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HD4870 on Vista 64 running 3D Mark2006 freezes

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 4, 2008 12:09:38 PM


has anyone having single HD4870 tried to run 3D Mark 2006 on Vista 64?
It freezes every time I run that and I'm trying to find the reason.

August 4, 2008 12:19:12 PM

Check the temperature of the card.
Increase the fan speed with Rivatuner if necessary.
August 4, 2008 12:26:36 PM

Where does it crash? CPU test? or after?

Also, what temps are you getting?
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August 4, 2008 12:37:42 PM

haven't seen the temperatures, as the benchmark runs fullscreen and I have only trial version, I'll have to figure out a way how to do it.

it freezes (doesn't crashes) on non-CPU tests. before or after, doesn't matter
August 4, 2008 12:39:52 PM

It should run fine. Stop the bench early, if you must, check the temp.
August 4, 2008 8:26:20 PM

temperatures are fine, not exceeding 80 C . How to modify the GPU fan speed? I have Riva tuner installed but can't find it...
August 4, 2008 10:42:56 PM

playing Grid makes the driver crash (every few seconds). Sometimes Windows recovers, sometimes not. Is that a sign of a wrong GPU?
August 4, 2008 11:17:51 PM

hmm id lean towards a power issue , what power supply you using , and have you got both power leads plugged in?
i have a 4870 and have run 3d mark on vista 64 without issue , and my temps have exceeded 80'c before i changed fan profile.
August 5, 2008 6:37:53 AM

hmm I have Hiper 780W PSU . This really sucks...
August 5, 2008 9:40:59 AM

samuraiblade, read the catalyst 8.7 post in the same ATI section. do you think that power could be the same problem?
August 5, 2008 11:00:25 AM

ok ive had issues with hipers before , might be worth testing it. before you had that card were you running nvidia? , if so did you remove all traces of the old drivers , often this can also cause a freezing issue. thats the only thing that i can think will cause it , possibly a complete o/s reinstall if viable could prove whether or not its driver based.
August 5, 2008 11:08:00 AM

It is a completely new system from scratch, assembled on last weekend. I'll try to instal 32-bit XP's probably.
August 5, 2008 7:04:56 PM

running on XP's , same issue with stock settings on all components
August 5, 2008 8:50:55 PM

I tried to increase the GPU fan speed and the issue if not completly gone, it is greatly reduced. It seems to be a GPU issue after all. Good to know that the PSU is not the problem anyway. At least for now. But I cannot run my gpu fan on 40-50% all the time, it makes a lot of noice