micahj

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I've been having some serious problems recently with vista 64 Ultimate. My issues start when i go to play any video my system hangs, then the mouse skips, freezes, and keeps freezing and unfreezing, HDD activity goes through the roof. Sometimes I will see discoloration in the mouse pointers or it will be distorted severely in one way or another. In other cases the display driver will fail completely and recover itself a few seconds later.

*edit* also getting "nvlddmkm stopped responding" error during driver failure


I've tried numerous different driver versions, and did a fresh install of vista 64 ultimate and the problem has persisted.

I'm running on E for ideas, and about to scrap my GTX 285.

Windows Vista 64 Ultimate
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
Western Digital VelociRaptor
EVGA X58 Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express
ZALMAN 850W Continuous PSU
ZALMAN 9700 Heatsink
LG GGC-H20L Blu-ray/HD DVD drive
 

micahj

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I Tested my 3 ram sticks individually, unplugged my optical drive for the hell of it with no luck.

I also did another fresh install, and there are no problems before drivers are loaded so i'm thinking it has to do with a 3D acceleration problem