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Windows 7: Computer Crashing

03 Jul 2010   #11
trackrat

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Just a thought, looking at the specifications of your card, it says it needs two six pin connectors to power it, have you got the two connected ? .


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03 Jul 2010   #12
So1dier

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Alright well I just played world of warcraft for about 30 minutes, I got one weird screen flash in the game but it hasn't frozen yet. I just alt tabbed out to post on these forums and say everything was working pretty good but I opened the browser and right before I clicked bookmarks the computer flashed weird pixel colors(like blotches of squares throughout the screen), then froze for about 3 seconds, then the screen turned pure white for about 3 seconds. The system sounded like it was about to power down but then it kicked back in and powered up and it started to working again. This is the usual cycle it goes through when it freezes in windows. But when it freezes in games the screen gets all messed up and I haven't waited more then 2 minutes for it to start working again so I would just restart.


While gaming my CPU never went over 40 degrees c and my GPU never went over 50 degrees C.
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03 Jul 2010   #13
So1dier

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trackrat View Post
Just a thought, looking at the specifications of your card, it says it needs two six pin connectors to power it, have you got the two connected ? .
Yes I have 2 connected. If these are the symptoms of only having 1 connected then maybe the wire is bad? My power supply is semi modular and I have an extra PCI-e power cable that I could try swapping between to eliminate the bad cord.

I don't know if that would be the problem though.
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03 Jul 2010   #14
So1dier

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Try turning off the ATI Overdrive and see if that helps your problem. This solved the problem for another person here recently.

How do I turn off ATI overdrive? I never thought I turned it on.
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04 Jul 2010   #15
So1dier

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Someone told me to get HWMonitor and post a screen shot of my values. He replied circling defective values. Can you guys download this program and post screen shots of your values so I can compare and see if this is the problem.

Thanks
-Josh

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05 Jul 2010   #16
trackrat

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

My specs are similar to yours and this is the readings I get.
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05 Jul 2010   #17
Davidxtux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) has known compatibility issues with Windows 7. I know this first hand.. I owned 2 of them already. Whats the problem? When the graphics card drops into 2d mode voltages and clocks drop to low where the system can no longer maintain stability and thus the driver crashes. It really is touch and go and some systems can maintain stability. Here is a possible solution:

1) Open CCC and switch to ATI Overdrive
2) Unlock and enable Overdrive
3) Go to Options/Profiles/Profile Manager and create a new profile called, let's say, STABLE.
4) Save the new profile. But DO NOT ACTIVATE the profile.
5)Now go to C:\Users\{YourUserName}\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE\Profiles folder ( I assume C: is your system drive
Note: You should have " show hidden files " turned on to see the folder.
6)Open the .xml file named STABLE with notepad.
Change the values of the idle Core clock and Memory clock speeds below

Feature name="CoreClockTarget_0"

Property name="Want_0" value="40000" note: previous value should be "15700"

Feature name="MemoryClockTarget_0"

Property name="Want_0" value="90000" note: previous value should be "30000"
Save the file and close it.
Go back to CCC and activate the profile. This will make the card idle at 400 MHz core clock and 900 MHz memory clock.
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05 Jul 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
If all solutions fail and you feel you are out of options remember this, a sledge-hammer at Lowe's cost $8.

The final solution!

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05 Jul 2010   #19
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote:
If all solutions fail and you feel you are out of options remember this, a sledge-hammer at Lowe's cost $8.

The final solution!

Sorry I don't understand all American joke, what does that mean?
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05 Jul 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It means that when you have tried everything and are out of options, you can get a sledge hammer and smash it. It is what we are tempted do sometimes when we are extremely frustrated. Don't take that advice seriously!
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