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4870 causes BSOD occasionally

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November 25, 2008 1:19:50 AM

It's been brought to my attention that I've hit BSOD a few times recently and so at first I thought it was my E8400 which I've OCed to E8400.

I've gotten a report from windows vista telling me to enter "msinfo32" to find out about the info. I looked into Hardware conflicts tab and guess what I've found?



Notice that radeon 4800 was mentioned many times. So I guess it was my 4870 that's causing problems. Anyone have any solution for this? I'm using Catalyst 8.11 with all firmware and drivers within my system updated.

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November 25, 2008 1:50:20 AM

Nah, that's not just conflicts, that's also shared memory addresses & IRQs; my GTS512 is listed 6 times in there.

The only way to get a better picture as to what is causing BSOD is to enable minidumps and use Microsoft debugging tools(with installed symbols) on the file to try and it should give you it's assessment on the possible culprit.

Or if you're lucky, the event viewer will have something that isn't completely useless (I've stopped relying on that damned thing) about why the BSOD/restart occured.
November 25, 2008 1:54:16 AM

you overclocked your e8400 to e8400 eh? pretty impressive :p 

Did you remove all the old drivers when installing that card?
Is the pcie frequency locked at 100?
Any overclocking on your GPU? Whats is your GPU's temps?
What psu are you using?
Im assuming the system is prime95 and memtest86+ stable?
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November 25, 2008 1:55:47 AM

hm... can you post links on these debugging tools? It has created a minidump but I don't know how to locate and how to analyze them.
November 25, 2008 1:57:25 AM

kyeana said:
you overclocked your e8400 to e8400 eh? pretty impressive :p 

Did you remove all the old drivers when installing that card?
Is the pcie frequency locked at 100?
Any overclocking on your GPU? Whats is your GPU's temps?
What psu are you using?
Im assuming the system is prime95 and memtest86+ stable?


I've down clocked a little now to 3.8 just to be safe.

PCI-E freq. has been locked at 100 as always.

No OC for GPU. Temps are regular ( 56 on idle and about 70 on load) using 30% fixed fan speed via ATI CCC.

I've ran OCCT, WPrime, Orthos and seems to be stable (even though it gets hot).
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