Topic Title: Radeon HD 5450 crashing after months
Topic Summary: After working several months, now 7 BSOD
Created On: 09/23/2013 03:26 PM
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 09/23/2013 03:26 PM
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pdoyle
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Please help me with any ideas on how to improve Windows 7 stability now that Radeon HD 5450 causing crashes, after several months of stability?  4 months no problem; past month, cannot run Windows Experience Index and other programs without crashing immediately.  I knew the Acer Aspire X3950's power supply of 220W was lower than recommended; tried the card anyway and it worked several months without incident.  PC cabinet has no room for a larger power supply; low profile doesn't allow for most PCIe cards.  Updating drivers to several released during 2013 isn't helping.  Last known good driver I thought was 12/2012, but after a repair installation of 7 I cannot find that driver.  Should I just keep trying random driver releases of 2012 or earlier?  I hate to give up on the card as it gave noticeable improvement in day-to-day display clarity of primary monitor, plus could send HDMI to flat screen TV.  tx for any ideas  



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 09/23/2013 06:06 PM
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Get rid of the small form factor and get a mid tower?

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 09/23/2013 07:08 PM
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good suggestion; I could buy a new cabinet, a new power supply...yet I'd rather invest in a new pc because this refurb has had problems.   I'm hoping I can find a fix to this, as it did work fine for several months.  Do you think it's not possible, without hardware upgrades?



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 09/23/2013 09:47 PM
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Crashing under load is a symptom of inadequate power or overheating. The HD 5450 can in no way overheat unless you put it in a case without any airflow, so the problem is most likely a +12v undervolt to below 11.8v.

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 09/23/2013 09:57 PM
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please can you explain how this can be tested for?



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 09/23/2013 10:40 PM
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Here are two sites that will calculate, but you need to know details of internal parts HDD, CD/DVD, etc.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

 



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 09/24/2013 08:50 AM
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There are programs which monitor voltages, and you can also open BIOS and look at the voltages there as even under idle conditions they should show an undervolt.

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