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5850 crashes in games

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September 29, 2010 5:09:04 PM

Just did a new build I5-750, Gskill 8GB 1333MHZ CAS 9, P55 mobo, ATI XFX 5850. Default BIOS settings - and I checked them.

Runs fine in Windows norm, but crashes back to Windows or reboots in games.

I have loaded the latest drivers. If it could be a driver problem what can I do.

I have not ran memory checkers yet.

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September 29, 2010 5:10:25 PM

What is your PSU? brand? model?
September 29, 2010 5:15:07 PM

What games are these?
Might need to drop down to 10.4 on AMD's drivers.
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September 29, 2010 5:22:30 PM

Need more specific details on system config and games being run.
September 29, 2010 5:23:32 PM

wa1 said:
What is your PSU? brand? model?

The power supply is a Thermaltake 850 Tough Power.

It has four connectors that are black and four connectors that are red which attach the cables to the supply. Would it be better to connect each graphics card power connector to a different color connector on the supply?

It appers to be a dual supply to me.
September 29, 2010 5:26:13 PM

deweycd said:
Need more specific details on system config and games being run.

So far I have tried Crysis and a few less demanding games and see the same problem. The OS is Windows 7 64bit.

Please list necessary details so I can provide them.
September 29, 2010 5:26:56 PM

Sorry, you just answered this.
September 29, 2010 5:29:18 PM

As suggested try installing ATI 10.4 drivers, I have found issues with the latest drivers myself and have stuck with 10.4 for performance reasons. You may want to test the memory and verify that it isn't another issue instead of the 5850.
September 29, 2010 5:29:20 PM

deweycd said:
Sorry, you just answered this.

Does this mean the problem could be Windows 7 64 bit.
September 29, 2010 5:31:36 PM

Whatstreet said:
Does this mean the problem could be Windows 7 64 bit.

No I was a bit quick in asking about the games again, you posted an answer right after your one about the power supply.
September 29, 2010 11:05:15 PM

i have same problem people say it could be anything from psu to drivers and possible the idle clock shift idk forsure but im about to try over clocking it just a bit to stop it from idling to see if that stops it
October 6, 2010 11:31:53 PM

The problem was software drivers and compatibility. I'm still picking my way through it. Watch out for Steam, that thing is a head ache. I think this would have all been easier in XP but then no Directx11. Check you video card control panel for configurations.