Display freezes to vertical lines after 15 minutes of gaming (5870) Tags: Graphics Cards Gaming Graphics Last response: December 16, 2009 12:37 PM in Graphics & Displays Share komirad December 13, 2009 4:31:18 AM Just got my new computer with 5870 + i7 After about 15 minutes of gaming the screen freezes with only vertical lines displayed. Can't minimize, exit or get to task manager as keyboard does not respond (caps lock button doesn't switch the light) The other processes seem to be running as the audio is still playing and I could still hear my friend over msn call. So, I am forced to hard reset. This only happened so far in Company of Heroes and Dirt 2 (on maximum settings, these 2 are high hardware requirement games) but not counter-strike: source (much lower hardware requirements). This doesn't happen on my brother's computer, which has almost the same specs as mine, but with a different graphic card (4800 series) and hard disk, playing the same games. Drivers are updated to the latest, dxdiag says no problem on my display. More about : display freezes vertical lines minutes gaming 5870 komirad December 13, 2009 4:44:44 AM I should also mention when I first switched on the computer at home only 4 gigs of ram is detected which I had 6. I rebooted after reslotting all the ram, and it got fixed. Perhaps this could be a ram problem as well. wa1 a c 189 U Graphics card December 13, 2009 1:59:28 PM How much is your PSU? And what about temps of your gpu? Is it high? Related resources 5870 freezing vertical lines during games crossfire - Forum Display Problem with HD 5870 Graphics Card (Gray Lines ) - Forum 5870 unstable overclock? - Forum P8P67 Pro and Hyper 212+, Horizontal or Vertical ? - Forum Vertical Lines of Death - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer komirad December 16, 2009 9:55:10 AM Grahphics Card: XFX/ATI HD 1GB XXX PSU: CORSAIR HX620 620W Modular ATX Power Supply Temperature of CPU is 48c with browser running wa1 a c 189 U Graphics card December 16, 2009 10:46:12 AM I need to know your temps when gaming not with browser running... komirad December 16, 2009 10:49:05 AM Got it to 91c while running FurMark for awhile before it happened. wa1 a c 189 U Graphics card December 16, 2009 12:37:57 PM Okay, that's a little bit high... I think your card is overheating. Can u set the gpu fan manually? Let say about 70%, and try a game to see if it freeze again... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPC Freezing and odd lines on display ForumVertical lines on screen, is it the gpu? ForumATI 5870 display problems on ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo ForumBSoD/ Vertical Lines : Phenom II x2 550/Radeon HD 5770/Asus M4A78 Plus ForumNeed help diagnosing stuttering every 15 -30 minutes . ForumNew Build - Hardlocking and Vertical Lines ForumPC freezes /crashes with weird colours after 5 minutes of gaming ForumVertical pink lines and horrible artifacts in games ForumPlease help me choosing a GFX Card ForumFaint horizontal lines in games only Forum[Solved] Is the 5870 worth the extra $100? Forum4870x2 or 5870 Forum[Solved] ATI 5870 with 475 W power supply ForumDuel 5870's or Single 5970 ForumWindows 7 d865gbf display drivers More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !