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Random Crashes and Resets, Mobo or GPU

By F1N3ST
Oct 7, 2007
  1. Well I upgraded from
    7800gt and IB9
    to
    X1900xtx and IB9
    then
    X1900XtX and ECS 650i

    No problems with the 7800gt and IB9, no problems with X1900XTX and IB9, then I went and installed a water cooler on my X1900XTX and my new mobo at the same time, problems.

    Boot into vista, didnt work, reinstalled vista, severe problems, install WindowsXP MCE 2005, seems stable EXCEPT, I will be just doing something and my screen will flash and say no signal detected, then it comes back on fine. It did this in Vista and said in the lower right that display driver has stopped functioning and has recovered.

    Also I will just be web browsing, and it freezes, then I reboot and its fine.

    Could this be a conflict between the nVidia mobo, and ATI video card?
    Or is my mobo messed up?
    OR did some arctic silver 5 run off the GPU and mess with those things around the core (Unlikely)
    OR could it be the fact I have no VRAM cooling (Some is in the mail)
    It is not overheating, 43c idle, 63c full load at 700mhz core.

    E6300 @ 2625mhz
    4x1GB DDR2-800 at DDR2-900
    ATI X1900XTX
    ECS 650i

    Also the mobo only does x8 PCI-e maybe thats it?

    Tried with one memory stick, no dice.
    Underclocked VRAM, no help, im mad lol.
    Tried stock CPU speed, and stock RAM speed with loose timings.

    It happened again, got a single short beep whatever that is, also I have 2 minidumps
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Both your minidumps crash at ati2dvag.dll, which is your video card driver. They both have a bugcheck of EA.

    0x000000EA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER

    A device driver problem has caused the system to pause indefinitely (hang). Typically, this is caused by a display driver waiting for the video hardware to enter an idle state. This might indicate a hardware problem with the video adapter, or a faulty video driver.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Thanks, so what would you reccomend I do, I =have tried 7.9, 7.9.1 (hotfix), and Omega 7.9.1, should I try like 7.8 catalyst.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    If it`s not a driver issue, then maybe it`s a problem with the video card itself. :(

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    I did some googleing, and it seems that some guy fixed it with catalyst 6.2's.

    Ill update in a minute.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ok, good luck.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Played for about half hour, then it crashed, but I can excuse this because I didnt have my VRAM clocks down because they arent cooled currently.

    Well, crashed again, took out card, core is NOT cracked which was a possibility, and I cleaned the core area and applied AS5.

    Also I switched the PCI-e slot, maybe that will fix it.

    Here-

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3620/vpurecag8.jpg
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Looks like a faulty video card then. :(

    Regards Howard :)
     
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