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Every now and then, on an irregular basis, my screen goes black and then comes back, with the message"Display Driver stopped responding, and has now recovered". From then everything goes back to normal, but I wondered if anyone can advise me how to avoid this happening?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 419411 MB; E: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 766001 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M2N68-AM SE2
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Have gone through the routine: "Control Panel/Device Manager/Display Adapters/AMD Radeon/Update Driver Software" which advises me that the "Device is working Properly" and "Latest Drivers are already installed".
 
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See in Device Manager if your driver is supplied by Microsoft. Some times the ATI site will have a later version than that.
 

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The ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 motherboard has a NVIDIA nForce 630a chipset and integrated NVIDIA GeForce 7025 graphics, so I'm going to assume you installed an AMD Radeon HD 5450 video card in it.

You may have been better off installing a NVIDIA chip-based video card instead of an AMD/ATI chip-based one.

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Well, I didn't actually install anything - when I bought my PC that's what I got. I wouldn't know where to begin to install what you are suggesting!!
 

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Go into the Device Manager.

Expand the Display Adapters heading.

Advise us the exact description of the device(s) listed there.

Double-click the device(s) to open its properties window.

Select the "Driver" tab.

Advise us what the driver version and driver date is.

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Frank - Device Manager/Display Adapters/"AMD Radeon HD 5450" (only)

Then - Properties/Driver Tab/Driver Version 14.501.1993.0 and Date is 20/11/2014
 

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Sorry - Driver version SHOULD READ : 14.501.1003.0 Other details correct.
 

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So I guess that means that I am stuck with this occasional "Display Driver Stopped Responding" message? It doesn't hurt, but is just a nuisance!!
 

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I'm not there, so I don't know if there's an issue with the video card.

Try reseating the video card and see if that helps.

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Thanks for your advice - will have to leave it for now, as I wouldn't recognize a video card if it jumped up and bit me!!
So will get my son to have a look at it the next time he comes over.
 

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You're welcome, and good luck. :) (y)

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