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April 26, 2012 7:58:59 AM

First of all please take a look at this picture it is 100% safe thank you so much! http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff514/Hatton92/Disp...

Okay for an example I am playing a computer game and I alt tab to go watch videos of some sort youtube anything that streams/buffers the video I am watching goes green and a error comes up at the bottom corner looking exactly like that picture I also sometimes get blue screen of death it is really annoying I am using 2 AMD XFX Radeon 6950 2 gig cards in crossfire and have the latest CCC Dirver update installed I am worried this could be a hardware problem and I am getting very worried and scared. I am very noob at computers and I don't know anything about them I just use them to play computer games since I enjoy them.

Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to reading your replies take care everyone

P.S. English is my third language so I apologize for the messy write up.
April 26, 2012 8:07:43 AM

There are a good number of threads that have been posted recently. Have you seen them and tried to apply the suggestions in these threads to your computer ?

If your answer is a big yes, please let us know whether you still have the issue lurking in your computer or not.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/forum2.php?config=t...
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April 26, 2012 10:54:15 AM

Hello everyone people are saying I am overclocking my GPU's? Or my power supply isn't enough? I would love further assistance please I tried all those links but still no help thank you so much here are my specs.

Corsair HX professional series 850 wat.

8 gig rip jaws DDR3 GSKILL gaming ram 1600mhz.

2x Radeon AMD HD 6950 2 gig cards crossfire

i5-2500k @3.4ghz

Asus P8Z68-V PRO motherboard.

Thank you I am going to try uninstall my drivers and re install them.


Edit Reason: I have not overclocked my GPU's they are standard/stock.
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April 26, 2012 10:59:48 AM

Also should my graphics overdrive box be ticked or not ticked currently it isn't ticked (checked).
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April 26, 2012 11:29:19 AM

So you have checked RAM and found nothing wrong with it.

So you have tested your system installing one RAM stick at a time.

So you have updated Realtek soundboard drivers, if of course you have Realtek sound chip.

So you have disabled acceleration in Flash and you are not using Firefox.

So you have increased idle core and memory clock speeds of your gpu.

So you have the latest AMD 12.4 Catalyst drivers installed after cleaning your system of all previous AMD driver remnants.

So you have backed off your gpu clock speeds a little.

So you have cleaned your system of all ghost devices in Device Manager.

O.K. ?
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April 26, 2012 11:43:36 AM

This is a common error for nvidia and amd cards. There are many forums dedicated to this issue with no real fix.

Re-install Windows.
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April 26, 2012 1:54:03 PM

My computer has had zero problems at all I just can't play full screen resolution games and watch videos at the same time this could be AMD's problem not mine.
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April 26, 2012 4:32:34 PM

zazally said:
My computer has had zero problems at all I just can't play full screen resolution games and watch videos at the same time this could be AMD's problem not mine.


It's obviously not AMD's fault because it happens with Nvidia cards too......
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April 26, 2012 6:11:46 PM


zazally said:
My computer has had zero problems at all I just can't play full screen resolution games and watch videos at the same time this could be AMD's problem not mine.


Don't use the AMD media decoders while full-screen gaming. Problem solved. There are gazillions of players/codecs - pick something else. Instead of blame, work to find your own solution. We'll help you if we can.

I like the AMD media decoders, so I use them - but not while full-screen gaming at the same time. You should probably run two monitors, anyway, for the full effect. With your rig, you should probably run your full-screen gaming in Eyefinity, with a fourth, and maybe fifth, so you can watch videos at the same time.

Attention-deficit, much? [:lutfij:4]

It's probably plug-in/player-related, anyway . . .



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April 27, 2012 5:02:21 AM

geekapproved said:
This is a common error for nvidia and amd cards. There are many forums dedicated to this issue with no real fix.

Re-install Windows.


I'm beginning to think this is the only solution lol..I've had these issues as well but I think mine may be GPU related but I'll just have to wait till it dies to prove that.

Tired of it, confused why there's no fix It's happened a lot.
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April 29, 2012 5:14:52 AM

Been having some serious issues with my HD6970 and the newer 12 drivers (even 12.4) with the driver has stopped responding and has recovered BS. What i did below did not solve
the issue but has severley reduced the amount of times it occurs



Control Panel
Uninstall programs
AMD Catalyst Install manager
Change
Express Uninstall all AMD drivers
Reboot
Safe mode with networking
Download and run driver sweeper (http://majorgeeks.com/Driver_Sweeper_d6171.html)
Get rid of all AMD driver traces
Reboot
download and install a recent driver that used to work well for you, in my case 11.9 (Anything above that including 12 or 12.4 had more issues)
http://sites.amd.com/US/GAME/DOWNLOADS/Pages/downloads.... if you choose your OS then scroll down you can see 'previous drivers' you can go quite far back in drivers
Reboot
Go to catalyst control Centre and Click on performance> Amd overdrive, make sure AMD overdrive is checked and default settings
Go to the presets tab and click on add preset (Give it a name you will remember)
Go to (assuming your windows os drive is c:)  C:\Users\[your profile name]\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\Profiles
in this folder you will see the preset you just saved
right click> edit
This example is for a HD 6970 card so the numbers will be different per card, but the principle is the same.

Preset Example:

<Profile>
<Caste name="Graphics">
<Groups>
<Group name="Overdrive5">
<Feature name="TimeUnlocked" />
<Feature name="OverclockEnabled">
<Property name="OverclockEnabledProperty" value="True" />
</Feature>
<Feature name="AutoTuneSupport" />
<Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0">
<Property name="Want_0" value="50000" />
<Property name="Want_1" value="50000" />
<Property name="Want_2" value="88000" />
</Feature>
<Feature name="PowerControl_0">
<Property name="Want" value="0" />
</Feature>
<Feature name="MemoryClockTarget_0">
<Property name="Want_0" value="137500" />
<Property name="Want_1" value="137500" />
<Property name="Want_2" value="137500" />
</Feature>


Now we only want to change

Under
<Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0">
the same value as the second line
so
<Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0">
<Property name="Want_0" value="25000" />
<Property name="Want_1" value="50000" />
<Property name="Want_2" value="88000" />

Will become

<Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0">
<Property name="Want_0" value="50000" />
<Property name="Want_1" value="50000" />
<Property name="Want_2" value="88000" />

Do the same for
<Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0">

then save the file
goto your Catalyst control centre and double click on your new profile to activate it or goto manage presets, select your preset and apply.
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