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Gigabyte Radeon 6670 DDR3 Major Problems

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 13, 2012 10:50:27 PM

I've been having this problem for about two weeks now and just now gave up and took my video card out. I am at a loss for as what to do. It started about a month ago, a month after getting it (I've had it for 2) My screen would flicker while gaming if my graphics were too high. I ignored it, and just lowered my settings thinking it had something to do with my monitor. Now, about a week ago I started up on wow and started getting crashes. I would get a VPU Recovered error, and be able to continue playing, and then sometimes it would just crash and require me to reboot. It got increasingly worse until I could only go for 15min before it crashing. I now am running on my onboard video card, which is absolutely horrible, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

What I've tried
-update drivers
-Reinstalled CCC
-Reinstalled Windows
-"under"clocked the GPU
-Lowered all settings on all games + on CCC

Here are my dxdiag results. Keep in mind, my video card as of this writing is NOT CONNECTED, not even physically. It's a GIGABYTE RADEON HD 6670 SERIES 1GB DDR3. Should be compatible, conbsidering it worked perfectly for about a month

System Information
Time of this report: 10/13/2012, 15:34:57
Machine name: DESKTOP
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 3294MB RAM
Page File: 1488MB used, 3688MB available

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6150
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0240&SUBSYS_81CD1043&REV_A2
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: Dell E770s
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.9562 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/20/2009 19:34:54, 6282752 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a

a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 11:08:08 PM

it could be just your psu not supplying the required amount of power properly.
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 11:13:00 PM


also, check the hard drive and the ram just in case
October 13, 2012 11:31:16 PM


And my hard drives are both fine, ran check disks on both of them plus completely reinstalled windows. What do you mean by check ram?
a b U Graphics card
October 14, 2012 12:34:32 AM

yeah bad psu but it shouldnt be the problem. did you ask the manufacturer yet?
October 16, 2012 1:22:42 AM

No, its closed pretty much whenever I can call them. Ill try that, however i've looked online for their troubleshooting and nothing helped. I was thinking of any BIOS changes or anything I could try.
a b U Graphics card
October 16, 2012 1:33:40 AM

im pretty sure you can. try putting the card in and see if it works. not like its going to damage anything