Catalyst vers. 13.1
Windows 7 64bit
So I recently bought the HD7970 to upgrade my HD5870. After some days of playing various games I have noticed some issues.
First issue I noticed was that whenever I played The Witcher 2, I would have sudden freezes that last for 10 seconds or so before my screen flashes black like it's turned off for a second. After this little spasm, the game runs just fine until the next spasm. I fiddled around with the visual settings but it didn't stop it.
Next I was playing Anno 2070. It runs great, then it completely freezes, except the mouse cursor changes to a loading icon and I can move the cursor around. I end up having to close the game through the task manager.
During an Anno freeze, I Alt-Tabbed to see a Windows message, "Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered.".
After checking the logs it seems both instances of these freeze/crashes, this happens. I confirmed it through the Event Viewer.
These freezes are unprovoked. The games don't have intense visual effects when it happens, the card is at decent temperatures, and other games that I've played (League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive) don't have this issue.
Now before I do anything like reinstall the driver, is there anything to know? And is this a known issue?
Also any tips on a proper reinstall?