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Windows 7: BSOD caused by AMD Graphics Driver

05 Jun 2016   #21
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As it looks like yes, but I would advice that you do not forget about memory kits in the future

I'm wondering, how did you get mixed memory? According to your system specs you have a laptop and laptop manufacturers install memory kits.


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05 Jun 2016   #22
Zer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Bit
 
 

This laptop used to have a 4GB RAM. I had upgraded it into 8GB due to me having difficulties handling some Adobe products for a project. If needed, I'll just remove the other stick or upgrade into a memory kit.
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05 Jun 2016   #23
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The problem is that you cannot just add sticks, you need a kit for the best stability, adding a stick leads to the system using sticks that aren't tested together and aren't produced in the same way what can cause problems. This makes that even if the model & make are the same, but either of the sticks are added later it still can cause problems.
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27 Jun 2016   #24
Zer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Bit
 
 

Update:
I got myself a new hard drive
It still BSODs after installing the AMD drivers

I've tried the ones from the Samsung site, AMD versions 13.9 and 15.7.1
It BSODs on startup and during installation. But it's a constant atikmpag.sys, no other errors to report.
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27 Jun 2016   #25
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That sounds like a faulty graphics card, a problem that would require a RMA or a new laptop as you cannot simply replace a GPU in a laptop.
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28 Jun 2016   #26
Zer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Bit
 
 

Would there be a way to make sure that my card is faulty?

Also, another update: I tried installing version 13.352
It doesn't blue screen during installation, but it blue screens on startup after it. Would this info be of any help?
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29 Jun 2016   #27
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Pretty much the same as you described earlier, maybe you meant it in a different way but I read it as a BSOD while installing and if the install process did finish you received a BSOD at startup (same as you described).

All I can suggest is to not use the GPU by disabling it in device manager and not installing the drivers, not much else can be done with a laptop.
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02 Jul 2016   #28
Zer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Bit
 
 

I just opted not to install it, however wouldn't that would make my laptop susceptible to overheating? The graphics driver prevents that, am I right? It used to happen often before having my AMD drivers installed.

And also, my Standard VGA Adapter driver is marked with a yellow exclamation point on Device Manager. Any way how to properly fix it?
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03 Jul 2016   #29
axe0

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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however wouldn't that would make my laptop susceptible to overheating? The graphics driver prevents that, am I right?
No and no. Overheating could be (or not) due to a driver bug letting the GPU work harder than it should, but the drivers cannot prevent hardware related problems such as overheating, they only control the GPU in how it works but cannot do more.

There are different reasons why an exclamation point is present in device manager, make a screenshot of the error and post it.
How to see the error:
right click on the device
choose 'properties'
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03 Jul 2016   #30
Zer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Bit
 
 



I've included the other drivers that had the yellow icons as well. Though, their only problem is they are not installed. Would any of them be important to install?
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