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Old 09-10-2012, 10:54 AM
5./JG27.Farber 5./JG27.Farber is offline
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Default [Solved] BSOD's on boot, Gfx stopped working but has recovered

I have been getting more frequent Blue Screens of Death over the past months. After allot of head scratching, searching and help from others in my Staffel I think my PC is finally quite stable.

So, as I know how annoying this is I thought I might share it with others in case it helps, as there is virtually no thread on this anywhere on the web that I could find. - Although allot of people are having this problem.


Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium,
Processor: AMD FX (tm) 4170 Quad Core Processor (4CPU) @ 4.2 Ghz,
Mother board: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3,
Memory: 8Gb DDR3 RAM,
Gfx card: ASUS HD EAU6850CU.
Gfx Driver: 8.950

DirectX 11

The problem:

BSOD on boot about 80% of the time, it started off occasionally but peaked over time to where it was pretty much garenteed to BSOD on the first boot.

After watching videos or playing high demand games then changing to another or pretty much doing anything before playing clod without a fresh boot, the game would minimise to desktop and windows would display a small message saying "Graphics Driver stopped responding but has recovered.". After this crash restarting the game would be fairley stable.

Flash player would also crash when ever you skipped ahead in a video say on youtube or tried to load a different video half way through the first one. - On screen message "Flash player crashed".

The solution:

Aside from having to activate the extra two cores on this mother board - which i still dont understand I also had to do the following. - made processor faster

Went into BIOS and disabled motherboard "antisurge protection". - Cured BSODS.

Went into BIOS settings (delete on boot) went to chipset, choose the 2nd (?) option and changed "Surround View" to "disabled" - Cured gfx crash

I am still testing this and so far after 24 hours so good. I tried to recreate some of the crashes and problems and so far I am unable too.... I do have out dated drivers and will try the new ones once I am convinced this setup is stable. The only game this effects is Skyrim so far and I can live without that for stability.

Just goes to show if you have a problem... - Perservere!

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:13 PM
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Glad you found the answer, Farber. I will archive your post in case something like this starts happening on my PC. Thanks for sharing your solution.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:40 PM
5./JG27.Farber 5./JG27.Farber is offline
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Originally Posted by ATAG_Snapper View Post
Glad you found the answer, Farber. I will archive your post in case something like this starts happening on my PC. Thanks for sharing your solution.
NP, I really hope it helps someone else. Seems the ATI cards are having this problem allot. I was about to go and buy an NVidea but I might ride this one out allot longer now.

EDIT: Just managed to get a minimise (stopped respondin but has recovered error)... Hmmmmmm

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Old 09-10-2012, 02:38 PM
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While, I have had Nvidia cards for the last ten years, I had a problem similar to yours about a year ago. The problem was finally traced down to my 4 month old PSU, it was defective. Of course, this was discovered after the replacement of MB, GFX card and memory. I would, if possible, try another PSU of known quality. Good Luck
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:20 PM
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Had exact same problem with my 460 GTX. Carried on for ages as I thought it was software related (You Tube vids were the worst offenders, whereas games were more stable) Eventually it got to the stage you describe and I got my supplier (PC Specialist) to give me a new card as it was less than a year old. Not had a problem since.

I suspect that your problem lies with your graphics card, Farber, although a duff PSU is also a possibility
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:38 AM
5./JG27.Farber 5./JG27.Farber is offline
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Found another setting in the gfx in BIOS. Seleceted PCI slot as default device as the mobo has an onboard gfx set... If it still plays up I have a hammer that will definatley fix it.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:26 AM
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Hi guys, I just bought Cliffs of Dover on the bargain table at the local games store took it home, jumped through all the hoops like downloading steam and getting an account with them. Anywho, I set up my joystick and keyboard to how I like to fly and went to start playing. I get the sound but no visuals, when I get out of the game I get a small message saying Gfx stopped working but has recovered. It's the only thing my comp does it on, Aces High, rise of flight and Warbirds work fine. Any help appreciated or should I just chuck it out and call it a $12 loss.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:43 AM
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Did you install the latest beta patch? cliffs crashed a lot before roughly the last two patches.

P.S. If the power supply was the issue, the whole computer would crash, on my old core2 i had a 450w PSU driving two HD3870's for a long time, and after a while my machine started to get really slow and unstable, and then one day it got so bad windows 7 wouldn't boot, so i had to put winxp on it just to load into windows.... then it just wouldn't power up anymore... replaced the PSU and my computer sped back up, win7 started etc.

now another time i had a 6800GS with bad ram, then you get little dots and artifacting, as if you've overclocked ur vram too much.
I also got some of the symptoms you were getting too, but that's cause there's more than one reason why you can get some of them...

simply... overheating issues or power issues... if the videocards driver ever crashes, and only in one or two games, it will be one of those two reasons... because there's nothing wrong with the actual card if it displays even 1 single frame correctly.

could be caused by bad drivers or a bug in the game, but if you're the only one having this problem and you're using the same drivers as everyone else... drivers aren't the problem...

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