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Radeon HD6950 stops responding then recovers

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May 18, 2012 12:47:54 PM

hey guys, i just bought a new GPU, Radeon HD6950.
after OCing it from 840 to 900mhz
when i play SR3, the game would just freeze then i will see a light blue threaded screen.
then SR3 would stop responding and i will see an error saying GPU was not responding but recovers.
Thanks god i dont get BSOD though, must not be a serious problem... is it?

now i reset it to 840mhz..
trying it now...
playing SR3 for 30mins ....

anyone got this problem before?

My PC Specs

i5-2320 3ghz stock
Radeon HD6950
800 - ThermalTake TR2
8GB Ram
my chassis case have 5 fans in turbo speed, and GPU fan in 80%.
after my game crashes my GPu temp is just in 60c...

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a c 126 U Graphics card
May 18, 2012 12:51:00 PM

Hi

The graphics driver is crashing most likely because the graphics card is unstable

How did you stability test the graphics card overclock?

Did you just whack the core clock from 840 to 900?
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May 18, 2012 12:52:45 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Hi

The graphics driver is crashing most likely because the graphics card is unstable

How did you stability test the graphics card overclock?

Did you just whack the core clock from 840 to 900?


yea...
:D 
i know... im trying it now for 30mins stock clock...
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a c 126 U Graphics card
May 18, 2012 12:54:55 PM

jomari29 said:
yea...
:D 
i know... im trying it now for 30mins stock clock...


Fantastic, let us know how you get on.
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May 18, 2012 1:45:39 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Fantastic, let us know how you get on.


well its been 50minutes now
and everything looks stable...

im surprised im getting 40-50fps with just stock clock...
oh well its alright than crashing...
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May 18, 2012 1:46:05 PM

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a c 231 U Graphics card
May 18, 2012 4:02:54 PM

I always run OCCT's GPU tests to monitor my voltages, temps and stability on GFX and CPU OC's. I like this utility for several reasons.

1. It has an auto shutdown feature at temps you can set
2. It has an audible alarm if any criteria is exceeded so I can walk away from screen w/o worrying.
3. While "torture testing" the component, it does not require the use of any additional 3rd party utilities for monitoring temps, voltage, OC, load, etc.
4. You can run infinite test (till you stop) of you cans set specific time duration for test (i.e. 60 minutes).
5. When test is done, it graphs the results over time.

http://www.ocbase.com/index.php/download

Using the above you can pinpoint what's going on when the failure occurs.
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a b U Graphics card
May 18, 2012 4:22:48 PM

This is a common problem, it's not a hardware problem.

Re-install windows, that should fix it.
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a c 272 U Graphics card
May 18, 2012 6:10:43 PM

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