I am having terrible luck with my graphics card. Whenever I am playing a game my graphics card freezes up fora second and I get the error that my drivers have quit responding but have recovered. This is a very new graphics card as ASUS has replaced already because of this issue. I have heard that increasing idle settings in the Catalyst Control Center can fix it but I am unsure of what to set it to. I have already tried many different drivers and games, also I've checked the heat.
Specs: ASUS HD7750 1GB DDR5
1 TB Black Caviler HDD
700w OCZ PS
AMD 8150 CPU
Hyper 212 Evo cooler.
8GB DDR3 RAM
I have done both and neither led to the solution. Though yesterday I tried GTA IV and it worked fine so I am at the conclusion that it is only Half Life 2 games like Garry's Mod and The Hidden Source Mod. Do you happen to know of any reason why it would only be those games?
I was having the same problem with my Sapphire 7950 Vapor-x. The system would boot fine but after opening a game or usless it was freezing.
The drivers provided in the Disc were useless updated to latest drivers and voila!! everything working fine.
And if you want to overclock download a utility called MSI AfterBurner.
There are two things core speed and Memory speed increase this by 5 increaments and only oc on thing at a time (core/memory)
Use a gpu stress test software to check if the gpu is oc is working fine.
The MSI afterburner is set to "Apply settings at systme startup" by defalut turn off that feature and oc the gpu apply and turn test fo 2-33 minutes if if the test starts you are ready to go.Increase again,apply and restart test.
Do it until your gpu crashes record your last working settings and set it and run the stress test for 1-2 hours.
I was able to oc my gpu @stock voltages
Orignal Core:950Mhz Memory:1200
OC: core:1100Mhz Memory:1500Mhz
and my temperatures are fine max 62c my gpu can handle upto 90c so my temps are really fine under oc.
Take a look at your temps too you dont wanna fry your gpu for performance.