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BSOD when installing catalyst control center

By gamefreakzer0
Sep 27, 2008
  1. My GPU was running extremly hot so I installed CCC so I can set the fan speed and now I got a BSOD i didnt get the dmp yet becuase bleh...I was stupid and didnt let it be created...anyway anybody have an idea of how I can fix this and keep my GPU cool?
    Windows Vista 64 Ultimate
    2x2 OCZ Reaper Ram
    Core 2 Quad q9650 LGA 775
    Radeon 4870
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Have you tried removing CCC ?

    Also make sure that all internal dust is removed, I use high preasure air for this
     
  3. gamefreakzer0

    gamefreakzer0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Well i don't want to uninstall it since i need it to control the temperature...it was running at 78+ before and i changed the speed but if i remove it im sure it will remove the fanspeed....
     
  4. xLokix

    xLokix TS Rookie Posts: 48

    78 is acceptable for a decent graphics card ( radeon / fx or better ) if that is the temp while under stress ( While playing a game ) They are made to withstand the heat GPUs are alot tuffer than a normal CPU due to the performance needed to play most of the new games these days =)
     
  5. gamefreakzer0

    gamefreakzer0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Well my PC kept shutting itself down while in game...otherwise it was running fine so now its annoying...any suggestions? its just an immediate shut down no warning
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Disabling the Automatic Restart option in Windows Vista

    Click on Start and then Control Panel.
    Click on the System and Maintenance link.
    Click on the System link.
    In the task pane on the left, click the Advanced system settings link.
    Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.
    In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.
    Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.
    Click OK in the System Properties window.
    You can now close the System window.

    From now on, when a problem causes a BSOD or another major error that halts the system, the PC will not automatically reboot. Rebooting manually will be necessary.
     
  7. gamefreakzer0

    gamefreakzer0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I removed CCC since that was the known cause of a BSOD BUT!!! my system would shut down as if someone pulled the plug while in game and i just believed it might be caused by my video card being too hot since my room generally does get hot combined with the already hot temp of the 4870 i figured would cause the sudden shut down i didnt get a BSOD when that occured
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,457   +228

    Just checking but CCC requires that you have Microsoft's .Net Framework 2.0 installed first. Was it?
     
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