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    I have a Windows 7 machine and I have 2 video cards installed running 3 monitors. I am running 1 off a Geforce 8500 GT and 2 off a Geforce 6200. I get several video crashes a day, it does recover but everything freezes for about 15 seconds and then I get a little popup that say my system has recovered from a video crash. This same thing happened to me when I was running Vista on the same machine. I have tried different drivers and I still have the same problem. I have 191.07 now. I would like to trouble shoot this but I do not know where to begin. Anybody have any ideas?
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    Check this thread out...

    http://forums.nvidia...howtopic=152536
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    I had the same problem with Vista also. It does not seem to be just a win 7 problem. It works fine most of the time but it does crash a few times a day. It does recover after the crash it just takes a few seconds. I have disabled aero and that did not help. I can run one screen with just the 6200 with no problems, I run into the problem when I run 2 screens using the 6200 and the 8500 gt. I can run the 8500 with 1 screen with no problem.
    I have asked around and no one seems to have the answer.
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    Apparently there were major problems with the 6200 in Vista as well. Nvidea even offered a "fix" for it on their site(forums). I'm running the 6200 with dual monitors without a problem, myself, but it's on XP. I hope you get it sorted, but it looks like that might mean a new card.
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    Based on what is being said here, it is NOT a Vista or Windows 7 issues, but issue with the drivers from the OEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musto View Post
    I have a Windows 7 machine and I have 2 video cards installed running 3 monitors. I am running 1 off a Geforce 8500 GT and 2 off a Geforce 6200. I get several video crashes a day, it does recover but everything freezes for about 15 seconds and then I get a little popup that say my system has recovered from a video crash. This same thing happened to me when I was running Vista on the same machine. I have tried different drivers and I still have the same problem. I have 191.07 now. I would like to trouble shoot this but I do not know where to begin. Anybody have any ideas?


    had a look at your power supply?
    with that much video load it wouldn't have to drop much to cause a crash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Stanton View Post
    Apparently there were major problems with the 6200 in Vista as well. Nvidea even offered a "fix" for it on their site(forums). I'm running the 6200 with dual monitors without a problem, myself, but it's on XP. I hope you get it sorted, but it looks like that might mean a new card.
    This is giving me some insight. I tried running to monitors off of just the 6200 and the same thing happened. I thought it was a problem with the combination of the 8500 and the 6200 but now I see that it is not. I am now testing with just 1 monitor using the 6200 and I will let you know what happens.
    I have been looking at new video cards but I am limited as I only have a PCI slot to put it in. I have been looking at this card http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...4D2LHP&cat=VCD as it has to be a GeForce to play well with the 8500 GeForce. Anyone have any other recommendations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Shuttleworth View Post
    had a look at your power supply?
    with that much video load it wouldn't have to drop much to cause a crash!
    After the crash I get this message "Display driver NVIDA kernel mode driver has stopped responding and has successfully recovered" so this does not sound like a power supply issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Shuttleworth View Post
    had a look at your power supply?
    with that much video load it wouldn't have to drop much to cause a crash!
    That's what they're talking about near the end of this thread.

    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=109407
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musto View Post
    so this does not sound like a power supply issue.
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    With my limited knowledge of GPU's and vid cards in general, I'm just curious why you think it might not be a power problem?
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    I have a Windows 7 machine and I have 2 video cards installed running 3 monitors. I am running 1 off a Geforce 8500 GT and 2 off a Geforce 6200.

    Two different models of videocards on the same motherboard - is it possible? It may not cause problems if you are running WinXP & using older drivers but Win7 drivers are too new esp for the 6200. I have an old Nvidia 8800GT which works beautifully in WinXP using drivers 169.21 but when I change the OS to Vista & the drivers to 185.10, the performance dropped dramatically. I have to replace the card for a GTS250.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Stanton View Post
    With my limited knowledge of GPU's and vid cards in general, I'm just curious why you think it might not be a power problem?
    If I run the 8500 alone everything works fine. The minimum requirements for the 8500 is 250W. If I run the 6200 alone I get the problem. The minimum requirements for the 6200 is 250W. That is why I do not think it is a power supply problem. I am using a 350W power supply
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Lee View Post
    I have a Windows 7 machine and I have 2 video cards installed running 3 monitors. I am running 1 off a Geforce 8500 GT and 2 off a Geforce 6200.

    Two different models of videocards on the same motherboard - is it possible? It may not cause problems if you are running WinXP & using older drivers but Win7 drivers are too new esp for the 6200. I have an old Nvidia 8800GT which works beautifully in WinXP using drivers 169.21 but when I change the OS to Vista & the drivers to 185.10, the performance dropped dramatically. I have to replace the card for a GTS250.

    Even If I take the 8500 out and just run the 6200 I have the problem. The driver is backwards compatible, I can use the same driver that works for the 8500 to drive the 6200. I am using the latest driver that drives both cards. I have tried older drivers and beta drivers and nothing has worked for the 6200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musto View Post
    If I run the 8500 alone everything works fine. The minimum requirements for the 8500 is 250W. If I run the 6200 alone I get the problem. The minimum requirements for the 6200 is 250W. That is why I do not think it is a power supply problem. I am using a 350W power supply
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    Can you check the 6200's in another machine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musto View Post
    If I run the 8500 alone everything works fine. The minimum requirements for the 8500 is 250W. If I run the 6200 alone I get the problem. The minimum requirements for the 6200 is 250W. That is why I do not think it is a power supply problem. I am using a 350W power supply
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    If the MINIMUM power requirements are 250 watts each for both cards and you only have a 350 watt PS, what about the other components in the system?
    My first choice would be to get a larger PS. Rated power doesn't mean that it currently ( no pun ) is delivering 350 watts.
    Second choice is replacing the 6200. Again rated power isn't necessarily actual power.
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