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AMD 5870, won't work with any drivers installed (works only in VGA mode)

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I tried 4 different sets of drivers, the card works fine only with vga drivers. When catalyst drivers are installed, the card is doing partially artifacting, which are appearing at different spots of the screen whenever i press refresh on the screen, when i do that they appear at other part of the screen like i said. I used driver sweeper and did all kinds of clean installs/uninstalls so thats not the issue imho.

Any toughts?
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I would make sure that none if any of your overclocking settings are saved. I know you said you ran driver sweeper but check in the performance settings of the CCC in overdrive to make sure that your ram, GPU are not overclocked. Also monitor the temps of the card. When running in VGA mode I am not sure that windows load AERO or whatever it's called, plus your resolution would be 800x600 in VGA mode I believe. This does not really make the card work at all which could be keeping it cool.

Have you modified the heatsink on the card at all, put on an aftermarket one, maybe the TIM was not properly applied or the heatsink may not be seated on the GPU?

Just ideas to try to help out.
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I tried 4 different sets of drivers, the card works fine only with vga drivers. When catalyst drivers are installed, the card is doing partially artifacting, which are appearing at different spots of the screen whenever i press refresh on the screen, when i do that they appear at other part of the screen like i said. I used driver sweeper and did all kinds of clean installs/uninstalls so thats not the issue imho.

Any toughts?


 

Avoid using Driver Sweeper if possible.
 

Uninstall Catalyst and clean it with Atiman Uninstaller v.6.3.1. Turn off UAC to install this file. It's self explanatory. Then re-install Official Catalyst 12.1.

 

If that doesn't help, it's time to rule out if it has anything to do with the RAM. Try to boot with one stick of RAM and try them each.

 

If your system is overclocked, reset BIOS to run default. Load BIOS Optimized Defaults.

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I would make sure that none if any of your overclocking settings are saved. I know you said you ran driver sweeper but check in the performance settings of the CCC in overdrive to make sure that your ram, GPU are not overclocked. Also monitor the temps of the card. When running in VGA mode I am not sure that windows load AERO or whatever it's called, plus your resolution would be 800x600 in VGA mode I believe. This does not really make the card work at all which could be keeping it cool.
Have you modified the heatsink on the card at all, put on an aftermarket one, maybe the TIM was not properly applied or the heatsink may not be seated on the GPU?
Just ideas to try to help out.

Thanks for the answer dude smile.gif

1. The card is not overclocked, its at stock actually its my friend pc.

2. I (my friend) did not modifed the heatsink, but when i cheked GPU temps in GPU-Z it was around 50c idle (with fan at 25% card is not cleaned from dust so its quite normal)

EDIT: The card show same symptoms on 3 different pc's with different CCC versions as well. Will try Atiman uninstaller as last option i think the card is damaged.

EDIT:2 Thanks Ken as well!

EDIT:3 Catalyst 12.1 Makes the display driver has stopped working error on my pc wonder if he will got the same problem...
Edited by psyside - 2/14/12 at 12:15pm
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 I (my friend) did not modifed the heatsink, but when i cheked GPU temps in GPU-Z it was around 50c idle (with fan at 25% card is not cleaned from dust so its quite normal)

EDIT: The card show same symptoms on 3 different pc's with different CCC versions as well. Will try Atiman uninstaller as last option i think the card is damaged.
 

 

The idle 2D clocks temperature doesn't look right this time of year @25% fan speed, even with multi monitor setup.

 

Tested on 3 PCs same result might point to the card. Take the stock heatsink apart. Clean up the stock paste and re-paste with something decent such as MX-2/MX-3/MX-4.

 

 

Quote:

 EDIT:3 Catalyst 12.1 Makes the display driver has stopped working error on my pc wonder if he will got the same problem...

 

Check the PSU too.

 

 


Edited by Ken1649 - 2/14/12 at 12:44pm
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Thnks guys will chek out and report.
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Bump still same issues, PSU is fine dunno what could be wrong.
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RAMDAC on the card is borked. That's why.


Graphics cards are stupid sensitive. If you let it get too hot, the thermal sensor will start to read incorrect temperatures and stuff like the RAMDAC throwing a fit will happen. It can also offset the sensor so the fan doesn't spin accordingly. I don't think yours overheated, I think it's just old.


You can try 640 with the lowest refresh rate possible, but that wouldn't do you any favors. This is why VGA only mode works.
Edited by redsunx - 4/1/12 at 1:25pm
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Bump still same issues, PSU is fine dunno what could be wrong.

Idle temperature is high. Tried remove the heat sink, clean and reseat?
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