I found that I had to use the dell graphics drivers, the nvidia 8800 drivers (from nvidia website) caused the screech of death but the dell ones have completely fixed it for me 🙂
the latest dell 175.19 driver works really well too....
change your graphics drivers - stopped my screech completely!! hasnt occured since (1.5months ago)
8800GT x 2
xifi xtreme gamer
I updated all of my NVIDIA drivers for motherboard and graphics and this has created a new problem on top of the SOD. Now when I shutdown, my XPS 720 initiates the process all of my peripherals shut down but my computer will not. It just idles on and I have to continually press the power button for it to shut off. Here is the message I get from Microsoft errors:
Follow these steps to troubleshoot problems with NVIDIA Graphics Driver
This problem was caused by NVIDIA Graphics Driver, which was created by NVIDIA Corporation. Currently, there is no solution for the problem that you reported.
The following troubleshooting steps might prevent the problem from recurring.
Go online to Windows Update to check for an updated version of NVIDIA Graphics Driver:
If there are no updated drivers listed on the Windows Update website, go online to the following website to check for an updated driver:NVIDIA Corporation
Note: If you are currently running the latest version of NVIDIA Graphics Driver and still experience the problem, we recommend that you contact NVIDIA Corporation for additional information and support.
Okay, anyone have any suggestions to resolving this problem along with the SOD? This is beyond cumbersome. 😞
Davet50, yeah tried that. I also unistalled all of them and used Driver Cleaner Pro and reinstalled older drivers but still have the same problem.
Now what to do?
I have now gone the full work day (and last evening / night) without the SOD - the first time that has happened in a while - and I have had music on all day. I even played about with YouTube at lunch time so I would have sound and video playing to keep the sound card in use. The only change I have made is to change the graphics driver. I will leave the PC on all night with iTunes open and paused. If there is an SOD during the night, iTunes will not play without a restart so I will know. Looking good to me...