Newly installed radeon hd 6670 drivers constantly crashing.

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Tesladin

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Just bought a new radeon hd 6670 and a new 500w psu from futureshop. psu installed fine.
I installed my new video card, all excited go to run counterstrike, and it crashes. My computer will freeze for a moment, unfreeze, and i get a "driver has crashed and fixed" in the bottom right corner. If I try to run any game, or run the visualization on winamp, etc, I get this error, or sometimes a bsod. I also get it sometimes while just browsing my computer/internet. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling the latest drivers several times. I tried using driversweeper as well. This hasn't worked. What's the problem here?

Link to other forum i asked on: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/3...eon-6670-drivers-constantly-crashing#t2467798
 
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When you installed the new card, did you first un-install your drivers from the old card? if not, put the old card back in, uninstall ALL video drivers, then install the new card and new drivers.
 

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Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 
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It may be overheating. Does it have good cooling, fans running, other cards as far away as possible?
 

Tesladin

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Dell DM501
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Intel pentium d dual core 3.00 ghz
3.00 gb ram
radeon hd 6670
rocketfish 500w psu

i mentioned a lot of this in the other thread already that's why I linked to it.
 

Tesladin

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One thing to note is that this video card doesn't have a connection to the power supply, it takes its power from the pcie slot.
 

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While your power supply is an improvement over the Stock Dell Power Supply, it is still not a very high quality unit and may not be providing the power required to run your computer and your new Video card. I am posing this as a possibility, I have seen similar problems with Rocketfish power supplies (nearly all the same model as yours).
 

Tesladin

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on amd website they recommend only a 400w power supply. It's not a very power hungry card.
 

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The easiest way, is to get your hnds on a known good (meaning a power supply of sufficient power, that has been proven operational in a working system, New doesn't necessarily mean known good), connect it into your system, it doesn't need to be installed in the case to do this. You don't need to buy one if you've got a freind with a good spare sitting around who will let you borrow it.
 

Tesladin

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alright, just hooked up a coolmax model ap-650x, it was being used in my friends computer who has a radeon hd 5450, intel quad core cpu. Tried to load up left 4 dead, crashed loading level. I think we can rule out the power supply at this point. What next..
 

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That to me would verify that your PSU is working. Have you tried removing the Video card and using the onboard graphics? There may be a hardware problem with the card. BTW who is the manufacturer of your video card?
 
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