While this isn't directly to do with GW2 I did build my new rig with only GW2 in mind for now! If anyone has any advice, reccomendations, or experience with this it would be very much appreciated!
I recently upgraded my graphics card from a 4850 to a 7850 (specifically the MSI R7850 Twin Frozr III OC) and it was running fine with my other old components before I upgraded them as well. This was as follows:
C2D E8400 @ 3.6 ghz
Asus P5Q Pro
4GB ddr2 1066 mhz ram
500W Antec PSU
I then updated this to the following build:
Asus P8Z77-v LX
8GB ddr3 1600 mhz ram
500W Antec PSU
Windows 7 64bit
Since then, I have had all manner of freezes, crashes, and errors, but no BSOD, GSOD, etc. A bit of searching around the internet has shown that there are a few others with similar problems, some only getting some of the errors, others getting them all + bsods.
An example of some of the errors:
- In game the screen will go black and the monitor will display "no signal". Sound will continue to play and I can continue a skype call. Only solution is to reset.
- In game the screen freezes and the last <1 second of sound is looped infinitely. Only solution is to reset.
- In game the screen goes black then comes back on with the infamous "ATI display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". Sometimes the game needs restarting, sometimes it continues.
- Browsing firefox/youtube/flash the screen will either freeze, crash, or do the "no signal" crash. This I fixed by disabling "hardware acceleration".
- Reseat the graphics card
- Try all drivers back to version 12.4 (and up to the new 12.8)
- Clean drivers with driver sweeper between installing different versions
- Only use CCC or Afterburner (sometimes they cause issues used at the same time)
- Disable ULPS in registry
- Increase the processing time by adjusting the Timeout Detection and Recovery registry value
- Increasing the idle clocks on the graphics card (doing this added another problem where explorer windows and the taskbar would "flicker" and occasionally crash)
- Overheating? Nope - i have monitored these and the crashes occur when under 65 degrees.
I guess my options are to either put more time into trying to fix these problems, sending the card back under warrenty in exchange for a new one in the hope that it is a defect with this card, or sending it back and jumping ship and splashing out on a 670...
As I said, I feel I have come to the end of my ability to try and fix this now, so could really use some advice or suggestions from you guys!
Thanks for taking the time to read this far!