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Display driver keeps stopping and then restarting

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  • Drivers
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  • Windows 7
  • Displays
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August 19, 2012 5:10:43 PM

Every time I do something graphic heavy on my desktop the screen goes black then comes back on with a message in the corner aying the display driver had stopped working and needed to restart, most of the times if I am playing a game this will freeze the game too

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a b $ Windows 7
August 19, 2012 5:15:42 PM

Try reinstalling or updating your drivers and see if that does anything.
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August 19, 2012 5:23:34 PM

did you try to reduce the setting of you game not playing temp at max set up
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August 19, 2012 5:46:17 PM

CDdude55 said:
Try reinstalling or updating your drivers and see if that does anything.


My display drivers were found to be most current after checking in device manager and the problem persists after uninstalling ad reinstalling the display drivers
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August 19, 2012 5:47:17 PM

scout_03 said:
did you try to reduce the setting of you game not playing temp at max set up


I thought settings had something to do with it so I tried that, first it was skyrim which does it from ultra to low settings. currently I cannot even maximize the screen for minecraft. As far as temp settings go, how do I control this?
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August 19, 2012 5:58:23 PM

SaintKr0 said:
My display drivers were found to be most current after checking in device manager and the problem persists after uninstalling ad reinstalling the display drivers


Device manager driver checking is not always good. It miss maximum times. Check gpu vendor site and find latest driver yourself.
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August 20, 2012 1:32:34 AM

Ok so I completely wiped the HD and reinstalled windows starting from scratch: problem still there
I downloaded the catalyst software from the manfacturers website and pdated using t: problem still there
I then shutdown, layed the pc onits side to redistribute the weight to pull the huge card further into the slot and reseated the card also checked to make sure the heatsink and fan were connected securey: problem gone
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a c 262 $ Windows 7
a b \ Driver
August 20, 2012 1:48:01 AM

do you have another card you could use for test and try this card on another system to see if the same thing happens
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August 20, 2012 6:36:45 PM

scout_03 said:
do you have another card you could use for test and try this card on another system to see if the same thing happens

The card i was using before was 1/3 of the size and did not have this problem. The problem seems to be gone completely i played games for a few hours yesterday after rearranging the position of the tower and it never happened again. Im going to be on it more tonight testing it again. Ill let you know if it comes back...but hopefully not. Im dying for some uninterrupted game time.
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a c 262 $ Windows 7
a b \ Driver
August 20, 2012 6:53:12 PM

go head and have fun with your games
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July 9, 2013 8:42:21 AM

scout_03 said:
do you have another card you could use for test and try this card on another system to see if the same thing happens


after upgrading parts over the time between then and now, the problem instantly went away when I replaced the video card. My video card was just bad.
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