(RESOLVED): Display driver has stopped responded (5s black screen)

This issue is resolved by my lower thread. Needed a windows update.


Hello Tom! :)

Recently I have put together a new machine with great advice from nikorr.
The machine is linked at the bottom of this post.

The problem I'm having is while I run the browser or a video game I randomly and frequently get "the display driver has stopped responding and has recovered" This is a 5 second hang on my machine, followed by a 3 second black screen. The machine always recovers and was never "Idle".

The same video card worked perfectly on my old machine (and still does)

I have been all across google looking for an answer.
Here is what I have gathered so far:

1: The ATI Drivers may be corrupt (I re-installed them)
2: The new SSD device needs a firmware upgrade (Upgraded to the latest)
3: Reinstall windows 7 (Did another fresh format)
4: The CPU/RAM need more volts.
Set the 2600k to 1.35v
Set the 16GB of ram to 1.6v
5: TDR - Raised the TDR from 2 seconds to 6 seconds (happens less but still often)
Any way for me to never let the card go idle?? :)


What can I do to get this resolved?

Whats connected?:
GPU
CPU
16GB of RAM
DVD drive
2 HDD
1 SSD
6 Fans


What I'm running:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706 -SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 - CPU 2600k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150 - frio - cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790 - Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150563 - Video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 - PSU
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  1. Is it the latest version of the driver version and is it clean install?
  2. I'm just getting BSOD over and over when I try to do anything in windows now.. I can't even install the drivers.
    I've formatted twice.

    I'm going to try to install to a different hard drive.. maybe its the SSD.. then I'll replace the ram and see if that works....

    if they both are OK... then I'll RMA the motherboard
  3. Before RMA-ing all of them I suggest RMA-ing the GPU first :).
  4. The only thing is... The GPU works in my old motherboard.

    I have spent a good 24 hours solid on this computer looking for a resolve.


    I just flashed the motherboard- no luck.
    Re-formatted to another HDD (not the SSD) - no luck

    GPU works in the old motherboard

    I ordered a $200 PSU that comes tomorrow... if that doesn't work... I'm going to return the motherboard for a different one. I don't think it could be the 2600k or the ram.
  5. OK :D
  6. I'm having the exact same problem. In fact, I could pretty much copy paste every thing you wrote down except I don't have an SSD also mine will eventually completely freeze up my PC after doing the "Not responding" thing a few times.

    Also, I'm on a Radeon 6770 HD. I upgraded from a 5770 due to my 5770 crapping out on me. I tried a new PSU, went from a Dynex 500watt(low end PSU) to a Corsair 750watt(much better) hoping it would solve my issues, but it didn't. I wish I knew what is going on, really pissing me off.
  7. I had the same problem for along time, and after testing ALMOST every part in my system I placed my old 8800GT into the system, and the same thing occurred. One day I was staring at the inside of my computer wondering what was wrong being pissed off, and I figured, what the Hell, might as well try the RAM. I did, problem gone (given it was DDR2 on an old mobo, but I have the same card).

    Just thought I would throw my solution out there, because I had been having the same issue as you down to the last detail, save for the BSOD's.
  8. A Ram problem huh? I never would've thought that, Going to try it out when I get some more money to spend. Thanks for that.
  9. select21 said:
    A Ram problem huh? I never would've thought that, Going to try it out when I get some more money to spend. Thanks for that.


    I figured when I did it that I had nothing to lose, I just removed 2 of my 4 sticks and shazam. It was the last thing I had to try.
  10. Resolved:

    Windows needs a update. (doesn't come unless you manually download this update)
    1: Remove/Delete Video card drivers
    2: boot to safe mode
    3: driver sweeper in safemode
    4: boot back to normal windows
    5: Install the windows update (http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/KB961894/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=2067) "Choose your language" and 32 or 64bit OS.
    6: Restart
    7: Install the latest ATI Drivers
    8:...
    9: WIN

    Go through the steps in this guide: http://xfxstorage.com/Support/ATI-Driver-Installation-Troubleshooting.pdf , on the driver sweeper step go here; http://phyxion.net/Driver-Sweeper/Driver-Sweeper . Kevin
  11. William Russell - thanks. I have a similar problem - will try your steps, as well as others in this forum.

    Windows started flaking out, so I reinstalled. My HW:

    ASUS P8P67 Evo
    i5-2500k (not OC'd)
    4 * 4GB g.Skil Memory (just dropped in the other 2 sticks - sounds like this could be it)
    XFX 5770 (bought in May so still under warranty, I think - not a gamer)
    PC Power & Cooling 610w (I bought this in 2008)

    Works fine (but annoyingly slow) in safe mode - I reinstall the drivers from AMD.com - I've tried the last 6 sets - the screen with the Windows logo comes up, and then I get the message from my monitor "No Video Signal".
  12. I hope it works for you!
    Let me know how it goes.
  13. Hey , This is mainly caused by the malfunctioning of Fan on the Video card , it leads to overheating of the heat sink , thereby causing the crash on the display , you can rectify this problem by replacing the fan or cleaning the dust on the fan and lubricating it . i had the same problem and it took me some time to rectify it .
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