display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered

prophed

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Hi everyone

Like the title says, I got the "
display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered" error every 5 minutes or so. My screen freezes, turns black and is fine again and there's a little yellow warning triangle in the bottom right of my screen.
I allready tried the Nvidia automatic computer scan to find the most up to date drivers and installed them, this helped nothing.
I also tried Windows Fix it. This gave a slight improvement and brought me to the current situation (before that my screen crashed every minute)

I hope one of you guys knows the magic answer so my computer functions properly again..

Thanks in advance !
Sven
 

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    HP Pavilion Elite m9380.be-a
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    Core 2 Quad Q9450
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    IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
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    4 Gb
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    GForce 210
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    Integrated Audio ALC888S
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    Benq T905

wither 3

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It's possible that the GPU is overheating. Is the fan running and the speed changing under load? Is the fan clean?
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
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    Cyberpower
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    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
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    NVIDIA 780i
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    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
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    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
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    Viewsonic VG2436
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    1920x1080p
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    Samsung HD 105SI
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    Apevia XJupiter
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    Logitech MX 600
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prophed

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I think it is... It's kinda hard to hear. I'll try to check it in detail. I know the fan's clean because I've recently checked it...
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9380.be-a
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
    Memory
    4 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GForce 210
    Sound Card
    Integrated Audio ALC888S
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq T905

wither 3

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If you download HMonitor, you can monitor the temperature of your card and the cpu.
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
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    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
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    1920x1080p
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    Samsung HD 105SI
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    Apevia XJupiter
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    Logitech MX 600
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    Logitech MX 3200
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    30 Mbps

Patonb

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/Overheating usually shuts down, but it's possible.

It may also be the card itself crapping out.
 

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  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
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    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

wither 3

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I agree with you in regards to a overheating CPU. However, a overheating GPU normally gives a BSOD.
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
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    Cyberpower
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    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
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    Apevia XJupiter
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    air
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    Logitech MX 600
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    Logitech MX 3200
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    30 Mbps

Patonb

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Nope, mine have shut right off. Then again it was hitting 110C!

But usually overheating starts as lag as the gpu throttles, then kurplunk... Shuts off just like a cpu does.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

prophed

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I guess it's possible, but I doubt it's due to overheating. Because it starts happening the moment I power on my pc... So how hot can he get in 5 minutes ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9380.be-a
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
    Memory
    4 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GForce 210
    Sound Card
    Integrated Audio ALC888S
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq T905

Patonb

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Very actually...

It's a good thing to check thnough.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

prophed

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Ok, I followed your advice and the temperatures range from min 32°C (89°F) to max 53°C (127°F) This includes the motherboard, 4 cores, harddrives and graphics card.

The graphics card sits at 43°C (109°F). And this is after running my pc for some time and while playing a game. What do you think ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9380.be-a
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
    Memory
    4 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GForce 210
    Sound Card
    Integrated Audio ALC888S
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq T905

Patonb

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You need to tax the card to 100% be for sure, but those are all fine.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

wither 3

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I'm suspicious if the temperature isn't changing at all. There should be some variation.

I had an overheating problem with my GPU in my work station. The BSOD mentioned the same .dll that you mentioned). The pros at Dell recommended I reinstall Windows. I did that and have had only one BSOD since then and I know it was from overheating. I have no idea why reinstalling Windows reduced the problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

prophed

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The actual value does change a couple of degrees, I just summed up the Minimum and maximum values listed...
And I don't like to reinstall windows if it isn't an absolute necessity... I'm not to good with pc's and I'm not looking forward to the trouble involved with that... :/
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9380.be-a
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
    Memory
    4 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GForce 210
    Sound Card
    Integrated Audio ALC888S
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq T905

richc46

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Welcome
Go to the website of your card and update driver.
 

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    Dell XPS420
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    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
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    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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    640 gb
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    Fan
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    Dell USB 4 button optical
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    Dell USB
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    DSL provided by ATT

prophed

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Welcome
Go to the website of your card and update driver.

Done that already, my GPU has the latest nvidia drivers. I also tried windows fix it which seemed to have helped a lot of other people...
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9380.be-a
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
    Memory
    4 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GForce 210
    Sound Card
    Integrated Audio ALC888S
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq T905

wither 3

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Is your driver 314.22?
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
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    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

prophed

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9380.be-a
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
    Memory
    4 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GForce 210
    Sound Card
    Integrated Audio ALC888S
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq T905

wither 3

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Let's do it the old fashioned way. Shut down. Pull the graphics card and then reseat it. In the really old days, we would clean the contacts on the graphics card with a pencil eraser.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

prophed

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Let's do it the old fashioned way. Shut down. Pull the graphics card and then reseat it. In the really old days, we would clean the contacts on the graphics card with a pencil eraser.

I'll try that and see if it helps !
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9380.be-a
    CPU
    Core 2 Quad Q9450
    Motherboard
    IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
    Memory
    4 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GForce 210
    Sound Card
    Integrated Audio ALC888S
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq T905

wither 3

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and......................?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
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