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Never had this problem before. Trying out some games. First played BC2 for a bit, driver crashed. Then I played Black Ops and I got a BSOD with this being the cause. Both my cards are stable when it happens ie no artifacting, not overheating, fan profiles fine etc so I don't know why its happening. They only have mild overclocks on them and they are stable. After googling this seems like a pretty common problem but I couldn't find a fix apart from reformatting and I don't really want to do that. Any ideas?

Edit: started up computer again, played 1 minute of BC2, display driver crashed. Then got back to desktop and computer just froze. No BSOD. ***
Edited by neonraver - 10/21/11 at 10:54am
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You are running out of physical RAM or PSU. If you are on preview drivers, roll back to WHQL Catalyst 11.9 + CAP3.

Also, set the OC to default clocks.
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You are running out of physical RAM or PSU. If you are on preview drivers, roll back to WHQL Catalyst 11.9 + CAP3.

Also, set the OC to default clocks.
Physical ram as in VRAM or ram in my mobo? Because neither should run out, there's plenty. And I just did the roll back. Same problem. I'll try cutting out the OC
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Still crashing. This time no BSOD, just freezing at the desktop. Infuriating
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Let's see what else to try;

Disable Windows Aero, remove all desktop customization such as themes.

Set UAC off.

Page file enable? Windows managed or custom size?

Also, reset Afterburner and Restore to Factory Default in CCC upper right drop down menu.
Edited by Ken1649 - 10/21/11 at 12:04pm
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Is it possible to post a screenie of whats going on? I may have a solution to your problem. Does it tell you that the catalyst has stopped displaying?
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Is it possible to post a screenie of whats going on? I may have a solution to your problem. Does it tell you that the catalyst has stopped displaying?
On BC2 it just freezes, then I get a white screen, then it crashes to desktop and says the display driver has crashed and recovered and then sometimes desktop freezes, sometimes it doesn't. It can also BSOD just as the game starts. Not just BC2 either. I think i'm going to reformat because its high time anyway. So much effort but I have the whole weekend.
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BSOD mostly related to hardware, it could be CPU OC, RAM, VGA. Restore them back to default see if it still does it. Reset motherboard BIOS then load Optimized Default then try again.
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On BC2 it just freezes, then I get a white screen, then it crashes to desktop and says the display driver has crashed and recovered and then sometimes desktop freezes, sometimes it doesn't. It can also BSOD just as the game starts. Not just BC2 either. I think i'm going to reformat because its high time anyway. So much effort but I have the whole weekend.
I was having the same problem with my HD 6950 DCII, couldn't overclock the card, was crashing like yourses after few hours of gameplay (driver stopped working error) and freezing on desktop (stock settings obviously). I did tried to fresh install the win7. I ended up to RMA the card so its really a hardware issue.
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