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Display driver AMD driver stopped resonding

by Behmen7 / January 29, 2013 4:08 PM PST

Guys I'm using Windows 7 x32 on an iMac. I'm using ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT and sometimes the screen goes black and comes back. Then it says Display driver AMD driver stopped responding and successfully recovered

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That 2400 is rather old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 1:12 AM PST

My wife's old desktop had that and as it got old that message popped up more and more. One day I took the time to take it apart to clean and replace the GPU heat sink compound and that seemed to help. It would occasionally but rarely do that on a video game so we chalked it up to age. A new video card solved it in the end.

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Thank you
by Behmen7 / January 31, 2013 12:53 AM PST

Thank you very much if you konu another way please let me know.

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 12:59 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you

When hardware gets old and the cheap fix fails I know of no other way.

It's too bad you didn't write something like "It happens on YouTube" or something like that since I have suggestions for that issue.

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by Behmen7 / January 31, 2013 1:09 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry no.

Thank you any way.

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I do have other ideas.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 1:13 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

But to offer them I don't want to do so unless I see when/why this happens. I gave one example and if it happens on web pages we research "Disable Flash Hardware Acceleration."

You could try other drivers but did you do the first work of replacing the heat sink compound, cleaning heat sink and fans as you do the maintenance?

Some folk treat the machines like bricks. i.e. no maintenance.

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Did everything
by Behmen7 / February 1, 2013 3:42 PM PST
In reply to: I do have other ideas.

Don't worry i don't treat machines like bricks. i always do the maintenance and i already did the stuff that you said but no use it did't work

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I can't guess if you changed the flash setting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2013 1:34 AM PST
In reply to: Did everything

More clues = more ideas. As it stands it points to old hardware issues.

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Display driver stopped responding
by tarkava / May 29, 2013 2:03 AM PDT

I have the same issue with mine. Updated drivers and changed settings per microsoft help same same issues. I am willing to get a new graphics card if it will help solve the problem. What type of card did you get?

My info:
Windows7 64bit
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000
Intel Core i7 2.7GHz
ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 series 240MB

Thanks- this used to be infrequent but now happening all the time and getting annoying. Seems to occur more often when running RAM heavy software, but also happens with just internet browser.


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In my wife's case we donated the old PC to a family member
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2013 6:17 AM PDT

And got a spiffy new laptop. All fixed now. Someone else's problem.

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