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Hi there, thank you for your attention wink.gif

To the point. This is the problem :



I have a Sapphire Vapor-X OC 7950.
This morning for no apparent reason whatsoever it decided to heat up, stress (90-180% loads) and stop spinning the fan (0%) while idling. Games run horrible at about 7 FPS. There's absolutely no clue from my part as to why this suddenly happened. I didn't re-install the drivers for many months, I didn't install anything new recently, there wasn't a bad shut down, etc. I did try to re-install the drivers (13.9) but that didn't help. As I am currently studying for my exams I don't feel like re-installing the OS but I suspect that this might be one of those issues that requires just that...

Any help is appreciated !

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Edited by MoGTy - 10/2/13 at 11:22pm
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Update.

The process Atiedxx.exe was causing the load. I force closed it and everything works as usual.

However, on every reboot I have to shut the process down again. Not sure why this is happening.

Atiedxx seems to be a genuine process that links hotkeys to AMD CCC functions.
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You have a bitcoin miner type virus.
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You have a bitcoin miner type virus.

Now that you mention it yeah it sounds like it..

Best way to possibly get rid of it is to do a full uninstall of all AMD software, then re-install the latest drivers from the AMD site.
ONLY ever download the drivers from the AMD site, even if someone posts a link to "new beta drivers that get extra FPS" don't do it because you just don't know.

If it's too late, you're up for a reformat.
 
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You have a bitcoin miner type virus.

First think that came to mind were those BS FleX drivers that offered better FPS and optimization, but the prick just tossed a mining script in the official drivers.

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post #6 of 7
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Hm, well it would explain a lot. Although I never download my drivers from any other site than AMD.
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Fixed it. More or less. More and more services I didn't know started to show up, all named atie-something.exe. I just did a re-install of Windows.

I like to think of it as a road in Afghanistan with IEDs on the side. Some people like to get rid of the IEDs, I just created another landscape with a nice new dirt road.
Edited by MoGTy - 10/3/13 at 8:35pm
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