Game Crash - why?

In this mornings DIRT Racing Series, everything was running fine, computer temp was reasonably cool and not overheated. Suddenly with no warning it crashes. I don’t understand why this game just crashes for no reason mid event so often.

Log File :

Video :

Hi @Shawn_McAfee_DIRT

Take a look at your Windows Crash logs

that look like a Nvidia crash.

Thanks @Gerrie_Delport_ODZ, that checks out.
Below is what it showed. Is this an out of date driver issue? How do I fix this?

Log Name: System
Source: nvlddmkm
Date: 6/14/2022 5:01:55 AM
Event ID: 13
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: LAPTOP-AJ0C88KL
Description:
The description for Event ID 13 from source nvlddmkm cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

\Device\0000010d
Graphics Exception: ESR 0x404490=0x80000002

The message resource is present but the message was not found in the message table

Event Xml:



13
0
2
0
0
0x80000000000000

28494


System
LAPTOP-AJ0C88KL



\Device\0000010d
Graphics Exception: ESR 0x404490=0x80000002
0000000002003000000000000D00AAC0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Best way is uninstalling everything Nvidia related. Then download a complete reinstall package.

Sometimes Nvidia mess up the updates and you need a fresh install.

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It shouldn’t (and doesn’t for me). Suggests an underlying issue with your system, unfortunately. If you’ve overclocked your GPU/VRAM then back those off or go back to stock. Likewise with your system RAM, including XMP. If you want to reinstall the Nvidia driver as Gerrie says, I’d use DDU offline to remove the old one properly. Then add the new one either manually or just let Windows Update do it for you when you connect back to the internet. There’s no bearing on stability or performance either way.

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