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Oct
11
comment Hangouts notifications appearing above xscreensaver
My bad, should've included that. I'm running Xfce, so it's xfwm4.
Oct
11
comment Connectivity issues on university network
Is it an eduroam network?
Sep
12
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
I'm just going to go ahead and RMA it. Thanks for all your help!
Sep
9
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
From the driver release dates on the NVIDIA website, it looks like I've been using the latest stable version of the driver ever since building the PC, so I don't think it was an driver update issue. In any case, I tried the latest beta version of the driver, and saw the same results.
Sep
9
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
Out of curiosity, how could overclocking the CPU cause GPU problems? I will first try installing older versions of the driver to see if that helps, although the fact that I saw the same issue in Ubuntu (which has a separately developed driver, even though it is also proprietary and from NVIDIA) means that I'm not too hopeful. I'm sure that I haven't added anything to place additional burden on the PSU. I only have 1 SSD & 1 HDD, no optical drives, only that 1 graphics card, no other PCI/PCIe cards, and no extra fans (other than those that came with the case).
Sep
9
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
Just tried an ATI Radeon HD 4350. Again, not so fast, but it never crashed.
Sep
9
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
@Mokubai: According to GPU-Z, the crashes occur at around 39-40 C. The crashes are not a result of a game, so I was able to watch the GPU-Z window at the same time.
Sep
9
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
@ForceFlow: I got the error a few months after overclocking, which I did after installing Windows and setting everything up.
Sep
9
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
@OliverSalzburg: I overclocked the CPU to about 4.2 GHz, but I don't believe that was the cause - I've run intensive CPU-bound processes for a week at a time without any issues. The crash only occurs when the GPU is taxed. Using the on-board graphics works fine (no crashes, although it is more sluggish, as expected). When I started experiencing the crashes, I hadn't touched the BIOS in weeks. There are only two errors I'm seeing, the code 3 and the code 7.
Sep
9
comment NVIDIA Driver Crashing on Custom-Built Windows 7 PC
I tried changing the Power Management Mode to "Prefer Maximum Performance", but that didn't have any appreciable effect. I also tried resizing the window so that the rendering would be over a small portion of the screen, but that just meant more time before the crash occurred (10 seconds instead of 3 seconds).
Sep
9
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
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
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.
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.
Jan
1
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
29
comment Error mounting Arch Linux NFS share on Windows 7 Ultimate
That was the problem. The final command I had to use was mount -o anon \\192.168.1.99\data\authorized Z:. The -o anon option was required, and only backslashes could be used for directory separation.