Not funny anymore
- Feb 6, 2008
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SAME HERE!!!! This thing even shutdown seconds after I woke it up from sleep, but just now I spent 10 minutes "surveying my lands" :lol: in Minecraft and it is still up. You wouldn't know how to fix it? :shrug:
Its some sort of a driver thing here. There is a timer running in the windows kernel checking that the GPU driver is finishing its job properly. When the timer expires, the GPU driver is restarted. From my own research using the kernel debugger, this seems to kill the drivers of pre-Windows-10 GPUs, which are restarted in a dirty power state afterwards. Increasing the timer by registry hacks made the crashes and shutdowns happen slightly less often, but every bigger windows update makes the behavior worse again.
It must be something constrained only to the DirectX pipeline. Even doing some benchmark tests with JOGL is unable to trigger the crashes, while the crashes happen in DirectX even with a cold GPU (44°C), with 30% GPU load and 20% memory consumption on the GPU.
Minecraft and Equilinox work both perfectly fine here, even when they exceed the loads that crash DirectX games.