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Windows 7: NVIDIA Card/Drivers Crashing During Gaming

24 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
NVIDIA Card/Drivers Crashing During Gaming

Hello there! I posted on these forums with an issue that I had about a year ago and you guys were a great help, so I thought I would post here again! :)

I build myself a gaming computer back in March, and have had zero issues with it until a couple of days ago.
I bought Dead Space 3 and Resident Evil 6, and they're both having the same issue! (But no other games)
When Dead Space 3 starts up, it goes to the loading screen, then both of my screens go black for a couple of seconds, come back on, and then do the same thing once more. The whole time I can still hear audio. Then the game just completely crashes and I have an error in the bottom right of my screen that reads "Display driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 'xxx.xx' stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
As for Resident Evil 6, the game loads just fine and I can play it. But as soon as it gets to the first cut scene in the game, it does the exact same thing! I can press the escape key to skip the cut scene, but where's the fun in that?

I've included a dxdiag file for my computer specs. And I'm running the most recent drivers for my card as well. You can also always view my profile and check out my system specs there.
If any more information is needed, I would be more than happy to give it to you guys!

Thank you in advance! I really hope that someone can help me out on this!

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24 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I ended up downloading an update for RE6, and now the game runs fine!
But everything that I've searched about DS3 points towards my graphics card/drivers! I'm not really sure what to do about this one, so if anybody would know what my issue is, that would be GREAT! :)
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26 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Hi Vmoppy, Have you got the updated drivers installed for your card. If not, please update them. Also, Try running the PC with just one RAM stick (I see you have 16 GB). Run memtest to check for any errors on the memory.
Check your case for any dust. As, overheating can also be a reason for the error of crashing display drivers.
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