Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding - GTX260
Ok i got this message tonight for the first time while playing Age of Conan twice
It happened really fast, when it happened it look like my screen was going to crash, everything froze and for a quick second i saw a tons of red dots all across the screen and then the screen went to normal.
I was like WTF.
I went to my desktop and temps seemed to be normal according to rivatuner hardware log
So I looked in event log and I saw this message twice right in a row but in between there was in a windows defender message that it found some problem with cpu-z. No idea if that was the cause
Is this a sign of a card going bad? I am using 177.41 drivers for Vista 64. Have not had any problems since I put the system together about 3 weeks ago and been playing AoC since
For now i totally disabled windows defender, i do not need that i have Nod32 anyway
here are the exact messages in the event viewer
Event ID 4101
Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
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