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Just installed 7950, crashes at idle 13.6 and 13.9 drivers

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I'm upgrading from GTX 460 to ATi 7950. Uninstalled NVidia drivers, DriverSweeper in safe mode, then install official 13.9 drivers.
The second the drivers are installed, I notice a massive spike in rendering lag. The drivers frequently crash at idle (every 1 minute), and eventually pop BSOD 116 (atikmpag.sys, drivers crash)
reverting to 13.6 didn't change anything.

I am frustrated. I uninstalled drivers and using the default windows display drivers just to be stable for the rest of the night -_-"
I just followed both ATi and Nvidia driver uninstall posts on OCN, and will try 13.10 in the morning, but I was looking for any other experiences here.

TL;DR:
Going from GTX 460 -> 7950
Manually deleted files and registry. Tried 13.6, 13.9, 13.11. Same problem.
It ran stable under 13.11, first time manually deleting all files. Upon restart, problems reoccurred.
I'm now reinstalling windows
Edited by Z32 - 10/11/13 at 2:39pm
    
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Did you have any overclocking software installed? MSI afterburner or such? If so I'd uninstall that as well since it could interfere with the drivers.
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hhmm..Might need a fresh install to truly get rid of conflicting drivers.You could also try 13.1 drivers..I've noticed they're not as prone to crashing smile.gif

this is just a thought..look for any nvidia folders in programdata..and delete..
and run ccleaner as well. smile.gif
 
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DriverSweeper is garbage imo.
After manually deleting all files and directories, as well as stopping all related services and applications, I was able to fully wipe NVidia and ATi drivers.
The install of 13.11 drivers seems to be stable this time around. Whew~..........................................
What a pain!
    
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Wow, or not. After 3 hours of running stable, a reboot brought a boot loop, started the driver crashing again and bsod -_-.
GG AMD Drivers.
    
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Bump, updated original post to reflect where I'm currently at.
    
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post #7 of 9
Have you turned off your CPU overclock? I would go back to stock on everything. That should give you a good idea of hardware vs software issue.
post #8 of 9
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It's definitely GPU drivers.
Reinstalled windows, installed drivers and was stable for a while.
Played 1 round of league, and ~20 minutes in, the drivers started resetting.
I'm not sure whether to bring this card out to the street and put a hole in it or not.

Worst drivers ever.
    
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post #9 of 9
has nothing to do with drivers, u prob just got a bad card. it does happen. send it back for a replacement...
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