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So just got my brand new 6970 MSI lightning.. Out of the box i play crysis 2 5 minutes into it black screens.. I fix that with a 11.3 driver install from 11.4....


NOW with the 11.3 I get graphic lags.. and after 30 minutes of playing it went to a YELLOW screen with pinstripe lines... I am amazed of how much troubles im having with 6970s... both sapphire and MSI...

max temps 79c on crysis 2

edit: should I just keep going back in drivers until I find one that works?! 11.2, 11.1 and so on?!
    
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I know what you mean. I just installed 11.4 drivers and now the Fan control tab in Afterburner is gone. How did that happen? I also am not getting anywhere newar the performance out of my card that others are getting.
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those yellow vertical lines, Im very familiar with those.
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... im so frustrated, those lines shouldnt be happening nor should any locking up of graphics at stock values... 79c isnt to hott.. but if i look at GPU-z and look under the sensors tab theres 3 GPU temps and they read 79c 99.7c and 99.7c im assuming thats normal.


EDIT: 1.2 is the stock voltage for these bad boys correct?! thats what Mine is at.
    
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Honestly, you should not have to roll back drivers on these newer cards. Thousands (including me) are running fine on the latest 11.4 drivers. I think there is something else going on with your setup. Did you overclock your card?
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Might just be bad, happens a lot when people get new cards.. they just come out faulty, but it does not hurt to check everything before RMA.
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... im so frustrated, those lines shouldnt be happening nor should any locking up of graphics at stock values... 79c isnt to hott.. but if i look at GPU-z and look under the sensors tab theres 3 GPU temps and they read 79c 99.7c and 99.7c im assuming thats normal.


EDIT: 1.2 is the stock voltage for these bad boys correct?! thats what Mine is at.
1.175 is stock voltage and I believe that the additional two temps in gpu-z are vrm temps. I'll deck mine tonight. 79, 99.7, 99.7 seems high. Maybe the heatsink isn't attached properly and your vrms are overheating causing your problems.

Does anyone else know if vrm temps should get that high?
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If the card HSF isn't seated properly then that's a major manufacturer's defect. o.O Big problem there.

If some part of your GPU is hitting 100*C, you need to RMA.
     
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