GTX 285 - Every driver BSOD's with COD4 :(

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by shalati, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. SickBoy254698

    SickBoy254698 Master Guru

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    There were many posts, including my own, from people who had issues with the 182.06 driver. I personally point the finger at Microsoft and there BS WHQL certification. I had no issues with the 182.05 Beta and in fact it fixed all my GTA IV issues. Then I install the 182.06 WHQL which was supposed to be exactly the same just adding the WHQL cert and I got crashes in every game I played. Like they said though the 182.08 works great so give it a shot.
     
  2. me3850

    me3850 Member Guru

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    182.08 with cod4 crash...back to 182.06 and work good
     
  3. Hog54

    Hog54 Maha Guru

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    Thats wierd cause I havent had cod4 crash with any driver.
     
  4. shalati

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks for the prior help, but after enough gameplay, I've determined that 182.08 didn't help. It works perfect in every other game though and is driving me mad:bang:

    All these games work fine:
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Team Fortress 2
    Call of Duty 5(W@W)
    Call of Duty 2
    Fear 2 Multiplayer

    But not COD4 :flame:

    I turned off my overclock and went back to default bios settings. I tried backing up from an older mpdata file to see if my current one was corrupt. I reinstalled the game, etc. etc. etc. It's always a BSOD that blames the nVidia driver so there must be something I can still try.

    Currently I'm trying to play the game through on low (aweful looking) graphics settings to see if I can narrow down if any of those are the cause. After that I might try buying the Steam version or installing a 32bit partition(another OS) should Vista64 be the cause.
     

  5. Bornakiller

    Bornakiller Master Guru

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    Try the latest drivers from xfx website, it worked for me..
     
  6. LedHed

    LedHed Banned

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    maybe it's due to your imaginary card (there is no such thing as a GTX 250, it's a GTS 250)
     
  7. slayer06

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    I know this sounds absurd, but my lockups, blue screens, and resets went away in vista and windows 7 when I disabled automatic windows updates.
    Go figure.
     
  8. Hog54

    Hog54 Maha Guru

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    :):):):)
     
  9. shalati

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    Again today I

    -booted to my bios and made sure I had no overclock of any kind
    -disabled any enhancements like speedstep, etc.

    Still Crashes

    -then I uninstalled COD4
    -uninstalled my video drivers,
    -uninstalled my nforce mobo drivers
    -rebooted to safe mode and ran driver cleaner pro,
    -rebooted without a network cable plugged in
    -reinstalled new nForce drivers
    -reinstalled the new 182.46 beta driver
    -then I re-downloaded the 1.6 and 1.6-1.7 patches
    -finally I reinstalled the game and all patches
    -created a fresh profile
    -set my options (all settings maxed except no AA) @2560x1600

    Still Crashes.

    -then I checked my temps again
    -then I ran a full checkdisk with no errors

    Still Crashes.

    Is it possible that the crash is caused by something else even when my minidump's say 'probably due to the nVidia driver' ?

    Anyone know?
     
  10. Hog54

    Hog54 Maha Guru

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    Do you have onboard realtek sound?
     

  11. shalati

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    No, My nForce 790i Ultra SLI has an 'Azalia' HDA (High Definition Audio) device onboard. I used to use a Soundblaster X-Fi Gamer card which had many issues with COD4. Those specific issues went away when I went back to the mobo's onboard sound.
     
  12. shalati

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    I'll try that but I only have it set to 'alert me when they're available.'
     
  13. slayer06

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    That should have done the trick. Man, I feel for you. You have tried everything and your still stuck. The power supply is the last thing I can think of. Try re routing your connections to get cleaner power, that is my final guess.
     
  14. bokah

    bokah Ancient Guru

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    have u tested different nforce drivers
     
  15. .Rain

    .Rain Master Guru

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    Install the latest patches for COD4. :)
     

  16. GamingTillDie

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    Hi. I guess the Problem could be your Nforce Chipset. Maybe its running to hot or needs more Juice on the Northbridge. I would stress the Ram in Windows, not in DOS. Test it with OCCT or IntelBurnTest maximum Ram. As i said, i would guess NB/Ram/Heat related.

    Cheerz
     
  17. Year

    Year Ancient Guru

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    i suspect your psu.

    power supply problem could result in BSOD and causing problems when the card requires more power for one reason or another (as you know power fluctuates all the time), PSU's do go bad sometimes, just because you have a 1000w psu for example don't mean your psu is working perfectly, it could be dying (and if it does it might kill your harddrive, card, mobo or something along with it).

    it could be just the cable connected to the GTX285 or the psu as a whole is going bad.

    one sign is that your game worked in MP and not SP, i've seen this before and it was indeed the PSU (in the case of a friend).
     
  18. DEATHSTAR

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    Hey. I know you said earlier that you tested without overclocks by using default settings in bios. But have you tried underclocking your GTX285 (which is factory overclocked). Another person suggested that to you earlier, but i dont know if u tried that. simply underclock your gtx285 using latest rivatuner to following settings:

    Core Clock --> 648 MHz
    Shader Clock --> 1476 MHz
    Memory Clock --> 1242 MHz

    I know underclocking beats the purpose of buying OC edition of the card, but at least you can test and find out if thats the case. Maybe its the game itself thats causing the issue because you said other games dont BSOD. Maybe reinstall the game(to rule it out as the cause). Good luck.
     
  19. XcroN

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    i sit on GTX 285 + OC (by myself) works fine here
     
  20. Hog54

    Hog54 Maha Guru

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    All I know is the only time I ever had cod4 or cod5 crash on me it was always the onboard sound card issue.Most of the time it crashed starting up,but sometimes it did it in the middle of the game.But I always got that iw3mp.exe Error window showing up.
     

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