I was playing Skyrim last weekend, and the game froze on a black screen just as it was cutting to a kill animation. I had to restart the computer but when Windows loaded I had a BSOD. The computer booted fine up till this point.
I've been looking up causes and fixes all week, and the dump files seem to suggest a 0x116 Video_TDR_error. I've attached all the requested information.
I've already tried installing several different graphics drivers
- the newest, the one supplied with the card, and one between. Windows and DirectX were fully up to date. I've also tried formatting the hard drive and installing Windows fresh, twice. I've had the computer back to the state it arrived in, when the drivers worked fine, and I've tried it with only the video drivers installed. Everything I try now is still resulting in the same BSOD
I can only get Windows to load in Safe Mode, or if I go into Device Manager and disable my graphics card. I am now fairly convinced the card itself is the problem, and I'm looking for confirmation before I go and get a new one fitted.
My spec is:
AMD Phenom II X4 3.5 GHz
ASUS M4A87TD motherboard
ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
The computer was new at the end of November. I had the same Windows install since then, but now I'm running a fresh install.
Any extra information needed please ask.
Thanks in advance