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the display drivers have stopped working and has recovered

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Posted · Original PosterOP

so im new to this area, and the realm of building pcs in general. so i just bought and assembled this pc: xfx r9 290/fx 6300/8 gb of crucial ballistics sport/ asus m5a78l mobo/windows 8/500 watt psu. and so when its all together, i turn it on, and i just kinda in the bios only set the date and time. after that i just go with the default stuff. i went through the windows whole start up process, and it was all fine, until this error occured. "the display drivers have stopped working and has recovered" so this keeps happening every few mins. it either goes blue, then comes back in a few seconds, or it goes into a full on reboot, closing every program, and the other stuff that one would expect a reeboot to do. i even have to enter my pcs password. i switched the memory to different slots, and that didnt work. so long description of problem aside, could someone from the community please help me? 


ps i went to amds website, clicked on auto detect, for the drivers, and i downloaded all that more that once.  plz hlp i am skared

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Something similar like this issue happened to me.


I had a AX860 with dual 980s, everything was fine for a good 7 months or so. Until I started getting "Display driver has stopped working, Recovered...." I tried everything new drivers,formatting, bread boarding etc..


Turns out it was my PSU that was faulty or dying. Sure enough the PSU died 1 month after the first "Display driver has stopped working" incident.


So if you can try a different PSU if you can.


Now I have a new PSU and not one error message yet!

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The display drivers crashing is probably only somewhat related.


As @TDaytona645 said it is likely your PSU. Even the best 500W powersupply would barely support that system under load.

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I think it has got to be an issue with the system drawing to much power.

That Power Supply must be crying at this point.

/╲/\╭( ͡° ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ͡°)╮/\╱\

01010011 01000101 01001110 01000100 00100000 01001000 01000101 01001100 01010000 00101100 00100000 01010000 01000101 01001110 01000111 01010101 01001001 01001110 01010011 00100000 01000101 01010011 01000011 01000001 01010000 01000101 01000100 

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