I recently purchased a Palit HD2600XT Sonic, 256MB/128Bit/DDR3 Core clock:800/ Memory clock: 1600
I keep having the " VPU RECOVERY MESSAGE" popping up. especially when or after i run 3D games or surf web pages with alot of pictures and the like. The Message reads something like this: "VPU recovery has resetted your graphics card as it no longer respond to current driver settings"
I have tried: Reinstalling the drivers, reslot the card countless times..I even remove the casing as i thought it could be a heating problem but the CCC states that my card temp is at 42-46 C... I have got the latest Catalyst driver( 7.7). I even tried to underclock it with Rivatuner and it still crashes on me
I have run out of ideas...I'm thinkng a faulty card but i doubt it...Please help..any suggestions or solution to this?
My hardware specs:
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: Intel Corporation D915PGN AAC64144-400
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. CY91510A.86A.0040.2006.0926.1010 09/26/2006
No it really doesn't have anything to do with your PC. And it may not be the only solution, but it is definitely the fastest and most certain solution to route any possible software problems, other solutions may just patch the wound which may end up opening again in the future, this one heals it by brute force. That's why I like it so much
Brute force.....I like it. BTW this crash happens at random, sometimes it doesn't happen at all, sometimes once a day, and sometimes it happens every 5-30 minutes and it usually goes away after i reset the PC...but after a few hours of use the problem comes back
anyway thanks again, i really appreciate it...i was at the verge of yanking my hair off..
The reason why Im so fond of formatting is because I got a virus once that I just couldn't get rid of... Spent like 3-5 hours just like you, trying to find an answer, but then I realized, why not just format and reinstall everything that takes about an hour.
Well said, its the randomness that bothers me, if it was a persistant thing, then I would accept that the card is faulty or some other related issue. Like for example the last VPU reset i had was almost 6 hours ago, eveything seems fine now. I've got a 30 day return policy with the vendor. I think i'll just format the thing after i get my work done.
Im pretty sure that card has nothing wrong other than a software conflict issue (it shouldn't be a power issue, since those cards dont draw much), but have you thought about returning it for a X1950Pro/XT or 7900GS/7950GT? Those are better cards if you can get them.
Definatly something going properly wrong then i had a card that did that and was sugested to turn the vpu recovery off and it was sweet untill i replaced it 2 years later.
I would rma the card if i was you
Ps do you get any beeps or other mesages if so you can google them to find out what fault they signify