Question about Viper Diamond ATI RADEON HD 3870 PCIE GDDR4 Video Card, PCI Express
Got this card back in July. Installed on a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R motherboard with a 500W ThermalTake W0100RU power supply. Running Win XP Pro. It will periodically stop responding and then auto-recover, usually within the 1st 5 minutes of running. When it does this, it sends an error report to ATI via e-mail. Originally had the latest Catalyst from ATI installed. In trying to fix this, I thoroughly removed it and loaded Diamond's latest version (a slightly older version of ATI's driver). Still happens occasionally (maybe every 2-3 weeks). Today, the monitor went onto sleep mode as if it stopped receiving a signal. Had to reboot to fix it.
According to ATI this is a known issue. They refer problems to microsoft about this error as they say it is an o/s issue. Microsoft refers you back to ATI saying it is a thermal issue. I have an ATI card as well & have the same problem. Hopefully the next driver will fix this issue when released. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
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