When I play any game with 3d graphics such as SC2, Codmw2, black ops etc, my screen will flash or freeze, go to Blake or grey screen then do one of three things, either come back to the game, freeze completely (and require restart) or the game will crash and I'll go back to home screen. In either of these cases I get a 4101 display error in Ati console, Graphics driver has stopped responding and has recovered.
My Specs are as follows:
Case: Antec 1200
Mobo: Asus Crosshair III ROG Edition
CPU: Phenom II X4 945 (unlocked all 4 cores)
Cpu Cooler: AC Freezer pro 64
OS: Win 7 64 bit Home Premium
Memory: G-skill ddr3 1333 2x2 gigs
Hard Drive: Samsung spinpoint f3 1t
Graphics Card: Diamond Radeon HD 5770
CD drive: Lite on
Monitor: Hanns G 28"
Keyboard: Microsoft ultra thin illuminated Keyboard
Mouse: logitech MX 518
So I've had this problem for a year now, and over the course of that time I've tried almost every possible solution instead of the following:
Buying a new CPU.
Buying New + Different Memory. (more memory the solution maybe?)
Buying new Hard Drive. (Idk a virus got in it somehow. Right off the bat though? I don't think so)
Buying New + Different Mobo.
Getting a new OS.
A short list of what I've already done:
Sent in my 5770 to be examined by Diamond MM, (no problems they said)
Bought and installed a new Graphics card (Nvidia 9800 gtx+)
Replaced all my memory with the same type.
Bought a new PSU TX850w Corsair.
Bought a new CPU Fan Cooler.
Tried every variation of system settings and program tools.
Installed and uninstalled (correctly) every ATI driver from 9/11-10/11
Tried every version of Bios for my Mobo.
Sent it into supposed experts (all they did was download all the graphics drivers for ati and told me to try each one, which I had already done.)
Re-install Win 7 64 (twice)
So all I'm left with is the last five things which I stated in the beginning.
My question to everyone here is which do you think I should try if not all or if I have something else to try?
I'm open to the possibility that both my graphics cards are broken but I'm thinking their fine and it's some other issue.
Update: I took out my sound card and that seemed to improve stability greatly, I even went 3 full games of SC2 with no crashes or freezing, which I've never done since buying the game when It came out.
It's a long shot but have you put all of your components into a different case? Maybe the case is shorting out something on the mobo(s)?
I had a friend who built her machine in an Antec 1200 and it shorted out three consecutive mobos before she figured out that was the problem. Get a Thermaltake Spedo Advance, best case I've ever owned or worked on.
I had the 2, and unlocked to 4,
I added some more voltage to the cpu and it allows me to run prime 95 for a while, and my games run a bit longer now, I don't know how far i should push it, it's a 1.41 now, should i increase anything else like the frequency or something? Thanks.