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Lockup issue (have video) - suspect video card or drivers

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November 8, 2012 3:14:50 PM

This has been on an ongoing issue where my computer will lockup. Normally it will lockup when the monitor is off, so I can't see anything. This time it locked up before the monitors turned off... please see the video below.

http://tiny.cc/zdsgnw

I am using onboard video (I think it is HD4200), but I was having blue screens using my HD 4650 too so took that out to rule out my card. I am at the point where I want to buy a nvidia card.

Any ideas?



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a c 224 U Graphics card
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November 8, 2012 4:03:12 PM

What are the specs for your system? Also, what are the idle and load temperatures for the CPU and GPU when operating?
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November 8, 2012 11:47:33 PM

COLGeek said:
What are the specs for your system? Also, what are the idle and load temperatures for the CPU and GPU when operating?


My system specs are in my signature now.

my idle CPU temp is 35C. How can I test my quad core under load? also, not sure how to get the GPU temp.
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November 8, 2012 11:51:13 PM

Get hwmonitor . Just Google it. Play a video or a game to load the system.
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November 8, 2012 11:55:53 PM

if you are suspecting the drivers then reinstall them
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November 9, 2012 4:41:29 PM

That is your northbridge (part of the mobo chipset) temp sensor and it is VERY hot. What, if anything, are you overclocking (CPU, GPU, memory)?
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November 9, 2012 4:43:26 PM

COLGeek said:
That is your northbridge (part of the mobo chipset) temp sensor and it is VERY hot. What, if anything, are you overclocking (CPU, GPU, memory)?


I'm not overclocking anything. I *am* running two monitors off the onboard video. One is a 27" @ 1920 x 1680 and the other is 22" @ 1680 x 1050.

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November 10, 2012 1:41:41 AM

im telling your update your bios
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November 10, 2012 9:28:38 PM

PanicMaster85 said:
im telling your update your bios


I am already at the latest version, V28.7. Are you suggesting that I do it again or that my bios is corrupted?
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November 10, 2012 9:45:36 PM

maybe try the second newest one, otherwise have you oc'd at all?
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November 11, 2012 1:34:39 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
maybe try the second newest one, otherwise have you oc'd at all?


I think I figured it out.

I went to MSI's site and downloaded the latest system drivers, dated 2012-09-22. I uninstalled completely and reinstalled, and the Catalyst version they pack with it is 11.8. But, the latest version of Catalyst if you go to AMD's site is 12.6 So there must be an incompatibility in there somewhere. I just turned off the software update and plan to never update pending no more lock ups :) 
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November 11, 2012 3:43:37 AM

:D  well i'm glade to have help dont forget to pick a best answer

so then you did not get the drivers off the AMD website before? where did you get them
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