NVidia display driver intermittent crashing

  iscanut 17:35 05 Sep 2014

I use Windows 7 SP1 and an NVidia Geforce GTX550Ti card. I am running the lastest drivers, updated from the NVidia site. All of a sudden, the pc has been crashing, sometimes recovering with the following displayed "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.". Other times it does not recover and I have to reboot. It happens spasmodically and with no regular pattern. Any ideas as to why or what else I can do ?

  sunnystaines 18:06 05 Sep 2014

reinstall driver or go back a version.

  iscanut 18:59 05 Sep 2014

Have done both of these and still. Get the same problem.

  sunnystaines 20:05 05 Sep 2014

what does device manager show?

  rdave13 23:05 05 Sep 2014

iscanut2 had a similar problem to yours with the 'recovered' pop-up and it will be a driver issue I think. Had to uninstall the version in programs and features first, reboot, then installed the working version for me which is GeForce 340.52 - release date 29/07/2014. Not removing an older version seemed to create the issue. Uninstalling via prog & features, rebooting, then using Nvidia GeForce Experience to update it has solved the problem for me. GTX 550 Ti card.

  rdave13 23:14 05 Sep 2014

One thing to do, just remembered, do not let Windows Update update your GPU's driver. If you get a notification for the update then hide it. Stick with Nvidia's Experience program only.

  iscanut 11:26 06 Sep 2014

Thanks rdave13, will try what you did later on and report back in due course. Many thanks, glad to know I am not alone!

  iscanut 12:38 06 Sep 2014

Have uninstalled all of the Nvidia drivers etc and updated with a saved version 335.23 March 2014 and so far so good...will keep an eye on things over the next couple of days.

  iscanut 20:16 12 Sep 2014

Still getting intermittent problems even with total unistall and reinstall of old driver, when I know I had no problems. Sounds like a windows prob so will try an old AMD card and see what happens.

  rdave13 20:31 12 Sep 2014

Before you do check win update hasn't updated your GPU. Are you using NVidia GeForce Experience to update your card? My card is steady as a rock with the 340.52 version.

This is going to be a double post :(

  iscanut 11:08 13 Sep 2014

I don't let windows update gpu and I did a fresh install with an older driver version downloaded direct from Nvidia.

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