View Full Version : 7800 GTX System lock up with 24 hrs. Sometimes more frequent :(

09-25-06, 07:41 PM
System information
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.26GHz (2261 MHz)
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
DirectX version: 9.0c
Graphics card information
Processor: GeForce Go 7800 GTX
Video BIOS:
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16
Memory: 256 MB
ForceWare version: 84.69
TV encoder type: NVIDIA Integrated

I have tried upgrading but will try the next version now posted. It appears lock ups occur when my machine is under stress. It picks on process and rails it to 100%. Then if I kill it, it moves to the next process.

It is not a virus - since it only happens on my 2 NVidia systems (of 5 systems). It also appears to happen every 24 hours, but can occur as often as 3 times a day. The only hope I have is it attacks a process that is not my current app - becuase that app becomes unresponsive. But I can set the current 100% process to low priority - and save my other apps.

but this work around is useless if it attacks my primary app (VS.NET) and I loose my work.

Any help is appreciated,

09-25-06, 08:47 PM
Sounds like fun, nasty. When you say stress, cpu or gpu or both?

Are you using the right driver to support the 'go' series card? iirc they have to be the right inf. Have you checked out these?


Try an upgrade with supported inf, that could be the problem. Good luck!