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Atmdag only occurs when drivers installed -HELP

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June 23, 2010 11:22:44 AM

Okay I ran a simple test yesterday and I believe it confirmed where the problem was coming from.

I have been trying to get rid of Atikmdag error by doing all kinds of things, fresh windows 7 installs, ram tests, disabling UAC, trying different driver sets, installing just the display driver and no CCC, adjusting gpu/memory clock speeds, disabling flash 10.1 hardware acceleration etc. All of that still resulted in the error.

Yesterday however, I simply decided to remove my ATI drivers and left the computer on with tons of things running. I woke up this morning and it's still running. Normally with drivers installed my system would go down within the hour. I'm going to leave my system on all day and see if it still works by the time I get back home.

I have a hunch it will still work.

Problem now is without any drivers I cannot game. What can I do?
June 23, 2010 2:36:26 PM

what card? 32bit or 64bit OS?
Make sure you have the right driver for your card...
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June 23, 2010 9:28:01 PM

64 bit. I installed 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 with CCC and without - both caused crashes.

Today I ran the system on with a bunch of aps thought to cause the problem, or have in the past (flash browsers, media player, etc) and now after 10 hours it's still working.

The system is fine without drivers. The official win7 64 bit drivers cause crashes. This confirms it.

I can't seem to get any to run stable though. What can be done at this point?
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June 24, 2010 7:39:04 AM

What card type do you have and how does your PC crash (blue screen or something else)?
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June 24, 2010 2:13:51 PM

Here is my build:

Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI

Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80

PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Model BX80605I5750

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3

12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible

RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU

Cooler

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It does a bit of both. First it will do "has stopped responding and has recovered" and maybe 1/6 times it will BSOD. I disabled TDR and now it just BSOD's.

It does not do this with no drivers installed. Is this a sign of faulty drivers or could it still be the card that is defective?
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June 24, 2010 8:19:09 PM

All I can say is, I had an XFX Radeon HD5870 and in some games, it would give me the GSOD screen (gray screen of death, the striped one) and other games were totally unaffected. I ended up RMA'ing the card. Still awaiting my reseller for their diagnosis.

Link about GSOD: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ATI-Radeon-Gray-Screen...
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