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September 30, 2011 6:01:05 PM

OK, this has gone from bad to worse. BSOD's.. Didn't use to do have them, New system and I have not changed any drivers.

BSODs with "equal or less than... something) and others seem to happen when alt-tabbing from Rift-Game to Desktop.

Another with;
Stop: 0X00000116 (etc) **I've read about the message and understand it basically is Win7 saying "Hey Driver! Reset now!...waits...BSOD"

Last BSOD had this in it:
ATIKMPAG.SYS
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Win7
Radeon 6950 HD 2m crossfire
i5 2500k
GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68
Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2
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I have given up on crossfire in Rift. My main concern now is simply avoiding BSOD's.

*Possibly Related to prior post: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=33&post=327847&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0"e_only=0&new=0&nojs=0] Graphics Cards Odd Startup Process: igfxpers.exe ]http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=33&post=327847&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0"e_only=0&new=0&nojs=0]http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=33&post=327847&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=1&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0"e_only=0&new=0&nojs=0] Graphics Cards Odd Startup Process: igfxpers.exe

(Just saw this thread from a person having similar issues: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322388-33-bsod-6770-crappy )

Current drivers are as follows:

Driver Packaging Version 8.881-110728a-122939C-ATI
Catalyst Version 11.8
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1178
Direct3D Version 7.14.10.0855
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.11005
Catalyst Control Center Version 2011.0728.1756.30366
AMD Audio Driver Version 7.12.0.7702
Radeon bios ver. 013.010.000.007 3/30/11

Step 1: Took a xanax
My 2nd step is (currently) downloading latest drivers (Catalyst Software Suite 92.3 MB 11.9 9/28/2011)
(3rd step actually-I did a system restore).

Guess we'll see how that goes. I just cannot believe all the problems with a new system using Radeon 6950 series I have seen on the web while looking up my issues, man...

Does anyone have any ideas? [edit] I have the original AMD disks - should I try those 1st?)

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October 8, 2011 5:53:50 PM

I have given up on crossfire in Rift. My main concern now is simply avoiding BSOD's.

Current drivers are as follows:

Driver Packaging Version 8.881-110728a-122939C-ATI
Catalyst Version 11.8
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1178
Direct3D Version 7.14.10.0855
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.11005
Catalyst Control Center Version 2011.0728.1756.30366
AMD Audio Driver Version 7.12.0.7702
Radeon bios ver. 013.010.000.007 3/30/11

Step 1: Took a xanax
My 2nd step is (currently) downloading latest drivers (Catalyst Software Suite 92.3 MB 11.9 9/28/2011)
(3rd step actually-I did a system restore).

My computer isn't as current as yours but I was having the same problem with my Radeon 5850. I did some research and it appears there are many causes for these problems. Bad or inadequate power supply, mobo, memory it could be a hardware or software cause.
The most referenced though was drivers. I had been running on CCC 9.6 but have always updated the drivers. However, my card is now 18 months old and I noticed when I OC the GPU I would often (lately) get the BSOD.
So I reset the card to stock, uninstalled the newer drivers, cleaned the registry with CCleaner and reinstalled the older drivers.
This seems to be working. I have the GPU running @ 805/1050 (stock 760/1050). This is a modest OC and people always tell me I could do better but it is the best I ever got stable without increasing voltage.
Good Luck mate hope this helps.
October 8, 2011 7:23:22 PM

any time you get BSOD's like this you want to try and isolate the problem. This is what i have done to trouble shoot such things in the past. your comp will be down for about a week.

download memtest 86 and let that run off a dos boot usb drive for at least 7 passes. if no errors then your good, if you do get errors then start by testing each stick of ram individually, then 2 sticks in single channel, then 2 sticks in dual channel, untill you find what is wrong.

you want to run MHDD or pc check on all your HD's full tests, mechanical tests, read verity, ect.

boot into linux and run prime95 with tempature monitoring program running. I do not trust windows for these tests as windows has to many variables. run prime for 24 hours, if it passes with out issue then your cpu is good. if it fails or locks up then you need to replace the thermal compound on your chip, check voltage settings and such in your bios. update your bios and search for any issues that may cause this. find a spare CPU to swap out and test the MB with.

run a video stress test with pccheck, qsoft32, or some other program that will max out your video card. ati tray tools has a nice tool to check for performance and artifacts. you want 100% cpu usage for 24 hours with out issue.

after that install a clean version of windows, install just your drivers and test the card. if it fails then its a driver issue, if it passes then the drivers can handle a full speed program. from there install the game you were having issues with and see if they repeat. if they do then you know its not a hardware issue and it must be a driver issue with part of your system. from there i would move your cards to another comp with different chipsets and run that with the same video drivers. if it fails then its the video drivers, if it passes then its your comps chipset drivers.


have fun, gl.
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