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Windows 7: HELP me correct my desktop display problem, Ati driver?

28 Feb 2010   #11
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geege View Post
Maybe it is my broadband connection but the driver download is saying 5 hours remaining
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

HELP me correct my desktop display problem, Ati driver?-sapphire-driver-page.jpg

The 71 MB file???




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28 Feb 2010   #12
Geege

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I never had these problems with Windows XP, maybe it is an inherent issue with Windows 7? I've read many driver problems with Vista and Windows 7 regarding drivers,

TDR problems, nvlddmkm.sys BSOD, ATi drivers stop responding issues, etc...
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28 Feb 2010   #13
Geege

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I'm assuming I'm downloading the correct file from the Sapphire website page:

Catalyst 10.2 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition 71.34MB
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28 Feb 2010   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Should be... any luck in the speed?
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01 Mar 2010   #15
Geege

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Well I installed the Cat 10.2 driver from the Sapphire website and exactly the same happened! So I will check to see if it happenes in Windows XP.

I have Windows XP 32-bit installed one another hard drive. If that works perfectly with Windows XP with Ati driver, then surely it must be something that Windows 7 64-bit is conflicting with the Ati drivers.

Surely can't be a graphics hardware fault because:

  • It works perfectly in Safe Mode
  • Works perfectly with the generic Windows VGA driver
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01 Mar 2010   #16
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Perhaps you can contact Sapphire customer support... It sure sounds like it is the driver since both safe mode and Win7 generic driver work.

Just for giggles check that the card is fully seated... maybe even pull it and re-seat it. Also does this card get external power via the PSU? If so is it connected and tight?
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01 Mar 2010   #17
Geege

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your help.

Interestingly I've installed the Windows XP 32-bit ATi Cat 10.2 driver from the Sapphire website and booted into Windows XP (on my other hard drive) and the problem is the same. I still get specs/dots and some horizontal lines, just the same as I did on my other drive (OCZ Vertex SSD) in Windows 7 64-bit.

I am thinking that visual artifacts could be as a result of over heating? Remember - I only got this problem after playing Dead Space for 2 hours. Could my new Graphics Card really be faulty? If the card itself has developed a fault, then why does it still work fine in Safe Mode and with the Windows VGA driver? It just doesn't work correctly with its own Ati driver.

I've re-seated the card and ensured the power PCI-E cable is plugged into it ok. It is power directly off the 12V rail from my Corsair HX1000W PSU.

Still same problem.

I've rolled back to a previous system restore point - still same problem.

Should I consider re-installing Windows 7 operating system. But that would be hassle!!!

Should I RMA the card and claim that the card is faulty?

I also have experienced the following Ati driver problems:
"Failed to load detection drivers" (so I have ensured Windows 2008 C++ is installed)
"Cataylst Control Host has stopped working" dialog box has appeared.
and when I try and de-bug I get this error:

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02 Mar 2010   #18
Geege

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Any suggestions?
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02 Mar 2010   #19
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Geege View Post
Hey? What makes you say that?
Artifacting and crashes as you described are indicative of VRAM and/or GPU instability. If it only occurs with CCC not Windows drivers or in safe mode then I suspect that the ATI drivers are adjusting the clock. I suggest using GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility to inspect the clocks and temperatures under CCC and in safe mode or with Windows drivers.
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02 Mar 2010   #20
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Well you could use GPU-Z and see if during game play for 2 hours you reach a high temp. If it does get real hot, then it could be..
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