Monday, August 12, 2013

SecondLife : Random Video Driver Crash's And Understanding Them

By Avatar JayR Cela

    Video~Driver related crash's in SL have been going on for as long as I can remember, wither that be ATI ( AMD ) ~ Intel or Nvidia. And I'm going to be quite honest with you that my personal knowledge of Video Chip~sets is limited to Nvidia on Win XP~Vista~7 and various Linux distribution's, however being in the recording business does allow me to work with other peoples hardware setups.

    It is not uncommon for numerous programs to seemingly crash randomly for no apparent reason. I am just making an uneducated  guess here, but to me, 8 out of 10 times it is usually related to a Video~Driver being improperly configured. That's right, just because you have the correct driver installed and up to date, it does not guarantee you a crash free SL experience.

    Get to know you VD's settings panel, and gain an understanding what all of the various option's do. It's not rocket science, you can do a web search on just about anything you need to know in order to fine tune it in regards to your specific Video Card or Chip Set.

JayR Cela :_)


Eddi Haskell said...

Cleaning out your viewer texture cache on your hard drive, and making sure you have the most recent version of your driver installed, help in this regard.

JayR Cela said...

Hi there Eddi

Thanks for that extra tip, this post was intended to make people aware of the fact that most Video Drivers have some sort of control panel with a myriad of available settings, getting to know what each one of them does or does not do is critical in order to achieve optimal performance.

Bigg Huggs, and see ya around SL real soon.

JayR :_)