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  • Fixing the Nvlddmkm Error (Display driver stopped responding and has recovered)

    Here's what I did to fix it:I was running Win 7, with a GTX 570 and suddenly I got these random freezes 15-20 mins into a LoL game.- I installed the latest drivers, still froze. - Then I did a clean Win 10 install, with the latest drivers and it still happened. - I tried most of what's in your post, even went all the way back to driver version 314.22, no luck. During testing, the freezes started happening faster and more often. I used GPU-Z to monitor the temperature, but couldn't see anything out of the ordinary here, only that it showed GPU_Temp: 0.0C when the driver restarted (which makes sense, because it gets its temp readings from that same driver). - Then I took the GPU out and used the HDMI on the motherboard. This got rid of the freezes. Of course, this is not a fix, but now I ...

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    Here's what I did to fix it:I was running Win 7, with a GTX 570 and suddenly I got these random freezes 15-20 mins into a LoL game.- I installed the latest drivers, still froze. - Then I did a clean Win 10 install, with the latest drivers and it still happened. - I tried most of what's in your post, even went all the way back to driver version 314.22, no luck. During testing, the freezes started happening faster and more often. I used GPU-Z to monitor the temperature, but couldn't see anything out of the ordinary here, only that it showed GPU_Temp: 0.0C when the driver restarted (which makes sense, because it gets its temp readings from that same driver). - Then I took the GPU out and used the HDMI on the motherboard. This got rid of the freezes. Of course, this is not a fix, but now I know it had to be the GPU.- So then I got rid of all the dust, cleaned the PCI-E slot and connector (there was a lot of dust in there) and replaced the thermal paste. Now it seems to work again, but still testing. If this doesn't work, I guess it's time for a new graphics card.

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