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BSOD 116 after installing Sapphire ATI 6870 1GB

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by daparr, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. daparr

    daparr Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I wonder if anyone can help me

    Hi, I have recently purchased a Sapphire 6870 to replace my Sapphire 4870. I replaced the card the other day after a clean install of Windows 7 to ensure that there were no driver conflicts. I find that when I try to play a game, I sometimes get a screen with grey vertical lines or just a black screen, I then get a 116 BSOD caused by atikmdag.sys... I have read around lots of forums and cannot find a solution for this. I am upto date with the latest drivers. I read that it could be a power issue but I have a 750W PSU. It also happens when I first start up my PC in the morning and if I awaken it from standby. It will sometimes work for me and I will be able to play games fine until my computer goes to sleep or shuts down.

    It also sometimes crashes on the desktop.
    I have also flashed my BIOS to the latest version and ran memtest on my RAM and everything came out ok.

    I am now using my 4870 again and everything is working fine.

    I have tried numerous versions of drivers all to no success

    Any help is great, i'm running out of ideas, i'll attach some .dmp files :(

    Thanks,
    Dan
     

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  3. betash

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    I would say that the card is defective.Try it on another machine.Also check the card temperatures.
     
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