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  02:25:22  27 February 2010
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3ncryptabl3
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On forum: 11/03/2007
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Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

This is common problem since Vista. It's due primarily by TDR - sometimes that can be heat related, RAM related, NB related, PSU related, CPU related - the point being - even though the driver is being reset it doesn't necessarily mean the card is at fault - it's just where the issue was trapped.

[link]http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/wddm_timeout.mspx[/link]

Some people are able to deal with this by decreasing their temps, sometimes lowering or removing their OC... sometimes removing RAM etc etc.. the fixes are as varied as the cause.

A few places to start are to reinstall your DX, re-seat the card and RAM also make sure your RAM is properly timed and you might also have to bump up your NB voltage. Lower any overclocks - uninstall GFX drivers (use drivesweeper to make sure they are gone) and get the latest version - conversely, some people have been able to deal with it by installing earlier versions.
  03:32:11  27 February 2010
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Ceano
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02/27/2010 3:32:46
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If the problem started with Vista, how can they suggest that it is some hardware problem...that makes no sense!

With XP Pro i did never have this or any other problem related to video card, but as soon as i changed OS to Windows 7 i sometimes get that the video driver stopped responding. This i clearly a software problem that they have no clue at the moment how to solve, thats why they say that it is this or that problem with hardware.
  13:06:07  27 February 2010
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Danlo
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On forum: 10/21/2008
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As this problem is only occurring with CS and CoP and no other games I'm a bit confused - as I said all monitoring system I'm using is not registering any heat over 75 degrees on my card and an ambient temp of 54 - so over heating isn't the cause.
  02:50:33  28 February 2010
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Rhammstein
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On forum: 10/06/2008
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As this problem is only occurring with CS and CoP and no other games I'm a bit confused - as I said all monitoring system I'm using is not registering any heat over 75 degrees on my card and an ambient temp of 54 - so over heating isn't the cause.
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I'm having the "exact" problem on "both" of my PC's, one Vista 32, the other in my sig.

This is ridiculous and is affecting many people, somebody had better get to work on it, I'm absolutely fed up! I have tried "everything", and when I say everything, I MEAN it.

I'm so disgusted, I'm loving this game, but can't play more than 20 minutes, sometimes 60, and walla, this damned bug. Thank god it doesn't lock up the rig, I can quick save, tab out, end task, and load it, but still. My temps are incredibly low, I spent just under $2,500 on this damn PC. The best of everything, I can run any other game with perfection, any benchmark, nothing gives me an issue or even gets this thing warm, let alone hot....

I just fear nobody is working on it, as usual, and the bug still stay. I was always lucky, never the Stalker bug issues, well I guess it's my turn now. And it really really sucks, because I'm loving the game so much, but this frustrates me so badly I can't stand it.
  07:32:55  28 February 2010
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SCAVENGER1
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On forum: 03/31/2007
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the 1 thing i never still dont use is the "quick save" ever since SoC . if i need to save i make my save manually and that is it. but this sure does like a nvidia and or GSC well GSC needs to get working and if they do and get it fix for you.

and while they are at it fix the other bugs that are in this as well.
  01:28:28  1 March 2010
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Rhammstein
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On forum: 10/06/2008
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I've narrowed the problem down, for my PC at least, COP causes my Gpu (It only utilizes one video card) to hit 101*C. I posted about this in the other thread as well.

I've tested many other games, some very new and a one brand new, NOTHING gets my video cards over 68*C. This is outgragous and I don't have any idea how this can happen, not even 16 years of experience. Something is severely wrong with COP, at least, for me. How in the world can just one game cause a Gpu to spike 33*? The most bizzare issue I've ever seen. I've gone so far as to manually set the fan speeds for the Gpu's to 100% before loading COP, and it only drops the temp to 88*C, this is still 20* higher than any other game!

Arma 2 is FAR more demanding than COP, yet runs at a nice 68*, Bioshock 2 runs around the same. This is so bizarre I don't believe I will EVER find a fix, this is just.... impossible!
  18:46:53  1 March 2010
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Danlo
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On forum: 10/21/2008
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I tried to delete my graphics drivers and reinstall it so that it might help - I guessed that over writing the drivers a couple of times my be causing this problem.

Long story short I fried my psu - don't ask I feel stupid enough as it is - and the new (better 700 watt 21 amp from a 575 watt 15 amp - all for £45.00) one doesn't quite have enough internal power connectors so I'll have to wait until next Monday before I can get my pc up and running and I may have to reinstall windows 7 - ah well.

I'll let you know.
  21:02:58  3 March 2010
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Rhammstein
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For whatever reason the game worked perfectly since my last post, although I had to hold my Gpu fans at 100% during gameplay, the game spends most of the time around 68*C, but it peaks at exactly 91*C, never higher. So blasting the fans drops the temp 10*C, I guess this is just enough for my system to handle the game. I finished it pretty fast, disappointed with everything after Jupiter area but whatever.

Anyways, somehow the normal bug of the black screen went away, and a new but showed up in it's place. Now, rarely, it will instantly freeze and I get lines all across my screen, and it locks the entire rig up, I have to manually power off the PC. Now this, I won't tolerate, it's bad for hardware and the OS as well. However the game is completed and I don't think I'll be playing it anymore until I get an explanation why it runs at temps up to 91*C. I suspect it hits these peaks of 91*C when it's very sunny and lots of effects are onscreen, well actually I'm sure.
Using CPUID Hardware Monitor, I alt-tab out of the game at night, or when it's very cloudy, and the temps are around 60-68*C, however when I alt-tab out when it's very sunny, in the morning, with god rays, and tons of special effects are in use, it hits 91*C.
Without manually setting my Gpu fans to 100% it will run over 100*C, yet I can play Crysis, with hires packs, and never pass 68*C, ever. Bioshock 2, same thing, no thermal issues.

There is no way it's my Gpu's or a cooling issue. I bought my case specifically to run dual Gpu's, it's incredibly good. All of my cooling hardware is top notch, the Cpu, the memory, everything is kept nice and cool and "all" hot air is exhausted out the back using a 120mm Antec fan running at over 2,000rpm. The temps inside my case sit around 25-30*C.

Heh, this is so mind boggling I'd pay for an explanation. It simply defies logic that just one game can cause a video card to overheat, yet it doesn't even utilize my Gpu(s) more than Crysis or Bioshock 2!!!! If utilization is low, and temp is hot, and the fan is at full speed, well, there ya have it, this is just incredible to me, all of my years of experience, education, everything... If someone told me exactly this was happening to them, I would not believe them, period...
  04:24:09  4 March 2010
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Daddy Cool
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On forum: 11/10/2008
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My single nVidia GTX 285 does something similar. At 83 deg C, my driver freaks out and the screen goes black or get a BSOD.

If I keep the fan around 90%, temps will occasionally get to 81 depending on what its up to, but usually stays 73-78.

I can see the GPU is heavily used during this game. Can't remember how much the other games use it.

DC
  16:40:27  30 June 2012
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Cromm Cruac
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On forum: 11/19/2009
 

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Cromm Cruac
06/30/2012 16:40:46
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Sorry for bump but did anyone find the solution to that?

I've changed the MoBo/CPU/RAM/PSU recently and started to get this error in CoP (only).
GPU is the same. It does not overheat. It has max 70 deg with auto fan speed and barely 60 when I bump fan speed to 100%
Drivers updates etc - latest. I've even reverted GPU driver to the one I've used with old hardware but it didn't help.
No overclocking. All settings on default.

Noticed one thing: RAM voltage in MoBo auto mode is 1.488V and producer specs says 1.5V. Could this be an issue?
 
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