jon8798

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  1. Hi, I'm wondering if anyone is having or has had any issues with older architecture NVIDIA cards. My laptop had a 8600M card and used to crash regularly. The screen would freeze mid-game at random times and a loud buzzing noise came from the speakers. The only solution was to turn off the power. NVIDIA customer support said that the card was faulty, but refused to replace it as the warranty had expired. I've just got a new desktop machine which (sadly) came with another NVIDIA card, the GT320. I've only had it a week but I've had the exact same crash twice now. I understand that the GT320 is based on the old 9-series cards and so is not that new in terms of its architecture. I have heard that NVIDIA used a fairly substandard manufacturing process on these older cards that caused a higher than expected failure rate and wonder if that might also apply to the 'new' GT320, 330 and 340 cards. The only other thing I can think of that might be relevant is that DXDiag claims DirectX 11 is running, despite the fact that I'm pretty sure there aren't any NVIDIA cards supporting DirectX 11 yet. Anyway, the first bit of the DXDiag file is below, should I post the rest of it? It's pages long and mostly looks like gibberish to me... This problem isn't going to end my life, it's not that regular at the moment and I'm not playing a huge amount right now. But my biggest worry is that this is exactly how it began on my laptop and after 8 months it was completely unusable. If anyone's got any bright ideas or can see that I'm missing something obvious, I'd be very grateful for your help. Cheers, Jon ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 7/22/2010, 10:00:52 Machine name: JON-PC Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Packard Bell System Model: ixtreme M3730 BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM Page File: 1393MB used, 6795MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ Display Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 2: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found. -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct3D: 0/4 (retail) DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail) DirectInput: 0/5 (retail) DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail) DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail) DirectSound: 0/5 (retail) DirectShow: 0/6 (retail) --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 320 Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce GT 320 DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0CA2&SUBSYS_2150174B&REV_A2 Display Memory: 2778 MB Dedicated Memory: 986 MB Shared Memory: 1791 MB Current Mode: 1360 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor Monitor Model: TOSHIBA-TV Monitor Id: TSB0105 Native Mode: 1360 x 768(p) (60.015Hz) Output Type: HD15 Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um Driver File Version: 8.17.0011.9745 (English) Driver Version: 8.17.11.9745 DDI Version: 10.1 Driver Model: WDDM 1.1 Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 4/3/2010 22:55:32, 11906664 bytes WHQL Logo'd: Yes WHQL Date Stamp: Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4FE2-11CF-EA52-5B011CC2C535} Vendor ID: 0x10DE Device ID: 0x0CA2 SubSys ID: 0x2150174B Revision ID: 0x00A2 Driver Strong Name: oem29.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section011:8.17.11.9745:pci\ven_10de&dev_0ca2&subsys_2150174b Rank Of Driver: 00E60001 Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
  2. Thank you very much for the pointers fellas. I had indeed just been using the windows driver updater to keep my system up to date. I had naively assumed that Windows was looking after me and sorting everything out. I'll get all the newest drivers from the manufacturers this weekend and should hopefully be able to get a couple of hours play worked in too (around my wife's demands that I sort out the garden). If I get another crash the same as before then I'll post here again with the new DxDiag text file. Thanks again, Jon