However, I went to run the Windows Performance Index and during the test my monitor turned a blue color with vertical lines across it. The system wasn't frozen (capslock worked) but it just stayed there forcing me to manually reboot. The GPU/System fans were running at full power though.
I tried this again and this time it just brought up a black screen forcing me to reboot again. Both times it happened during the Geometry test.
I tried to run 3DMark vantage as well and the same thing happened during that test...
It also occurs when I'm watching a movie. Happened a few times while watching Avatar BluRay. The screen freezes with some color artifacts but the system itself is not frozen. Requires hard reboot regardless.
A few times it also occurred just in Windows (nothing of note running) but it recovered and Windows told me that the "AMD Driver stopped responding and has recovered". Though this message never came up in the other scenarios.
I'm not exactly sure what the problem is, but I think I may have to exchange the GPU... I"m currently running 10.6 catalyst drivers on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.
I definitely think that it has something to do with the ATI drivers! I too built a new system and have this error pop up after a screen freeze "Displace driver _____ has stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
would love someone to come to the rescue with a fix!
Yes I was! BSOD occurred severeal times but nowhere near as frequently as the erroe msg. It has only been one day and i'm sick of this ati driver business. I've read in numerous places that it could possibly be the TDR business on the graphics card/mobo, or even something to do with the eco friendly power saving in the graphics card. Some others are blaming Windows but I think it is ATI, the 5770 i purchased yesterday has been out for a while so I'm sure there's a fix somewhere out there.
Possibly the same error that is happening to your gpu also.