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Windows 7: AMD Driver keeps crashing while only playing BF3/4

09 Jun 2016   #1

Win 7 HP 64bit
AMD Driver keeps crashing while only playing BF3/4

The game freezes and I have to spam ctrl alt delete, then the screen goes black for 2 seconds, then it returns to game, but the colors are kinda inverted (hard to explain) and then the task manager pops up. I have to close the game and then I see a notification saying that AMD Driver has been recovered.
Happens only when Fixed switching is selected (AMD gpu is running at all times), doesn't happen when Dynamic mode is selected (Intel running 24/7, selected applications run on AMD). Dynamic mode has way worse performance, so I keep away from it. There is no crashing in other games like FIFA15, GTAV, CSGO, BFBC2, BO2 and so on. Specs: i5 2410m, 4GB Ram, AMD 6490M + Intel HD 3000

I've tried:

*Reinstalling Windows/Origin/BF3

*Under and overclocking GPU

*Reinstalling DirectX

*Reinstalling VC 2005-2012

Any ideas?

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11 Jun 2016   #2

Win 7 HP 64bit

Now sometimes my laptop randomly decides to freeze when browsing the web/writing text files etc. Maybe once or twice a day. PC freezes, cursor moves for 5 sec, then it stops, 10 seconds later windows unfreezes and at the same time I hear a short beep from speakers. Could that be related to the crashing?
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12 Jun 2016   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Have you updated the graphics drivers recently? Sometimes AMD and Nvidia driver versions have incompatibilities with certain games that are fixed in a new version of the driver.

I would look on the HP website for your model of laptop and see if there is a new driver for it.

Failing that, there is a driver available from AMD for your model of card. It is in the the Catalyst Software Suite 15.7.1 at the bottom of this page:


The problem is that it may not be 100% compatible with your HP laptop. There is no way to tell. You may have unpredictable results, and you can try that at your own risk. A better option is to secure the driver from HP if they have a newer one available.
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13 Jun 2016   #4

Win 7 HP 64bit

I've tried tons of different drivers from 2011 up to 2014. Tried modded ones by Leshcat, since the drivers from AMD just wont simply work, I've tried HP's drivers and even a driver Windows Update gave me. I've always used DDU to uninstall the previous GPU drivers. I seriously have no idea what's causing it. I can't use newer drivers than 14.4, since AMD doesn't support Fixed switching in newer drivers than 14.4. Checked the Event Viewer again today and I got this message:

Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol: 
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: febb2a9c-3184-11e6-bdb3-101f740b0f99
Report Status: 4
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 AMD Driver keeps crashing while only playing BF3/4

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