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Windows 7: 6870 display driver has error every 3 mins

16 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroCoolll View Post
where did you come up with a 6870 hawk needing 38amps
Sorry, miscommunication. Recommended for total(average) system, 38amps(456 watt PSU).

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16 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

Humm are you over or under clocking? Do you have any kind of power management?

Okay never mind it is your psu. Your under powering your machine.
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17 Apr 2012   #13

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

Hiya, ZeroCoolll..

FYI - this is your current PSU - the Corsair CX400:
Builder Series
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17 Apr 2012   #14

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

There it is right there you need Atlest 500w to run just one
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20 Apr 2012   #15

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

bugmeister thanks for the helpful replay telling me a have a corsair cx 400 just like i already listed really helpful info.

i ordered a new power supply a few days ago a corsair 750w tx v2. My first card was running fine and my card will play games for hours on end but when browsing the web or anything desktop related it gives me the display error every 3 to 5 mins you would think if it was power supply related when stressing it in games would make it fail or give me the error not in power save mode on the desktop.
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20 Apr 2012   #16

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

this is my current gfx driver:
AMD Catalyst 12.4 OpenCL 1.2 (8.960.0 March 15) AMD Official BETA - Forums

my cards run like a dream..

good luck!
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21 Apr 2012   #17

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

bugmeister i see in your system specs you have a msi 6870 but is it the same one as me the msi r6870 twin frozr III because it seems like i am not the only one having problems with this model look at the newegg reviews - MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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22 Apr 2012   #18

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

try the upgraded PSU - if the card is still nerfed - RMA it a second time..
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24 Apr 2012   #19

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

new psu in today installed it still dose not work giving me the display driver error every 3 to 5
min still every one was wrong about the psu.
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24 Apr 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

ZeroCoolll, while your frustrations are certainly understandable, you have to understand that we are troubleshooting over the air.

Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:

Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

Thanks to zigzag for those steps
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