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    Hello, i am just wondering if anyone can give me advice as i am stressed and cant seem to find an email in which to email Acer.

    Basically i have downloaded the Nvidia 8600m GT drivers from the Acer website and installed them and in theory everything should be fine. However since i have done this whenever i use 3d applications (especially Guild Wars: Factions) the laptop will crash after a few minutes. When it crashes a big blue screen appears saying that Windows could not reset my graphics card (or something similar to that) and that windows had to close to stop my laptop from being damaged.

    Ive downloaded all of the windows updates. I have also noticed that when i start up the computer and log into windows as all of the programmes are beginning to run the screen flickers once which it didnt do (or i dont remember it doing) when it had the factory drivers, this leads me to think that it is definately a software issue.

    One more thing, i downloaded the Nvidia Geforce 8 drivers from Nvidia.com but when i tried to run that driver it said there was no hardware to install!

    If anyone has an idea of what is wrong and a possible solution i would be very happy indeed as my laptop is 80% useless now without the GFX card working

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    I dont get it. The Acer drivers are the stock drivers...
    Why did you install them if you already had them?
    Perhaps it was caused by a corrupted installation?

    I would just do a factory default restore.

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    Sadly its not completely to do with your drivers, infact changing stock drivers will probably make some part of vista not work properly, like hibernate for me.

    The problem is Vista, its just very buggy at the moment. If you can get a dualboot with XP you will prob find your games playing a lot more stable as well as faster up to 10-20% faster i find, but you'll need a lot of web scanning for XP drivers.

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    Default Re: Crashing Acer 5920

    After installing modded drivers, I found that with some revisions, the screensaver would boot when watching a movie when it was not supposed to, or that hibernate would not work. So I've been trying out a load of drivers till 158.45, which so far...touch wood, has no adverse effects.

    The performance increases are worth the odd problem or to, until Nvidia releases official Geforce Go 8 Drivers...if ever...

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    Default Re: Crashing Acer 5920

    Quote Originally Posted by darkspark88 View Post
    After installing modded drivers, I found that with some revisions, the screensaver would boot when watching a movie when it was not supposed to, or that hibernate would not work. So I've been trying out a load of drivers till 158.45, which so far...touch wood, has no adverse effects.

    The performance increases are worth the odd problem or to, until Nvidia releases official Geforce Go 8 Drivers...if ever...
    I also stick with 158.45

    It's the only driver with less troubles

    NVIDIA ForceWare GeForce Go 156.15 WHQL

    Modded inf Needed
    Last edited by bigspin; 27th July 2007 at 05:17 AM.

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    install driver from www.laptopvideo2go.com and find 158.45....
    install it... i hope it will solve ur problem.....

    games on my notebook
    Vista Home premium, Acer 5920g
    Graw
    Graw2
    Doom3
    Stalker
    COD2
    Comp of Heroes
    PES6
    r6 Vegas
    S Cell DA
    FEAR
    Riddick
    etc....
    they all works fine with 158.45......

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    hell, those drivers make me sick,
    I'll now try 158.45, but so far I know that:

    165.01 is a tricky driver that in reality is very old, do not use it! -
    sideeffects - always crashes on sleep and hibernation

    158.36 - hopefully is the one responsible for - random sleep mode crashes, no Videocard power saving mode (always on 475/400MHz) and Windows compatibility mode does not work (worked with 165.01)

    160...163 series - haven't tested myself, but it's claimed that overclocking is disabled on these

    Will these driver issues ever end? On one hand you want the newest drivers around to run your fresh games, but there are too much problems with nvidiots drivers this summer

    Anyone tried 156.15??? seems to be the latest normal driver for Vista?
    Last edited by SDX; 28th July 2007 at 06:03 PM.

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    Default Re: Crashing Acer 5920

    Quote Originally Posted by SDX View Post
    hell, those drivers make me sick,
    I'll now try 158.45, but so far I know that:

    165.01 is a tricky driver that in reality is very old, do not use it! -
    sideeffects - always crashes on sleep and hibernation

    158.36 - hopefully is the one responsible for - random sleep mode crashes, no Videocard power saving mode (always on 475/400MHz) and Windows compatibility mode does not work (worked with 165.01)

    160...163 series - haven't tested myself, but it's claimed that overclocking is disabled on these

    Will these driver issues ever end? On one hand you want the newest drivers around to run your fresh games, but there are too much problems with nvidiots drivers this summer

    Anyone tried 156.15??? seems to be the latest normal driver for Vista?
    Nvidia make us sick

    162.xx/163.xx Modded & 156.xx(Latest go driver) Can't OC..Tooooooo Bad.

    158.45 is the best driver so far .Hope Nvidia remove OC bug from future drivers

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    well, I have tried 158.45 and my problems (random sleep mode crashes, no Videocard power saving mode (always on 475/400MHz) and Windows compatibility mode does not work (worked with 165.01)) still remained, so I switched to original bundled drivers and it isn't perfect too
    If I close the notebook while a 3D game is loaded in background it still won't wake up.
    And I absolutely don't understand why I can't play Unreal1 engine games in compatibility mode anymore, I have the stupid Speedstep bug, and f**king Intel with Microsoft have no tools to turn it of in Vista.

    Sometimes I already think about restoring the whole system back from scratch :E

 

 
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