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Nvidia 7900GT, Forceware 93.71, and SL

03 December 2006

Not a good combination. When I log into Second Life I get 10 second screen freezes, incredible psychedlic geometry artifacting, flashing and finally auto-reboots. Now, I’ve been around a video card or two, and generally these types of symptoms indicate bad hardware, many times due to overheating. Watching the card’s temperature though reveals that it’s staying relatively cool, so it looks like the drivers are the culprit. I downgraded to 91.47 and everything is great. Well, except of course for the normal SL issues!

Update: Ok, apparently I spoke too soon. The problems are back today, which makes me think that it’s either my GFX card or SL. A couple of hours playing a DirectX game without any problems makes me think it’s SL + OpenGL + my GFX card. At this point I can’t work in Second Life at all for more than a couple minutes.

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