I really need help here. I have a sager built on a Clevo p170HMx. I've been using it for less than 2 years, and a week ago, while on youtube, the 6990M crashed. I turned the laptop off and on again, and it started crashing on windows startup screen. No error messages, no blue screen, just crashed.
When in safe mode, it works with no problem. I checked and its not a RAM issue, nor motherboard problem.
Uninstalled the radeon driver, and windows started up normally.
I tried installing many driver versions, most of them did the same: crash at windows startup. A couple of them, crashed from 1 to 5 minutes after startup.
I really need to get this solved, as I use this laptop for working purposes. I really won't like to replace the graphics card, because -beside it was very hard to find it in an online store, it was almost half the price of my laptop. That would make me stay away of ati forever.
I have been reading a lot on forums, and many said that driver problems were causing the card to sudden overheats, and the caracteristics of my problem, suggest that the card is bad.
I didn't find a way to contact amd technical support, which is a shame.
I'd like to know if theres a way I can fix this. Don't want to think it is ATI's fault. How can a manufacturer release a driver that kills its hardware?
(My card was never overclocked, and its been almost a year I don't game on it. I use it for audio recording purposes).