I have been getting some very odd crashes recently with my new XFX Radeon HD 7770 graphics card. It runs Tribes: Ascend and Crysis at max settings perfectly well, but (it started doing this last week) when I load up the original Assassin's Creed, Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Magicka, or any number of other games, it only works for a short amount of time (under a minute) before the fan revs to 100%, and either the display goes blank, or I get a blue screen (Display driver has crashed and could not be reset). In either case, a system reset is the only way out.
Things I have tried:
⠀• Upgrading AMD Catalyst and display drivers to latest version
⠀• Updating ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 drivers to latest version
⠀• Getting Windows 7 up to date
Things I have tried since initially asking this question here:
- Contacting XFX; Reinstalling drivers via their prescribed methods
- Running Furmark; stable while doing so
- Running 3dMark at XFX's request: Crash caused within 30 seconds
- Taking a GPU-Z log during the crash at XFX's request, which I can post if needed.
⠀• OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
⠀• Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
⠀• Processor: AMD FX-8350 Vishera (8-core)
⠀• PSU: Rosewill Lightning-1300
⠀• Case: Rosewill Thor V2
⠀• Primary drive is a Samsung SSD; secondary is a Western Digital Caviar Green (Newer rev, I know the older models had issues).
⠀• Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatality Champion.