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Windws 7 + Sapphire 5830 = random BSODs?

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I recently decided to make the jump to Windows 7 after using XP Pro 32bit since it was released, went and purchased Ultimate 64bit. Just got done installing/updating/configuring everything yesterday morning, pretty decent OS I suppose.

Anyways, I ran in to an apparent video driver problem. I NEVER had BSODs on XP Pro SP3 unless it was caused by something I did intentionally.

1. Any time I run that WEI scoring thing in 7, my video driver eventually crashes about halfway through the test. The screens will go in to standby and maybe 5-10 minutes later they'll flicker back in some sort of handicapped mode(screwy graphics) and a popup tells me that windows has recovered by unresponsive video driver. Then within a few more minutes my computer would reboot.

2. Today after I booted up my PC, once windows was about done loading to desktop, my computer BSOD'd. I didn't get ALL the info from the BSOD, but I did fetch an app called "BlueScreenView" which lets me fetch the .dmp files so I can see what each BSOD said. It only has the one BSOD .dmp file from today. Here's the info from that .dmp...

SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Stop Code - 0x0000003b
1 - 00000000`c0000094
2 - fffff880`049288e4
3 - fffff880`0c1415f0
4 - 00000000`00000000
Referenced file - atikmdag.sys

I am running the most recent ATI ccc+driver package from AMD's website, I am also running MSI Afterburner with ATI PowerPlay disabled via the advanced OC setting in the config for that application. My overclock is 850/1200, default was 800/1000. Never had a problem with these settings on XP. I'm able to play BFBC2, TF2, and LoL so far without any issues, which is weird considering I apparently have a driver problem.

I have removed CCC, set everything back to default on MSI Afterburner and removed it. I just fetched the most recent driver-only from AMD's website and will now uninstall my video driver, reboot in to safe mode and run driversweep, reboot and install the driver-only as admin to see if that helps. Figured I'd post here before doing all that to see if anyone else has had this same issue, or if what I'm doing will even fix the problem.

I did some google searching and the main stop code is definitely a graphics driver issue, but I haven't found anyone having the same string of stop codes and their problem is usually nvidia-related(no surprise there ). Yeah, I'm an nvidia hater, so what!
 
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Despite your bigotry on the nVidia vs. ATI/AMD remark:

You're doing it right.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
Despite your bigotry on the nVidia vs. ATI/AMD remark:

You're doing it right.
Haha, thanks for the reply.

Sometimes I'll even slip an "AMD>Intel" in my posts.
 
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Uninstalled CCC via add/remove programs, uninstalled ATI driver via device manager, rebooted and ran driversweep, rebooted and installed ATI driver-only as admin, rebooted, ran WEI successfully. 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.6, 5.9...thanks, stupid hard drive.

I still don't know if the driver just needed to be re-installed, or if it was CCC, or if it was MSI-A. I'm debating on if I want to re-install MSI-A because I do enjoy having that overclock with ATI PowerPlay being disabled...but I don't know if I want to go through that whole mess again if that app was the problem.
 
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