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Windows 7: 6870 display driver has error every 3 mins

16 Apr 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
6870 display driver has error every 3 mins

Ok so i rma'ed my r6870 hawk and the new one they sent keeps giving me the (display driver stopped responding and has recovered) error every time a start a game and if i try browsing the web or anything on the desktop it give me the error every
2 to 5 mins my computer freezes then in 3 to 6 sec the screen blinks and the error comes up any ideas.

i have tried fresh install of windows 7
newest motherboard bios
older display drivers
reseating the card 3 or so times
graphics card bios update they where the newest available
installed the newest chipset drivers
and many other things i can't remember

i have no other computer to test with
but my other card worked for a while and played threw battlefield 3 single player 6 to 7 hours
and lots of internet browsing with out ever having the display driver error

system secs
gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H
Athlon II X3 440
western digital black 500gb sata
G.SKILL 2GB 2 x 1GB DDR3 1600
corsair cx400
dvd cd burner combo ide
front case fan 80mm
rear case fan 120mm
random gateway case from really old computer.


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16 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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16 Apr 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

they both say we did not detect any problems and therefore no fixes were applied
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16 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, if I am not mistaken, your GPU requires PSU with at least 38 amps at the +12volt rail. Your PSU only has 30amps. Those cards use a lot of power and when doing graphically intense tasks, the 3d mode may be consuming more power than is available, causing a fault in the card where the card becomes unresponsive and therefor the driver crashes.

EDIT: For more information on this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/wind.../gg487368.aspx
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16 Apr 2012   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

sound like it could be the case but why did my first one work and never have display driver errors
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16 Apr 2012   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

and why dose browsing the internet make it crash but stressing the gpu to 100% in a game dosent.
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16 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Have you installed any codec packs?
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16 Apr 2012   #8

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

no just vlc player but i tryed the card before installing anything and it did the same thing its doing now.
where did you come up with a 6870 hawk needing 38amps
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16 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Zero,
I had a very similar issue.
I found in the bios I had an EPU option.
I disabled that and it resolved the problem.

My reason for trying that was after some research I found that that can be cause by an under voltage to the graphics card through the pci-e slot.

If you try it let me know how it goes.
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16 Apr 2012   #10

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

there is no such option in my bios or i would try it
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