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Problems with HD Radeon 6870

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January 19, 2012 5:20:44 AM

CPU Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition
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Power Supply Antec earthwatts EA500 500W
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Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
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Mobo AM3 AMD 870
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Tower Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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GPU SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870
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Okay, so this is my build that I have so far. I just got the GPU tonight and I plugged it in with the 2 6-pin connectors that was hooked up from the PSU. I ran the CD with the latest drivers in it, and did another restart on the computer. The boot up was smooth, but once I started opening up screens, it was start freezing (sometimes multi-colored pixels would randomly appear) and then the screen would turn black for a second and restore itself, stating:

"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered."

This would consistently repeat itself. There were also a few times when a different screen would pop up, saying something like:

"The AMD display driver you put in is not responding or not installed properly" or something of that nature.

Now, unless I put in the pci-e 6-pin connectors in the wrong spot (which I'm pretty sure I did put it in the right spot), I'm not sure what else to do. Some websites asked to install the latest drivers, but even downloading it from the AMD website and trying it that way would not work. If you have any ideas as to what I did wrong, please let me know. I could have installed it wrong, but I don't see the difficulty in plugging the GPU to the mobo and the connectors to the GPU. I was told that this was the best GPU for the build that I have, but maybe that person was wrong? Anyways, any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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January 19, 2012 6:27:21 AM

TioD1124 said:
CPU Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103934

Power Supply Antec earthwatts EA500 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

Mobo AM3 AMD 870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131651

Tower Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153

GPU SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Okay, so this is my build that I have so far. I just got the GPU tonight and I plugged it in with the 2 6-pin connectors that was hooked up from the PSU. I ran the CD with the latest drivers in it, and did another restart on the computer. The boot up was smooth, but once I started opening up screens, it was start freezing (sometimes multi-colored pixels would randomly appear) and then the screen would turn black for a second and restore itself, stating:

"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered."

This would consistently repeat itself. There were also a few times when a different screen would pop up, saying something like:

"The AMD display driver you put in is not responding or not installed properly" or something of that nature.

Now, unless I put in the pci-e 6-pin connectors in the wrong spot (which I'm pretty sure I did put it in the right spot), I'm not sure what else to do. Some websites asked to install the latest drivers, but even downloading it from the AMD website and trying it that way would not work. If you have any ideas as to what I did wrong, please let me know. I could have installed it wrong, but I don't see the difficulty in plugging the GPU to the mobo and the connectors to the GPU. I was told that this was the best GPU for the build that I have, but maybe that person was wrong? Anyways, any insight would be greatly appreciated.


Most Likely A Bad Card. First Try Underclocking It If That Dosent Work, Try Uninstalling It All And Doing It All Over Again (Double Checking Everything) In Accordance With The Manual, Also Check With A Different PSU if Possible. If All Else Fails..... RMA
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January 19, 2012 6:53:28 AM

TioD1124 said:
CPU Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103934

Power Supply Antec earthwatts EA500 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

Mobo AM3 AMD 870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131651

Tower Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153

GPU SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Okay, so this is my build that I have so far. I just got the GPU tonight and I plugged it in with the 2 6-pin connectors that was hooked up from the PSU. I ran the CD with the latest drivers in it, and did another restart on the computer. The boot up was smooth, but once I started opening up screens, it was start freezing (sometimes multi-colored pixels would randomly appear) and then the screen would turn black for a second and restore itself, stating:

"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered."

This would consistently repeat itself. There were also a few times when a different screen would pop up, saying something like:

"The AMD display driver you put in is not responding or not installed properly" or something of that nature.

Now, unless I put in the pci-e 6-pin connectors in the wrong spot (which I'm pretty sure I did put it in the right spot), I'm not sure what else to do. Some websites asked to install the latest drivers, but even downloading it from the AMD website and trying it that way would not work. If you have any ideas as to what I did wrong, please let me know. I could have installed it wrong, but I don't see the difficulty in plugging the GPU to the mobo and the connectors to the GPU. I was told that this was the best GPU for the build that I have, but maybe that person was wrong? Anyways, any insight would be greatly appreciated.


Is the GPU a 6 pin GPU? Are you sure you don't need 8 pins?

With my old setup I had to run an extra 2 pin cord from the card to the PSU for it to function.

Also, you might try to go into your device manager and attempt to manually uninstall all drivers and then manually reinstall. The screen will flash to a low resolution and back again.

Edit: Nope, all I see is two 6 pins.

I would say manually uninstall your drivers and then reinstall what came on your instillation dvd. Maybe it didn't install correctly the first time - it happens.
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