Radeon HD 7870 Hawk
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
13.4, this has also happened in 13.1 and did not happen with version 12 and earlier
Windows 7 64 bit
This is an issue I've had with 2 games, thought it happens far more often (pretty much everytime) I play one game and very rarely has happened with another. So far this has not effected any other games that I have played.
The game that rarely freezes is X3: Terran Conflict. This is played on max settings, at 1920x1080 resolution, high shader and texture quality, with 4x antialiasing and 8x anisotropic texture filtering.
The game that pretty much always freezes up is Planetside 2. It really doesn't seem to matter at all what graphic settings I had it at, in the past I played it on high with no issues, but even now with these issues coming around and I set everything to low it still happens.
So the issue in question that I have been rambling about, pretty much it freezes my pc. Maybe saying it freezes it is too much as audio still goes on which is nice as I tell my mates on mumble my PC froze again. Whenever the freeze happens I get this lovely image shown on my screen.
This is actually a different color then usual, every other time its blue colored. Again sound still plays, and it seems when I try to alt tab or ctrl alt delete the sound will also stop playing, and I'll have to hard reset my PC. After turning it off and back on I notice every time the fans on the graphic cards will start spinning like crazy for a few seconds. I assumed this was cause my card was over heating and the fans weren't spinning fast for some reason, but even after using MSI afterburner to set my fans to max speed it would still freeze at pretty much the same time.
Motherboard or System Make & Model
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
Connected with an HDMI cable.
Applications and Games
Again, Planetside 2 and very rarely X3 Terran Conflict. I've even turned off every background task outside of steam (needed to play these games) and Avast!
Motherboard BIOS Version
American Megatrends Inc. V1.7
System Memory Type & Amount
Any answers would be appreciated, its quite frustrating trying to play a game I used to always play with zero issues and always having to worry if I can even play for 10 minutes without it freezing my PC.