So I recieved my fancy new Sapphire Radeon 7750 HD (1GB GDDR5) graphics card a day ago and have been having some issues with it:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHZ with stock intel fan.
400 watt Corsair PSU (30A on the 12 volt rail) upgraded from a 300 watt stock PSU.
320 gig HDD.
FoxConn GM3302 mobo (Dell OEM though)
OS: Windows XP SP 3
Using the supplied graphics drivers (or even the latest ones from ATI's site) and only installing the graphics card driver (installs Catalyst Command Center, too for some reason), while playing games such as swat 4, the operation arrowhead demo or even browsing the web in firefox, the graphics card driver will crash and display the 'VPU Recovery' notification.
Sometimes when this does happen, I get a BSOD instead saying that ati2dvag.dll is in an infinite loop and get a STOP code of 0x000000EA.
Problem with this is that there's a slew of fixes for old AGP cards and changing the PCI bridge driver to a generic driver (tried this, didn't work, got the same BSODs etc)
I've check the temperatures of both of the CPU and GPU:
39/40 degrees idle for the CPU
55-57 degrees under load for the CPU, sometimes hitting 60 (thank you OA! :P)
29/30 degrees idle for the GPU
36-40 degrees under load for the GPU.
I would think that this rules out an overheating issue at the very least.
Any input on this would be appreciated.
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