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Display Driver Stopped Responding HD 5850/5870

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September 27, 2010 12:44:00 AM

Hello,

This is my first time using this forum and I desperately need help. In June I purchased a new rig and I am kind of a noob when it comes to building PC's. I put my computer together and everything worked except when I played any game from BFBC2 to a internet flash games, my display driver stopped responding and would recover but the game would crash. I RMA'd my gigabyte 5850 and when it was return it still didn't work right. I also have a XFX 5870 and its the same problem. I tried all the drivers on AMDs website. I reloaded windows 7 professional which is what I'm using and same problem persists. Also I originally had a ASRock motherboard and AMD support told me to get a new one and i got an ASUS and that didn't help. Its been 3 months and I'm itching for this thing to work right. Any help is appreciative.

RIG:
-ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
-Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply
-GeIL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV36GB1333C9TC
-XFX HD-587A-CNF9 Radeon HD 5870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
-Windows 7 Professional x64


**Sorry for double post I accidentally bumped my other thread and it got closed
September 27, 2010 1:27:33 AM

Haha thanks i appreciate the link.
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December 27, 2010 9:35:51 PM

With my Radeon HD 5770 (under Windows 7) I tried everything
in the last year, voltage/timings, CCC settings, power options,
different drivers. Nothing helped.

But people were saying that removing one stick of memory works.
So I replaced 2+2Gb of my DDR3 for one module only, 4Gb.
And it works.
Doesn't matter what driver/timings/overclocking I use. Just works!

PS For those who have problem with flash video only, switch off hardware acceleration in flash player setting, it helps.
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December 28, 2010 5:59:21 AM

I am not a gamer. I do not even have a single game at hand.

But I have the same problem. This issue, called TDR, which is basically freezing and blackening of the screen for a brief period followed by a message in the systray " AMD family display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered ", happens in my computer as well even when I am browsing the net or just at the desktop with specs Intel i7-860, Asus P7P55D, Radeon HD5770, 4x2GB DDR3-1333 RAM, Antec 650W PSU, etc.

The only remedy for me is to increase idle (2D) core/memory speeds from 157/300 to 200/400 using the profile method.

This speed setting can be done with CCC 10.11 and CCC 10.12 or CCC 10.4 and earlier.
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