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Sep
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comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
As I noted above, I already tried modifying the registry by adding the TdrDelay key. The only difference it made was that the machine froze up for a longer period of time before crashing. Also, I tried removing the NVIDIA card and ran the same GPU-intensive software with just onboard graphics. It was of course much more sluggish, but I encountered no more crashes. I'll try your other suggestions next.
Sep
8
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
Typical temperatures in SpeedFan hover around 30-40C. I haven't used IntelBurn Test, but after overclocking the CPU, I tested stability using Prime95. Note that there are no stability issues when running CPU-bound processes - I can run them for days with no issues.
Sep
8
revised NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
Added second error dialog
Sep
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Sep
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revised NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
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Sep
5
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
It looks like it's a hardware issue. I'll try removing/reseating all the components.
Sep
5
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
I Googled the new error and tried modifying the TdrDelay registry key as suggested, but that did nothing except increase the amount of time it was frozen before it crashed.
Sep
5
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
I just reinstalled the driver. I removed everything I could with Add/Remove Programs, and then purged the rest with Driver Fusion. Even after reinstalling with a redownloaded copy of the latest version (301.42), there are errors when I try to run graphically intensive software. The error this time was a little different: see it here
Sep
5
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Sep
5
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
OK, I'll try reinstalling the driver. My PSU does 520 W.
Sep
5
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
301.42 is the latest version, although I can try reinstalling it. I got the thermal paste on the surface of the graphics card, nowhere near the PCI slot contacts. Some just dripped onto the card, off the flat surfaces on which I was putting it and then gluing the heatsinks to.
Sep
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Aug
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revised Fixed aspect ratio with ATI Radeon HD 4350 on Windows 7 64-bit
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Mar
10
comment Firefox “Browse by Name” not functioning
The problem disappeared when I tethered with my phone, so it's clearly something with my network, and not my computer. I'm using pfSense as my router, and it is presumably caching DNS requests. The DNS servers it's using are the OpenDNS ones, followed by the Google ones. I've set up OpenDNS so that it will send me NXDOMAIN for invalid DNS requests.
Mar
3
asked Firefox “Browse by Name” not functioning
Jan
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accepted Symlink directories outside an NFS share in that NFS share
Jan
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comment Symlink directories outside an NFS share in that NFS share
A little unwieldy, but it gets the job done. I can probably automate the process with a few scripts to make it more manageable.
Dec
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asked Symlink directories outside an NFS share in that NFS share