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post #1 of 9
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So I've been dealing with this problem for a little while now. My PC will work fine, no problems, for a few days/week or so and then out of no where my display driver keeps crashing when I launch 3D games.

If I uninstall and reinstall the drivers it works fine until it starts happening again. My graphics card, I would assume, is perfectly fine as I never get any errors or artifacting.

When I uninstall the drivers I also use AMD's utility.

I've uninstalled MSI Afterburner as well as the OSD portion of it.

Still happens. So any one know what the deal is here? I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 and this was happening before the reinstall as well so I don't think it's a Windows issue...seems to be just the drivers. I've tried the WQHL drivers, older drivers, beta drivers, etc and they all, at some point, start doing this.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Is Overclock going to let me down on this one?
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post #3 of 9
Write here the BSOD message.

Anyways, if this happens when you run 3D engine it does not automatically means that its the driver, especially when its happening with multiple versions. Similar trouble can be caused by wrong memory settings.

BTW your motherboard is really Asrock?
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Originally Posted by Offler View Post

Write here the BSOD message.

Not getting BSOD. My games will freeze as soon as something 3D pops up (2D intro videos and what not work fine) forcing me to either Ctrl+Alt+Del or hard reset my PC.
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Anyways, if this happens when you run 3D engine it does not automatically means that its the driver, especially when its happening with multiple versions. Similar trouble can be caused by wrong memory settings.

I've thought of this, but even running everything stock speeds it happens. Plus, it doesn't explain why my PC works fine AFTER I uninstall/reinstall the drivers. When I start having this issue NOTHING fixes it other than starting fresh with the drivers. Not restarting, clearing/resetting the BIOS, nothing...once the driver starts acting up like this is STAYS like this until I reinstall.

However, once I reinstall though the PC works perfectly with zero issues EVER. I can game for hours upon hours and do anything and not a single issue. So obviously it doesn't seem to be a hardware issue.

Could AMD's drivers just be THIS bad? I mean, it's been happening since a few betas ago...
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BTW your motherboard is really Asrock?

Yes it is an Asrock...is there something wrong with that?
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post #5 of 9
Stock frequencies and voltages does not automatically mean good stability. Usually they need to be tested and stressed a bit to see.

Asrock used to produce worst mainboards ever... The one you have seems fine thought...

The behavior you describe is only a symptom of a different issue.

Try some stress tests: LinX on CPU and OCCT/MSI kombustor on GPU. Post results then...
post #6 of 9
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Yeah my system has been stress tested thoroughly. I don't think the overclock is the issue...as it happens even at stock clocks.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Offler View Post

Stock frequencies and voltages does not automatically mean good stability. Usually they need to be tested and stressed a bit to see.

Asrock used to produce worst mainboards ever... The one you have seems fine thought...

The behavior you describe is only a symptom of a different issue.

Try some stress tests: LinX on CPU and OCCT/MSI kombustor on GPU. Post results then...


can you prove that asrock produces worst mobo ever???? mind you, asrock has been competing with other top mobo manufacturer lately.... but with a decent price as well...
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post #8 of 9
Then test your stock clock if they are stable.
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OP, what kind of games you tried? what about non 3D. it could be game specific. what drivers you use?
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