Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 624
Default random restarts and graphics recovery

I get random restarts and the odd "your graphics card stopped responding but has recovered"

I was thinking of rolling back the graphics drivers, I think it started just after I installed the latest ones. if not...

The card is overclocked slightly, but temps are 32c idle and 60c load.

I'm due to wipe my harddrive anyway. I format once a year, weather it needs it or not.

just looking for some insight. Thanks. everything but the ram in my sig is what I have, ram is now 16gb of Kingston HyperX
__________________

__________________
Asus M4A88T-M/USB3<>PhenomII X4 965e<>Asus ENGTX460
Seagate 320GB/1TB<>Win7 Ulti 64Bit<>Antec900
SyncMaster 2220WM<>HyperX 16gb<>Cooler Master 600W
detox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
Guru
 
JogaBonito1502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 7,841
Default Re: random restarts and graphics recovery

Definitely sounds like a driver problem. Try going to previous drivers.

Your temps are fine so they shouldn't be a problem. Are the random restarts BSOD driven? You could try taking out some RAM sticks and run on 4GB/8GB temporarily depending on how you have it set. Also, how are the temps on your processor?
__________________

JogaBonito1502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 03:07 AM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 624
Default Re: random restarts and graphics recovery

CPU temps are close to the same as GPU. No BSOD, but on restart it goes to 'Your computer shut down unexpectedly, please chose start-up method'.
And the problem was there before I changed my RAM from 4gb to 16gb.
I have also had the card out for cleaning since as well. The more I think of it the more I'm thinking its a driver problem. funny how things piece together when you put it out there.
__________________
Asus M4A88T-M/USB3<>PhenomII X4 965e<>Asus ENGTX460
Seagate 320GB/1TB<>Win7 Ulti 64Bit<>Antec900
SyncMaster 2220WM<>HyperX 16gb<>Cooler Master 600W
detox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #4
xxcobraxx
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
Posts: 6,224
Default Re: random restarts and graphics recovery

I get the same error sometimes when playing my game, I don't worry to much because it doesn't stop me from playing, oddly..

Are you using amd catalyst control center?
IAntDemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 624
Default Re: random restarts and graphics recovery

no, not a fan of AMD/ATI. I have a GTX460. I'm going to run the card at stock for awhile, see how that goes. Funny, it doesn't do it when I'm playing BF3.
__________________
Asus M4A88T-M/USB3<>PhenomII X4 965e<>Asus ENGTX460
Seagate 320GB/1TB<>Win7 Ulti 64Bit<>Antec900
SyncMaster 2220WM<>HyperX 16gb<>Cooler Master 600W
detox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
Indigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 1,866
Default Re: random restarts and graphics recovery

First rule of troubleshooting, always undo any overclocks if you initiated them yourself. Then start looking at the drivers if the issue persists.
Indigo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 624
Default Re: random restarts and graphics recovery

I've been running at stock clocks for a few days now...I don't think I've had a problem yet. But I'll continue with this for a while longer.
__________________
Asus M4A88T-M/USB3<>PhenomII X4 965e<>Asus ENGTX460
Seagate 320GB/1TB<>Win7 Ulti 64Bit<>Antec900
SyncMaster 2220WM<>HyperX 16gb<>Cooler Master 600W
detox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 07:50 PM   #8
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 97
Default Re: random restarts and graphics recovery

Quote:
Originally Posted by Indigo View Post
First rule of troubleshooting, always undo any overclocks if you initiated them yourself. Then start looking at the drivers if the issue persists.
+1 to this. It's like driving 100 MPH everywhere you go and then ask why your car is overheating. Even if you car can go up to 120, it's too much for regular driving. You might want to try different overclocking configurations, or if temperature is an issue, add a fan. If money isn't a big factor, replace the graphics card. It really doesn't sound related any software or hardware problems. Updated drivers, MAY help.
__________________

__________________
Old School PC Services
http://www.OldSchoolPC.net
support@oldschoolpc.net
OldSchoolPC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0