Sorry, my version is CS5 10.0.2.4.
Sometimes I get 2 different error messages. One is the one I've mentioned above and the other says: "Your Nvidia card has temporarily stopped working but has fully recoverd."
I thought I updated AE recently, I guess I'll give that link you provided a shot and see what happends.
That definitely points to a problem with your graphics card. If installing the latest driver doesn't help, then I recommend contacting Nvidia technical support.
One is the one I've mentioned above and the other says: "Your Nvidia card has temporarily stopped working but has fully recoverd."
Update your graphics driver. if it crashes, this is a serious issue - not just in AE.
You're aware that using Open GL to accelerate rendering is almot universally a Bad Idea and shouldn't be done, correct?
And with only 8 gigs, you're aware that you really have to be careful when using multiprocessing, so you've scrutinized the following document, correct?
Well I've installed the new driver for my NVIDIA card and I played around AE adding some effects filters here and there moving the timeline cursor back and forth in fast motion and.....it crashed again. I've got the same error message claiming my card has temporarily crashed but has fully recovered. Plus I got a few error messages involving OpenGL, but I couldn't remember what they were. But in reply to what Dave LaRonde mentioned about not using OpenGL, I changed the fast preview mode from "OpenGL-Interactive" to "off" and began playing with AE for 10 minutes straight without crashing. (That's the longest AE has endured on my laptop and AE didn't crash, I just closed the program). I havn't changed anything to help with my multi-processing though, so I figured it's probably okay. I've also tried not to move the timeline indicator back and forth in fast motion (which everytime I did that, AE would crash that way also.)
So in conclusion, I wonder if installing the graphics driver may have helped somewhat but I know not using OpenGL like dave mentioned helped alot too. I'm going to continue to play around with AE to see how much pressure is too much pressure for my video card. Thanks for your help though guys! 8)