I would just like to post to everyone having the black/freeze problem with the HD 7000 series from AMD when you play or what not.
I think i just solved the problem on my computer. As a last resort I inactivated the "AMD High Definition Sound Device" in device manager.
After one restart I didn't have any more problems. So it would seem that it is the sound driver in AMD that is the culprit in this whole senario.
I sincerely hope this helps anyone.
I'm going to report this to AMD hoping for a fix in the near future.
When I'm playing a game, it takes around 10-20 minutes, the computer crashes. It's not like it shuts down but rather just gives me a black screen and sends out a strange sound in my headphones.
I have made sure that everything is up to date and working.
- Windows Update
- Chipset drivers
- Graphics drivers (tried both Catalyst 12.10 and 12.11beta8)
- Realtek sound drivers
- BOIS Upgrade (3602)
- Ran memtest86+ to check RAM - OK.
And finally i checked in my eventlog and found the following:
Whenever the computer crashed the eventlogger had given out the following error; "Critical: Kernel-Power 41 (63) error".
After a lot of different measures I finally deactivated the "ATI High Definition Sound Device" in my device manager just as a trial and error thing really. Since I did this I haven't encountered the error.
Possible bug in ATI Sound drivers.
I will return later after some more tests to make sure this is the correct solution.