nv4_disp Error - World of Warcraft
I have been encountering a problem that causes my game (World of Warcraft) to freeze about every minute or so. Now, when it freezes, my cursor is immobile, and my sound plays the same sound over and over again (skips). This is a not-so-rare problem that happens to many people that play the game ever since the download of a recent patch.
Almost everyone who is dealing with this problem has these things in common:
-It began occurring after the download of a very recent patch.
-Having a nVidia video card, usually a 7000, 8000, or 9000 series
nVidia GeForce 7600 Graphics Card
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Processor
1 Gig of Ram
If you need any more information about my computer, please feel free to ask for them.
This period of being frozen usually lasts about 15 seconds - 1 minute.
Here's where it gets kind of tricky (in my opinion).
There are usually different results after these freezings.
1) My game returns to usual, however, the game freezes about 1 minute later. **This occurs most often**
2) My game completely crashes, giving me an error #132, which I believe is specifically a WoW error (pertains to graphics).
3) I get an "nv4_disp.dll" error stating that my nv4_disp is not working correctly. **This CRASH occurs most often**
4) My computer completely shuts down by itself. I'm assuming it does this to protect the computer itself.
I have tried numerous solutions over the past week or so, including:
-Updating my drivers in safe mode
-Using a Driver Cleaner in safe mode
-Uninstalling my drivers and reinstalling them in safe mode
-Opening the side of my case and blowing a fan into it
-Playing the game in windowed and -OpenGL mode (this was suggested by a Blizzard Employee on the WorldofWarcraft.com forums).
-Using a Benchmark utility
-Using MemTest to check my RAM (extensive overnight scan).
-Getting a DxDiag report
If you would like a copy of my DxDiag or the error message that the World of Warcraft gives me, I will be glad to provide it.
So, I am asking desperately, is there any other possible solution?
Should I consider purchasing a new ATI video card in hopes of alleviating the issue?