View Full Version : Annoying BSOD with 81.94/.95

12-04-05, 07:29 AM
OK, this often happens when I'm running serveral (windowed) programs, for example Quake 4 Radiant (windowed), DivX 6.0, and Creative Mediasource.

The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly.

Please check with your hardware device vendor for any driver updates.

Technical information:

***STOP: 0x000000EA (Ox88CB5020, 0x89F12DC8, 0xBACE7CBC, 0x00000001)

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

The same thing happens w/ .94 and .95. I have the latest (mobo) BIOS rev., nForce 4 drivers and X2 drivers installed.

Anyone else experience anything like this?

EDIT: Oh, before anyone suggests a resource confilct the only shared IRQ's I have is 17 & 18: Sound card and onboard LAN, (primary/master?) vid card and onboard IEEE1394/Firewire port respectively.

12-04-05, 09:26 AM
Could be a bad card if it does this with multiple driver revisions. I would try the card in a different system if possible, or borrow someone else's card to try in yours.

Just for the heck of it you might want to try 78.05. Some of us have had a hell of a time with 81.xx and blue screens/instability.

12-04-05, 10:45 AM
I reinstalled my platform drivers and video drivers which cleared up the occasional BSODs for me, then they came back. I would do as Rip suggests. I have the lowest shimmering and most stability out of the 78.03s myself.

You may want to run something like drivercleaner 3 after you uninstall.

12-04-05, 04:30 PM
Silly question, but did the 78 series support Athlon X2?

12-04-05, 05:23 PM
78.xx are not multi-threaded. They work fine but you won't be using both cores like 8x series. It's just an idea though because I've never bluescreened with 78.03 or 05. It clears up a few other peoples blue screens too. Since more people are starting to report (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60703) BSOD's with 8x drivers nVidia should really look into it.