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NVIDIA Responsible for Nearly 30% of Vista Crashes in 2007

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http://gizmodo.com/373076/nvidia-res...rashes-in-2007



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It's pretty easy to blame Microsoft for the buggy experiences many users of Vista have had, but they aren't the only culprits in this mess of an OS. No, it turns out that NVIDIA's craptastic drivers have been responsible for a whopping 28.8% of all Vista crashes. Yes, nearly 1/3rd of every single Vista crash was caused by NVIDIA drivers, and that includes all the computers out there that, you know, don't have an NVIDIA graphics card.

Microsoft's software is only responsible for 17.9%, but you've also gotta give the big M credit for the 17% that's "unknown." Behind that, ATI is responsible for 9.3% of crashes, with Intel causing 8.8% of them.

That 29% of crashes worked out to a real-world figure of about 479,000 crashes. The sample in question comes from an unspecified period last year, so one has got to assume, or at least hope, that Microsoft and NVIDIA have gotten their **** under control by now to not be breaking computers so frequently.

In any case, it's interesting to see just how big a hand NVIDIA had in creating the perception that Microsoft's shiny new OS was a big, buggy crash machine right out of the gate. Nice work, NVIDIA. [Ars Technica]
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Been posted. I remember this. I havent had one BSOD yet.
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I get display driver stopping errors all the time. I'm using driver 7.15.11.7516. Should I be using an older one?
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I've had plenty of BSOD's and crashes. Quite a few times due to my graphics card. May be largely down to me overclocking it too far though, and a few times when i updated to a new version of rivatuner which changed how fan profiles worked so it didn't up the fan speed at high temps and it crashed.
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I get display driver stopping errors all the time. I'm using driver 7.15.11.7516. Should I be using an older one?
Nope, it seems to be a problem with Vista and the Nforce chipset.

As soon as i moved to the Intel chipset i haven't had a single error. Most people will tell you the same thing
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I've never had a BSOD in Vista...
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Only crashes and bsod's I've ever had were either due to myself and my tinkering, or crappy apps. No problem on this end, for all the doomsaying about Vista. Can't say I've seen any of it.
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I've never had a BSOD in Vista...
Vista moved the Driver layer further away from the hardware, more into the application layer. So a bad driver will just die like a program might crash.

I have had issues with STALKER and it pausing for a 10 seconds, looses connection with the monitor, then it comes right back. Haven had this lately though.
    
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Been posted. I remember this. I havent had one BSOD yet.
If you havent had any bsod this doesnt pertain to you
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I've never had a BSOD in Vista...
I've gotten a RSOD when I tried to dual-boot it with XP lol.
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