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Why are my nvidia cards giving me BSOD?

Asked by pplufthesun (607points) February 15th, 2009

I’ve had a Dell XPS 700 for about two years now, and it came with two Nvidia 7900’s. Recently, I have been getting stray lines showing up during games, and have been having issues with 3d things such as google earth, or even videos. I occasionally get the BSOD which reads nv4_disp.dll.

I tried to fix it by uninstalling my drivers, and reinstalling, but I still get the BSOD. Any help?

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poofandmook's avatar

That used to happen to my desktop, when I first got it. Also a Dell, coincidentally. I called TS and read them the entire BSOD code, and they told me it was the modem; that it was probably faulty. I took the modem out (I use cable anyway) and it’s never done it since. Maybe one of your cards crapped out?

Grisson's avatar

Also go to Dell and search for the latest drivers.
I’ve also had the conflict between modem and video card.
If your machine has a modem you’re not using, you can disable it from the Device Manager.

pplufthesun's avatar

What is the modem, I use wireless internet, how would I go about turning it off?

Grisson's avatar

Look for it in Device Manager (through Control Panel) Disable it to turn it off. If you don’t have a modem on the machine (no external connector for a phone jack) then nevermind.

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