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January 11, 2011 6:57:26 AM

I was hoping that someone could help me with the new catalyst drivers, 10.12. I recently purchased an xfx radeon HD6870 black edition. I installed the proper drivers from the amd website and they supposedly installed correctly. Unfortunately I can not play any games........ Window 7 works just fine but when I start to play any game it will only allow me to play for 5 maybe 10 minutes and will then freeze up or occasionally give me a BSOD. The BSOD doesn't give me any special code or assistance either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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January 11, 2011 8:38:55 AM

First of all, if you get BSOD, the computer automatically restarts and you cannot see the BSOD codes. Therefore, you should disable Automatically restart option in Windows.

Secondly, update MS DX drivers: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?Fami... to install missing DX9 and DX10 components.

Thirdly, check for updates to your games.

January 11, 2011 1:04:24 PM

Does this happen in every game, or just certain ones?

What are your computer specs, are you sure you have enough power for that card?
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January 11, 2011 1:09:51 PM

Pallimud said:
Does this happen in every game, or just certain ones?

What are your computer specs, are you sure you have enough power for that card?



All the games I try, in fact even when I watch netflix online the card crashes. I'm running a 630w PSU that is supposedly set up for crossfire. I'm obviously not running two cards but I would assume that's enough power. Idk could the card be malfunctioning?
January 11, 2011 1:26:54 PM

How does it freeze up, do you see weird colors on the screen, "artifacts"?

Unless your power supply is underpowered (defective) it is plenty for the card.

Strange that you have this issue with netflix, since it is only 2D and is not taxing on your card or PSU at all. That points more to having a defective card than a defective power supply.

Try running this: http://majorgeeks.com/Video_Memory_Stress_Test__d5896.h... and see if you have any errors.
January 11, 2011 1:35:53 PM

Pallimud said:
How does it freeze up, do you see weird colors on the screen, "artifacts"?

Unless your power supply is underpowered (defective) it is plenty for the card.

Strange that you have this issue with netflix, since it is only 2D and is not taxing on your card or PSU at all. That points more to having a defective card than a defective power supply.

Try running this: http://majorgeeks.com/Video_Memory_Stress_Test__d5896.h... and see if you have any errors.



Usually, for example when I play dirt 2 or just cause 2 I can play for a few minutes sometimes ten and then the frame completely freezes. I don't see any obvious artifacts or off colors either, just simply stops. On occasion, about once every third time I'll get the BSOD or windows will shut down unexpectedly reporting an unknown error.
a b \ Driver
January 11, 2011 2:18:48 PM

What are the temps of your CPU and GPU when running ?? Sounds like the system is overheating and shutting down to prevent damaging itself -- download GPU-z and monitor the temps of the video card (might want to check the CPU temp also)
January 11, 2011 9:23:54 PM

JDFan said:
What are the temps of your CPU and GPU when running ?? Sounds like the system is overheating and shutting down to prevent damaging itself -- download GPU-z and monitor the temps of the video card (might want to check the CPU temp also)



My temps are good, according to GPU-z my idle temps are hovering around 35 to 40 degrees. My CPU is usually around 30 degrees at idle.
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January 11, 2011 9:48:01 PM

What are your load temperatures? You can use GPU-Z and make a log or HWMonitor and record the maximum temps.

Have you checked the stability of your core components (CPU, RAM) with programs such as LinX, Prime95, and/or memtest?

Is anything overclocked? Have you cleaned the case recently (if not new)?
January 11, 2011 9:54:42 PM

EXT64 said:
What are your load temperatures? You can use GPU-Z and make a log or HWMonitor and record the maximum temps.

Have you checked the stability of your core components (CPU, RAM) with programs such as LinX, Prime95, and/or memtest?

Is anything overclocked? Have you cleaned the case recently (if not new)?



My CPU temps haven't gone above 55 degrees at load, I only have a 10% OC on a amd 945 phenom II which only puts it at 3.3 ghz. I have 8GB of ddr3 ram running at 1702mhz. My previous card was a HD 4850 and everything stayed cool and reliable. The problem is that I can't keep the HD 6870 running long enough to run any tests.

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a b \ Driver
January 11, 2011 10:09:57 PM
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Even CPU tests in Windows? Just to rule out your Ram/CPU OC, try temporarily setting them back to stock and see if you can run any games.
January 12, 2011 12:00:29 AM

EXT64 said:
Even CPU tests in Windows? Just to rule out your Ram/CPU OC, try temporarily setting them back to stock and see if you can run any games.



Ahhah!! Ext64 thank you! I had set the ram frequency too high for the stock voltage. I reset everything back to default and was able to run everything perfect. As usual it's always operator error lol. Thanks For everyone's input it is much appreciated.
a b \ Driver
January 12, 2011 1:45:09 PM

No problem. I saw the ram frequency was high and it was my first thought because RAM errors usually cause really weird problems.
January 18, 2011 11:47:45 PM

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