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Mr. Pedantic

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#1 9 years ago

I've done a bit of background into this, and apparently it's a recurring problem with ATI cards. After about 20 minutes of gameplay (though rthdribl can make it happen in about 30 seconds) the screen goes black, and after a while it comes back up again with a window saying "VPU recover has reset your graphics accelerator because it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands". Possible solutions that I've seen are:

CPU overclock - this actually happened more often when my i7 was at stock clock... GPU overclock - I've underclocked my 4870 to 600MHz core and 700MHz memory and it still occurs with roughly the same sort of frequency RAM - It's passed 4 lots of Memtest, so there shouldn't be a problem with that. Drivers - I never saw any improvement going from 8.12 to 9.3 to 9.4 to 9.5, and I haven't tried it yet, but I don't hold out much hope for 9.6 having any great effect either.

It doesn't seem to be linked to the stress the GPU is placed under, either. As I said, rthdribl manages to get one in about 30 seconds on 64% GPU load (going by GPU-Z), while my games run fine at 95%+ for much longer, and it once froze up in the middle of watching a movie.

Those of you with ATI cards (or those of you without, I don't really mind), can you give me a hand? Anybody with high-/mid-range ATI cards have this problem?

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#2 9 years ago

Its the video card overheating. I used to have that problem all the time, then I switched heatsinks and it has gone away.




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#3 9 years ago

Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention that one...whoops.

My 4870 idles on 37 degrees, and after half an hour of furmark it hits a wall at 48 degrees. I don't know whether I for some reason just have awesomely cool air running through my case or whether the sensors are going a bit psycho.




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#4 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4925899I've done a bit of background into this, and apparently it's a recurring problem with ATI CARDS.

*echo*problem with ATI CARDS*echo*

*echo*ATI CARDS*echo*

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

But anyways, I've had the same problem before, I just have my fan set to run at 68% - 83% all the time, and after that it rarely happens.


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#5 9 years ago

LOL! For cards that are mean't to run cooler and quieter, they don't seem to do it very well :P




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#6 9 years ago

*echo*problem with ATI CARDS*echo*

*echo*ATI CARDS*echo*

:rolleyes: Yes, thank you for that insightful, deeply thought-out and helpful response.

But anyways, I've had the same problem before, I just have my fan set to run at 68% - 83% all the time, and after that it rarely happens.

I'll try that. But there's a reason why I don't have my fan turned up to 100%.




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#7 9 years ago

Sgt. D. Pilla;4925998LOL! For cards that are mean't to run cooler and quieter, they don't seem to do it very well :P[/QUOTE]

No, actually Nvidia cards are meant to run cooler and quieter.

[Quote=Mr. Pedantic;4925998]I'll try that. But there's a reason why I don't have my fan turned up to 100%.

Big fans = big noise. Fan-05-june.gif


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#8 9 years ago

computernerd;4925977*echo*problem with ATI CARDS*echo*

*echo*ATI CARDS*echo*

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

But anyways, I've had the same problem before, I just have my fan set to run at 68% - 83% all the time, and after that it rarely happens.[/QUOTE]

nvidia cards have the same problem. So I wouldn't be so quick to blame ATI.

[QUOTE=computernerd;4926008] Big fans = big noise. Fan-05-june.gif

Thats a VERY incorrect statement. Big fans = less noise due to spinning at lower RPM's.




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#9 9 years ago

I'm talking about fans at 100%, and I've heard literally dozens of reports where those type of fans at 100% sound like vacuum cleaners. Also, I've never, ever, ever had a VPU recovery with an Nvidia card.


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#10 9 years ago
Big fans = big noise.

It's not that big, relatively speaking, and it doesn't have that much airflow, relatively speaking. Even with all my other fans turned up to 100% (that's 4 120mm and 1 200mm) it still can't drown out the jet engine that is the AMD reference cooler fan. Which is running at 50%.

I'm talking about fans at 100% duh. Also, I've never, ever, ever had a VPU error with an Nvidia card.

According to the "Looking to Upgrade System" thread, you've only ever owned the FX5200.