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Tom Bradford

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FurMark Freezes up
« on: May 29, 2012, 06:54:07 AM »
Hi Guys.  Can you help me out of a nightmare time?  Furmark 1.10.1 freezes my whole system when I hit the 'Go' button for a benchmark.

I put together the following build:

Mobo:  ASUS P6T
CPU:  Xeon W3565
RAM: 6 GB Corsair Vengeance
PSU:  750 watt something.
OS:  Windows 7 64-bit
Video:  Radeon HD4870x2  (the dual card, not Crossfire)

It was a nightmare of crashes and bsods, and benchmarking the Radeon produced some chronic results so I swapped the Radeon out for a GTX570 and 'downgraded' to XP (SP3) 32-bit with a 2GB RAM disk for swap.

This seemed to run very much better with no crashes in gaming and reasonable results in SiSoft Sandra and Kombustor but when ever I hit the 'Go" button on any benchmark in FurMark 1.10.1 my system just freezes up, with the display frozen as it was when I hit the button.  The only way out is to power the system off.

Putting the HD4870x2 back into the system and running FurMark Preset 1080p gives me a score of 241 and 4 fps in Windowed mode and a score of 239 and 3 fps full-screen.  However trying the same with the GYX 570, as I say, just freezes everything up.

So what am I doing wrong?  Or is the root of my problem not the graphics card at all?

The only quasi clue I can get from the Windows event log is the following entry for about the time the freeze-up occurs:

"Event Type:   Warning
Event Source:   NVIDIA OpenGL Driver
Event Category:   None
Event ID:   2
Date:      29/05/2012
Time:      4:42:56 p.m.
User:      N/A
Computer:   CAROLINE
The NVIDIA OpenGL driver has not been able to initialize
a connection with the GPU. This might be due to out of memory error,
an exhaustion of system resources or too many graphical applications running.
The application will not render correctly."

Does that help?


Ps.  The GTX570 is the Gigabyte OC and hence factory overclocked, and the Radeon was Powercolor likewise factory overclocked, but I have left these alone and done no overclocking on the board or CPU.
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