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Radeon XFX Core Edition 6670 display driver stopped working but has restarted

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May 21, 2013 6:42:10 PM

Intermittent flickers just running windows. Lock ups and hangs with the driver stop / restart error when gaming on various games.

Recently purchased this graphics card. I've had this system for several years do you think my issues are likely PSU related? Here is my build:
OS Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

MB Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45T-UD3LR
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. EP45T-UD3LR
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F5 02/24/2009

CPU 2.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Mem 4096 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Slot 'A2' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A3' is Empty

Drives: WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0 [Hard drive] (320.07 GB)
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW UH08LS10 ATA Device [Optical drive]
Generic- Compact Flash USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6670 [Display adapter]
Sceptre X24WG [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n 479, December 2008)

Network D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCIe Desktop Adapter

Sound Creative Technology SB Audigy PCI bus 6

Standard PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse
Logitech USB Camera (Pro 4000)

PSU 480 w
CG Black Steel
May 21, 2013 6:48:07 PM

Is it overclocked? Thats the only thing i can think of. I get that sometimes on my OC'ed gpu and my friends when i was testing his.
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May 21, 2013 7:09:46 PM

Could be the PSU. Could be a dying graphics' card.

Could be something more esoteric. I assume you've tried a clean install of your drivers?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
May 21, 2013 9:58:59 PM

480w should be plenty of power - assuming it isn't a junk PSU.
I have a XFX Radeon 6670 and it works fine for me.
Note that stopped responding is different then stopped working

What driver version are you using?
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May 21, 2013 10:03:02 PM

Option 1) Bad PSU
Option 2) Unstable Overclock
Option 3) Overheating
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May 22, 2013 3:29:03 AM

caydn12 said:
Option 1) Bad PSU
Option 2) Unstable Overclock
Option 3) Overheating


1) possible - the system is 5 years old; though I volt meter checked a free power connector and got 12v and 5v
2) using default settings
3) the card is only about a week old - I will monitor the temp for a few days.
4) driver version is up to date: ver 12.104.0.0 -- I will give a clean install a try.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
May 22, 2013 10:34:24 AM

Try underclocking.
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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2013 10:41:08 AM

Your PSU is too old and taking capacitor ageing into account, it might not be able to deliver the required amount of power to feed the extra GPU, change PSU asap, even though it may not solve the problem, i recommend you change it before you BLOW it up
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May 23, 2013 1:23:08 PM

smeezekitty said:
Try underclocking.


Tried underclocking and the whole system went wiggy. Screen went black multiple times for several seconds, funky lines etc... Went back to default settings after this.

Also did a clean install and still had driver stop and restart errors when running Halo combat evolved. Funny thing is that I don't seem to have any issues when running Diablo 3.

The graphics card is a pci e 2.1 while the mobo slot is pci e 2.0. With this being a 5 yr old system perhaps a bios update is in order. I'll probably grab a new PSU first and see how things go.
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November 6, 2013 6:28:54 PM

Have you resolved this issue. I have the exact same problem. Changed PSUs too but problem occurred again.
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