Xfx 6850 xxx edition, constantly crashing both games and stress Tags: Radeon Graphics Last response: November 20, 2011 12:25 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Davih November 19, 2011 6:07:53 PM HI, i just bought this xFx Radeon HD 6850 video card, xxx edition, factory overclocked at 800/1050 I installed it last night, with catalyst 11.11 and played 2 hours of skyrim with apparently no problems. This morning i added some graphical mods to skyrim and played it again. After 10min of playing my pc frozen on a vertical bicolored lines screen. tryed again and still goes on crashing, everytime with different colors. I uninstalled all mods and tryed again, still crashing on both lines and full grey screens. Then i started doing some stress test. On both furmark and MSI Kombuster temperature goes to 63/67° in 40 secs and black sceen, frozen, have to reset. I've done A LOT of tryes, i uninstalled and reinstalled about 4 versions of catalyst drivers, everytime happen the same thing. I tryed both low and high Downclock on core and memory. It requires a little more time but crash the same way. Temperatures go from 39° doing nothing to 62/65° while playing skyrim for some minutes. My config is Power supply CORSAIR 400W MB ASRock M3A770DE AMD PhenomII X2 Dual-Core 555 3.2GHz Checked my entire configuration power demand and should be 288W min. and 338W recommended. That corsair psu is known to easily give even 450w. With my previous video card, a fanless 9500GT, i never had this kind of problem, even playing skyrim and other highly demanding games. Is this card possibly broken? anything i can try which doesn't compromise the warranty? i did anything wrong? Thanks. More about : xfx 6850 xxx edition constantly crashing games stress | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Davih November 19, 2011 10:08:47 PM Additional notes: Even keeping lower details on games, with fps stuck on 60, gpu usage going around 50% and temperature not over 55° it STILL sometimes crash in a colored stripes frozen screen. And any test on gpu stress still crash between 36 and 40 seconds from the start... always. I think this video card il probably messed up badly, and if nobody have any advice i'm going to return it to the seller and asfk for a refound before it's too late. | Report abuse Davih November 20, 2011 12:25:47 PM Lower demanding games seems to work properly, i played a bit oblivion, even full details and HD textures mod.,and watched some long videos, no crashes at all. It just seems to fail when i put it to hard work. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Xfx 6850 xxx edition, constantly crashing both games and stress> Related ressources: ForumIm pairing an IceQ 5 Turbo with my XFX XXX Edition 5770 ForumXFX 6850 no display ForumNew Build Crashing Constantly ForumCrysis Crashing on Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB ForumOC XFX 7870 DD Ghz ED ForumHow to Overclock XFX 7770 Double D Black Edition ForumContinuous crashing , both expected and randomly ForumBF3 Crashing , new HD 6850 ForumXFX Pro 850w CE vs Sea Sonic JS 750w ForumXFX 4770 Brand New is Crashing ForumBoth Crossfire 5850's AND 6850 's NOT working right??? properly powered Forum7870 ghz vs. 7950 vs. 670 ForumBudget gaming / video-editing build upgrade ForumCan 450W PSU handle HD 6850 ?? ForumNeed Guidance Forum[Solved] 6850 vs 7950 ForumGalaxy GTX 560 Ti BF3 constant crashing ForumGPU Upgrade: Radeon 6870 + 6850 hybrid or 6970? ForumASUS HD6970 DirectCU II with XFX Core 550W PSU? ForumGames don't use GPU... but GPU testers do? AMD Radeon HD 6850 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !