Topic Title: HD5670 crashing computer on smoke heavy scenes
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 07/16/2014 02:19 AM
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skaterKid101
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Hey. My Radeon HD5670 causes my PC to crash when playing Directx 11 games. I have the latest drivers. Usually it crashes during scenes where there is smoke. And on dx11 only. An example: While playing Grid Autosport, the game would work just fine, unless the car goes offroad (on sand), and the sand and smoke kick up. It then crashes the computer immediately. How can I fix this problem?

Some games this has happens in: Crysis 3, Grid Autosport, Sniper Elite 3. This error does not occur in older games like GTA 4 and Skyrim. Even Dark Souls 2 works.

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Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB

AMD Catalyst Driver version, and driver history: 14.6RC, before this had 14.4 (error happened back then too)

OS: Windows 7 64 bit

Motherboard: Gigabyte G31M-S2L

Power Supply: Cooler Master Thunder 450W

Display device: 19 inch monitor, resolution of 1360*768, VGA connection

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e7400 2.8 GHz

BIOS: Award Software International Inc F7C

Memory: 3 GB DDR2 by Kingston

Additional hardware: Two 500 GB Seagate Barracuda hard drives. Open case, 1 fan.

Additional Details: Latest AMD driver installed, brand new windows installation so no viruses.

 07/16/2014 07:50 AM
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Particle-heavy scenes like that really stress the GPU.  So either your cooling is inadequate and it overheats at that time, or the GPU is simply defective and needs to be replaced.

 

 07/16/2014 08:59 AM
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using an underpowered gpu for the most demading games will lead to an early demise of your card

you may want to look at cards withdual fans which can take the heat a lot better

that and get something with at least 2-3 GFLOPS

http://hardcore-games.azurewebsites.net/wp/game-performance.php

 



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 07/16/2014 11:15 AM
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Well it should also overheat on DX 10 and DX 9 games right? I can run battlefield 3 and skyrim and GTA 4 for hours. Skyrim on ultra graphics. Also i ran furmark for 15 minutes and the temperature stayed at a stable 72 degrees. So its not a heat issue. This has something to do with Directx 11 and the catalyst drivers.



Edited: 07/16/2014 at 11:59 AM by skaterKid101
 07/18/2014 10:35 AM
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I'd be a little wary of your PSU... It's a low end CWT platform but with JunFu & AsiaX caps, your PC might not be stable under load even though your components don't really draw much juice. I'd also grab another 2GB DDR module & not run asymetric 2GB+1GB modules. Performance drops quite a bit on the LGA775 platforms if both channels aren't the same. Even P35/45 perform worse with mixed sets eg (2+1)+(2+1) vs (2+0)+(2+0) or (2+2)+(2+2).

 

P.S. Update your mb bios to [url=http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2693#bios]F10[/url].



Edited: 07/18/2014 at 10:55 AM by steenss
 07/18/2014 11:43 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Ok so as you suggested, I tried a different PSU. The crash still occurs. Then I removed 1 GB RAM so that now I had only 2 GB RAM running. Still the crash occured.

Flashing the motherboard is really a last resort for me, I'd much rather avoid that until my other options have been exhausted because if I fail I will brick the motherboard..

 07/18/2014 12:58 PM
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The only ways you can fail a motherboard BIOS flash are A) doing it in Windows, B) flashing the wrong model's BIOS file, or C) losing power.

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 07/18/2014 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion The only ways you can fail a motherboard BIOS flash are A) doing it in Windows, B) flashing the wrong model's BIOS file, or C) losing power.

BIOS installers check to be sure the image is correct before installing it.

 



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 07/18/2014 03:55 PM
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Most modern desktop motherboards have their own flashing utilities integrated into the bios, so there is no reason to do it within Windows anymore.



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 07/19/2014 02:19 PM
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Any other ideas except flashing bios? I owned an HD4850 before this, worked perfectly for 4 years so I doubt its the bios. Maybe the memory on the gpu is undervolted or something?? 

 07/20/2014 07:58 PM
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4 years.. could be the power supply failing.



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 07/20/2014 09:07 PM
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I tried a new power supply, the crash still occurs, so its not the PSU..

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