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Help with BSOD involving HD6850

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April 17, 2011 8:03:43 AM

Wasn't really sure where to post this, but I figure this is close enough.

So, I'm having issues with my XFX Radeon HD 6850 graphics card (I think). I recently installed it, downloaded the drivers from the site, and I'd get Blue Screens when playing certain games. BSOD once when installing Starcraft II, but never when playing it. BSOD playing AION while fiddling with the graphics settings in-game (fixed fps, anti-aliasing, etc.). Also BSOD frequently in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition. The stop error I'm getting is 0x00000124.

So I took it out and just used the integrated graphics card instead, and everything ran stable (as good as it gets using the mobo's stock integrated gpu). But I want to install a dedicated graphics card for more graphics processing power. Any suggestions/advice/tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanced.

My PC Specs:
-- AMD Phenom II x6 1100T 3.4 GHz Thuban Black Edition
-- ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
-- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
-- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-12GBRL (9-9-9-24-2N/1.5v)
-- Western Digital 320GB SATA HDD
-- XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
-- Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner
-- Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit


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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2011 2:06:27 PM

Are you aware that your not running your ram in dual channel mode? That's gotta hurt your performance.

Your using an Intel i5/i7 X58 ram kit.

Have you manually set your rams timings, speed and voltage or do you have it on Auto?
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April 17, 2011 4:57:14 PM

With DDR3 Ram, dual channel mode isn't that important and I doubt that would fix his issue. Not knocking your suggestion though. Definitely give that a shot.

I had a similar issue but I later found it I had one bad ram stick. However my display driver was crashing no matter what card/game/driver I ran. Even on the default Win 7 vid driver. I would still test your RAM though. Try it one stick at a time and see what happens.
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April 17, 2011 5:01:39 PM

Yeah, I know I know I'm not getting the full compliments of dual channel with 3 sticks. The motherboard recognizes the DIMMs though and says I'm receiving the 12 GB. Will it adversely affect performance regardless of whether or not they were designed for i5/i7?

I have no idea how to mnually set my RAM timings, voltage, and speed, so it is probably on auto. Any advice on how to tweak them and what to set them to?
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April 17, 2011 5:07:55 PM

AyJay61 said:
With DDR3 Ram, dual channel mode isn't that important and I doubt that would fix his issue. Not knocking your suggestion though. Definitely give that a shot.

I had a similar issue but I later found it I had one bad ram stick. However my display driver was crashing no matter what card/game/driver I ran. Even on the default Win 7 vid driver. I would still test your RAM though. Try it one stick at a time and see what happens.


I've used the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool to test my RAM before and it
came back with nothing. (I tested all 3 DIMMs at once though.) Is there anything else I should try? I'm pretty new to a lot of this stuff. :\
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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2011 7:58:07 PM

Quips said:
Yeah, I know I know I'm not getting the full compliments of dual channel with 3 sticks. The motherboard recognizes the DIMMs though and says I'm receiving the 12 GB. Will it adversely affect performance regardless of whether or not they were designed for i5/i7?

I have no idea how to mnually set my RAM timings, voltage, and speed, so it is probably on auto. Any advice on how to tweak them and what to set them to?


The sticker on the ram should tell you the timings, speed and voltage that ram needs or you can look it up by model number.
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a b U Graphics card
April 17, 2011 7:59:24 PM

AyJay61 said:
With DDR3 Ram, dual channel mode isn't that important and I doubt that would fix his issue.


I doubt it too, that's why I never implied it was a fix to his issue, I simply asked him if he was aware of it. The performance difference between single and dual channel mode is more significant than you think.
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April 18, 2011 4:38:29 AM

geekapproved said:
The sticker on the ram should tell you the timings, speed and voltage that ram needs or you can look it up by model number.


I see. But where exactly would I go in my system to change the appropriate settings? (For example, would I go into the BIOS to do this, or is there a Windows Utility I can use? etc.)
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a b U Graphics card
April 18, 2011 3:49:56 PM

Bios.

run CPU-Z and post a screenshot of your memory tab in the program, then we can tell you exactly what it's running at.
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October 18, 2011 3:07:39 AM

I have the same problem. Hmm did you get it resolved ? It happens while i play sc2
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