My ATI 5770 crashes when i play random games. It started when i was playing dungeon defenders. It came off full screen and so i full screen it. The GPU crashed, i know this because i could still talk on skype at the time, and monitor became completely unresponsive. I mean i could not go on the monitor menu or anything, which should only happen when your changing input from VGA to DVI.
This then happened later when i tried to play civ5 on directx 9. It did the same, but worked completely fine when i ran the directx11 version.
It now happens when i team fortress 2 as well, even though i have had no faults with the card before.
I am thinking it must be some sort of driver problem, but the graphics drivers are up to date.
My only other thought is that the driver is a bit dodgy and im just going to have to wait for a new update to be released.
I am wondering is there any way i can check whats going on? Would the event logger work?
ahhh excellent! i think that was the problem, because i just checked the Catalyst control,centre and the drivers were 11.5. I assumed they updated through windows update automatically. I will try running the games and tell you progress soon.
Don't ever use windows update for graphic drivers, I really mean Don't Ever!
Windows Update's graphic drivers is really buggy because it is the same drivers for a lot of cards and they aren't suitable for each special graphic card.
I was lagging at some games before when I used windows' default drivers, but when I updated with AMD.com's drivers, I got a HUGE, really huge performance increase (about 40fps). Then I was satisfied with my graphic card...
I couldn't believe how it was laggy before compared to other benchmarks...