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Windows 7: random freezing in Windows 7,cause of this?

14 Apr 2013   #11
paparazzo79

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
What resolution are you using on your monitor?

I suspect you are pushing over the limitations of that 512meg video card, much faster sends to it, and it's not cutting it on the higher resolutions, otherwise known as a bottleneck, might be of lower tier PCI-Express versions which if it's a 1.x, that's a performance hit on a new motherboard that is most likely a 2.0+, sorry I was just going to say limitations, and avoid getting too techie.

I would probably go for a new card, depending entirely on budget and that 650w PSU is hopefully adequate for say a Radeon 7770 and some better probably, and you will be SO HAPPY with the huge improvements.

I just read an old article though that made me think twice about the requirements, as far as amount of RAM, but I still judge that 4650 as too weak for today, and why cripple your good new system with it.

Fun site for comparisons!

http://www.hwcompare.com/11981/radeo...adeon-hd-7770/

About $120 USD for a typical 7770 seems to be the going rate.

Info on the 4650 and comments, looks like they agree, and it is 4.5 years old technology:

ATi Radeon HD 4650 PCI-E Video Card - Reviews, Specifications, and Pictures - GPUReview.com

Mind you multiple variants of same card there, as usual, to add to confusion.
I'm using resolutuion of only 1680x1050,whole time.When I installed Windows I got 1920x1080 but I switched to lower cuz fonts were too small.


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14 Apr 2013   #12
paparazzo79

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
I suggest using ASRock's but look at the version history first and see IF anything has changed from your current that effects you, pass if nothing does.
The ones on Asrock are called AMD all in 1 driver ver:8.70a_WHQL allthough I don't know what all in 1 means.and are much bigger in size.
On AMD's website are revision number 13.1,on asrock 8.70a
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14 Apr 2013   #13
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

ASRock's or NONE! But only if the version history notes indicate you should upgrade.

AMD all in 1 translates to it having all the AMD chipset drivers in one package, thus the size increase.

WHQL means they have passed Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing, so I go with those over one not mentioning it.

Use dogpile.com to search on this stuff, will save you time.
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14 Apr 2013   #14
paparazzo79

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
ASRock's or NONE! But only if the version history notes indicate you should upgrade.

AMD all in 1 translates to it having all the AMD chipset drivers in one package, thus the size increase.

WHQL means they have passed Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing, so I go with those over one not mentioning it.

Use dogpile.com to search on this stuff, will save you time.
So basically when I install Asrocks drivers I don't need to install graphic card (AMD catalyst driver)?
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14 Apr 2013   #15
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I would say no, the catalyst is probably not compatible with your 4650 any way, and add the latest Catalyst suite once you get the 7790 installed, but not before.
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14 Apr 2013   #16
paparazzo79

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
I would say no, the catalyst is probably not compatible with your 4650 any way, and add the latest Catalyst suite once you get the 7790 installed, but not before.
OK thx.Will install all in 1 driver now,and report you if it freezes again.That is the only driver I will install for now.
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14 Apr 2013   #17
paparazzo79

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Can I somehow in Windows 7 when it happens find a conflict or what causes the freezing and now?Errror report or?
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14 Apr 2013   #18
paparazzo79

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I've installed amd all in 1 drivers from asrock website,installed broadcom network adapter from asrock website too.put 2 basic programs,played some videos and listened to some mp3 music,surfed little over internet,everything works normal so far.Fan is quiet.Temperatures are between 40-50 C for MB and CPU.
What do you suggest me further to do?Try some stress test programs like I did?Try some pc game,or what?
I haven't installed display adapters,but I think it's installed over this all in 1 driver.
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14 Apr 2013   #19
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paparazzo79 View Post
Can I somehow in Windows 7 when it happens find a conflict or what causes the freezing and now?Errror report or?
You might find a clue in Event Viewer.

Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7
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15 Apr 2013   #20
paparazzo79

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

here is the hwinfo info after 1h testing with prime95.anything unusual?
First I ran hwinfo then prime95 so minimum readings are in idle work without run of prime95


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