On a somewhat frequent basis, my Dell XPS 1640's video card (ATI Radeon HD 3670) crashes. The screen will go black for a short while, then my desktop/running programs reappear. When I go into Windows 7's (64bit) Reliability Monitor, these errors are reported as "Video hardware error" (sample details below).
Frequently (but not always), Photoshop CS4 will be running when the crash occurs.
I have tried the driver available from ATI's web site. When using it instead of the Dell-provided driver, the crashes appear to occur less frequently but still occur.
Any ideas on the cause of this problem and how I could resolve it?
Sample Error Report (values can vary between crashes)
Description A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly. Problem signature Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1 Locale ID: 1033 Extra information about the problem BCCode: 117 BCP1: FFFFFA8007ADE4E0 BCP2: FFFFF88003A2CC80 BCP3: 0000000000000000 BCP4: 0000000000000000 OS Version: 6_1_7600 Service Pack: 0_0 Product: 256_1