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ATI Gpu recover

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Energize, 19 Feb 2006.

  1. Energize


    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 29,005

    Location: England

    Why is it that when this is enabled my games crash and burn? Im sick of that error message coming up. When I disable it games work fine no problems at all. So why does gpu recover actually cause the problems in the 1st place?
  2. Logsi


    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,400

    Location: Kernow

    Have you overclocked at all? It may be because the card is overheating so it shuts down the program to not cause any damage to the card itself.
  3. Overlag


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,040

    Location: Romford/Hornchurch, Essex

    i never had problems with it, but i also hear loads of horror stories about it.

    i really liked the feature, because a simple gpu/driver crash wouldnt take the whole system down. Yet when games crash on my Nvidia, its power off time! :( doesnt Nvidia have this feature at all?
  4. loltim


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,606

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    I always disabled VPU recover back in my 9800PRO days, running 3DMark or ATi Tool tells you if you're running an unstable overclock.
  5. mmj_uk


    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 25,070

    it's just one of those things ati wasted time/effort implementing for sake of their feature list, alongside smartshaders etc.

    just disable it and be happy.
  6. Energize


    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 29,005

    Location: England

    No the card isnt overclocked at all.
  7. WatchTower


    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,433

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    I have a 9800pro that suffered with this now my card is beggered as my screen gets all lines and squares in it when I play games and sometimes on the desktop. This is anoying as I've never overclocked my graphics card I wondering if it was down to my sound card being to near to it so the fan was not doing its job as well as it could.
  8. Dirk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,930

    Have you actually checked the running temperature? Would you rather have your games crash to desktop occasionally or have your GPU fried?