Topic Title: Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
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Created On: 09/16/2012 04:09 PM
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 09/16/2012 04:09 PM
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USNielsen
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Graphics Card
XFX Radeon HD 6870
No OC

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Currently 12.8 but also ran 12.4 no difference between the 2 on the system

Operating System
Windows Home Premium x64

Issue Details
I have a fairly fresh install of Windows 7 (< 1 month), because I found a good deal on a SSD I couldn’t pass up, and it has been running nice.
I mostly use this machine for working and as such used the on-board graphics card of the motherboard (GA-880GM-UD2H), however with the great reviews on Guild Wars 2 I figured I would get back into gaming and bought a XFX Radeon HD 6870 for the occasion. As my Thermaltake TR2-450 would not be sufficient for this FX card I swapped it with a TR2-500 I had on another machine.
I can play GW2 for hours at best quality and it works great ; no slugginess, stuttering or pixilation at all.
However if I start the machine and open up a browser I can within 5 min get 2-3 errors ("Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered."), and eventually the system will reboot. It is not limited to one browser and has also happened with Windows Live Mail, or even when opening the event viewer.
I have run both FurMark and 3DMark Vantage successfully so I know the card can handle high load, but it appears it doesn’t work on low load.

Motherboard or System Make & Model
Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H v1.3

Power Supply
Thermaltake TR2-500W

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
Samsung SMB2430H

Applications and Games
Chrome(21.0.1180.89 m), IE(9.0.8112.16421), Windows Mail (16.4.3503.0728), eventviewer or even right at startup (no applications running)

CPU Details
AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 440 Processor, 3000 MHz, 3 Core(s), 3 L
No OC

Motherboard BIOS Version
Award Software International, Inc. F8 10/11/2010 (latest)

System Memory Type & Amount
Kingston Hyper X DDR3 16GB 1600

Additional Hardware
Corsair Force 3 SSD [Hard drive] (90.03 GB) -- drive 0 (boot)
      ST3500418AS [Hard drive] (500.11 GB) -- drive 1
      ST3250620A [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 2



Edited: 09/17/2012 at 01:25 AM by USNielsen
 09/16/2012 06:13 PM
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black_zion
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AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Currently 10.8


Why 10.8? Why not 12.6? You're going to need that for GW2.

Power Supply
Thermaltake TR2-500W


Time bomb.

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 09/17/2012 01:27 AM
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USNielsen
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Originally posted by: black_zion
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History Currently 10.8
Why 10.8? Why not 12.6? You're going to need that for GW2.

Good catch, that was a big typo - Fixed

 10/30/2012 10:45 PM
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Norvinha
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I have run into the same problem, and may have a fix for you. Try underclocking to 800MHz. The default on the card (I have same as you) is set to 900. I tried 850 but it didn't work. I have read a few other places where this has worked. 

Hope it helps. Goodluck

 10/31/2012 12:04 AM
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stargaz3rr
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I have the same problem once, turned out it's the graphic card which causing the problem, back then i also underclocking my core clock to 850 to avoid the error. Then i got a replacement for my 6870 and now everything works fine.

But my problem only happen when playing games, since you experience this when opening browser and other programs, this might not work, but at least try underclock the core clock first and see if it work.

Good luck.

 

 



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