I logged on to Lord of the Rings Online last night after the expansion dropped about 7:30 and started gaming with a buddy. About 10m into playing, I tried to mine a ore node and crashed, about 30m later I went to roll on lootz from a mob and crashed, 20m later I went to click on a dead mob to loot and crashed.
These crashes had a box that came up and said "Your client has stopped responding, close client" and the game screen looked to have a thin layer of white spray paint look all over it.
Another buddy said after the fact that these crashes might have something to do with unupdated plugins to the game I was using, so that may or may not have anything to do with the GPU issue...
My buddy I was gaming with suggested updating my drivers and so when he went AFK, I went to the AMD site and tried to update my driver with this driver suite that came out about a month ago.
The Suite is called "Catalyst Software Suite
" and includes:
ATI Integrated Driver
Catalyst Control Center
About 50% into the install, I got the blue screen of death and computer crashed and rebooted with 800x600 resolution telling me that ATI drivers are not detected and I either need to find them or install them...
I still have the driver disc from the GPU box but my disc drive isnt working either, so I plan on fixing that tonight when I get off work, popping in the disc and see if that works, if not then I have until 5pm PST to call tech support and see what they think.
Here is my build (everything a year old):
Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GPU: Newegg.com - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Power Supply: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
MOBO: Newegg.com - ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Processor: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Processor Cooling Thingy: Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible
Disc Drive: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 22X Half-Height DVD Writer 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SSD: Newegg.com - OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
RAM (8GB): Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Monitor: Newegg.com - ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
If there are any questions, let me know.
Thanks in advance for the help.