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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