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Display Driver Stopped Responding - ATI

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May 22, 2012 3:02:29 PM

All,
I am at my wits end. I have tried everything imaginable and I don't understand why this is happening.
Issue:
While playing a game or watching a video my video freezes, after a few seconds it comes back and I get notification that "Display Driver has Stopped Responding and Recovered". Occasionally one or more of my monitors will become artifacted. Rare occations system will BlueScreen
System:
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
16Gig Ram (2 X OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Legit Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit -- Updated
All Drivers Updated
Nothing OverClocked
System Runs at ~33C underload
CPU Runs at ~35C underload
GPU runs at ~70C underload
Extra Equipment:
Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Mouse
Razor Nostromo N52
Logitec HD WebCam
POWERCOLOR Active DisplayPort to Single-Link DVI-D Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3 Monitors (Hanns-G HL227DBB 21.5" LED monitor 5ms Full HD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EyeFinity Setup
System Purchased and built Feb 8, 2012
Currently Tried:
Re-Formatted & Re-Installed Windows and Updated all Again
Used Driver Sweeper to Completely Remove Drivers and Re-install
BackDated GPU Drivers
OverClocked GPU
UnderClocked GPU
OverClocked CPU
UnderClocked CPU
OverClocked Ram
Adjusted TDR - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665946
Ran MemTest86 - No Errors
Ran StressTest on CPU, HDD, GPU - No Errors
Swapped GPU with Radeon x1900xtx
Swapped GPU with Radeon HD 5760
Removed Ram and Tried 1 at a time - No resolve
Swapped Ram for Mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) - No resolve

Any Logs or any other information required just Ask.
May 22, 2012 3:10:08 PM

Hi

When you get a BSOD your PC creates a .DMP file containing information about the blue-screen (and what may have caused it) could you post the information from that .DMP file for us?

Here's some information about getting the .DMP file: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263
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May 22, 2012 3:10:19 PM

Sounds like cooling probs with GPU perhaps?

Try again with only one monitor running...

Try again with regular monitor setup and with side of case off and desk fan blowing into the case. Extreme I know but will help eliminate heating as problem.

Let us know...
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May 22, 2012 3:19:13 PM

@omgitzfatal
I will post the last DMP when I get off work.

@Traildriver
I have not tried running a regular monitor setup yet.. I will give that a try.
I don't think my temps are high at all, but it it still happens using a regular monitor setup I will try it.
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May 25, 2012 4:41:14 PM

Ok.. Little bit of an update.
First Off I did not find a .dmp

The link you provided explains how to set up to create a dump

Anyway, I got irritated one too many times and just re-formatted again.

Since I re-formatted anyway, I decided to test Win8 CP.

That was 2 days ago, and The drivers has not crashed at all.
I have triple boxed on EQ2, played BF3 in eyefinity. It has not stuttered even alittle.

So I don't know what the issue is / was, but it looks to me like it was completely software related.
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