Actually I've isolated the problem into this :
Go into Advanced->CPU Configuration
Set "Power Technology" to "Custom"
Set "Turbo Mode" to "Disabled"
Original thread :
I forgot I use that configuration as well, and after I revert everything back to the defaults and tracing them one by one, the problem persisted. Until I remembered tweaking this setting as well.
So I revert my bios and intel graphics driver configuration back to defaults, disabled that turbo mode seems NFSMW runs quite good.
Running Windows 10 with the latest cumulative update and the latest intel driver. No crashes at all for about an hour in.
Bit Trip Runner 2 freezes occasionally at random but not crashing to desktop at all.
Good enough for me. GPD Win won't suffice for long games though, it's more for a short bursts of adrenaline like a race or two in NFS Most Wanted.
Keeping the original post in case anyone need it.
I own the second batch of IndieGogo campaign version, which the graphics crashed too often on 3D games ("Application has been blocked from accessing Graphics hardware" error message).
Most Wanted 2005 even crashed not even a minute in on the menu. Which was a bummer because the game should runs very smooth on this unit, evidently by the FPS before the game crashed.
Not just most wanted, MOST 3D games I attempted to run on this unit crashed, even the older ones, early 2000 games too. Except for PPSSPP games and Model 2 emulator.
People recommended to use the default graphic drivers but that didn't help.
I've lost hope and so far just using my GPD Win strictly for emulators, 2D games and office works.
The hardware modification solution offered by GPD definitely not applicable by the average joes who never tinker with electronics and soldering before, since the resistors are so fucking tiny. Like, a grain of sand tiny.
See MJPIA thread here to see how small it is :http://boards.dingoonity.org/
Today out of nowhere I just thought why not giving this unit another shot, and dig on the dingoonity board for solutions.
I've found 3, on which 2 I haven't tried before :
1. TdrDelay registry fix (HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers), on which you got the option to create the key using QWORD (64bit) and DWORD (32bit) and added seconds value (lots of people recommended 8,16 and so on for the hexadecimal value). I've tested this and with no result. Still crashing. You might want to test either, and see which one that would fix the driver crashes issue.
2. shinkamui's BIOS settings :
IGD PowerLock - enabled
IGD turbo enable - enabled
Memory speed - typical
3. Intel's graphics options, disable the following options :
- Multi Sample anti-aliasing
- Conservative Morphological Anti-Aliasing
- Application optimal mode under 3d
- Both options under energy
Other than those fixes, somebody recommeded using DX9; run the games in DX9 mode. Not sure about this but to be safe, I'd do it too.
I use all the options above, using O&O Shutup10, and disabled couple of unneeded services using Blackviper's guide (which doesn't directly correlated to the crashing issues though).
After that, I rebooted, and played NFS Most Wanted 2005 half an hour without crashing AT ALL, with all the settings maxed out on 1280x720 (using NFSMWRES application).
The device become quite hot though. But doesn't matter. My device is now working properly. Glad I didn't return it or attempted to do the hardware fix. It is software defect.
Hope this helped on your unit.