Ati Radeon XFX HD 4850
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History:
Catalyst Control Center 13.1 Latest(Using Currently), Previous versions.
Windows 8.1 Enterprise x 64 Bit.
It was working fine lately till the last month, but after the software update to the latest one i have started to encounter different problems like sometimes sudden restarts and most common problem my screen freezes and turns blue with a Windows error VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE then begins the countdown for restart but nothing happens after the countdown finishes. More than that i see red vertical lines on the screen, sometimes they disappear but not for long and as they come back i fail to start the computer as it do not fully boot and after Windows loading it crashes and displays the same windows error and because i have to restart again and again but the same lines appear on the screen and the windows gives the same error repeatedly. The card gets also over heated very quickly.
I have been using this specific Graphic Card for longer period more than a year but never encountered such problems, i even used Windows 8 consumer preview and lately Windows 8 too for a long time but never faced any difficulties but all of a sudden these problems started to rise after the last update i did, i am not sure if the driver is causing the problem but i just have a feeling of it.
I have played several games on it like, Assassin's creed 3 , NFS Hot Pursuit, Fifa 11, Nfs Most Wanted(All parts), Warcraft, GTA Sanandreas, GTA IV, Command And Conquer Generals and more.
Motherboard or System Make & Model:
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used:
DELL 1908FP(Digital) LCD.
Applications and Games:
GTA Sanandreas Multiplayer, the error occured the first time when i was playing this game and after that the error came up on most of the games even normally when i wasn't playing any game.
Intel Core i3-2100 CPU 3.10 GHz
I use Avast Antivirus and i have done system scans to check for viruses, i have even reinstalled the Windows in order to aviod the error the problems stays.
I have been searching for the solution of this problem since a long time and i require a solution asap to get this problem solved.
Other than that i have been reading about the news of adding the HD 4000 series in the legacy series and it won't be recieving updates constantly, i want to know what's the reason for it as i see this series is not as old as they say and due to this many problems are arising for many users which is not accept able i guess, if the community cannot provide the drivers on monthly basis than they should atleast provide working and efficient drivers without bugs and error so that we continue using the card without complications.
I expect a quick reply and a soultion asap.