Nvidia OPEN GL crash on several systems, client flakes out




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    Matt Barber

    Doing some more legwork on this.. the systems with the issue are Nvidia Geforce GT210 based cards.   I'm sorting that they are dated and not well supported anymore. 

    We will be flipping to a 730 based card.

    Just found it odd that this appeared since about January 2022 as far as I can determine.


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    Norman - Nx Support

    Hi Matt Barber,

    Typically, the Nvidia GeForce GT210 should work, since, according to THIS site, they use OpenGL 3.3, and we require OpenGL 2.1 or newer.

    First thing I would check is if there are newer drivers available then the one that is used. Preferbly from the original manufacturer, not the default ones that Windows uses.

    Regarding the error codes.

    I checked for the error 3 code, and found the following:

    Solution for Nvidia GeForce OpenGL Error code 3

    OpenGL Error Code 3 is generally related to overheating. Nvidia GeForce 210 is factory tweaked to offer you superior gaming experience. Any attempt to over-clock the card will cause heating issues and generate errors. The solution to this problem is tweaking settings closer to the factory settings.


    Given the age of the GPU card, a good clean of the fan and perhaps some new or better thermal paste might do the job (for a while). I'm not familiar with these GPU so can't judge what and if you can tweak some settings or even factory default the device in case someone modified the settings.

    Regarding the event 4101, this seems a recurring issue according to THIS link. Also, a possible solution is mentioned. You can try these, but at your own risk. I can't judge the impact of the recommended fixes, but it seems fairly save. 

    In any case we do recommend to always set up a restore point before executing such modifications.

    Regarding January 2022, just a minor update could break (driver) compatibility, especially with older hardware components.



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    Matt Barber

    Just a follow up on this to provide info.

    I have followed the suggestions of modifying the video card IRQ details 

    Help provided in the link you shared.  https://www.flofaber.com/windows-nvlddmk-error-4101

    Tell windows to use Message-Signaled Based Interrupts for your GPU. 

    It took a learning curve to add it all up.. but basically find the device instance ID of the video card, use that info to drill into the registry and add the MSI info for the card there and turn it on.

    Look in the device manager IRQ listing to find the card and note if it has a positive # on it.   Once you reboot go here again and see if the number has become a negative number.

    I have done this on 15 systems or so.   It seems to help.   I have had one system have the issue again, but it pushed the failure from every few days to a couple weeks.   I also set a scheduled reboot on that pc to help avoid the failure.  (replacing the video card is a fallback in this case)


    Note.. the device instance ID was the same on most systems, but was not identical on all.  So I had to modify the registry entries to match the device instance ID on those systems. 

    Some details below if you want for reference.

    Device ID:


    Registry info:

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A65&SUBSYS_13123842&REV_A2\4&3507a271&0&0008\Device Parameters\Interrupt Management\MessageSignaledInterruptProperties

    Add this value and change to 1 then reboot.

    MSISupported  1


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