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Need Help - System crashes with Solid Lines going down screen

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  1. mrdavidnguyen New Member

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    Hi all,

    Here is my system:
    i5-2500k on a GA-Z68XP-UD3 Gigabyte Board
    HD 7970 Msi Lightning
    2x4gb of G.Skill Ripjaw RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    SyncMaster P2770

    I have been experiencing some very strange problems with my PC for a few months now. Sometimes, whenever I stream videos, such as anime or even youtube, browse the internet, go on Skype or play games, I get a freezing screen of lines that inevitably crash my system. Picture shown here - http://imgur.com/EuHuV,Tnz42. The color of the background varies with whatever the streaming background color is. Sometimes it's brown or pink or yellow - however, what is consistent is the parallel lines running down the screen and the inevitable crash of the system.

    I experience this problem the most when I am streaming videos. I have tried reinstalling drivers, reinstalling Chrome (and reinstalling flash player), and last of all, I have tried reformatting my computer.

    I have sent this card in for RMA and MSI was not able to replicate the same problem. Does anyone have any feedback to why this might be happening?

    Thanks,
    David
     
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    I forgot to add that I am running a Corsair TX850 PSU.

     
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    The famous gray screen of death (amd TM) - driver problem.
     
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    Any solutions so far?

    Are you sure it's a driver issue? My 5970 didn't exhibit these problems. And it seems that no one from MSI has heard of these problems nor were able to replicate it.

     
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    The problem appeared in the radeon 5xx series era and it was a common problem with earlier drivers. I think the solution it was (back then and temporary) to increase the idle clocks via a ccc profile edit.
    Can behave similarly if its not stable at its curent oc clocks.(vram clock unstable)
     
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    Thanks for the input - I will try to look up those problems for those cards and see if it is the same problem. I will look into it tonight.

    If anyone else has any input, that would be great!

     
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    I had that same problem with my XFX 5770 couple years back. Would happen when gaming,usually within a minute or 2 of loading the game after a fresh boot. Had to reboot and as far as i recall it would not happen again for a while. Seems to me after playing with different drivers it stopped. Dont ask which driver cuz i have slept since then. LOL

    I have since switched to XFX 6870 and have never had a problem.
     
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    I just installed the new CC 13.1, so I hope it makes a difference!

     

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