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Windows 7: Freezing with Colored Vertical lines

15 Nov 2012   #11
Nigha

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
It probably doesn't have anything to do with the monitor if the pc is freezing, but it is an easy test. While you are running those programs, try to see how much of your resources you are using...CPU/RAM. You can open up the task manager while all of those programs are up and running to see how much it is using. Also, what temps did you get from the program you are using.
I usually do this ... NO PROBLEM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Something I forgot to ask earlier, did this issue start when you installed the new driver? Or has it been doing it since you reinstalled Windows?
I was being involved with the problem long before, I had to reinstall Windows but it occured early.


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15 Nov 2012   #12
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The biggest majority of the time, a crash and a funky pattern on the monitor means one of a few things is happening: Graphics card is getting too hot and is shutting down to protect itself, Graphics card driver is buggy and either updating to a new one, or reverting back to an older one will help, or the card has been overclocked and does not have enough voltage to run at those frequencies and you need to turn it down, or back to default clock speeds.

Do you have another video card you can swap it out for to see if the card is bad?
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15 Nov 2012   #13
Nigha

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
The biggest majority of the time, a crash and a funky pattern on the monitor means one of a few things is happening: Graphics card is getting too hot and is shutting down to protect itself, Graphics card driver is buggy and either updating to a new one, or reverting back to an older one will help, or the card has been overclocked and does not have enough voltage to run at those frequencies and you need to turn it down, or back to default clock speeds.
will check it...

I disabled AMD OverDrive.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Do you have another video card you can swap it out for to see if the card is bad?
I don't have that.
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15 Nov 2012   #14
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Do you have a friend that would help you out by either letting you borrow a video card to test, or that would let you test your card in their system?
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15 Nov 2012   #15
Nigha

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately not. Not possible
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15 Nov 2012   #16
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I would monitor your temps and google what the temperature threshold is on that card......if it is getting warm and throttling, take the card out and blow it out with compressed air, getting the heatsink and fans. You could try and install an older driver from AMD's website as well. Also, make sure after you get the driver downloaded, before you install it, go into Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall your current ATI/AMD driver for that card. Always do that when updating your drivers, get the old one off first, then install a new one.

Other than that, I really have hit a wall with suggestions......maybe someone who knows more than me will chime in with a fix. If I have a moment of clarity and think of something brilliant, I will make sure to post it here.
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