Video-related crash, minidump

By Kaonax
Mar 15, 2009
  1. hello all

    my computer crashes whenever I try and play some games, it's been happening with Unreal tournament 3 and crysis. right before it crashes red squiggly lines appear on the screen and then about 2 seconds later the screen goes black, and audio starts looping.

    here is my computer config

    CPU:Q6600 overclocked to 3.0 GHZ
    GPU:8800 GTS 512 overclocked to 725 mhz core, 1025 mhz memory, 1798 mhz shader
    RAM: 4GB(2x2GB) mushkin 800 mhz 4-4-4-12 timings
    sound card: Asus Xonar DX
    PSU: Corsair 520HX 520W
    OS: Vista 64-bit Ultimate

    it can't be temperature because my video card only goes up to 66 degrees maximum, and my processor to 60(when it is at 100% for a while, which is never when playing a game)

    so what I can't do is read the minidump, I've posted it for the UT3 crash as I can't can't find any other.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your issue is with the Nvidia display driver nvlddmkm.sys and there is quite a bit on the web concerning problems between this driver and Vista. Overclocked cards were cited in my research and one work around was to lessen the ocing.
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