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i would most deffinitally recomend the ati 4850 beautifull card i have one currently and with your cpu you would get even better performance out of it then i do, If you have a bit more cash get the 4870 or if you have less cash the 4830 i think it is wont dissapoint you but it depends what you do if your a hardcore gamer then youl need a bit of a beefier card but if not then you wont :D

edit : Drpepper you beat me to it:D
 

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I just downloaded and installed the latest ATI update to my card (ver 8.582.0.0) and now I'm starting to get this little screen that pops up and says, "VPU Recover has reset your graphics accelerator as it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands." There is an option to send the error report to ATI. The last time this happened (about ten minutes ago) my screen went black for a couple seconds.

Anyone know what this is about?
You might want to un-install that driver and go back to the one you were using before it or use 8.4.
 

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How would I uninstall the driver? And where would I find the older 8.4 update?

Doh! nevermind, i found it - Google.
 

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Well I started getting that error report from VPU Recover so I should probably go back to the last stable update, as DrPepper suggested.
 

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Well I started getting that error report from VPU Recover so I should probably go back to the last stable update, as DrPepper suggested.
Going to 9.2 could also help so I'd try that first and if that doesn't work then go back to 8.4.
 

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I have the 9.2 already, but you said to go back to the last one because of this VPU Recover error I'm getting.
 

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I thought you said you updated to 8.5 in a previous post.
 

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Oops, my bad - sorry. I'm pretty sure I have the 9.2. Catalyst says version 2009.0203.2228.40314
 

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Oops, my bad - sorry. I'm pretty sure I have the 9.2. Catalyst says version 2009.0203.2228.40314
Ok you should be able to uninstall it in remove/change programs thats in xp then install the old drivers.
 

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#38
Ok, now you guys are confusing me, lol. You were just saying that the 9.2 should work fine, now you say uninstall it. Maybe I'll wait a bit and see if it keeps happening. What does it mean when it says, "has reset your graphics accelerator as it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands" ?

Is that something I should look into?

Oh and one more thing, I was wondering if you guys could link me to some of those video cards you mentioned? I tried checking those ones out on Newegg and I can't seem to figure out which ones you are talking about.

Thank you for your help.
 

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I don't play games on my PC. I was just curious what the next card up would be if I wanted to upgrade.
 

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Ok, thanks everyone. Very kind of you to help me out. I appreciate it :)

Now, one last question ... what is the error referring to from VPU Recover? Is this something I should be concerned about, or just a glitch in this update?
 

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Ok, thanks everyone. Very kind of you to help me out. I appreciate it :)

Now, one last question ... what is the error referring to from VPU Recover? Is this something I should be concerned about, or just a glitch in this update?
It happens usually when an overclock is too high. Instead of letting the computer crash, it simply resets the driver and clocks. But some drivers have random issues even on stock systems.
 

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Thanks, ghost :)
 

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Ok, thanks everyone. Very kind of you to help me out. I appreciate it :)

Now, one last question ... what is the error referring to from VPU Recover? Is this something I should be concerned about, or just a glitch in this update?
Read a couple days ago that it's triggered when the OS doesn't get a reply from the video card for a certain amount of time. It's then assumed to have frozen, or the the drivers have frozen, and they're then restarted. Neat little tool.
 

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vpu recover is exactly that. a timer inside the driver that checks if the gpu is responding .. if the gpu hasn't checked in for a while, the driver will reset the gpu which may or may not work :)
 

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Ok then the answer to my previous question about the error message is "its a good thing". Thanks for the info jedirock.
 

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Just noticed something today. Every once in a while I will see some jagged lines on the screen. It's hard to explain. Once I saw a couple jagged little squares on my desktop and I thought I had some dead pixels on my monitor until I refreshed the desktop and they disappeared. I'm seeing more them today. If I open a browser or windows explorer I'll see these lines, which disappear if I refresh or close one window and open another. I have no idea what is causing this.

Obviously it's a display issue, which I didn't have before. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

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a slightly too high overclock, or slight overheating could cause that.
 

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Thanks, Mussels. How do I fix that?