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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 86
11-20-2012, 11:20 AM
Originally Posted by awesominator6000 View Post
Unfortunately not,

But I think I know now what is happening;

My error in my system error log states;
"Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
This is otherwise known as an EventID: 4101;

Thus, within the past few revisions of the nVidia driver, there was a new feature added for adaptive performance because of what the GTX680 can do, thus in my driver options for a manual profile that I have created for STO (GameClient.exe), there is an option that states;
"Power Management Mode" with the following options;
Prefer Maximum Performance,

I now suspect, that anything GFX driver, whether it be Intel or nVidia whereby it has not been forcibly set to a Maximum Performance setting (i.e. more power draw and full clock speed available), then the "auto" option in the game (under troubleshooting, in the graphics section) will mis-calculate and think that the GFX ability is only what is being reported, not what is available.
Thus this appears to be an unfortunate co-incidence.

My fix, so far has been to set the mem allocation of my card manually to "1024+" and to manually set in my STO profile, in the nVidia Control Panel, the "Power Management Mode" to "Prefer Maximum Performance",

never have I seen all the textures work properly, there was also no SSaO error when logging in, and the Tac Cubes have no more black triangles on them,

would be useful if people with more results, good or bad, post here also
I already tried changing mine to 768 in game options (it still crashed on 1024+) and haven't had time to really test it yet. I have not tried looking for a max performance setting on my Intel integrated card either. I don't remember seeing that in there last time I was looking for something else though.

If you are correct it would appear that both intel and nvidia would have both coincidentally just now included that setting only on their new drivers (because old ones don't seem to crash the game, at least for me). Anyway, I'll try it and see if it fixes things. If not, then I will stick with the old driver for now. I really do not notice any problems with my old driver elsewhere on my system so I may just be one of the lucky ones where using an outdated driver has no ill-effect elsewhere.