Display driver stopped responding but has recovered

error(maybe not exact quote): "display driver stopped responding but has recovered."

It is something loose in there because it only happens if I stomp on the ground or move the case, like if I slide it. I don't think it is a loose cable . I am not sure how to approach this because I am having a hard time reproducing the error. I have tried wiggling/tapping the video card and nothing happens.

CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
CPU: Intel(R) Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
HDD: 120GB Agility 3 SSD
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader
POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts - CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gaming 80 Plus
VIDEO: HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB
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  1. Is the card overclocked? What are you usually doing when it happens?
  2. it is not overclocked. usually I am moving the case , or jumping on the floor.
  3. remove and reseat the graphic card in is slot also check if power cable on the card is not loose
  4. Try to consult with a computer service centre. May be you can get your answer!
  5. i think im just going to try hitting it, more...
  6. Just try to re-seat the card.
  7. i did do that. i was going to try the other pci slot but it's slower.
  8. which catalyst version are you using? i'd suggest you get the 12.8 or above (some version in beta is working wonders).

    Having a tough time in reproducing the error is a good thing afterall but I hope you do not do multiple gpu intensive tasks at the same time. for instance my card HD6670 (much less powerful than yours) fails me if i run folding, furmark with windows aero while benchmarking it at any res above 1280x780.
  9. Dude, just install new drivers. It happened with me also when I had g45 chipset. When I played games, my computer stopped responding and then a message came that display driver stopped responding and has recovered.Then, I installed new drivers and then everything was fine.
  10. the second slot work at 4x se details for your motherboard here http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3698#sp
  11. I don't know if I really need 16x, 4x maybe more then enough.

    drivers, I recently reinstalled windows7 and CCC is at 12.10
  12. if you have another graphic card around that you could test that pci-e x 16 slot with that wil help to see if it the motherboard or the graphic card issue and using the 4x is only last resort until the 16x slot issue is resolve
  13. any idea if I would take a performance hit switching to the pci 4x?

    p.s. a few of you guys ether didnt read what I posted or suck at problem solving.
  14. you wont see a huge performance hit it seems...I've been reading up on x4 vs x16 and below are some of the links that may help:




    as for your original problem...still researching but try this
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