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AMD processor has stopped working properly

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1. Go to www.amd.com and download the most current drivers for your card and operating system.

2. In Windows 7 go to Start > Control Panel > Programs and features. In Windows XP go to Start > Control Panel > Add and remove programs

3. Look for AMD Catalyst Install Manager in the list of installed programs. Right click on it and select "Change".

3A. If you don't find the AMD Catalyst Install Manager then most likely you're using the default Windows drivers which are severely outdated. If that's the case skip to step 5.

4. Select the third option "Uninstall all the AMD software". Follow the instructions. Restart your PC.

5. Go to your downloads folder and run the driver installer you downloaded in step 1. Select express installation and follow the instructions. Restart your PC after installing.
Okay so i did all that and it STILL happens. :/
 
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The error you are getting means the video card is crashing. This could be due to drivers, but in my experience it is most likely due to a bad card.
 

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video card could be overheating. what model is it?

(meaning, link to the EXACT card you have)


edit: other, but less likely alternatives:

1. (overheating, see above. fan to 100% is a good test, as suggested by DRDNA down lower)

2. Unstable PC. either from overclock, or bad system ram (or just set wrong in the BIOS. FAR more common than you'd think)

3. PSU providing insufficient power. Not common with such a low powered video card, but not impossible.
 
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Clean out your computer. Could it be possible the video card is not receiving enough juice? And its crashing when the demand for power is high?
 
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try setting the fan to 100 % manually and see what happens...my bet it is heat crashing.
 
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In the CCC
Right click desktop, then select Catalyst Control Center, Performance, AMD Overdrive: Check box for Enable manual Fan Control, move the slider to 100, then click apply.:toast:
 
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In the CCC
Right click desktop, then select Catalyst Control Center, Performance, AMD Overdrive: Check box for Enable manual Fan Control, move the slider to 100, then click apply.:toast:
Oh thanks that's pretty cool, the fans making a lot of noise? But its cool. I'll let you know if this fixed the problem or not. This is my first time ever opening the CCC.. LOL It looks pretty complicating. :O

And am I supposed to leave the fan on at 100% forever and ever? xD
 

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Oh thanks that's pretty cool, the fans making a lot of noise? But its cool. I'll let you know if this fixed the problem or not. This is my first time ever opening the CCC.. LOL It looks pretty complicating. :O

And am I supposed to leave the fan on at 100% forever and ever? xD
just for a day or two, see if the crashes continue
 

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If the crashes stop after turning up the fan. Download and install MSI Afterburner so you can continue to monitor temperatures, and set a fan profile so that the fan spins up more rampantly when your going, but is quiet when your browsing the web and such.
 

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oh and of course, you can turn the fan down when you arent gaming, if the noise is annoying.
 
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