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Is my NVidia Card Making my games crash?

  1. #1


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Is my NVidia Card Making my games crash?


    Hi, i have had many problems with games on Windows 8 and posted many threads about it. I have researched that NVidia cards and Windows 8 don't mix very well. My games allways lag and crash and this is on newer games as well. Could my NVidia card be the issue? If i tried another card E.g. ATI would it fix my problem.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Hard to say.

    NVidia's drivers have made lots of crashes in the past, including under Windows 7. Some of us think that their drivers are better than AMDs, even so.

    Have you installed the latest drivers for your card?

    Drivers | GeForce

    There are also new beta drivers for the card, if you wish to experiment:

    Drivers | GeForce

    The GT440 isn't a high end card, so I'm not sure what best you may hope for.
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  3. #3


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Thanks for the help, my drivers are at their latest and these games ran perfectly under windows 7 but when switched to windows 8 they are just a glitchy mess.
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonhead98 View Post
    Thanks for the help, my drivers are at their latest and these games ran perfectly under windows 7 but when switched to windows 8 they are just a glitchy mess.
    Win8 needs newer drivers.
    Hope you don't use the same as in Win7.

    NVIDIA DRIVERS 310.90WHQL

    Remove nvidia (driver + software) from Dev. Manager then re-install fresh.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonhead98 View Post
    Thanks for the help, my drivers are at their latest and these games ran perfectly under windows 7 but when switched to windows 8 they are just a glitchy mess.
    I wondered if you'd run them under Win7. Your system obviously pre-dates Win8.

    What's your sound card? The worst driver problems I had in the past were from Creative Labs.
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  6. #6


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    My sound is integrated with my motherboard.

    I use the driver that you linked since it works with Windows Vista, 7 and 8
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