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So I was playing F.E.A.R on my newly built rig when halfway through the opening sequence my screen got a red checkerboard type pattern, froze, and then quit to desktop with whacked out colors saying that my "nvsomething.dll driver stopped responding" I restarted and now I'm fine. I'm worried though and I was wondering if anyone had recomendations as to what was going on. I had been doing some hardcore gaming for about 3 hours before this happened, but i've done much longer sessions in the past without problems. Is this a software or hardware problem? Thanks in advance!
    
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What drivers are you currently using?
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175.19. I went to nvidia's website last week and downloaded the recommended ones. I had never had anything previously (brand new build)
    
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175.19. I went to nvidia's website last week and downloaded the recommended ones. I had never had anything previously (brand new build)
I get the same error while playing Call of Duty 4. I currently got the 177.39 drivers w/ a modded inf and I'm about to go try them.
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Quite a common problem with nVidia beta drivers.
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Good to hear someone else is having the same problems!! Which mean's its not something like heat or anything equally nasty ( i hope ). Let me know how the 177.39's work out. If I have to RMA it's not the end of the world, I wanted a refund so I could get a 9800gtx+ when they come out soon
    
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maybe use the drivers that came with the card and see if it happens again to make sure the problem is only driver related
    
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Quite a common problem with nVidia beta drivers.
The 175's are beta? They were the nvidia recommended ones though
    
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It's a major problem with all Nvidia drivers. Luckily for me I haven't been getting it.

Unluckily for me I get artifacting, and random freezing. At least, with the 177.41 I did. Not so much with the 177.39.
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maybe use the drivers that came with the card and see if it happens again to make sure the problem is only driver related
It might be hard to replicate though. Like I said it's been through some HEAVY gaming since i've had it and so far only this one incident.
    
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