I've had this frustrating computer freeze issue for about 2 months now. After many different tests and a lot of research I've narrowed it down to something with either my GPU either dying, or something with the drivers.
I completely repartitioned my hard drive and did a clean install of Windows 7, and got the latest microsoft updates.
So now instead of freezing, the monitor will freeze, and turn a solid color. Usually brown, grey, or blue. It then usually restarts on it's on.
The other problem I'm getting sometimes is a BSOD saying the "video drivers did not successfully recover from timeout", and saying "atikmpag.sys" is the file that's the issue.
I've ran memtest, my RAM went through 5 passes. Temperatures on the northbridge, the cpu, and gpu aren't excessive on load, I cleaned it for dust, so I'm guessing it's a driver issue.
I updated to the latest 12.x driver after my reformat, and this started happening. So I reverted to the stable 10.2, still the same thing. Now I'm at 10.3, and still no luck.
Cany anyone help me?
Edited by Elitistx, 14 February 2012 - 12:43 PM.