Video card issue

Discussion in 'Dell' started by lgreenwood@srt.com, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Guest

    I recently purchased an Optiplex 380. I installed an Evga 512mb
    Geforce 8400 GS video card to give me some modest gaming
    capability.

    The video card appears to be having issues. When I start up
    sometimes I get the message "display driver stopped responding and has
    recovered" Occasionally following this message I get the BSOD
    showing a memory dump then a restart. After that the video card works
    fine the rest of the day after a restart.

    On some occasions I get the additional message "The NVIDIA OpenGL
    driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to
    continue. The application must close. Please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/page
    support for help. Error code:8" Sometimes Error code: 4 shows up

    I have gone to the support site and a search for either error code and
    found nothing. I have also tried a different driver downloaded from
    the Nvidia site and the same problem continues. Usually on startup
    and then fine for the rest of the day.

    A google search on either messages gets a ton of hits, most are non
    dell specific and in some cases even nonNvidia specific There was a
    suggestion in one post that it is an ongoing video driver problem with
    Vista and Windows 7.

    Has anyone in this group had a similar experience or has successfully
    installed a graphics card in an Optiplex or other dell desktops? I am
    thinking about trying a different brand graphics card.

    Thanks,

    Larry
     
    , Aug 11, 2011
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  2. Bruce Varney Guest

    "" wrote in message
    news:...

    I recently purchased an Optiplex 380. I installed an Evga 512mb
    Geforce 8400 GS video card to give me some modest gaming
    capability.

    The video card appears to be having issues. When I start up
    sometimes I get the message "display driver stopped responding and has
    recovered" Occasionally following this message I get the BSOD
    showing a memory dump then a restart. After that the video card works
    fine the rest of the day after a restart.

    On some occasions I get the additional message "The NVIDIA OpenGL
    driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to
    continue. The application must close. Please visit:
    http://www.nvidia.com/page
    support for help. Error code:8" Sometimes Error code: 4 shows up

    I have gone to the support site and a search for either error code and
    found nothing. I have also tried a different driver downloaded from
    the Nvidia site and the same problem continues. Usually on startup
    and then fine for the rest of the day.

    A google search on either messages gets a ton of hits, most are non
    dell specific and in some cases even nonNvidia specific There was a
    suggestion in one post that it is an ongoing video driver problem with
    Vista and Windows 7.

    Has anyone in this group had a similar experience or has successfully
    installed a graphics card in an Optiplex or other dell desktops? I am
    thinking about trying a different brand graphics card.

    Thanks,

    Larry

    Have you tried pulling the video card out and then reseating it?

    Bruce.
     
    Bruce Varney, Aug 11, 2011
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  3. Justin Guest

    On 8/11/2011 3:56 PM, Bruce Varney wrote:
    >
    > Have you tried pulling the video card out and then reseating it?
    >
    > Bruce.


    Agreed.
    I had oddball video issues (more than once) and a reseat solved it.
    The first time was after I transported the machine to another apartment,
    and the PCIe card moved and was slightly dislodged.
     
    Justin, Aug 12, 2011
    #3
  4. Guest

    On Aug 11, 1:56 pm, "Bruce Varney" <> wrote:
    > ""  wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > I recently purchased an Optiplex 380. I installed an Evga 512mb
    > Geforce 8400 GS video card to give me some modest gaming
    > capability.
    >
    > The video card appears to be having issues.  When I start up
    > sometimes I get the message "display driver stopped responding and has
    > recovered"   Occasionally following this message I get the BSOD
    > showing a memory dump then a restart.  After that the video card works
    > fine the rest of the day after a restart.
    >
    > On some occasions I get the additional message "The NVIDIA OpenGL
    > driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to
    > continue. The application must close. Please visit:http://www.nvidia.com/page
    > support for help. Error code:8" Sometimes Error code: 4 shows up
    >
    > I have gone to the support site and a search for either error code and
    > found nothing.  I have also tried a different driver downloaded from
    > the Nvidia site and the same problem continues.  Usually on startup
    > and then fine for the rest of the day.
    >
    > A google search on either messages gets a ton of hits, most are non
    > dell specific and in some cases even nonNvidia specific   There was a
    > suggestion in one post that it is an ongoing video driver problem with
    > Vista and Windows 7.
    >
    > Has anyone in this group had a similar experience or has successfully
    > installed a graphics card in an Optiplex or other dell desktops?  I am
    > thinking about trying a different brand graphics card.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Larry
    >
    > Have you tried pulling the video card out and then reseating it?
    >
    > Bruce.


    I did that today and so far it looks good!

    Thanks,

    Larry
     
    , Aug 12, 2011
    #4
  5. Guest

    On Aug 11, 6:31 pm, Justin <> wrote:
    > On 8/11/2011 3:56 PM, Bruce Varney wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Have you tried pulling the video card out and then reseating it?

    >
    > > Bruce.

    >
    > Agreed.
    > I had oddball video issues (more than once) and a reseat solved it.
    > The first time was after I transported the machine to another apartment,
    > and the PCIe card moved and was slightly dislodged.


    Thanks

    Larry
     
    , Aug 12, 2011
    #5
  6. Guest

    On Aug 11, 1:56 pm, "Bruce Varney" <> wrote:
    > ""  wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > I recently purchased an Optiplex 380. I installed an Evga 512mb
    > Geforce 8400 GS video card to give me some modest gaming
    > capability.
    >
    > The video card appears to be having issues.  When I start up
    > sometimes I get the message "display driver stopped responding and has
    > recovered"   Occasionally following this message I get the BSOD
    > showing a memory dump then a restart.  After that the video card works
    > fine the rest of the day after a restart.
    >
    > On some occasions I get the additional message "The NVIDIA OpenGL
    > driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to
    > continue. The application must close. Please visit:http://www.nvidia.com/page
    > support for help. Error code:8" Sometimes Error code: 4 shows up
    >
    > I have gone to the support site and a search for either error code and
    > found nothing.  I have also tried a different driver downloaded from
    > the Nvidia site and the same problem continues.  Usually on startup
    > and then fine for the rest of the day.
    >
    > A google search on either messages gets a ton of hits, most are non
    > dell specific and in some cases even nonNvidia specific   There was a
    > suggestion in one post that it is an ongoing video driver problem with
    > Vista and Windows 7.
    >
    > Has anyone in this group had a similar experience or has successfully
    > installed a graphics card in an Optiplex or other dell desktops?  I am
    > thinking about trying a different brand graphics card.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Larry
    >
    > Have you tried pulling the video card out and then reseating it?
    >
    > Bruce.


    Going on Day 2, and no video problems....I think that verifies Occam's
    razor, since that was the simplest solution of all that were proposed
    when I googled the problem...Thanks...Larry
     
    , Aug 13, 2011
    #6
  7. Guest

    On Aug 13, 11:53 am, ""
    <> wrote:
    > On Aug 11, 1:56 pm, "Bruce Varney" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > ""  wrote in message

    >
    > >news:....

    >
    > > I recently purchased an Optiplex 380. I installed an Evga 512mb
    > > Geforce 8400 GS video card to give me some modest gaming
    > > capability.

    >
    > > The video card appears to be having issues.  When I start up
    > > sometimes I get the message "display driver stopped responding and has
    > > recovered"   Occasionally following this message I get the BSOD
    > > showing a memory dump then a restart.  After that the video card works
    > > fine the rest of the day after a restart.

    >
    > > On some occasions I get the additional message "The NVIDIA OpenGL
    > > driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to
    > > continue. The application must close. Please visit:http://www.nvidia.com/page
    > > support for help. Error code:8" Sometimes Error code: 4 shows up

    >
    > > I have gone to the support site and a search for either error code and
    > > found nothing.  I have also tried a different driver downloaded from
    > > the Nvidia site and the same problem continues.  Usually on startup
    > > and then fine for the rest of the day.

    >
    > > A google search on either messages gets a ton of hits, most are non
    > > dell specific and in some cases even nonNvidia specific   There was a
    > > suggestion in one post that it is an ongoing video driver problem with
    > > Vista and Windows 7.

    >
    > > Has anyone in this group had a similar experience or has successfully
    > > installed a graphics card in an Optiplex or other dell desktops?  I am
    > > thinking about trying a different brand graphics card.

    >
    > > Thanks,

    >
    > > Larry

    >
    > > Have you tried pulling the video card out and then reseating it?

    >
    > > Bruce.

    >
    > Going on Day 2, and no video problems....I think that verifies Occam's
    > razor, since that was the simplest solution of all that were proposed
    > when I googled the problem...Thanks...Larry
     
    , Aug 15, 2011
    #7
  8. Guest

    On Aug 13, 11:53 am, ""
    <> wrote:
    > On Aug 11, 1:56 pm, "Bruce Varney" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > ""  wrote in message

    >
    > >news:....

    >
    > > I recently purchased an Optiplex 380. I installed an Evga 512mb
    > > Geforce 8400 GS video card to give me some modest gaming
    > > capability.

    >
    > > The video card appears to be having issues.  When I start up
    > > sometimes I get the message "display driver stopped responding and has
    > > recovered"   Occasionally following this message I get the BSOD
    > > showing a memory dump then a restart.  After that the video card works
    > > fine the rest of the day after a restart.

    >
    > > On some occasions I get the additional message "The NVIDIA OpenGL
    > > driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to
    > > continue. The application must close. Please visit:http://www.nvidia.com/page
    > > support for help. Error code:8" Sometimes Error code: 4 shows up

    >
    > > I have gone to the support site and a search for either error code and
    > > found nothing.  I have also tried a different driver downloaded from
    > > the Nvidia site and the same problem continues.  Usually on startup
    > > and then fine for the rest of the day.

    >
    > > A google search on either messages gets a ton of hits, most are non
    > > dell specific and in some cases even nonNvidia specific   There was a
    > > suggestion in one post that it is an ongoing video driver problem with
    > > Vista and Windows 7.

    >
    > > Has anyone in this group had a similar experience or has successfully
    > > installed a graphics card in an Optiplex or other dell desktops?  I am
    > > thinking about trying a different brand graphics card.

    >
    > > Thanks,

    >
    > > Larry

    >
    > > Have you tried pulling the video card out and then reseating it?

    >
    > > Bruce.

    >
    > Going on Day 2, and no video problems....I think that verifies Occam's
    > razor, since that was the simplest solution of all that were proposed
    > when I googled the problem...Thanks...Larry


    Dang...On day 4, Another crash with a similiar message as my first
    post. Since I reset the card the crashes are not as frequent,
    however.



    After the latest crash, I did find this guide:

    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=169555&hl=

    And followed the instructions to do a "clean" uninstall/reinstall for
    drivers. Crossing my fingers that this works.

    I also found this link for a somewhat detailed explanation of what
    might be causing the problem. Nvidia claims it is not their problem.

    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=100800&hl=nvlddmkm

    So once again has anyone in this group successfully installed a video
    card in an Optiplex 380? The one I am using is an Evga 512k Geforce
    8400 GS.

    TIA

    Larry
     
    , Aug 15, 2011
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