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Message 58904 - Posted: 23 Dec 2014, 16:34:34 UTC

Anyone else having issues? the display driver crashes around 3 times a day now with these drivers?
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Message 58918 - Posted: 23 Dec 2014, 20:23:13 UTC - in response to Message 58904.  

I only have had one crash thus far, but attribute that to intensively using Google Earth on top of running Seti@Home on my GPU. No other problems thus far on two systems.
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Message 58944 - Posted: 24 Dec 2014, 3:31:48 UTC

Nothing so far on my R9 280X, running Bitcoin Utopia and WoW simultaneously.
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Message 58945 - Posted: 24 Dec 2014, 3:37:30 UTC

Gigabyte HD 6850 1GB (stock)
Windows 7 x64
8 GB DDR3 1666
Phenom II x4 965
BOINC 7,4,36

Latest Omega driver installed today. I can barely use the computer at all now. The mouse movement is so jerky it's like I'm watching a movie that shows only every hundredth frame. Yes that bad.

Resource monitor is showing 0% CPU usage (as I no longer run CPU WUs on this machine due to heat!) and memory usage at 25%. This machine is built on budget tech from 2012, I know, but it's never ever done anything like this!!

GPU tasks are running to completion, but it locks up entirely at times. No BSOD, just...freezes.

Windows Event Logs show critical + warning messages related to a game client, so I've let it run without playing that game...nope, still errors pointing at MOM.exe and KERNEL_POWER related failures. I assume they caused the game client to crash, not the other way round.

So...yes, I am having issues.


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Message 58946 - Posted: 24 Dec 2014, 7:18:24 UTC

Hey - never mind. I found the problem (at least for me) is attributed to a beta application being run as a test project by Bitcoin Utopia, although they have not labeled it a test project so I got those tasks even with "run test projects" unchecked. Meh.

Check their fora for people complaining of the same lock-ups and freezing. Doesn't seem to be related to GPU driver for them, although the issues seem to all be with AMD cards anyway. :P

I was genuinely worried my card had overheated, too. Would not be the first time. In fairness the last one was defective.

Currently since disabling that app in Bitcoin Utopia the whole machine is running smoothly. I am playing RuneScape in high detail as usual with steady high framerate whilst BOINC does GPU tasks and as yet, no errors to speak of.

Fingers crossed. This machine's CPU may be slowly dying, too, or the motherboard, or both...so perhaps this is where I excuse myself from providing further speculation on potentially BOINC-related crashes...


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Message 58947 - Posted: 24 Dec 2014, 8:23:17 UTC

One thing I found on the system next to my TV: there I also changed videocards.

Started with making a restore point, then uninstalled the previous drivers, then ran AMD's driver cleaner followed by a third party driver cleaner. Done a power down to exchange my HD4850 for a HD6850. Rebooted and installed the Catalyst 14.12 Omega drivers and found the system was very unstable and blue screening.

After fighting with it for half a day I put the restore point back to prior the uninstall of the previous drivers and videocard, and just installed the Omega drivers on top of the previous Catalysts and details of the HD4850. Despite the new videocard being a HD6850, I haven't had a problem since.

So for my normal system I with the HD7870, I just made a restore point and then installed the Omega drivers directly on top of the Catalysts that were on that system. Other than the one driver reset pointed out above, I haven't had any problems.

In the past at the end of the driver install they asked you to reboot to finalize things. These days they don't do that anymore, but believe me that you best reboot after installing the newer videocard drivers. That adds to a lot of stability.
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