New Build – ATI Graphics driver stops responding when Gaming
I was hoping someone could help. I have recently built a new machine. I have used my graphics card from my old machine, an ATI HD6950.
Over the last couple of weeks, every time I have been playing GTA V or any other game like The Elder Scrolls loads of small squares appear on screen and then the game crashes. I see the error “ Your graphics card driver has stopped responding and recovered successfully” This still crashes the game though.
I believe I had this with my older machine before the upgrade but to be honest cant be 100% on that. The most likely thing to me is the graphics card. I want to be sure before I purchase a new one.
My Attemps at resolving:
Updated Drivers – Graphics motherboard etc
Updated BIOS to latest
I even did a clean re-install of OS just in case.
So my question. As anyone had this error before or know how to fix it? I have seen a lot of conflicting advice but none have pointed at the graphics card. Some ideas that the CPU needs to be Overclocked slightly as it may be unstable?
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Motherboard
CPU: AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor (4.0/4.2GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 8MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 125W, Retail Boxed)
CPU Fan: Cooler Master RR-212E-16PK-R1 Hyper 212 Evo "Ultra High Performance, 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes, Universal CPU Cooler" Black Fan
Memory: HyperX Savage 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 1600 MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM XMP
HDD: Samsung 2.5-Inch 500 GB 850 EVO Solid State Drive
PSU: Corsair CP-9020073-UK Professional Platinum Series HX850i ATX/EPS 850W Power Supply Unit
Case: Cooler Master SIL-652-KKN1 Silencio 652 "USB3.0, Silent, SD Card Reader, Ultra Mid Tower Case" Black