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My Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 1gb keeps crashing my whole system while playing 3d games. I installed the latest drivers and nothing has been fixed. Is this a problem with all nvidia drivers and there is something your meant to disable?

The only thing I can provide for possible debugging is that when playing HD videos through VLC or SMPlayer(System can also crash while playing in SMPlayer) the video lags and the sound is prickly but while playing the same videos in MPlayer it works fine.

SMPlayer uses MPlayer to play its videos so I can only think its a setting that's causing all this to happen. Even when I play a Video through SMPlayer but have the setting to use a MPlayer window I get the same result.

I have Ubuntu 12.04 by the way.


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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, Mitch, Eliah Kagan, hbdgaf, Jjed Aug 30 '12 at 14:41

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when you say you are using the latest drivers which drivers are you talking about? the recommended nvidia ones ubuntu prompts you to use or another source? i remember having to use the ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates to fix issues i had early on with ubuntu 12.04 recommended nvidia drivers –  damien Aug 22 '12 at 0:14
Those are the ones I'm using Damien, 304.37. But thanks anyway :) –  Vromoth Aug 22 '12 at 0:27
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. –  Jorge Castro Aug 29 '12 at 14:40
I'll do that thanks. Just a note though, I tried it with Windows 7, I got no crashing but I still got the prickly sound. I tracked it down to a DPC Latency issue, next I'm going to test linux's latency and see if its high. It could be Nvidia's drivers. Could a high latency crash Linux? –  Vromoth Aug 31 '12 at 1:17

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