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Video driver crashes

by jb2wheeler / January 27, 2008 8:43 AM PST

Whenever I play games my screen goes black for about 4 or 5 seconds and then comes back on wuth a ballon that says my video driver has crashed, or has quit working, or something simular and the it says that it has recovered. This started out happening about once a week, but has steadily been getting worse to where it happens every day or so. I know VERY little about computers, I used to, but my doctor says I am in the early stages of Dementia and I can tell it. I have a fairly new computer put together by an old pal from way back when and it has a lot of speedy stuff like memory, etc. in it. It has Vista and a Nvidia video card of some kind. Any suggestions? JB2wheeler

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"It has Vista and a Nvidia video card of some kind. "
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 8:57 AM PST
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This sounds like a machine that is new and a warranty. Given so little to work with it sounds like a heat related issue. The story is inline with the issue getting worse with time.

Bob

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by jb2wheeler / January 27, 2008 9:17 AM PST

Yes, its still under warrenty. The fan blows so hard that I have a hard time hearing the Audio without turning it up. JB

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Make sure you've lodged the complaint.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 9:29 AM PST
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You can try it with the cover off as a test if they haven't sealed the case.

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