My HD4870 suddenly started having issues this week without any previous hints of a faulty card.
Never overclocked and originally bought by myself - new card
750 clock / 900 memory
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
13.9 tried today and current, tried 12.6 / had 13.1 till yesterday
Windows 7 x64 SP1
Yesterday I tried to play skyrim again and after about 2 seconds ingame my screen went black and after another 2 seconds I got a BSOD error 116 TDR.
Then I tried installing the current driver, with previous driver cleanup in safe mode etc... Nothing changed. I also tried running a memtest for vRAM and RAM both successfully for about 60 passes.
I was able to collect some temperature and usage data but nothing special:
gpu idle about 40°C then the game loaded and usage rose to 99% temperature to 60°C memory about 250MB dedicated 25MB shared then the blue screen appeared and the collection stopped.
I've already cleaned my whole pc from dust and checked my PSU, the strange thing is why did it appear now, after more than 2 years flawless work?
Motherboard or System Make & Model
MSI P35 Neo2 FIR
Enermax Pro82+ 525W
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
LG FLatron W2486L & SyncMaster 940B
both connected via DVI
Applications and Games
Skyrim, Hawx2 DX11, FurMark Benchmark & 3d Mark
Intel Core2 Extreme X9650 3.0 GHz
Motherboard BIOS Version
AMI BIOS 1.12 (latest)
System Memory Type & Amount
4x Kingston DDR 1GB 800MHz
1 Case Fan, Booting from Crucial SSD 128GB.
tried prime95 CPU OK
tried memtest RAM OK
tried vRAM test OK
I don't know what else to do... I don't have the paid version of 3dMark because of that I was only able to run the full HD benchmark. Is there any tool to simulate 3d graphics and run a stress test other than FurMark?
The really strange thing is:
Everything worked fine till Friday, I havent played anything since last MS patchday. But 1 month ago I was able to play Hawx2 and skyrim without problems.