nVidia GTX-460 problems
I recently had the same type problems with my nVidia 9600GT - "display driver stopped responding". I tried several things & have had no more problems. I'm just not sure which one solved the problem:
1. Increased my core clock speed by 50Mhz.
2. Pulled out the card & cleaned the contacts.
3. Tried the registry edits suggested in this link:
I also recently moved my OS from a mechanical hard drive to an SSD. (I had already planned to do this - not for the purpose of trying to solve the display driver problem).
There are some additional suggestions here: