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Hi everyone,

I previously had a Radeon HD 5850 in my computer and have upgraded to a 6970. Although I'm still having an issue where both monitors will freeze, then get a message stating that my drivers have stopped but recovered. This is annoying while playing competitive games and wanted to know if anyone has any ideas what the issue may be. I have a feeling it is the motherboard as I've had this issue after reformatting, installing new graphics drivers, and a new video card. Any and all input is appreciated. Motherboard is in my sig build.
    
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It could be hardware (PSU, RAM etc) but start with the easiest. Get rid of driver/registry related issues without having to format and OS re-install;

  

  • Uninstall all tweaking applications such as Afterburner, Trixx etc if you have it in the system. Select "no" when prompted to keep settings.

 

  • Uninstall Catalyst. Select "Express Uninstall".

 

  • Delete these folder;
  • C:\user\Program files or (x86)\ ATI or AMD.
  • C:\user\ProgramData\ATI or AMD (need to show hidden files).

 

  • Turn off UAC.
    Go to Control Panel > User Accounts > change User Account Control Settings > move the slider to bottom > restart PC.

 

  • Clean it with; Atiman Uninstaller v.6.2.0 (Run with administrator privilege. Some antivirus software will give a false positive. Let it restarts to complete the uninstallation - Disable UAC to install this cleaner).

 

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Are you overclocked? Driver crashes tend to happen when you're clocked past stable limits, assuming you don't have bad hardware.
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go uninstall using the regular amd uninstall use express uninstall say yes to uninstall everything(restart)then reinstall with the new auto detect tool on amd gpu section.(restart again)your done should be smooth
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I haven't overclocked for a while due to the instability issue i've had with them set to normal, and I just recently uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled as mentioned. Have a feeling it is the motherboard but not sure how how to fix it. Was hoping to fix it while I wait for my Crosshair V RMA so I can replace the MB completely.
    
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Well replaced my Motherboard, so was able to put in my new processor and ram. Haven't had the issue reoccur so it must have been one of those. Not really sure what would have caused it, but happy it's working now.
    
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Well graphics drivers crashed even with new MB and 6970s in X-fire. Common denominator seems to be firefox on one screen and fullscreen game on the other. Damn you firefox!
    
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Did you even do in post #2 ? lol

 

 

Then disable ULPS; 

  1. Go to regedit (start > search programs and files > "regedit").
  2. In drop down menu: find file > type "enableulps".
  3. For ALL instances (keep pressing F3) change the "1" value to a "0".
  4. Reboot PC.

 

 

* Make sure hardware acceleration is disabled in Youtube, FlashPlayer, FireFox, WPM etc lol

 

* Hint* GPU can not multi tasking as CPU lol

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

Did you even do in post #2 ? lol


Then disable ULPS; 
  1. Go to regedit (start > search programs and files > "regedit").
  2. In drop down menu: find file > type "enableulps".
  3. For ALL instances (keep pressing F3) change the "1" value to a "0".
  4. Reboot PC.


* Make sure hardware acceleration is disabled in Youtube, FlashPlayer, FireFox, WPM etc lol

* Hint* GPU can not multi tasking as CPU lol


Yes, I used a different uninstaller but I already tried that. I am also using a fresh install of Windows 7.

I'll try the ULPS disable when I get home.

Edit: I guess I should mention I had this issue with my previous MB, old CPU, old GPU, and RAM. I have now upgraded my MB, CPU, GPU(s) and RAM to my current sig. If you would like to see a list of my old parts, go to my profile and check the rig called "Gravemakers and Gunslingers".
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I don't think it's Firefox or multiple screens as you stated.

I've been having this problem since wiping my PC and installing Win 7 64 bit and I'm only running onboard Radeon HD4250 on one monitor.

I never had it on Vista 32 bit, only 7 64 bit. I've scoured the net for a solution to this and all I can find is a huge amount having the same problem and no fix to it. :/
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