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HD5000 Series : GSOD - Grey Screen of Death

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by SamT, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. SamT

    SamT New Member

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    i wonder why this important problem of some of Radeon HD5000 Series cards doesn't have a thread in this site (or maybe i couldn't find it)

    it has a 100+ page thread in AMD forum :
    http://forums.amd.com/game/messagev...24747&STARTPAGE=102&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear

    a lot of people complain about this but still no official solution.

    for those of you who don't know about GSOD :
    when you are playing a game with one of this cards (ones which have problem) suddenly the graphic card stops responding to the Catalyst driver, and the screen shows a color stripe page (black, blue, yellow, etc) and then the game crashes.
    if you are lucky enough to survive the crash without restarting the pc , windows shows a dialog which says "display driver stopped responding and has recovered"

    i myself have bought a Sapphire Toxic HD5850 which has this problem and i cant play any game with it.


    so , because AMD doesn't respond to this problem and hasn't done a single thing for solving this problem (even now, after months) , anyone who has experienced this problem , please share your knowledge
     
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  2. Outrance

    Outrance Ancient Guru

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    Whoa, thanks for sharing. My next upgrade was going to be a 5 series, but after seeing a 102 page post about the problem then I might have to pass.
     
  3. Trolle

    Trolle Maha Guru

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    been ages since i saw a gsod post
    most problems have been fixed tho
     
  4. morbias

    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    Maybe you just have a defective card?
     

  5. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    old thing is old ...this thread have been started on december 09.. if you search you will find thread here with that problem... Just i have never heard again about this GSOD till some months. and the thread is surely on the xxxx pages here.

    But i have only one advice, RMA the cards who have this problem... I still don't understand why peoples want to keep a card defective.

    One day it could be interessant to try see what brand, and what date they was manufactured for see if it was specific to some brand ( low quality PWM modules ?)
     
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  6. Indeo

    Indeo Ancient Guru

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    So far I've learned that it's not just HW issue, but a more complicated one including some flaws in chip architecture and its usage by driver. Long story short, if your system recovers after GSOD with aforementioned message without rebooting, it's 100% software problem, no guarantee that another gpu will work better. Your only hope is that AMD will introduce a proper driver fix as they did with HW-accelereated x264 video artifacts in MPC-HC. They were here for almost a year no natter what, and with 10.6 they're gone forever, just as mentioned in release notes.

    I myself is a good example of this - I have this issue popping up from time to time, but only on system boot. Windows logo -> Welcome screen -> GSOD -> welcome screen still here-> system boots ok. Sometimes it goes off just after Welcome screen disappears. But no matter what, it always recovers and never happens afterwards, and I am able to play\work\watch video with no issues. Probably it's cold bug related, because room heat\increased 2d clocks reduce the chance of that for me.
     
  7. ezodagrom

    ezodagrom Master Guru

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    An unstable OC is another thing that can cause a GSOD, I think.
    Well, my card is an HD4k series, so no problems here. :3
     
  8. Imperious

    Imperious Master Guru

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    Only time my card experienced this was when I was OC it with not enough voltage, using MSI Afterburner.
    Since upping the Voltage I have not seen this again.

    Check Your PSU as well
    If that is not Your issue, then might be time to RMA it
     

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