Topic Title: Display Driver Crashing
Topic Summary: Display driver crashes, screen goes black, blue screen.
Created On: 04/07/2013 11:43 AM
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 04/07/2013 11:43 AM
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Devilspecter
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The problem I'm having is that my display drivers keep on crashing at random, but for the most part when i play a game.

It seems to happen randomly, since it has happened at the desktop, while in a game, or when I'm just browsing a website.

The screen goes black for a few seconds, then it returns with the message "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered". (http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/7821/img0018wa.jpg)

This started happening around Christmas-New Year last year(2012). It even became so bothersome I decided to format my computer, which didn't seem to help on the issue at all.

I'm thinking it's an outdated driver, but I have no idea where I can find the older drivers for my graphics card.

Anyways, here's some info you might need:

GPU:

AMD Radeon 6950 HD

http://pbrd.co/Y5VYHG

I haven't done any form of overclocking.

 

Catalyst version:

http://pbrd.co/Y5UTj0

 

Motherboard & CPU:

http://pbrd.co/Y5VKjL

 

PSU:

http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=601838

As I stated previously, there is no overclocking done by me on my computer, nor on my PSU.

 

Here's a picture of the bluescreen i recieve:

http://pbrd.co/Y62IVM

Also, I tried to do a 'clean' install of the driver, but when I went into safe mode and deleted the ATI drivers using Driver Sweeper it made my computer bluescreen when I turned it on normally, so I had to restore it from a previous point.



Edited: 04/08/2013 at 11:13 AM by Devilspecter
 04/07/2013 11:50 AM
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First thing to try:

Test temperatures, clean the card. It might be overheating because of dust.

 

Second thing to try:

Put the card into another computer and test it. If it continues to produce the issue, RMA it as faulty.



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 04/07/2013 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by: Eydee First thing to try:

 

Test temperatures, clean the card. It might be overheating because of dust.

 

 

 

Second thing to try:

 

Put the card into another computer and test it. If it continues to produce the issue, RMA it as faulty.

 

 

The normal temperature of the GPU is at around 50-60*C when I'm not playing any games and got a lot of programs running.

Whereas it's at around 40-50C when I have just a few programs on.

It goes up to around 70-87C when I play a game which demands a lot of sauce.

Seeing as this error happens randomly I doubt temperature is the issue here.

I thoroughly cleaned the inside of my computer 1 or 2 months ago.

 

I guess I could try that, but then I would first have to get another computer. That being said, it shouldn't be too hard since I have some relatives who work in an IT-department.

I would want to try other things before this, though, considering it might take some time, and the error occurs randomly.

 

 04/07/2013 10:51 PM
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Even if the temperature isn't an issue your card is reaching some insane temps. 87 degrees maximum? Mine doesn't reach 55 under heavy load.

 04/10/2013 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by: Necrochain Even if the temperature isn't an issue your card is reaching some insane temps. 87 degrees maximum? Mine doesn't reach 55 under heavy load.

 

 

I guess they are rather high, but they aren't insane. I've heard of people reaching higher temperatures with newer graphics cards.

Tell me, what graphics card do you have?

Also, your cooling might be better than mine.

 04/11/2013 10:44 AM
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So... anyone knows where I can install older drivers for my GPU?

 04/14/2013 06:41 AM
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By the way, it seems like the display driver is crashing when the load reaches 100%

 

Edit: or not...



Edited: 05/04/2013 at 07:09 AM by Devilspecter
 04/14/2013 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by: Devilspecter So... anyone knows where I can install older drivers for my GPU?

Take your pick > http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/Drivers/ATI_Catalyst/old/



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