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Alright, first of all I have no idea where to post this, because I don't know what's wrong at all.

My system has always been petty reliable, but I've had it a few times freeze randomly on me. When it freezes it's not doing anything GPU intense or anything like that. It sometimes has had a few random "blue dots" spread around the screen when it freezes. It has only happened when I'm using my HD 3200.

Now, most of the time I wouldn't worry, but it happened twice within a few hours last night! For a system that I sometimes run overnight fine, this seems a little odd...

The only thing I can really think of is that it might be drivers or something. I didn't uninstall Nvidia's drivers when I swapped back to my HD 3200.

I just want to make sure I'm not killing my system slowly or something. Sorry for not being able to give much info, but I really don't know much about it myself. I'm kinda looking for random guesses at it now.
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post #2 of 7
Try using driver sweeper in safe mode and remove both drivers, and then reinstall the ones that you need for your card to function.
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Either a driver problem, or bad VRAM on the card itself it sounds like. More than likely the drivers though.
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As the others have said, use Driver Sweeper to clean off all nVidia drivers as well as ATI drivers and then reinstall the ATI drivers. You can download Driver Sweeper from here. It's a free application that searches for and removes the drivers that you select.

After you isntall the program, go ahead an launch it. If you get an error message, you will have to right click the icon in the start menu and run as adminstrator. Check the box for nVidia - Drivers and click analyze. Once everything is found click clean. Reboot and then when you get back into Windows, launch Driver Sweeper again and select ATI - Drivers. Clean off all the drivers for ATI and reboot once more.

From here just reinstall the most recent ATI driver and see if the issue persists.
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Alright, did that.

But I was in the middle of playing a game, and then it froze... But I also heard this beeping noise coming from my motherboard.

Hmm... I'm wondering if this is safe for my system or not. Next crash and I call it quits.
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Check your temps. Touch the northbridge cooler,see if it's hot.
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
Check your temps. Touch the northbridge cooler,see if it's hot.
Everything seems normal, but I don't believe that the HD 3200 have a temperature sensor.

I can't really open my case and do that... Plus that isn't the safest thing to do.
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