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December 24, 2012 7:35:42 PM

Anytime I try to do anything remotely intense graphically I have to sit through the display driver stopping and restarting about ten to fifteen times before I am able to move on. Some of my games wont even play because of this. This is what I am running:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
MOBO: M4A79XTD EVO
RAM: 4g DDR3
GPU: Radeon HD 6870 1g GDDR5 (Sapphire)
HD: 2T seagate (brand new, problem happening before this was installed)
PSU: 500W

I've been through the gamut with radeon and their drivers I've also reflashed the card at one point because a bios update didnt work properly. I am told 500W is good enough for this card but that means 350W is available for the card the rest is doled out to other things right? If you do suspect my card, is there any software I can use to test it to be sure 100% that yes my card is definitely crap?

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December 24, 2012 8:20:47 PM

pop the cover off the and read the label on the PSU and give us the make and model of it. You did excellent with that with all the other stuff in there.
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December 25, 2012 2:36:19 AM

Yeah, we really need more info about your PSU, if it's cheap one, better upgrade it with bigger PSU, since 6870 is require quite amount of power from PSU...

Also, what version of driver did you use? Might want to upgrade it with newest one...
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December 25, 2012 3:00:24 AM

Update bios.update gpu ,hdd firmwares.
Update windows .Automatically detect and install latest best driver and fix all issues.
Update bios.
Update hdd/ssd firmware.
Change cmos battery.
Full Scan system with "SUPERANTISPYWARE" Freeware.
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December 26, 2012 3:30:49 PM

PSU: CoolerMaster RS-500-PCAR-A3

AC Input: 115/230V ~ 10/6A 60/50Hz
DC Output: +3.3V/22A | +5V/25A | +12V1/18A | +12V2/18A | -12V/0.5A | +5VSB/2.5A
Max Power: 165W | 360W | 6W | 12.5W

This is a clean install of windows. Before any updates from windows were added I downloaded the latest GPU driver package from the manufacturers website.

sorry for the late reply I was forced away from my beloved computer to spend time with humans who call themselves my family...
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January 2, 2013 5:24:08 PM

Also, I was doing a bit of reading and found that my powers supply unit only has one six pin connector and my card actually requires two I've got an adapter to turn a four pin into a six pin and have been using that but I am thinking that might not be capable of sustaining the draw of power like a true six pin would...thoughts?
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January 4, 2013 10:54:14 AM

This is a common problem among the AMD and other makers gfx cards owners. Nothing new and most of the time it is not in the least degree related with the PSU people have.

I had the problem with my Radeon HD5770 from one manufacturer. I had it with my Radeon HD6850 from another manufacturer.

In Radeon HD5770, a simple idle-state core/memory clock increase resolved the issue. In Radeon HD6850 increasing idle-state core clock and setting the memory clock constant throughout the operation range resolved the issue.

Now I no longer have "AMD display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered" messages in the systray.

No other component, including PSU, changed in my computer. I just played with the gfx card clock speeds.

I am not saying PSU does not cause such issues, of course.
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January 4, 2013 1:27:37 PM

SaintKr0 said:
Anytime I try to do anything remotely intense graphically I have to sit through the display driver stopping and restarting about ten to fifteen times before I am able to move on. Some of my games wont even play because of this. This is what I am running:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
MOBO: M4A79XTD EVO
RAM: 4g DDR3
GPU: Radeon HD 6870 1g GDDR5 (Sapphire)
HD: 2T seagate (brand new, problem happening before this was installed)
PSU: 500W

I've been through the gamut with radeon and their drivers I've also reflashed the card at one point because a bios update didnt work properly. I am told 500W is good enough for this card but that means 350W is available for the card the rest is doled out to other things right? If you do suspect my card, is there any software I can use to test it to be sure 100% that yes my card is definitely crap?


Get rid of the EVO motherboard, nothing but a headache.
2TB drive is too large, and will make system slow as a snail...you should use a small fast drive for the OS and programs only. Store your personal files on the large drive.
Don't mix files and OS onto the same large drive. It will make the thing slow slow slow. Small, Fast drive: OS and programs Large drive: personal files
It's the board., I will bet you $1. Change the board, and the system will work just fine. However I will never use another EVO board, that's for sure.

I bought and installed an EVO board. Exact same problems as YOU.
I communicated with other EVO users. SAME exact problems with all of the people who installed them. A complete PITA.
I installed a different Gigabyte board---and---ZERO problems! That pup booted right up, and has been running ever since!
If you want to USE the computer and ENJOY it, LISTEN to what I say.

AND this will also help, AFTER you change the board: (if you continue to use that board, you will never stop having problems, listen to what I say)

One thing is to make sure that the priority of the task is highest; there maybe other processes running that have priority over the task.
Including for instance security programs and antivirus. The latest of which have gaming / media modes.
If there is not a gaming / media mode on the security try turning it OFF. Now test it with the security turned off. Multiple mismatched security programs can cause conflicts.
“Free” security downloaded from the internet can cause lots of problems…
If you install “free” security from the internet, or downloaded multiple “free” tools and security, expect very poor performance! These types of downloads are just a load of junk. AVOID AVOID AVOID!
There is NO “free” tool that you need, to make windows run correctly. These “free” tools are a scam.

Another good thing is to eliminate as many unused / junk / UN-needed applications.
Try to get rid of resource hog, un needed / unnecessary applications.
turn off the screen saver
Go into the power profiles,
set standby, hibernate and sleep to OFF
leave the monitor standby ON, that's OK (maybe not, try OFF)
Set the Hard Drive standby to NEVER
Set system Performance to MAXIMUM, not "quiet mode."

Open the bios set up and make sure "cool and quiet" is OFF. (AMD)
There may be a performance setting in the bios setup you have...make sure it's cranked up to max.
in the bios, see that the allocation for video, if available, is maxed.

Now open the hardware manager profiles...
click start
click computer
click system properties
click device manager
double click on mice and other pointing devices
right click on HID compliant mouse
left click on properties
click on the power management tab
UN-check the box that says: "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power." (there is now NO check mark in this box)
click OK

Now repeat this procedure for all mice, monitors, keyboards, and ALL USB ports on the device manager list.

You must open ALL the devices one at a time, as above, and turn off the power saver, for each device.
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January 6, 2013 9:38:22 PM

Best answer selected by SaintKr0.
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January 6, 2013 9:41:06 PM

suat said:
This is a common problem among the AMD and other makers gfx cards owners. Nothing new and most of the time it is not in the least degree related with the PSU people have.

I had the problem with my Radeon HD5770 from one manufacturer. I had it with my Radeon HD6850 from another manufacturer.

In Radeon HD5770, a simple idle-state core/memory clock increase resolved the issue. In Radeon HD6850 increasing idle-state core clock and setting the memory clock constant throughout the operation range resolved the issue.

Now I no longer have "AMD display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered" messages in the systray.

No other component, including PSU, changed in my computer. I just played with the gfx card clock speeds.

I am not saying PSU does not cause such issues, of course.

I can't thank you enough for giving me the tools I needed to enjoy the machine I currently have. Your suggestion cost me zero dollars and has kept me busy with gaming ever since. I wish I could give you double points for this. I have been searching for the answer for years and upgrading parts hoping that one of them would take care of it. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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