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Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 constant driver crashing.

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by vampire622003, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. vampire622003

    vampire622003 New Member

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    I've had the card for about 8 months and ever since I got it, I couldn't overclock it, even a few MHZ or it would constantly crash. I've upgraded to Windows 7 x64 and I can't play Dragon Age: Origins for 5 minutes without it crashing and re-imaging my game. It's not overclocked at all now, though.
     
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    Hi,

    I think your crashing is not related to previous overclocking.
    It could be an issue with Win7 x64.

    Do a standard "update everything" regime...
    - Check whether there's new BIOS for your mobo.
    - Install latest catalyst (currently 9.12)

    If nothing helps, you could try underclocking your card.
    If that helps, that would mean that it is either:
    - damaged from previous overclock
    - not sufficiently cooled (dust build up perhaps ?)

    Cheers
     

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