The Czar wrote:
So, a few weeks ago I built myself a new rig with the following components:
CPU: Intel 3960x
MB: MSI Big Bang-XPower II
Ram: 32GB G. Skill DDR3 1600 (8x4GB)
Video Card: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970
OS Drive: Samsung 830 256GB SSD
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Series 1200W
OS: Windows 7 Pro
Everything went fine and loaded up Windows, installed all Windows updates first, then installed all my drivers starting with the chipset, sata, lan, etc. When it came to installing the latest catalyst software suite (12.2) for my 7970 is where things have gone terribly wrong. At first I was getting an error message saying the AMD display driver was not installed, so I removed the entire CCC suite, booted into safe mode and used Driver Cleaner to get rid of all the remnants. I then re-installed the entire CCC suite, which seemed to resolve my problem. About 5 min later my screen goes black and then refreshes and an error message pops up saying “Display driver stopped responding and has recovered”. So, I repeat the process already outlined above to un-install and then re-install CCC, only to have the same issue. I figured a fresh OS install was in order at this point, so after doing that I'm now having the same issues with the display driver. The only thing I can think of that I have not tried yet is to update my BIOS, although there is nothing in the BIOS revisions stating they have addressed any sort of video card/display driver issues.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Forgot to mention I have already checked the ram with Memtest86 and 0 issues were found there, so I don't believe that is causing my problem.
I had this same problem with my rig just looking at JPEGs with Windows Picture And Fax Viewer (XP Home SP3). The only way I was able to solve the issue was reverting to the version 11.8 Catalyst suite.
Asrock 880GM-LE mobo
Athlon II X4 640 (3.0GHz, no OC)
4GB Kingston DDR3-1333 RAM
Integrated AMD/ATI HD4250 graphics