the last 3-4 months I am facing a problem with my GPU and it really annoys me. While try to run a game/ playback a movie , even turn on my PC on username/pass screen , I get a screen with fancy stripes, or colors, flashing very fast or just being constant. after than I have to hard turn off PC but some times I also get a BSOD that states that there was a problem with “atikdag.sys” or some times the problem is “video TDR Failure”. At first when it appears it was happening only once , twice per month so I didnt give it much of attention but the last 1 month it happens everyday many times. I think the issue is related with hardware acceleration because it happens every time GPU has to accelerate( while entering a game, try to play a video playback or load the windows interface when I turn on my PC).
I will make a list of what I have tried so far to fix(and failed) the issue
I have changed my CPU, RAM, PSU, Motherboard
I have tried different connection type from GPU to Monitor( HDMI, DVI), in case it was cable problem
I have tried a different Monitor
Hardware I haven’t changed: HDD, SSD, Mouse, Keyboard
I have uninstalled drivers using DDU for clean uninstalling and installed them again
I have uninstalled AMD’s Catalyst Control Center
I have tried to under-clock/overclock my GPU in case it doesn’t get/ get much voltage from PSU
I have tried to fix atikdag.sys file using EXPAND.EXE
I have tried to update my GPU BIOS but I already had the latest so I haven’t
I have updated all drivers of my system
I have updated windows 10 to the latest updates
I am using win 10 and linux Ubuntu dual boot
What I’ve concluded so far: All above haven’t fix my issues.
- When I slightly overclocked the issue appeared even more frequently, but I cant be sure about that because I haven’t test it for long time.
- The issue isn’t game related or software related. I mean it happens with Rust, CSGO and every other game i have tried.
- It never happened on Linux. But I haven’t run a game there. Just movies. That might mean that the problem is OS or driver related.
This is my last attempt to fix this problem. If I will not find a solution I am going to buy a new GPU
thanks in advance