I got a an XFX radeon 6870. BSODs 20 to 60 minutes after starting a game; sometimes BSOD while surfing the net. Tried 12.4 drivers, 12.2 drivers, 11.12 drivers.
5 BSODs, 4 of those 5 have been SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION with a splattering of drivers mentioned (ntoskrnl.exe common to all), the other was PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. The drivers mentioned seem very random, except for the ntoskrnl.exe.
Games will sometimes not BSOD, but rather crash and give a "fatal error" message, usually referencing something like a "thread_exception" or something (didnt really read them).
Old 4850 works fine. On board video works fine. Nothing overclocked. Brand new card, brand new problem.
Im suspecting bad card. But before I RMA I was wondering if anyone had heard of this problem being driver related.
I am having absolutely no luck at all with video cards recently.
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So did you start having problems as soon as you go the card? If so, RMA it immediately for a new card.
Make sure you uninstalled your older drivers from your 4850.