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Radeon 6850 Causing Intermittent Freezing and FPS Drops

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Radeon 6850 Causing Intermittent Freezing and FPS Drops


    For a while now I have been experiencing a few issues with my current PC. When playing almost any game that has some kind of load on the GPU (from FPS games to Strategy), the game often freezes after around 10 - 60 minutes of playtime and the FPS drops to an unbearable amount and the only way to 'solve' the FPS issue is to restart the PC.

    For some games, this FPS drop doesn't happen and it just freezes about 4 or 5 times before ultimately crashing because of some display driver issue about the AMD drivers not responding. This kind of issue usually happens with the older games rather than modern ones.

    I am running an MSI Radeon 6850 with an AMD Phenom II X4 960T and a 600W power supply. I have tried all kinds of graphics drivers: the latest stable ones, the latest beta ones. I have tried uninstalling all graphics drivers and reinstalling them, with and without driver cleaning software but all to no avail.

    I am now starting to think it may be a hardware issue but I do not have another graphics card to swap it out for so was wondering if anyone had anymore advice before I went out and bought another one.

    Thanks in advance,

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  2. #2

    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Heatsink/fan on the card free of dust?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Just cleaned my PC and still no improvement. Still the same freezing and framerate drops.
    Thanks anyway
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Radeon 6850 Causing Intermittent Freezing and FPS Drops

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