6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2017 11:11 AM by daggerfall

    AMD display driver stopped responding (HD 6870)


      AMD display driver stopped responding and has recovered

      There goes to waste an hour of my effort

      Because it stops responding again, no more cheers

      And again and again till the blue screen appears



      It stops responding in the middle of the game

      Screen black, hero dead, who is to blame?

      I want to tear my graphics card into bits

      I do apoligise for all my rage quits



      I click a photo and it stops responding

      I open a new tab, the screen is freezing

      And now that I got my new win7 updates

      It stops responding for no f***ing reason



      HD 6870 served me well for a few years

      Now it brings me nothing but tears

      I think its time to say goodbye for this card is neglected

      Never want to read again, "Cable not connected"

          • Re: AMD display driver stopped responding (HD 6870)

            Yes I tried the TDR solution, deleting the driver and reinstalling, installing the latest patches. I even removed the graphic card and cleaned all the dust with a air compressor. My operating system is updated. I don't know what's left to do

              • Re: AMD display driver stopped responding (HD 6870)

                These are the choices you have for drivers (assuming this is not a laptop or APU) ...is one of these what your trying to install? > Legacy


                  • Re: AMD display driver stopped responding (HD 6870)


                    • AMD Graphics Card
                      • Sapphire ATI HD6870 1GB DDR5 256 Bit PCI Express Graphic Card
                    • Desktop or Laptop System
                      • Desktop
                    • Operating System
                      • Windows 7 64bit
                    • Driver version installed
                      • Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2.1
                    • Driver Packaging Version

                      • 15.301.1901-160226a-299900E

                    • Display Devices
                      • AOC E2043Fs LED Monitor 1440x900 @60Hz VGA to DVI
                    • Motherboard
                      • MSI P67A-G45 Intel P67 (B3 Revision) LGA 1155 DDR3 USB 3.0 SATA 3 ATX Motherboard
                    • CPU/APU
                      • INTEL Core i5-2500 LGA 1155 6MB 3.3GHz, Quad Core
                    • Power Supply Unit
                      • Dark Orion Red Led 600W
                    • RAM
                      • Geil Plus 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Cooler



                    Display driver stops responding in various situations; e.g.


                    - After double clicking and opening a image file (does not happen if it's opened with MS Paint)

                    - After opening a new tab in Chrome (Hardware acceleration is disabled)

                    - During a game after an action that requires high graphical detail is taken; e.g. a hero casts a spell, a new unit is created etc.

                    - After switching from desktop screen back to game screen.

                    - After the latest Windows 7 update display driver stops responding after the PC starts (just before desktop appears)


                    In these situations not %100 of the time driver stops responding but it does happen a lot.


                    What happens?

                    1) Screen freezes for a few seconds.

                    2) Screen goes black for a few seconds.

                    After, 1 of these 2 can happen :

                    a) Screen comes back to normal (Display driver stopped responding and has recovered succesfully warning pops up).

                    b) "Cable not connected" warning will be displayed on the monitor like the display cable was unplugged. Then step a happens.


                    When I tried the TDR solution it only delayed step 2. What I mean is screen will freeze not for 3-4 seconds but 10-15 seconds depending on the number I entered in TDR Delay.


                    Sorry, I did not mean to violate any forum rules. This problem has been happening since the past 1,5 years and I am fed up with it. I don't think I will find any solution here also but thank you for replying.