If it happens whilst idling, try running without drivers for a few hours - I mean the Microsoft "Standard Display Adapter". If it crashes then you have proof it's not the driver.
It will look like arse, but at least it's not the 640x480, 16-colour uselessness that it used to be.
I'm not sure how much will run without drivers but you should try furmark.
also set your sleep/hibernate/screen-off times much lower in case it's caused by power-saving functions.
Erazor GTX wrote:Thanks for the tip - How long should I let the test run? I'll reinstall the drivers if need be.
In Firefox 4 and above, Firefox Safe Mode also disables hardware acceleration, so the problem could be a video device or driver issue (see below). Try unchecking the option to use hardware acceleration in Firefox ("Tools -> Options -> Advanced / General").
Savyg wrote:I've had that problem with my 6870. It mostly stopped happening when I started manually running the fan at 50% before gaming sessions.
Seems like their fan code isn't pushing it up fast enough in the newer drivers.
(On another note I've had issues with games for a long time before I started doing this, and now they run flawless, so awesome.)
Chrispy_ wrote:"Fan code" is set by each card manufacturer in the GPU BIOS for AMD cards, not the drivers. You're thinking of Nvidia, most likely.....
That would be an issue related to hardware which is controlled by drivers.
As far as I know, there has not been a BIOS update for this card, but I can
check with our engineers. Have you tried installing our video card on
another computer to see if you get the same problem?
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 10:01 PM
Subject: Diamond Customer Inquiry [ORIGINAL]
subject: 6870 fan speeds
comments: I`m becoming concerned that I never hear my 6870 fan power up
unless I set it to manual control and it`s becoming unstable in heavy gaming
sessions. Has there ever been a BIOS update for this product, or would that
be entirely driver side?
Savyg wrote:Sounds like drivers to me.
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