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Display driver stopped responding, Help please!

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September 22, 2010 4:23:04 AM

Alright, So im running Windows vista ultimate SP1 with a ATI radeon HD 4650.

When I have no drivers installed i can watch videos, but cant play my games because they don't recognize my graphics card.

When i have drivers installed i can play my games, but cant watch videos because "The display driver has stopped responding and has failed to recover from timeout" But i can still view flash fine.

I've installed EVERY single driver they have for my card, and it always keeps happening.

Thanks for any help.
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September 22, 2010 8:45:16 AM

I had the exact same problem on my Vista 32bit system, turns out the GPU was buggered, had to RMA it back to the shop and got a replacement which worked fine.

Havent a clue what it was as all i did was replace the GPU and worked fine, didnt even reinstall the drivers, just plug and play.

Was a Palit GTX 470 btw, which are god awfully manufacted crads, one of the fan fins broke off, twice! (second tiem i got the above problem) so replaced it with the Asus GTX 470 and No problems since.. But have upgraded to Win 7 64bit thou :) 
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September 22, 2010 2:31:08 PM

Downloading SP2 might help your system overall.
Downloading and installing Driversweeper will help
ADD/REMOVE Programs Ati CC manager dump everything
Run Driversweeper in Safemode
Check off ATI
Click Analyse
Click Clean
Restart Normal
Download the appropriate CCC files for your card
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September 22, 2010 11:09:17 PM

I've already done what you've mentioned, Except when i go to auto update sp2 isn't there. so im not sure whats up with that.
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September 23, 2010 12:38:03 AM

I'd make a wager that your GPU is nuts.

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September 23, 2010 1:25:15 AM

If thats the case, what GPU would you guy's recommend?
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