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I installed a brand new Sapphire 6850 2GB in my step dads PC that runs 2 monitors via DVI and everything was ok but recently it has started to randomly blue screening.

Here is the graphics card: http://www.ebuyer.com/322126-sapphire-hd-6850-2gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-11180-15-40g

We decided to perform a clean reinstall of Windows 7, update the graphics driver to the latest but we were still experiencing the blue screens.

I then removed the 6850 and drivers and reinstalled the old Nvidia 8600gt and drivers and it works flawlessly.

Removed the 8600gt and drivers and reinstalled the 6850 and drivers and sure enough a while later it blue screens.

This 8600gt has 2x dvi-i dual link ports whereas the 6850 has 1 dvi-i dual link and 1 dvi-d single link. Would this make a difference? I don't think it would but thought I'd ask anyway.

It displays fine on both monitors but like I said it just randomly blue screens if it is installed.

Please help.

Thakns in advance
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Are you sure every little last bit of the nVidia driver is removed?

-> 1st: uninstall nVidia drivers from the Windows Configuration Screen.
-> 2nd: remove every last bit of nVidia files with Driver Sweeper.
-> 3rd: reboot PC.
-> 4th: install AMD drivers.
-> 5th: check again if blue screens occur.

AMD doesn't like nVidia and vise versa.
Edited by battleaxe231 - 5/11/12 at 2:41pm
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What's the actual text of the blue screen?
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Thanks for the reply. Yeah they were all removed with driver sweeper but still blue screens. He is giving me his PC to look at tomorrow and I'm going to see if I can sort it out.
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post #5 of 8
Having Nvdia drivers installed won't affect the AMD card at all so it's not that also it happened before he even installed the Nvdia card. Sounds more likel a faulty card I would recommend trying it in a nother PC if possible or returning it as faulty.
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Quote:
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Having Nvdia drivers installed won't affect the AMD card at all so it's not that also it happened before he even installed the Nvdia card. Sounds more likel a faulty card I would recommend trying it in a nother PC if possible or returning it as faulty.

Probably this.
I've seen cards that operate fine but bsod when you install the non-generic driver pack.
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Wait, is his power supply sufficient enough? How many watts? What manufacturer?
Edited by battleaxe231 - 5/11/12 at 2:46pm
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Power supply is sufficient. Rebuilt it from scratch, installed windows and all drivers, been on for 24 hours, prime95 tested and 3dmark11, heaven 3.0 and occt tested. All good, no bluescreens or errors. He only gave me his 3tb hdd though so I'll see if it plays up again when I add the 3 other hdds. I guess it's not GPU related now so sorry for creating a thread here. Thanks people
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