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For a while I've been getting small lockups that last about 20 secs then the screen goes one various solid color goes back to normal then gives me a message saying "[B]Display driver stopped responding and has recovered[/B]". This NEVER happens in game, Only when I'm online and it does it with all browsers. I am running: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.8GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM PSU: 750 watts Display Devices --------------- Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc. Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68B8) DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz) Display Memory: 4070 MB Dedicated Memory: 1011 MB Shared Memory: 3059 MB Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor Monitor Model: DCLCD Monitor Id: DCL2202 Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (61.094Hz) Output Type: DVI Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1052 (English) Driver Version: 8.791.0.0 DDI Version: 10.1 Driver Model: WDDM 1.1 Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 10/27/2010 02:54:24, 645120 bytes
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I tested my memory today and there wasn't any problems noted. Should I scale back on RAM? The machine came with 8 gigs. I initially thought the problem was due to a weak CPU (my machine for some reason only came with a 350 watt PSU I upgraded today and the problem persists. This problem occured 5 times while I was typing this post. HELP!!!!!!
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It's a video card/video card driver issue, has nothing to do with your ram, and it apparently isn't a lack of power. Boot it up in safe mode, should allow you to get around it for a little bit.
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[quote='Cpl.Dill=US=','http://clanunknownsoldiers.com/hq/thread/?postID=78634#post78634']You're video card may be dieing, try a reformat and see if it fixes that.[/QUOTE]Reformat what? My hard drive? I've already reformatted my hd in the past and the problem has persisted. I've had this problem since day one. Everything I have found online points away from a video card issue and more towards a windows 7 issue. I've exhausted myself looking for fixes now it's up to you guys to help me.
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Windows display driver is the driver for your video card, from the sounds of it if you reformatted it isn't the driver itself, it is your video card. and you have an ATI card :) .
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Although, try installing this - [url]https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/10-12_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_enu.exe[/url] (The most recent drivers.)
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the thing that confuses me is that you don't have these problems while playing a game. it's easy to say it's the video card, but if that's the case then why no problems when your gpu is chuggin? It's not like the 57xx is a beast and doesn't work its ass off during bc2. Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz) Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (61.094Hz) Have you tried changing your reso to match native? not only are you not in native reso, but you're not even in the right ratio. Your native is 16:9, you're set to 16:10 try 16bit color and see if that changes anything, probably won't but it's worth a shot.
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[quote='Cpl.Dill=US=','http://clanunknownsoldiers.com/hq/thread/?postID=78636#post78636']You're video card may be dieing, try a reformat and see if it fixes that. [/QUOTE] Why is reformatting the first thing people jump to, it should be the last as its a highly destructive solution and your not actually finding the problem, more like resetting everything in the hopes of fixing the problem. It's like taking apart your entire engine to change some oil. Even Dell does it, a company with specialized support centers asks you to reformat your system, why would i bother calling them?. I haven't once reformatted my system in 7 years and i haven't found a single problem that couldn't be solved with a bit of proper sleuthing. Now im not saying reformatting is a bad thing, but it should be right down the list of things you do, near packing C4 into your CD drive and hoping it will "clean" your drive head. 1. get ALL the information on the problem, perhaps run a program that shows ALL your processes and installed drivers and hardware. 2. Pull out your flame thrower 3. Run everything on recommended/default settings 4. Isolate the problem, if its an issue with your graphics card, check connections, dust is a problem, it could be a faulty card, check it in another machine and see if the problem occurs in that one. If not it may be just your drivers, uninstall the device and install the latest ATI drivers NOT windows drivers when that window pops up. If the problem still occurs it may be a bad GFX card so try someone else's card in your machine and see if the problem occurs. If it still occurs repeat the process with your RAM, CPU, HDD, and finally your motherboard, you may even want to check your PSU. 5. Own n00bs with your flamethrower. [QUOTE] I tested my memory today and there wasn't any problems noted. Should I scale back on RAM? The machine came with 8 gigs. I initially thought the problem was due to a weak CPU (my machine for some reason only came with a 350 watt PSU I upgraded today and the problem persists. This problem occured 5 times while I was typing this post. HELP!!!!!![/QUOTE] Did the problem get worse with your new PSU?, it may be that for some reason your motherboard is "leaking" electricity out through a short or something similar meaning your PSU might drop below the minimum wattage for a period of time enough the cause the error. It's extremely rare but it's happened to me in the past, i accidentally had 2 wires jumped when i was cleaning out my case. [url]http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.17-setup.exe[/url] download and install that, it will tell you if there is a voltage leak on your lines, i have a very stable 0.9V at idle on my card, its probably different on yours. My motherboard doesn't have sensors
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[quote='CC.Decayed=US=','http://clanunknownsoldiers.com/hq/thread/?postID=78650#post78650']the thing that confuses me is that you don't have these problems while playing a game. it's easy to say it's the video card, but if that's the case then why no problems when your gpu is chuggin? It's not like the 57xx is a beast and doesn't work its ass off during bc2. Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz) Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (61.094Hz) Have you tried changing your reso to match native? not only are you not in native reso, but you're not even in the right ratio. Your native is 16:9, you're set to 16:10 try 16bit color and see if that changes anything, probably won't but it's worth a shot.[/QUOTE]I changed my resolution to the native resolution. How do I change the ratio to 16:9??
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That's automatic when you change the resolution. if you just divide 1920/1080 that equals 16/9. 1680/1050 = 16/10 I doubt it will fix the issue but it's usually gonna look much better if you have it on native :)
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First open the case and look for loose wires and anything that might have dust bunny's attacking it. Next check the manufacture website for new driver updates. You could have a corrupted version. See if it does it again. If its does then it seems the card or mother board my be a problem. Try and seat it into a different slot within the mother board, most new motherboards come with 2 slot for your vid card (SLI/Crossfire).
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Oh and i forgot to say use the fastest slot on your motherboard, there may be a 16x or a 8x slot or even a 4x or 1x depending on your motherboard, stick it in the fastest slot, its usually the top one if your looking at the board the right way.
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Ok, I've seen this happen from time to time. Basically, what happens is windows detects some problem within the Video Card driver. As opposed to XP (where the PC totally locks up), Vista/7 are good enough to restart the display driver in an attempt to solve the problem. If it works, you get a message that the display driver has been restarted. Its likely one of two things: The card itself has a problem [could be dust, otherwise I'd be expecting a LOT more problems then you seem to be having], or there could be an issue with the driver version you are using. [Some AMD/ATI drivers tend to be more stable then others; I'm still on 10.5, because I've head less then flattering things about newer versions stability]. Can you post what Catalyst Display Driver version you have installed? Barring that, just install the most recent version (10.12 I think...) and see if that helps.
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lmao My new card died in less then 24 hours. However, My problems did go away in the few hours I had the card installed.
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Its not really the PC markets fault :D, often it happens when the mail guys throw your hardware onto the conveyor belts and into the trucks. Often those trucks can sit in the heat while the delivery guy gets lunch :D.
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Is the nVidia GeForce GTX 260 a decent card? Tech support decided to send me a different card since I was having so many problems with my radeon 5770. I should be getting it today.
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[quote='RET.Realgrunt=US=','http://clanunknownsoldiers.com/hq/thread/?postID=79307#post79307']Is the nVidia GeForce GTX 260 a decent card? Tech support decided to send me a different card since I was having so many problems with my radeon 5770. I should be getting it today.[/QUOTE] There were two seperate releases: The first one with 192 shaders, which was replaced with one that used 216 shaders after the 4870 came out. The 216 version is ALMOST CERTAINLY the one you brought, and is comporable to the 9800GX2 and 4870. Its getting on, but still a decent mid-range option. Don't be shocked if it struggles in newer games like BC2 though; there will be stuff you won't be able to max with it.
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I would hope it's the newer since they are trying to say it's comparable to the 5770 which even then is kinda sketch. use gpuz to figure out which one u have and if it's the older i'd complain.
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