiting........

Honestly, i can go weeks without having the problem. Then one night it will happen two or three times.

I have no idea what is triggering it, as i never do anything specific when it happens.

It just seems like a random occurrence to me. Honestly, it hasn't gone. But no, there is nothing to worry about. It has been happening on my PC ever since i got Vista about 7/8 months ago and it hasn't harmed my PC yet.

I don't class it as dangerous, just an inconvenience and very bloody annoying.
Alright thanks for the help.. looks like my PC just didnt want to be playing games all night yesterday lol

I was freaked cuz I haddent installed ANYTHING except for games, for the past month

EDIT: my vista is up to date, but ill search for that update/patch
    
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That's a good point actually.

This only really happens to me after the PC has been on for about 5+ hours.
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