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#1
Let me just say that I've googled this problem for five hours straight now, just so I don't get the "duh - try googling" response straight away. :)

When I try to play games the screen locks up after a few minutes, and I get grey/white/brown lines on the screen before the program shuts down. When I am back in windows (and to a certain degree when I'm in the bios menu) I get thin horizontal lines on the screen. Sometimes the screen goes black and I get an error message about how the display driver could not be loaded. (Or something like that, I forgot to write it down).

It's weird, because I didn't have this problem yesterday. I played Dragon Age 2 for hours then.

My system specs:

Windows 7 64-bit OS
Asus P5B motherboard
Intel dual core 6600 @ 2,4 GHz CPU
8 GB RAM
Ati Radeon HD4870 1 GB video card
ATX 530W PSU

I've updated the Motherboard BIOS without any effect, and my
Driver Packaging Version is 8.831.2-110308a-115928C-ATI

Apparently this is a relatively common problem (according to what I've found while googling) and I've read that updating the video card BIOS could do the trick. I haven't been able to find out how to do that though...

It's frustrating. :) If anyone can help I'll be eternally (well, for quite a while at least) grateful.
 

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duh, try googling.
had to.


first of all, complete specs is nice. i can see a lot of missing information there.

for example: what speed is your ram? whats its default voltage?
what brand and model is your PSU?
I can guess your CPU is a core 2 duo E6600 based on what you gave
what brand/model 4870? is it reference, or stock OC'd? have you replaced the cooler?



from the information you gave, the problem lies with the video card. However, it could be something further up the chain - such as your powersupply not feeding enough power to the video card, or even unstable system memory feeding it bad information, and triggering the crashes.

I do not beleive that BIOS updates will solve this problem. its actually very rare for them to solve anything.
 
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Hi,

I'd suspect GPU overheating.

Cheers,
 

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I doubt it's overheating. I've been monitoring the temperatures and the lock down happens before I reach 60 degrees Celcius on the video card. There horizontal lines are also visible at start-up before I try to run a game.

I actually tried to run Dragon Age 2 just now to test the temperatures, and I got a blue screen of death (has not happened before). The error message was MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.
 

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well i cant give you any advice towards solving your memory problem until you fill out the complete specs i asked for earlier.
 

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well i cant give you any advice towards solving your memory problem until you fill out the complete specs i asked for earlier.
Sorry about that, I didn't see your reply earlier. :rolleyes:

"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered"... I'm getting this error message right after starting windows now, and the horizontal lines have now become vertical. And white and large and scary...

To give you more information, I have recently installed my hardware in a new midi-tower, and installed the new GPU cooler (see under). I'm pretty sure everything's fitted real nice and snug, though I might be wrong...

Anyway, computer specs:

PSU: HIPER HPU-4M530-PS (EU) 530W ATX12V

You're right on the CPU. This is my CPU cooler:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=306456

This is my GPU:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=423603

This is my GPU cooler:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=480605

RAM:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=349998 (8 GB in total)
 

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hiper are really bad PSU's, so its might be the problem
 

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hiper are really bad PSU's, so its might be the problem
That could be... Is there a way for me to find out if that's the case without trying/buying a new PSU?

Oh, and if I were to buy a new PSU, what would you recommend? Economy is unfortunately a factor here... :ohwell:

(Thanks for great feedback btw)
 

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no way to tell without trying another really.

corsair, enermax, seasonic... list what PSU's are available to you, and we'll pick one.
 

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That could be... Is there a way for me to find out if that's the case without trying/buying a new PSU?

Oh, and if I were to buy a new PSU, what would you recommend? Economy is unfortunately a factor here... :ohwell:

(Thanks for great feedback btw)
Sorry about that, I didn't see your reply earlier. :rolleyes:

"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered"... I'm getting this error message right after starting windows now, and the horizontal lines have now become vertical. And white and large and scary...

To give you more information, I have recently installed my hardware in a new midi-tower, and installed the new GPU cooler (see under). I'm pretty sure everything's fitted real nice and snug, though I might be wrong...

Anyway, computer specs:

PSU: HIPER HPU-4M530-PS (EU) 530W ATX12V

You're right on the CPU. This is my CPU cooler:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=306456

This is my GPU:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=423603

This is my GPU cooler:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=480605

RAM:
http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=349998 (8 GB in total)
I doubt it's overheating. I've been monitoring the temperatures and the lock down happens before I reach 60 degrees Celcius on the video card. There horizontal lines are also visible at start-up before I try to run a game.

I actually tried to run Dragon Age 2 just now to test the temperatures, and I got a blue screen of death (has not happened before). The error message was MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.
Let me just say that I've googled this problem for five hours straight now, just so I don't get the "duh - try googling" response straight away. :)

When I try to play games the screen locks up after a few minutes, and I get grey/white/brown lines on the screen before the program shuts down. When I am back in windows (and to a certain degree when I'm in the bios menu) I get thin horizontal lines on the screen. Sometimes the screen goes black and I get an error message about how the display driver could not be loaded. (Or something like that, I forgot to write it down).

It's weird, because I didn't have this problem yesterday. I played Dragon Age 2 for hours then.

My system specs:

Windows 7 64-bit OS
Asus P5B motherboard
Intel dual core 6600 @ 2,4 GHz CPU
8 GB RAM
Ati Radeon HD4870 1 GB video card
ATX 530W PSU

I've updated the Motherboard BIOS without any effect, and my
Driver Packaging Version is 8.831.2-110308a-115928C-ATI

Apparently this is a relatively common problem (according to what I've found while googling) and I've read that updating the video card BIOS could do the trick. I haven't been able to find out how to do that though...

It's frustrating. :) If anyone can help I'll be eternally (well, for quite a while at least) grateful.

fill in yer specs in the proper place dangit!! :banghead:

anyhow judging from the BSOD message, maybe your memory chip is overheating, or maybe its dead. have you ever tried cleaning the HSF and replacing the TIM?
 

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fill in yer specs in the proper place dangit!! :banghead:

anyhow judging from the BSOD message, maybe your memory chip is overheating, or maybe its dead. have you ever tried cleaning the HSF and replacing the TIM?
Sorry about the specs, I haven't been lurking through the dark corridors of this forum long enough to have picked up the do's and don'ts. :)

Cleaning the HSF and replacing the TIM? Erm... Sorry, that sounds like sexual innuendo to me. :p How do I do this procedure, and what will it do?

no way to tell without trying another really.

corsair, enermax, seasonic... list what PSU's are available to you, and we'll pick one.
I'll see if I can pop by a computer shop today and ask if I can try a different PSU.

Any input on what brand I should gi for, and how many watts I'll need? I'm not 100% sure the guys at my local shop are experts in this field...
 
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holy triple post batman, moderator merge powers: ACTIVATE!
 

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get the corsair, not the chieftec.
 

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I too have a 4870 1GB from Sapphire.

That response you get "Driver stopped responding" is from overclocking your card too high.

It's just unstable, that's all.
 

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get the corsair, not the chieftec.
Thanks. :)

I too have a 4870 1GB from Sapphire.

That response you get "Driver stopped responding" is from overclocking your card too high.

It's just unstable, that's all.
But I haven't overclocked it...

Are you suggesting that I should underclock it? :)
 

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Thanks. :)



But I haven't overclocked it...

Are you suggesting that I should underclock it? :)
he's doing what i call the hammer approach.

once upon a time, he had a problem with a nail. someone gave him a hammer, he solved the problem. now he attempts to solve every problem by whacking it on the head with a hammer.


in other words, he's made assumptions and given you an incorrect answer.
 

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@Clueless ... It would make life a lot easier for you if you go into the UserCP and fill in your detailed system spec there. Then you won't have to type out what you have every time you have a problem.

As far as the PSU fixing the problem ... it will fix it if the PSU is actually the problem.
If it's failing memory or a flakey GC, then a new PSU will most likely make no difference.

Have you tried opening your case and reseating everything in their respective slots? (RAM, GC, any other cards)
 

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@Clueless ... It would make life a lot easier for you if you go into the UserCP and fill in your detailed system spec there. Then you won't have to type out what you have every time you have a problem.

As far as the PSU fixing the problem ... it will fix it if the PSU is actually the problem.
If it's failing memory or a flakey GC, then a new PSU will most likely make no difference.

Have you tried opening your case and reseating everything in their respective slots? (RAM, GC, any other cards)
I've filled in the relevant computer specs now, hopefully it will make it easier for people to reply to my posts.

Well, I installed my new PSU and lo and behold - nothing's changed. :) I still get the same graphic problems...

I have tried opening my case and reseating everything, unfortunately that hasn't worked either.

I won't be home for five days now, and my girlfriend is a bit bitchy about her not spending those five days playing Dragon Age 2. Hopefully I'll have a few solutions ready when I come back.

At least we know that the PSU wasn't the issue.
 
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this look to me like a card that overheated at some point and now is defective... not to scare ya
 

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Motherboard Asus P5B
Memory OCZ DDR2 PC8500 4GB KIT x2
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 4870 1GB DDR5
Storage Corsair SSD Force Series 60GB
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Midi Tower
Power Supply Chieftec BPS-750C @ 750W
Software Windows 7 64x
#21
this look to me like a card that overheated at some point and now is defective... not to scare ya
Ok, I'll check it by putting it in another computer when I get home.

Are there any other possible causes for this problem?