Display Driver has stopped

naits360

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I have a HP ENVY 17-1085eo:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 6.1 Build
Intel Core i7 CPU Q720 @ ~1.6Ghz
6 gb ram
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Driver Version: 8.770.5.1000 (Latest from HP sites for this model)
DirectX version: DirectX 11

I have a persistent problem with my GPU. As soon as my screen displays anykind of 3d modelled graphic in game it either; freezes the game and displays "Display Driver has stopped working and has been recovered" or freezes my whole system and I have to hard reboot, no BSOD (these problems occur just after a few seconds of on screen rendering) I know my hardware is outdated, but the games im talking about are games I've played on my laptop for years, League of Legends, Counter Strike CS,etc. the classics, and now I've tried Blizzards latest Heroes of the Storm.

Honestly, I have no clue what is going on, 'cause I have tried DriveSweep, CCCleaner, Registry Clean, Install/Uninstall Drivers old ones (default drivers for my Laptop) & new ones (latest drivers for Mobility Graphics from ATIs sites). But still, the problem is always the same.

Further on I have done a memory test within Windows Diagnostics, no error.
Prime95 stress-tested my CPU, no error.
FurMark stress test my GPU, no error.

I am completely stumped, what is going on? There is no other problem with my computer just when I try and run games, temperatures are within range aswell.
How can running a video game cripple my hardware within seconds, albeit stress testing CPU & GPU at 100% load and 95+Celcius is totally fine?

Like I said, I've tried so many solutions, but none avail. Could this really in the end be a hardware problem? Ie. burnt out Hardware, old components, heat sink out of place? If so, last resort is popping the case on my laptop and re-applying cooling paste on the componets to see if it helps.

Really sucks, 'cause this computer cost me ALOT when it first came out, and I chose is specifically to play light-end games on. Up until now I have been really satisfied with it.

Any help would be really appreciated.
 

naits360

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Could someone atleast explain to me why FurMark doesnt't crash my computer, but 2 seconds in-game window crashes it? Shouldn't a FurMark runthrough be more demanding on my GPU then playing Countr Strike Source for 2 seconds?
 
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