when i using houdini software(shatter,particles,fluids) my system showing the following msg -(The Nvidia OpenGL driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to continue. The application must close. Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/page/support.html for help. Error code 8.).how to fix this problem.any one help me pls.. [u]my system configuration is[/u]-software-windows 7 home premium,houdini12.5, hardware-intel core i5,8gb RAM,2gb NVIDIA geforce GT-540M with cuda,750GB HARD DISK.

Hi Vinoth,


- Were there any recent changes made on the computer prior to the issue?


You may try these settings and check if it helps. Open NVIDIA Control Panel --> Manage 3D Settings --> Global Settings, and switch "Power Management Mode" to "Prefer Maximum Performance".


For more information, refer to the link and check.


OpenGL message “lost connection”


Guide on how to install the NVIDIA Display Driver under Windows 7/Windows Vista


Install latest drivers from the following link.



Please post back with the results and we will be happy to assist you further.

K.Z. Sharief Khan
Ex-Microsoft Forum Moderator

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