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Nvidia Geforce GT 520 issues

By ZDahl46
Sep 1, 2012
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  1. So my graphics card has been giving me some issues lately.. I am in game (WoW, The Walking Dead game, Starcraft 2, etc.. full screen high graphic capable games) and frequently after a period of time the screen would just go black for a couple seconds and it would sound like the fan on the card is restarting and then the game would load back up.. rarely the game would just crash altogether and it would cause my computer to be unresponsive (not able to ctrl alt delete my way out of it, mouse pointer would be frozen as well forcing my to manually turn off the computer and turn it back on).. the most recent problem has been after the new WoW patch, whenever the screen would go black for the few seconds to reboot where normally it would just reload the screen.. now the whole screen goes black, I can see my task bar and whatever I have running in the background (web browser normally for waiting for queues) but the game program has disappeared even though I can still hear the game sounds and see the game cursor on a black screen. It stays like this with no reload until I control alt delete my way out of the program.. I have completely uninstalled the graphics card and drivers, reinstalled the card and reupdated the drivers.. still to no success. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

    OS NameMicrosoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Version6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
    Other OS DescriptionNot Available
    OS ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
    System NameDAHLIA-PC
    System ManufacturerDell Inc.
    System ModelInspiron 519
    System Typex64-based PC
    ProcessorAMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+, 2700 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/DateDell Inc. 1.0.3, 9/4/2008
    SMBIOS Version2.5
    Windows DirectoryC:\Windows
    System DirectoryC:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    LocaleUnited States
    Hardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "6.0.6002.18005"
    Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM)4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory4.00 GB
    Available Physical Memory2.17 GB
    Total Virtual Memory8.22 GB
    Available Virtual Memory6.15 GB
    Page File Space4.29 GB
    Page FileC:\pagefile.sys

    NameNVIDIA GeForce GT 520
    PNP Device IDPCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_20293842&REV_A1\4&12091BE0&0&0010
    Adapter TypeGeForce GT 520, NVIDIA compatible
    Adapter DescriptionNVIDIA GeForce GT 520
    Adapter RAM2.00 GB (2,147,155,968 bytes)
    Installed Driversnvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
    Driver Version8.17.13.0142
    INF Fileoem24.inf (Section004 section)
    Color PlanesNot Available
    Color Table Entries4294967296
    Resolution1680 x 1050 x 59 hertz
    Bits/Pixel32
    Memory Address0xFD000000-0xFE9FFFFF
    Memory Address0xF0000000-0xFEBFFFFF
    Memory Address0xF8000000-0xF9FFFFFF
    I/O Port0x0000D800-0x0000D87F
    IRQ ChannelIRQ 18
    I/O Port0x000003B0-0x000003BB
    I/O Port0x000003C0-0x000003DF
    Memory Address0xA0000-0xBFFFF
    Driverc:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (8.17.13.142, 13.64 MB (14,298,944 bytes), 8/31/2012 11:00 PM)
     


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