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

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February 19, 2012 7:56:12 AM

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=N82E168... -SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - CPU 2600k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - frio - cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - PSU
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 10:45:58 AM

Is it the latest version of the driver version and is it clean install?

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February 19, 2012 5:34:23 PM

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
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 20, 2012 2:59:31 AM

Before RMA-ing all of them I suggest RMA-ing the GPU first :) .
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February 20, 2012 8:35:54 PM

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.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 21, 2012 1:39:43 AM

OK :D 
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February 21, 2012 3:39:29 AM

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.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
February 21, 2012 4:09:50 AM

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.
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February 21, 2012 4:23:50 AM

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.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
February 21, 2012 4:32:22 AM

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.
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February 26, 2012 6:53:38 AM

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/Proj...) "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-T... , on the driver sweeper step go here; http://phyxion.net/Driver-Sweeper/Driver-Sweeper . Kevin
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February 26, 2012 9:11:06 AM

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".
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February 26, 2012 7:20:42 PM

I hope it works for you!
Let me know how it goes.
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December 13, 2012 10:59:42 PM

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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