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6970 resets in games

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
First off, relevant specs...

Core i7 920 overclocked to 4GHz
MSI Eclipse Plus
Radeon 6970 2GB
Windows 7 64-Bit
Catalyst 11.6b

So I can do anything I so choose on the desktop without issue... but within the past few weeks, sometimes during gameplay the graphics card will randomly reset and when the screens come back up, the game I was running at 2560x1600 will be occupying one of my wing monitors (2007FPs in portrait mode) which obviously doesn't work. I thought at first it was a heat issue but even setting the fan to an obscene level and seeing temps in the 60s, it still happened. I left the PC off overnight and this morning, I can't even load into WoW without the card resetting. I tried getting a screenshot of the result afterwards, but when I opened the Snipping Tool, the card started continuously resetting until I rebooted the PC...

...thoughts?
post #2 of 7
Is your card OC'd? Try returning it to stock and see if the issue persists. Or, if you have it at stock now, try underclocking it.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TEntel View Post
Is your card OC'd? Try returning it to stock and see if the issue persists. Or, if you have it at stock now, try underclocking it.
Not overclocked, no. I'll give underclocking a try, though it's worked fine at these speeds up until now...
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Just tried underclocking it to 750MHz on the core... still reset the moment I started up Star Trek Online.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Another update... underclocked to the minimum possible value on the core (500MHz) and was able to get the game to load up without a reset. Tried bumping the core to 650MHz, still heavily underclocked and it once more reset immediately upon loading the game.
post #6 of 7
Try rolling back the drivers.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Another observation...

...I run a tri-monitor configuration. Dell 2007FP - 3007WFP - 2007FP

If I disable my two wing monitors (the 2007FPs) I can get the game to load even at stock core speeds (880MHz).

What does all this mean, I'm so lost.
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