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Ryan(90)

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#1 12 years ago

What does it mean when I get an VPU Recovery error message? and is there anyway to fix it? :confused:




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#2 12 years ago

your video card stopped responding n the VPU un froze it.




lmhr05

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#3 12 years ago

I have had that error before, all i did was upgrade graphic card drivers. I haven't had it come up since. Means that the graphics engine stops responding to the display driver commands. It should reset your graphics card. That is what it did with me.




Ryan(90)

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#4 12 years ago

Well I have a ATI Radeon 9250 and I checked the website for the drivers and I cant seem the find the ones I need to download.




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#5 12 years ago

It could also mean that your GPU is locking up due to excessive heat.

@lmhr: There was a bug in an earlier version of Catalyst (3.8 IIRC) that caused certain 9 series cards to overheat and lock up. Upgrading to the newest version of Catalyst would have fixed that particular problem, however I'm not certain that's what's happening here.

Can you give us some temperature readings for your GPU?




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#6 12 years ago
Rookie_42It could also mean that your GPU is locking up due to excessive heat.

Thats what usually triggers a VPU recovery i think, overheating and a lockup.

In a little more detail, VPU recover is when your video card stops responding to the drivers. VPU recover then resets everything in order to avoid damage to the card.




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#7 12 years ago

Thanks foir the information rookie i was unaware of that. I use ATI 9200. Hopefully those that are more advanced will solve the problem.