AMD Radeon HD 6450
~ No overclocking
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1247 (English)
Driver Version: 188.8.131.52
I bought this computer new from the manufacturer and could not/ did not update the driver until recently as I started having issues. I do not have the previous driver.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
I can watch videos or DVD movies for about 4.5 hours, or only have limited amounts of Flash elements running (including video advertisements) before one of two things happen:
~ The screen flashes to black, sometimes crashing the computer
~ The output becomes fuzzy and blips
Motherboard or System Make & Model
Dell XPS 8300
Applications and Games
Youtube/Vimeo/Blip videos, Windows Media Player, browser Flash elements or Flash applications.
Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
~ No overclocking
Motherboard BIOS Version
System Memory Type & Amount
So, I am kinda under the assumption that the direction this is heading in is toward messing with the registry, like in the sticky, since that has been the dealie that prompted this whole thing. I had started to look for solutions to this issue back in August 2013. I posted this here:
And then bad things happened in October. I went to Adobe's forums asking for help because of the driver crash problem that Windows was popping up, and at the time it was only happening during stuff with Flash elements. You can find that here:
Life happened, I couldn't fix it, it got back-burner'd, I ignored it. Now it's bad.
Something completely jerked the driver I had at the time. When I tried to go through the Device Manager to update and whatnot, all the buttons were grayed out. It wasn't like that when I first started looking into things. I couldn't even disable the device, but according to the other tabs it was working fine. I used the cleanup tool to remove anything that was AMD, which also played with the sound card and removed that driver, too. That was special.
I did everything here, too, aside from sending a bug report:
And I downloaded this, but the application crashed while downloading:
So I went here, downloaded this, which is now acting funky and crashes when I shut down my computer:
It worked fine last night. Then earlier, it started flickering black again while there were things with heavy Flash elements on the screen. So, I updated Flash, which is now v12, thinking that with a shiny new update to my video card that this would work.
So, fast forward to about 3 hours ago when I finished watching some DVDs, about 4.25 hours worth, and again with Flash applications. About 20 minutes through the playback of a Youtube playlist, it went fuzzy and blotchy like you were watching the video through syrup. And then the video window blinked to black and back. And then my screen flickered black again.
I restarted my computer because I figured it was going to crash and I had no patience for a BSOD.
I don't want to dive into the registry if there is something else I can do to fix this, if it's not the same issue as what is in the sticky. It's not giving the typical symptoms any more, so I don't know what's going on. I've updated everything I can update, cookies are cleared, my comp's been cleaned up and anti-virus'd, so I am confused.
Any help would be fantastic right now.