My monitor will suddenly go into a spasam of pixelated boxes, usually pink and green that sometimes blink like crazy or is just there permenetanly. My computer will then proceed to crash to blue screen and restart. Sometimes, it'll freeze, then recover itself and say at the bottom of my screen, "AMD driver has stopped responding and has recovered successfully."
I have cleaned out my computer of all dust, so it should not be a over heating problem, unless my fans are broken. But I do not hear loud humming or anything when it crashes.
This seems to have happened more frequently after I have updated my driver. I am currently using:
AMD VISION Engine Control Center 11.12, driver version 8.01.01.1215.
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series video card (4850)
and I am on Windows 7, 64-bit
Is this a video card problem? Software issue? Or is it coupled with a hardware issue? Nothing looked broken in my PC when I opened it up.
Should I uninstall all video drivers and just install from the CD my video card came with in box?
My computer was bought and built and NCIX. Not one of their NCIX PCs, just chose out parts and they put it together for me. Got it Oct 16/2010.
I am pretty new at this computer stuff, so there may be some things I don't know about my computer yet. I'll try my best to fill this out and add update it as time goes on.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H DDR2
CPU ( Brand / Model / Is the computer Overclocked, if so list CPU speeds, FSB, Memory speeds, Voltages etc. etc.): AMD Phenom II X4 920, 2.80GHz; I don't know if it is being overclocked. I don't do much on my computer so I assume not.
RAM ( Brand / Model / Tell us the number of sticks and if you´re using different brands): Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB DDR3. 2x2GB DDR3-1333 CL9 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Video Card ( Brand / Model / Is it overclocked, and if so, to what speeds and using what utility ): Powercolor Radeon HD 4850. Don't think it's over clocked/not sure how to check.
PSU ( IMPORTANT !!! Brand & Model / Link to webpage with specs / manufacturer's website or picture of unit label ):
Monitor ( Brand / Model / Connection used): Sony SDM-HS73. Was using two, now showing desktop only on one. Using VGA connection to video card.
Hard drives: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB STATA2 3.5IN 9.5Ms 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM
Optical Drives: (I don't know what this is)
Additional PCI cards: (I don't know what this is)
Number of fans present: I remember seeing 4. One on my video card, one on my motherboard. One for my PSU and one big one attached to the back of my case.
PLUS the following:
Operating System : Windows 7 64-bit
Video Card Drivers in Use ( and tried ): Currently using 8.920.0.0 version for my Radeon 4800 series and Catalyst Control Centre 11.12
Motherboard Drivers Used: (Don't know where to find this)
Apps/Games causing issues ( and if they've been patched ): Left 4 Dead 2, Dead Island, just regular browsing on net
All major components check 100% after thorough testing ( eg. Memory & Memtest86 ): (not done yet)
System clean of viruses / spyware etc: Did scan with Avast; clean. Running Spybot for spyware.
Other things tried: Rolling back driver and reinstalling driver for Radeon 4850 from their site. Switching to only 1 moniter. Considering uninstalling current driver and reinstalling using CD that came with my video card.
*images have been resized and are pending*
Any help appreciated.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
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