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XFX Double D 6870 crashing games?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 31, 2012 5:23:00 AM

So, I am a total newbie to non-Nvidia GPU's and I bought the XFX Double D 6870 from Newegg.

Anyways, I got the most current drivers installed, but games will randomly just crash. No warning message, no sounds, no colored screens, the game just exits me to desktop. I was playing Counter Strike GO earlier, then I stopped, ate some dinner and when I came back to play some more, it would just randomly crash.

I was playing Battlefield 3 online earlier and it did the same thing.

However, I was playing GTA 4, Day Z and Just Cause 2 earlier today for extended periods each, with no crashes.

I have a Corsair GS600 PSU. I know it needs 500, but this should be enough right? I've got both power pins connected and it's completely random.

What's more is that games that I used to play on my Nvidia card, now won't work. I tried to play Mirrors Edge and it just crashes after the intro splash. I tried Tropico 3 and it said that I needed a DX9 card, but I never had those issues with my GTS 450.

Anyways, any people out there know what this could be? Everything is stock and not overclocked.
August 31, 2012 5:26:24 AM

Did you uninstall the drivers for the Nvidia card first?

August 31, 2012 5:27:07 AM

amuffin said:
Did you uninstall the drivers for the Nvidia card first?

I am pretty sure that I got them all except for PhysX. I went into control panel and just removed all the Nvidia stuff. Is that sufficient?
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August 31, 2012 5:48:19 AM

Here are my full specs:

Phenom ii x6 1045t 2.7
8 gigs G.Skill Ripjaws 8 1600 DDR3 (2x4)
Corsair gs600
XFX Radeon hd 6870
Asus m4n68t-m v2
1 7200 rpm Seagate Barracuda
4 120mm case fans (1 has LED)
Rosewill Destroyer Case
Zalmann 80mm CPU Cooler

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August 31, 2012 5:53:09 AM

Do a reinstall of the new drivers.
August 31, 2012 6:36:42 AM

I did that and just played CS:GO for like 30 minutes with no issues. If I don't report back, I suppose that means it worked fully. It's just hard to guage since it's random.
August 31, 2012 3:05:34 PM

Well it seems like that worked. Thank you!
August 31, 2012 3:08:16 PM

Best answer selected by half_derpy.