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Display driver stopped responding and has recovered

By rastaJAH
Aug 27, 2014
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    hello techspot, I keep getting this error when I play games in my computre. what should I do to fix this error?
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    I get this error every once and a while. Updating your GPU drivers usually solves the issue. Do you know what GPU you are running? Post your full system specs below and then we can go from there.
     
  3. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've just update my driver and still having the same error

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  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,831   +184

    Try removing all the old drivers from your OS. Then install the lastest driver. This may solve your problem. If not check into your video card. Make sure it is not overheating. 9500 gt is a older card. Could be its getting ready to go out on you.
     
  5. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How can I remove older drivers from my OS?, and yes its quite overheating. how can I keep it cool for the mean time while I don't have any spare. ahmmm can I also ask what is the best minimum video card for my system that can also run pc games?
     
  6. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,831   +184

    Display Driver Uninstaller Download This program here should help you clear out all your old drivers. As far as over heating. Try blowing out out your computer with a can of air. See if this helps. If you are looking for a good video card. I am sure JC713 can help you with this.
     
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  7. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a lot sir Cobalt006. I'll do the steps you've given me then I'll let you know what will be the results. I'll be waiting for sir JC713's reply.
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    Ok, sorry for the late response. I completely missed the alert for this thread. There is actually a process you need to follow for installing the GPU driver. Like cobalt said, you need to clean install it. You can do this through the installer itself though. No need for outside tools unless really necessary.

    Proceed as follows:
    1) Download the latest driver from here.
    2) Launch the installer.
    3) Choose the "Custom Install" option.
    4) Tick the checkbox stating "Clean Install".
    5) Proceed with the installation.

    This will install the latest driver and remove the old one to resolve any conflicts.

    If that doesn't work, there may be an issue with the GPU. Before we proceed to recommending new hardware, let's see if my suggestion above works. Also, try upgrading Windows 8 to version 8.1. It is free and it may help.
     
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  9. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sir JC713, I've done the steps of removing and installing new driver but I can't upgrade my windows 8. I lack an update, guess I'll wait for the update for windows 8.1.
     
  10. chip igmo

    chip igmo TS Member Posts: 32

    add windows 8 update from metro screen.
     
  11. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sir. chip igmo. how can I do that? I'm not familiar with metro screen.

    sir. JC713, the error is still popping up, I think I need to replace my GPU.
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    Refer to this article for help. It is bound to answer your question.

    Yeah I think your GPU is going bad unfortunately. Do you have a budget for a new card? Also, I think upgrading your RAM, along with the GPU, will also be beneficial.
     
  13. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes sir I have an enough budget for that.
     
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    Alright, now give me your budget in numbers so I can find you some stuff :D.
     
  15. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have 5,000php (philippine peso)
     
  16. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    Where are you hoping to purchase the parts from? misor Does the Philippines have its own computer hardware store or something similar to Amazon?
     
  17. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    We have some stores here in the Philippines and PC Domain is one of them.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014
  18. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    Well what are you going to be using the PC for? Gaming? Work?
     
  19. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm gonna use it for Gaming.
     
  20. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    What games do you play? With a $100 USD budget it will be hard to get both a GPU and RAM.
     
  21. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    League of Legends, Assassin's Creed and GTA IV. I also want to install new games with high required graphics in the near future. Maybe I can buy GPU first then RAM after I get enough money again.
     
  22. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    Well in order to play at higher graphics settings you will need at least a $200 GPU and at least 8GB of RAM. The CPU may begin to bottleneck also.
     
  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,003   +1,503

    The 9500 GT performance doesn't seem to be the issue and a $100 card would be satisfactory. Which would be a massive upgrade to the 9500 GT.

    GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 vs GeForce GTX 750

    Even the GT 440 would be twice the performance of a 9500 GT. A $200 card would consume more power. If you choose to go with a $200 card, please make sure you have a power supply that will support the cards power requirements.
     
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  24. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,982   +908

    You are definitely right :D. I completely overlooked that!
     
  25. rastaJAH

    rastaJAH TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for the tips sir JC713 and sir cliffordcooley. what name of the GPU should I buy? that can play a higher graphics?
     


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