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ARMA 3 Crashing/Display Driver Error/Windows 8.1 AMDRadeon

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    ARMA 3 Crashing/Display Driver Error/Windows 8.1 AMDRadeon


    Hello, well unfortunately I've been dealing with this dreaded display driver error and I'm running out of options on what to do and how to fix it. When I start A3, it boots up just fine, then when I try to start a campaign/showcase mission or Multiplayer server, the screen starts getting horizontal lines jumping on the screen/blurred blocks sometimes as well, and then my computer either freezes up or automatically restarts, sometimes I can close ARMA n goto desktop but that gets whacked out as well doing the same thing basically on my homescreen. It then proceeds to do the same thing to me when I'm just on the desktop trying to open Google Chrome or any other task for that matter, still getting the "Display Driver Has Stopped Responding and Has Recovered" in the bottom right corner of Windows.

    I've literally tried everything regarding troubleshooting this matter and to no success: Updating Drivers/Windows, Tweaking Catalyst CC settings, Disabling Hibernation, Even Refreshing the PC (Windows 8.1), Booting in Safe Mode (MSConfig), scanned for Viruses, complete Reinstall of ARMA 3, ... This has been driving me crazy the last few days and cannot figure out for the life of me why it is doing this now?? ARMA 3 was running great the first 4 or 5 months I've had it and has never had issues like this, it seems it all started after trying to join a server Online and then it crashed and froze and has been doing this Display Driver Error stuff ever since (I did recently download new Mods as well).. Do you guys think a complete PC Reset is necessary? I mean after the PC Refresh, my desktop and everything else was running amazingly fast and smooth, everything was up to date, I re-installed ARMA 3 and tried again to play this morning, sadly the same errors occurred and Lines are jumping all over my screen and everything is lagging. (

    Well here is my PC info:

    AMD FX-Series FX-6300 (3.50GHz)
    8GB DDR3 500GB HDD
    Windows 8.1 64Bit
    AMD Radeon R7 250 2GB
    (Bought this brand new out the box from Newegg.com it's an IBuyPower Gaming Rig about 6 months ago)

    Appreciate any feedback as I am in desperation mode at this moment. Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Can anyone help me here or am I just blowing hot air?? Please help because I know my PC is not trashed already, probably some stupid update on the drivers or something...
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  3. #3


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Have tried the latest drivers AMD Catalyst 14.7 Beta Driver for Windows ?
    When re-installing, have you also deleted the leftover folder and config files?
    Have you tried disabling realtime applications prior to playing, like AV/firewall?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I pray that the BETA may work, reading it now sounds like it may be the issue of the older driver that says were UP TO DATE...

    I'm pretty sure I did delete those but I just ran a System Refresh last night and probably need to do another one when I get home because ARMA did the same Display Error after I tried to run it this morning... What Folder do I delete exactly for those? It's on my C Drive I'm assuming, but not on that PC currently..

    I do have Norton AV running maybe I need to disable the smart firewall?

    Thanks for the input though I'll give it a shot
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