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I have a little problem for about 2-3 weeks now. My nVidia driver crash. The screen comes blank, then one monitor works, the other one no. They flicker, my computer run a lot, like if it was writing on the hard disk. And then, boom! Everything come back and I get this:

nVidia Driver

I don't know why it does that. I have Windows 8 since the August 16th, but it never did that.

For information, there's my specs:

Intel Core2 Duo 3.00Ghz E8400
4GB of DDR2 800Mhz RAM
=> nVidia Quadro 600 PCI-e (with 2 monitors: 1 DP->DVI, 1 DVI->VGA)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (genuine, MSDNAA)
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Make sure the GPU's fan/heatsink is not packed with dust, or it will overheat and will behave the same way as you described. – page4096 Nov 4 '12 at 11:15
It's a HP dc7900. It has 2 fan in it. And I clean it every months. – Frederick Marcoux Nov 4 '12 at 11:16
This is an extremely annoying problem that I have yet to track down myself. I experience it most frequently when playing lotro in a window. – Paul Gregoire Nov 4 '12 at 18:19
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Many applications which worked smooth on Windows7 not working or stopped responding on Win8 Try downloading latest drives form Nvdia site. And I am not sure about drivers for Windows8 being available.

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It has indeed a new version. I'm downloading it. Oh, it's done (60Mb/s). So now installing, I'll tell you in about 30min if it crash anyway! – Frederick Marcoux Nov 4 '12 at 11:21

Update your driver to the latest beta (fixed). Don't plan on using the stable version for the next few months. Let us know if this fixes anything.

edit-- They pushed a driver on Nov 2nd that you should also try.

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I'm not a beta tester. I had too much problems with beta in the past... – Frederick Marcoux Nov 4 '12 at 11:32
@FrederickMarcoux Consider Windows 8 a beta :-) . You are running the latest stable version from the error screen-shot you showed us: 306.97. – Mikhail Nov 4 '12 at 11:33
That driver isn't for Quadro's, it's for GeForce's and ION's. – page4096 Nov 4 '12 at 11:33
@page4096 this is true... – Mikhail Nov 4 '12 at 11:35
@Misha He's not even running the latest stable. – Louis Nov 4 '12 at 11:36

There has been an ongoing issue with the latestdriver from nvdia and it is constanly conflicting with Microsoft security essentials ,downgrade to older version of n vdia drivers and try opening internet videos from Google chrome.

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I'm trying to update it to newer version, to see. I hate downgrading! Waste of time! – Frederick Marcoux Nov 4 '12 at 11:29

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