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post #1 of 10
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Hey all not sure if this is a problem or not but keep thinking it is....

Yesterday i got this error whilst watching a vid on youtube "display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered" with my HD 6870.

I had this same error awhile back on a hd 5850 and it turned out to be a faulty card so i thought oh no not again so decided to re install drivers (driver sweeper etc) and then i thought i will stress it to see if it happens again...

So i did everything i could think of which included..

Furmark 2 hours = no problems
followed straight by
occt gpu test 2 hours = no problems
followed by
occt psu test 1 hour = no problems
msi kombuster 1 hour = no problems
prime 95 1 hour 45mins = no problems
memtest 2 hours = no problems
heaven benchmark about 4 times = no problems
crysis & crysis warhead about an hour each = no problems
battlefield 3 1 hour 30mins = no problems
dirt 3 1 hour = no problems


i finally finished all this in the early hours of this morning i thought doing all this back to back must stress it enough to reproduce the problem..
but no i couldnt get the error to happen again no artifacts temp never went above 63c.

my intial thoughts are it must have been a driver problem but its been running fine since update ccc 12.2
and yesterday is the only time i have ever had this error message..

could there be a problem? should i rma the card? did i stress it enough to prove theres not a problem?

if someone could put my mind at rest i would be gratful theres no overclock on the card either..
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post #2 of 10
Watch more Youtube videos, and see if it only crashes while watching those? Does your speakers make a strange sound when it crashes?
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post #3 of 10
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oh yeah i forgot to mention that i opened up 5 windows all playing youtube vids at the same time flicked between them every minuet or so and still no problem.... the sound thing i dont no about as i had my headphones plugged in but they wernt in my ears lol...
and as i cant get the problem to happen again i cant test it
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post #4 of 10
Sounds like you might have fixed it with a fresh driver install then biggrin.gif
But post again if it does happen?

PS. Did you come from an Nvidia card to your 6870. or from the ATI card you mentioned in the OP.
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came from gtx 460 but did a fresh windows install when i switched cards i will post back if i manage to replicate the problem somehow
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post #6 of 10
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Ok so was watching youtube and got a green screen just like before when i got the original error i found some else who has it here

http://forums.computershopper.com/showthread.php?p=23924


it looks exactley like that pic but if i disable hardware acceleration in youtube it stops doing it...

every other video player is just fine only youtube..

SO does this mean its youtube or my gpu ?
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post #7 of 10

Are you watching your temps on your CPU and GPU?

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post #8 of 10
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gpu maxes out at 63c after about 14 hours stress and game testing

cpu never went above 50c same period
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post #9 of 10
Could be a problem of degradation that maybe a notch more voltage could help if it happens again and the drivers refresh doesn't help.
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post #10 of 10
I wouldn't worry just yet - could have just been a driver hiccup.
Unless the card starts crashing consistently/on demand or artifacting I wouldn't start thinking RMA.
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