Hello good people of TH, I'm back with another problem which seems to be related to ATI/AMD
So it all started a few days ago when 3DMark11 came out, I downloaded it and decided to run the benchmark with both my HD5850's at 1000/1200 @ 1.275V, The benchmark finished and there was peace in the world but I forgot to print screen the results
So I re-ran the benchmark but this time received a BSOD I then tried 980/1200 @ 1.299V but received another BSOD. I then tried 950/1150 @ 1.299V and received yet another BSOD.....
The next day I decided to play around with the Metro 2033 Benchmark, I first ran it with both cards at stock and it ran perfectly, I then tried 775/1125 @ stock volts but got another BSOD, Which is very strange as I know both cards are stable on stock volts upto 910/1220...
Oh BTW all these BSOD's have ATIKMPAG.SYS which I believe is related to the ATI Driver
It was suggested to me by a friend that I should check that my CPU overclock is stable, So I Ran OCCT @ my usual 4Ghz and 1.32500V, This produced a BSOD after about 25 minutes I then ran it at 3.8Ghz with 1.32500V and received yet another BSOD this time after about 5 minutes...
Yesturday I ran OCCT for almost 7 Hours at 3.6Ghz and 1.32500V (1.294V in windows under load)
However during this OCCT run at about 6 hours the ATI driver stopped responding but then recovered... and 15 minutes after that MSN stopped responding, but also recovered.....
This morning I booted up my PC and after about 10 minutes of browsing the web I received a BSOD (fml) still containing the ATIKMPAG.SYS, I then reset my CPU overclock back to stock and rebooted but my PC wouldn't post... I pressed the restart button and it posted this time giving me a warning about my overclock not being stable (at stock??? ) Oh BTW I put my RAM to its rated timings/voltage/speed when I reset my CPU's Overclock.
I haven't had a BSOD since resetting my CPU back to stock (lucky me)
I've done some research and this is what could cause a BSOD with ATIKMPAG.SYS:
* Insufficient power
* bad Memory module
* Motherboard/Memory Compatibility
* Defective Motherboard
* Wrong Drivers
* Bad PCI-E Slot
Sorry about the ridiculously long post... All help will be rewarded with a