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Display driver stopped working suddenly. No longer lets me play games.

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1 year ago#1
Laptop: Sager NP8130

Geoforce GTX 560m
i7-2630qm @2.00 GHz
Driver version 331.82 (latest one)
Windows 7 64bit Home premium


I was playing Assassins Creed when the game switched out (like as if I alt+tabbed, but I was using a controller) and all I could see was the window border, but the game was still running (I could hear the audio). tried loading the game again, and it crashed.

Next thing I knew the screen was going crazy and I was getting constant "display driver has stopped responding and has recovered" messages. Tried getting the latest driver, installed it. Still no go. I still get that error message if I load ANY games, and occasionally at random times, but nowhere near as often. Any ideas?
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1 year ago#2
It happens with my graphics card from time to time on my desktop. It's probably because there is not enough resources to power up the card fully or something is consuming your computer's resources which can cause the card to stop responding.. It can't be because of the drivers since it happens on both chipsets.
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1 year ago#3
too hot is what im guessing. or overclocked too much. happened with my GTX 570 but I'd just lower the clocks and be good to go..same with my 8800GTX but that thing didn't like to overclock at all.
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1 year ago#4
Have you tried turning off the laptop and letting it cool off?

If it still has that problem, it sounds like the GPU might be damaged.
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1 year ago#5
Gpu is about to die, lower the clocks on it untill it sops working entirely.
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1 year ago#6
how do I lower the clocks?
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1 year ago#7
well that's even more bad news for you if you didn't even over clock it.
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1 year ago#8
killkount posted...
well that's even more bad news for you if you didn't even over clock it.


I didn't, but a buddy of mine did for me about a year ago
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1 year ago#9
Well lower them back to default settings and see if that works.
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1 year ago#10
yea, probably too much dust build up now for it to maintain those clocks at an acceptable temp.
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