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Windows 7: Graphics card error - Monitor buzzing and display driver failure

19 Oct 2011   #1
Super Hadders

windows 7 64bit
Graphics card error - Monitor buzzing and display driver failure

Hi, about a year ago I had a problem with my pc where I would get the error message "display driver has stopped responding and has successfully recovered" and the occasional BSOD. I solved this problem by simply flashing my bios. However a similar problem has now arrived ( note I have not changed any hardware since the last error) where:

- There is a constant buzzing from my monitor ( NOT a problem with the monitor as it works fine in safe mode with no buzzing, which is why I suspect a gpu problem)

- I get random "display driver has stopped responding and has successfully recovered" messages, but no BSODs. OR the display just goes black and I have to hard reset my pc.

I believe all my specs are in my sigs. Please help.


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20 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1

Sounds like a case of GPU failure to me. The buzzing spontaneously appearing out of nowhere is never a good sign.

Sounds like your 5850 is toast - I'd try and run a demanding 3D application such as 3D Mark to put the GPU through its paces - if it encounters even more drastic errors, etc - then the card is bin fodder.

A GPU upgrade will rectify your issue - or if you don't really use any 3D applications that require GPU power (Such as games, CAD, etc.) then just remove your faulty card and use the onboard graphics of your motherboard.

Hope that was some help. :)
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20 Oct 2011   #3
Super Hadders

windows 7 64bit

Hi thanks for the reply, I DO play a fair few games on my pc, but the crashes never seem to happen whilst i'm doing that. I think I'll try putting the gpu under some more strain and give sapphire a ring and see if I can RMA as it's only about 1.5yrs old
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