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Nik_52
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05/03/17 06:50 PM
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Just a reminder that your Graphics CARD maker may have the fastest 'game' driver, but not the best 'technical' driver. For that, check out the CHIP maker...


I've just about completed a self-build of CAD Tower #3 to run turboCAD Pro, Poser11Pro, DazStudio etc etc. It has three WD Black HDDs, an AMD octo-core CPU, 32 GB RAM and a Gigabyte 990x mobo that supports SLI etc for gaming. I put in two twin-DVI Gigabyte nvidia GTX 750 Ti cards to run my three 21" wide screens.


{ I don't play games; I just need a vast work-space to hold multiple views, provide lonnng borders for lots of menu bars... }


Would those same-brand mobo and graphics cards play nice together ? No...


Neither graphics card was recognised until I reset the mobo BIOS. Though the first card popped up with two screens, the second card would not support Windows' 'extend onto' for more than a few seconds before 'vanishing'. Gigabyte latest driver fared no better. After working through their trouble-shooting list, I came to a link to nvidia site. Five minutes to find my cards, five to down-load the latest nvidia driver, five to install.


This time, all three screens popped up as they should...


Phew.


Currently browsing on old 'desktop' PC while loading Poser & CAD archive from NAS onto CAD Tower. I did a lot of work with Poser 4, TurboCAD and Floorplan etc, accumulated a LOT of freebies, but *that* CAD Tower #2 died in a storm. I managed to salvage much of my 3DS & Zip collection from its D: but C:'s programs and sprawling runtime were toast. Worse, my old NAS would not load my back-ups' XP directory tree onto this Desktop PC's 8.1. By the time I could afford to replace the hardware, my programs were too old to re-register....


I've added a bunch of freebies & bargain basement models while slowly building my new CAD Tower, so I'll be needing multiple external runtimes to keep everything tidy...





Nik_52
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08/08/17 04:03 PM
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FWIW, Windows keeps asking me to replace my working NVIDIA multi-card driver with the newer, but baulky single-card Gigabyte version...


{ Shakes head... }





alexjuvion
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08/16/17 03:39 AM
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David964
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10/05/17 11:05 PM
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So, my NVIDIA Optimus machine was working completely fine on Windows 7, but once I upgraded to Windows 10 my games crash. But games only crash when using the GT 420M. When I force a game to use my Intel HD Graphics, games start and play fine.


 


When I say crash, I mean that I click a shortcut (or the .exe itself), and a black screen comes up like it's gonna start, but then it stops and says "***** has stopped working". So if I run Skyrim, it says "Skyrim has stopped working".  Buy Online In Pakistan





David964
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10/05/17 11:06 PM
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I did some fiddling around with the NVIDIA control panel options. Just out of curiosity, I set Microsoft Edge to run with my GT 420M to see if that would crash too. It didn't crash, but the backlight on my screen went off. I could just barely see that Edge was open on my laptop. I shutdown manually because I couldn't see anything, then restarted and the resolution was noticeably different. I checked the device manager and both my Intel HD Graphics, and my GT 420M had exclamation points next to them. I clicked into the properties of them and it said "Windows has stopped this device (code 43)". I reinstalled the drivers, restarted the computer and the resolution and everything was back to normal...except everything that runs on my video card still crashes. Darse nizami





David964
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10/05/17 11:07 PM
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So, my NVIDIA Optimus machine was working completely fine on Windows 7, but once I upgraded to Windows 10 my games crash. But games only crash when using the GT 420M. When I force a game to use my Intel HD Graphics, games start and play fine.


 


When I say crash, I mean that I click a shortcut (or the .exe itself), and a black screen comes up like it's gonna start, but then it stops and says "***** has stopped working". So if I run Skyrim, it says "Skyrim has stopped working". 


 


I did a clean install of Windows 10 and everything still crashes. I also made sure I'm running the latest driver 353.62. I even reinstalled the drivers and did a clean install of it, just in case. I also have DirectX, .net framework, and vc redist all installed.


 


I tried running them as admin, and in compatibility mode, but everything still crashes. I even tried cleaning the registry and doing a sfc scan.


 


Anybody have a clue what could be going on? IT Experts Agency






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