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Sapphire HD 6870 - Display driver has stopped responding and successfully recovered
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February 7, 2011, 09:45 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Southern Ontario
Its a quirky problem I'm not sure I've fixed. Some people are able to resolve it, while others don't find a solution. Happens with both NVidia and AMD. I suspect it might be more of a Window's issue than anything else, possibly because of this so called 'protected media path' DRM that Microsoft first introduced with Vista, that polls the video card.
I did the same things you did. Check drivers, uninstall, install, clean, etc. Didn't work.
This was happening to me with Dragon Age:Origins once in a while. I suspected the video card sound drivers (GTX 460) might have been interfering with my sound card (Xonar). Removed just the video card sound drivers and only had only one instance of it. It hasn't happened in the last week but I haven't been playing DA, just Witcher.
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