Display driver has stopped responding

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Graphics' started by davidx, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. davidx

    davidx New Member

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    Hi all,

    While using my pc in standart operations such as writing a Word document or reading some webpage, the screen flash and the following message come out:



    Moreover, in heavy graphics games (Crysis for example) everything works fine.

    OS: windows 7 64bit
    GPU: HD5970 2GB

    Driver: 8.681.0.0 (the one which cames with the latest version of Catalyst 9.12)

    Thanks for any help,
    David.
     
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Most likely you're getting the error due to the timeout detection and recovery, the feature present in Vista and 7. It can be caused by any faults in the way between the video card and the screen, or it can simply indicate a hardware fault with your GPU.

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/wddm_timeout.mspx

    I would try getting the latest and completely reinstalling ATI drivers as well as all of the ATI software like CCC, Hydravision, Avivo. There is a chance it will help.

    Graphics Drivers & Software



    In theory, it also could be your motherboard bios that you need to upgrade as ATI 5000 series are so brand new. But make sure to consult ATI support first.
     
  3. davidx

    davidx New Member

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    Hi,

    Why do you think its a timeout issue? the problem happens only in low graphic operations..

    Tried to install the latest drivers but the problem remains. Have any other ideas?

    My motherboard is: Gigabyte ga-p55a-ud5
    CPU: intel core i7 860
     

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