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BSOD on Windows 7 Embedded

Question asked by jakob on Nov 22, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2013 by jakob

I frequently see a BSOD when creating compute buffers after reboot on Windows 7 Embedded. I don't see any BSOD on a regular Windows 7 Pro though.


I can reproduce the same BSOD when running c:\Windows\System32\clinfo.exe on Windows 7 Embedded.


My setup is as follows:

     GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850 PCIe 2BG AES

     CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3615QE

     RAM: 4GB

     Catalyst Version: 13.9

     Driver version: 1268.1

     OS: Windows 7 Embedded Standard 64 bit (Build 7601) Service Pack 1


The GPU has no display attached, since it's only use for computations.


I don't see the BSOD with the Catalyst Version 12.4, but every driver since has the problem. Unfortunately I can't use the 12.4 driver since it will not spin up the GPU when no display is attached. The GPU clock and the GPU memory clock only run at 10%.


To reproduce the BSOD I use a small script that runs on Windows start-up. It executes clinfo.exe and then restarts the computer. Normally I see a BSOD within the hour, but sometime i takes longer (I've seen approximately 8 hours).