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Nvidia Windows Kernel Mode Driver Stopped Responding


I just built this computer on monday, but i'm receiving numerous freeze-ups with the message "display driver nvidia windows kernel mode driver, version 191. 07 stopped responding. "

I'm also getting a few bsod's referencing nvlddmkm and sometimes the computer simply freezes up and i have to reboot. I googled these problems and found a lot of people are having the same/similar problems. However, there does not seem to be any real fix to it. In fact, ms blames nvidia and nvidia blames ms. Now, i can rule out the following "usual suspects":
- I have the latest nvidia drivers (although some people believe they are the problem)
- I have enough power
- I have enough ram
- It's cool enough (although i don't know what the exact gpu temp is)

I thought maybe the problem was with the video card because it is the only "old" hardware i used and i had had some problems with it in my old computer. At first i didn't have a powerful enough psu, and after i upgraded i still had problems (it would freeze up when i used any graphics intensive software (games, quicktime, etc)). So i thought maybe it was either a bad card or it got damaged in my last computer. But so many other people have the same/similar problems that maybe it isn't the card. So before i "solve" this problem by buying a radeon, does anyone now what the problem is or how to fix it?

My computer:
Antec nine hundred two case
Corsair hx750 psu
Msi p5-gd80 mobo
8 gb corsair dominator ram
Geforce 9600gt (with current drivers - 191. 07)
Windows 7 64-bit


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