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So occasionally my card and my monitor seems to lose connection, and my PC is frozen

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I am typing or whatever, and suddenly the screen goes black (as in it's still on but it's not getting any signal from the PC) and my PC is frozen. I reboot and it can't detect my PC for a while (it scans all the ports like DVI, HDMI, etc, then says inactive for each one). I don't hear the Windows 7 boot tune either.

I shut it off, wait for like 10 minutes, turn on the PC, it works.

This has been happening a few times a week now.

This morning my PC failed to post once or twice, then worked.

I have returned all clocks to stock, and will see what's going on here.

It was all stable and fine until I got a new SSD, but even if I remove the SSD and try to reboot after it has froze, it will still need to wait like 10 min or whatever. I just don't see how it's the SSD since it resembles a power issue and not the typical BSoD issue some people with SSD's have.

Does this sound like a video card problem? Or a motherboard problem? I was getting an "ATi driver stopped working blah blah" warning before. Regardless I'll google my MoBo (in specs) to see if this is a known issue.
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I am typing or whatever, and suddenly the screen goes black (as in it's still on but it's not getting any signal from the PC) and my PC is frozen. I reboot and it can't detect my PC for a while (it scans all the ports like DVI, HDMI, etc, then says inactive for each one). I don't hear the Windows 7 boot tune either.

I shut it off, wait for like 10 minutes, turn on the PC, it works.

This has been happening a few times a week now.

This morning my PC failed to post once or twice, then worked.

I have returned all clocks to stock, and will see what's going on here.

It was all stable and fine until I got a new SSD, but even if I remove the SSD and try to reboot after it has froze, it will still need to wait like 10 min or whatever. I just don't see how it's the SSD since it resembles a power issue and not the typical BSoD issue some people with SSD's have.

Does this sound like a video card problem? Or a motherboard problem? I was getting an "ATi driver stopped working blah blah" warning before. Regardless I'll google my MoBo (in specs) to see if this is a known issue.
These are things to try to eliminate the source:

1. Uninstall Catalyst package driver (Express Uninstall).
2. Move the card to another PCIe slots.
3. Try different input to monitor and output from the card.
4. Install Catalyst 11.9 (select Express Install). http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...n_win7-64.aspx
5. Reset CMOS, Restore BIOS default, Load Optimized Defaults.
6. Check for faulty RAM, boot and use 1 stick of RAM and test each of them.
7. Sorry for the long list.
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These are things to try to eliminate the source:

1. Uninstall Catalyst package driver (Express Uninstall).
2. Move the card to another PCIe slots.
3. Try different input to monitor and output from the card.
4. Install Catalyst 11.9 (select Express Install). http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...n_win7-64.aspx
5. Reset CMOS, Restore BIOS default, Load Optimized Defaults.
6. Check for faulty RAM, boot and use 1 stick of RAM and test each of them.
7. Sorry for the long list.
Ok thanks, will reseting the CMOS delete my profiles for OC's? Like my Bios let's you save profiles sorta like MSI Afterburner.

And does it seem like the GPU and not the Mobo is the culprit?
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Ok thanks, will reseting the CMOS delete my profiles for OC's? Like my Bios let's you save profiles sorta like MSI Afterburner.

And does it seem like the GPU and not the Mobo is the culprit?
Resetting the CMOS wipes all settings on the Mobo back to stock.

And it sounds to me like it is the video card.
But that is why following the list is so important.
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Ok thanks, will reseting the CMOS delete my profiles for OC's? Like my Bios let's you save profiles sorta like MSI Afterburner.

And does it seem like the GPU and not the Mobo is the culprit?
Sounds like either CPU/mainboard/PSU issue but nothing for sure until rule out the other components.

Reset Afterburner then uninstall, when prompted to keep settings, select 'no".

Try this to to deep clean ATI related drivers in the registry to elimate drivers & registry related, very unlikely but give it a try.
Atiman Uninstaller v.6.0.0.msi. Download LINK (Run it with administrator privilege. Some antivirus software will give a false positive. Let it restarts to complete the uninstallation).

Don't install preview drivers but only Catalyst 11.9 WHQL.
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