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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 02:08 PM

I have been playing games on my computer and now getting more frequent my computer will have the screen go black for a second the little audio sound windows makes for unplugging and replugging in devices goes then the screen comes back and a balloon bubble is up saying that my AMD Graphics Devices Driver stopped functioning and recovered. I have no overclocks on my system and I have tried uninstalling the driver completely installing the latest and even downgrading several releases of the driver and it makes no difference. what could be causing it?

p.s. please don't tell me the graphics card is dieing because it just wen out of warranty.

CPU = Intel i7 950
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RAM = Corsair XMS3 DDR3 6X 2GB
Power Supply = Corsair AX1200W
Graphics Card = GTX 580 2-way SLI


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Posted 26 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

please don't tell me the graphics card is dieing

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 06:41 PM

I read your post, and it sounded very familiar!

I have an Nvidia card and i get this error as well, but only on windows 7, even when just surfing the net. I know it's not the card as it's fine on XP even when playing 'crysis'! It's fine also on Linux. Drivers are upto date, so it can't be that.

So your post inspired to do a quick search on the problem. And it turns out to be an incredibly common problem on Windows Vista and Windows 7

Sorry i haven't got a solution, just thought you would like to know that you're not the only person with this problem. There's lots of frustrated people out there!

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Graphics+Devices+Driver+stopped+functioning+and+recovered+wondows+7&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a#hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=sGg&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&&sa=X&ei=ntEXTcbDOqOqhAffzPy2Dg&ved=0CBYQvwUoAQ&q=Graphics+Devices+Driver+stopped+functioning+and+recovered+windows+7&spell=1&fp=de610b7113b09eab

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 09:05 PM

well sadly I only have a license for windows 7 and all the games and software I use on a daily basses is windows only. well I hope a fix comes out soon especially since the error is getting more frequent as time goes by.

CPU = Intel i7 950
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:45 PM

You could try to underclock your graphics card slightly, taking it down by 25mhz, i know that you shouldn't have to but it's helped a few people.

Here's Nvidia's statement on the problem, it's applicable to ATI as well...

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=65161

You could also post on the ATI forum......

http://forums.amd.com/game/categories.cfm?catid=260&forumid=11

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:20 PM

I decided to ditch the CCC altogether and haven't had any problems for over a week. I opened the CCC, made all of my adjustments, closed the panel, then went to Control Panel / Remove a program and 'Express uninstalled all ATI software'. The boards seem to only need the CCC to adjust the settings. After everything is set, the board remembers the settings and the CCC is basically useless. Anyway, everything works better without it and no more freeze-ups. The biggest concern I have right now is as many as 972 writes to 'amdkmdag' for UVD are being sent to the Event Viewer. I somehow have a hunch that this might be having an adverse impact on my SSD and system performance.




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