Re: Bug Report: Hard crash (freeze) with nVidia GTX 460
Maybe you still can have hardlock, but with much less probability. Or maybe it was different problem.
I don't have this bug on GF 310M on my NB and everything was OK for me when I've got Core 2 Quad 6600, ASUS P5K, 4 GB of RAM with same GTX 470. It's started after I've upgraded to Sandy Bridge (ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, 8GB Ram, Core i7 2600k). With kernel 2.6.37 and stable drivers I just got black screen instead of X, it's gone only with upgrading to 270.18 + 2.6.38-rc1.
OS: Gentoo Linux, ~amd64. VideoCard: GeForce GTX 470. ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9, Core i7 2600k.