So I've been using a custom-built Eurocom laptop for the past two years, and recently it's been freezing about 1 - 5 times per day. Sometimes the freeze happens randomly, and sometimes the screen flickers, I get a "AMD driver has stopped responding and recovered successfully", but then either it allows for one or two more movements of the mouse before freezing (requiring restart), or it recovers again and then BSODs. I've tried to use System Restore, but can't get it to fully restore without freezing.
Also in the past few days (after I stupidly used ccleaner and then tuneup utilities to "clean" the registry), there's been a lot of excessive activity from the fans, and my idle memory usage was 2.9GB (total of 12GB RAM).
I think it might be AMD's Catalyst Control Center being wonky? I'm going to try to uninstall everything and use driver sweeper to clean it all out, then re-install just the basic drivers. If that doesn't work, does anyone know what could be causing this?
Also, what should I provide so that I can get help?
Update: I've uninstalled/sweeped all drivers, thus disabling my graphics card (AMD Radeon HD 6900M), and my idle memory usage has dropped by 1 GB, and the fans aren't spinning up every minute.
Edited by Razzlestorm, 28 February 2014 - 10:22 PM.