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Can't stop Ati3duag.dll BSOD, please help


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#1 Lunarbob19

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 10:43 PM

Hi, I am reaching the end of my rope of patience here with my video driver. I tried to overcome this on my own with days of poring over message board posts, but nothing has worked.

My problem is this, I don't know when it started but I really noticed it a month or two ago while playing The Witcher 2. I am playing a game, and it runs just fine, but then out of nowhere 1 of 2 things happen. Either the screen freezes on the image and automatically reboots the computer a few seconds later or the screen goes black and the same thing happens.

I have tried a LOT of things to fix this. I was using a floor fan to keep my computer cool, so I thought the problem was overheating. So I took the cpu apart outside and cleaned it out and applied new thermal paste. The fan situation is normal again and things run much cooler, but still I get the BSOD.

So I tried everything I could think of including.

1. Updated CCC to newest drivers, downgraded to older driver, uninstalled and re-installed drivers.

2. Run as Admin, disabled Avast, lowered graphic settings, unplug gamepad, try offline mode.

3. Tried setting the game.exe to a single core, and tried setting to high priority.

4. Set the GPU to stock settings, ran Memtest to no errors, ran defrag.

No matter what I tried, still the same random BSOD. Finally I thought I had it figured out and did the following.

1. Log on Admin account and uninstall from Add/Remove. Then uninstall the adapter through device manager.

2. Reboot into safe mode, Run Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU), boot back into safe mode.

3. Look for left over ATI files, Here I had a problem where the computer automatically detected and installed the 6800 card]. I could still see the same old ATI files.

4. Restarted computer normally, installed the driver [I even tried the driver directly from HIS], restarted.

5. Tried gaming, and absolutely nothing has changed.

I have ran WhoCrashed and everytime it is the Ati3duag.dll causing problems, except once when it crashed youtube and it was ati2 then.

So now I have ran out of ideas, and implore the experts out there to help me figure this out please.

I have this problem for:
The Witcher 2, Dishonored, and Starcraft 2, so I know it is not the game itself.
So far Torchlight 2 has ran without a single video crash.

My specs are: Windows XP SP 3
Motherboard
            ===========

Manufacturer:     AsRock
Model:        M3A770DE
Chipset:    AMD    770    Rev.00
Southbridge:    AMD    SB700    Rev.00
LPCIO:        Wnbond    W83627DHG-P

Bios

Brand:        American Megatrends Inc.
Version:    P1.60
Date:        05/20/2010

            CPU
            ===========
Name:        AMD Athlon II X3 445
Code Name:    Rana    
Max TDP:    95W
Package:    Socket AM3 (938)
Technology:    45nm
Core Voltage:    1.368V
Specification:    AMD Athlon™ II X3 445 Processor
Family:        F    Model: 5    Stepping: 3
Ext. Family:    10    Ext. Model: 5    Revision: BL-C3
Instructions:

            Memory
            ============
Type: DDR3    Dual Channel
Size: 4GB
NB Frequency:    1995.6Mhz

Module Size:    2048 Mbytes
Max Bandwidth:     Pc3-10700 (667Mhz)
Manufacturer:    G.Skill
part Number:    F3-10600CL9-2GBNT

            Graphic Card - HIS Radeon 6850 IceQX Turbo
            ============

Name:        Radeon HD 6850
Code Name:    Barts
Technology:    40nm
Clock Core:    820 Mhz
Clock Memory:    1100 Mhz
memory Size:    1024 Mbytes
Type:        GDDR5

            Power Supply
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Seasonic S12II Bronze 520w



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