nv4_disp.dll error BSOD

  rossgolf 20:40 17 Mar 2008

i have searched the internet and apparently it is a known fault with nvidia geforce cards
i have updated all the drivers and still get the dreaded BSOD error every now and then.
any ideas??

xp pro
2gb ram
athlon x2 4800+
8400gs geforce

  skidzy 20:57 17 Mar 2008

When updating Ross,you are removing the old driver first from device manager ?

You should have the new driver saved to (lets say) desktop,once the old one is removed,point the request to update to the desktop saved driver.

My apologies if you have tried this way.

I can see its a common problem on Google.

  rossgolf 21:00 17 Mar 2008

no i just download

a couple of days ago i posted about a problem with my graphics and got the driver then, that was the latest version.

so in theory i already have the latest driver

  rossgolf 22:18 17 Mar 2008


  woodchip 22:24 17 Mar 2008

TRy removing one stick of ram at a time and test computer, you may have a faulty stick

  rossgolf 22:28 17 Mar 2008


i would do that but i neva no when the next BSOD is going to come . it is very random
i could go for a day or so and then on the next boot conk out.

i have tried memtest witout any errors

  woodchip 22:30 17 Mar 2008

Memtest as it's limits.

  rossgolf 22:31 17 Mar 2008


fair point.
i have also posted in the nvidia forum and sent an email to them

also i dont think its a memory prob becuase its a widely nown error with the nvidia range.

  skidzy 22:33 17 Mar 2008

Ross as this seems a widespread problem i can only suggest trying an older driver till you find one that is stable.
BUT,you must remove the current driver first and clean up before installation of the new driver.

Is this your current driver click here

  MAT ALAN 22:38 17 Mar 2008

could be a graphics acceleration problem try lowering it...


click here

try the drivers in the link...

I have to say i have always steered clear of stuff like this till i found this by accident, so i thought i would give it a go, had a few weird issues that i could not resolve, downloaded these installed and the rest they say is history my PC graphically has NEVER worked better...

  MAT ALAN 22:40 17 Mar 2008

hey skidz, how ya doin me old PC fixer pal...

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