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powercolor 6950 issues!

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A little backstory. Used to live in the USA, moved to germany after college graduation. I had my tower (sig rig) shipped there as well, but there was apparently some damage in transit.

Brought the computer to a local computer shop and it turns out the graphics card got damage/broken, so I replace this sapphire 5870 1gb, with a Powercolor 6950 2gb. All fun and games, one would think? Sadly not.

I loaded it in, seems to turn on fine (gets to POST/boot screen, and the 5870 didn't get to that point) I reconnect my hard drives (they weren't connected before, just wanted to test POST), get to windows, all seems to work fine... try to update drivers, but after I do so, if I move my mouse around the screen, the area where the mouse is flickers, the entire screen has multicolored static in some parts, eventually the screen goes black, then the taskbar says the ATI drivers have crashed and restarted.
But if I move the mouse, the flickering/errors continues, it crashes again, and so on >:-(

Would this be a driver/graphics hardware error, or maybe some damage to the OS itself? I've rolled back to a previous known good config, with no change in the graphics behavior.
post #2 of 15
If you haven't reinstalled Windows, do that. When I got my 6870, I had some strange issues with flickering, even after I changed drivers. I re-installed Windows and the problem went away.
post #3 of 15
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Gah. Uninstalled the graphics drivers, everything seemed to actually WORK. Installed them again, bam, more graphic errors D:

Don't really want to have to reinstall windows if I can avoid it >.<
post #4 of 15
During the transit, the PC might suffer from vibrations and shocks with all the components install. I would take it apart and visually check everthing then put them back in one piece.

Before doing that, I would try this;

Remove all CCC drivers, all monitoring and OC software such as Afterburner or FRAP. Shutdown, unplug power cord, move the card to another slots. Then reinstall CCC package (Catalyst 11.9).

Try that first and see how it goes.
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120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
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Removed one stick of ram, and moved the graphics card to the other PCI-E 16x slot, seems to work fine now...
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Removed one stick of ram, and moved the graphics card to the other PCI-E 16x slot, seems to work fine now...
PC might get jetlag lol
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PC might get jetlag lol
Possibly
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PC might get jetlag lol
Oh, and I put on catalyst 10.9, not 11.9. Wonder what I should try first, putting the ram back in (changing pci-e slot might have been the fix) or updating drivers?
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Oh, and I put on catalyst 10.9, not 11.9. Wonder what I should try first, putting the ram back in (changing pci-e slot might have been the fix) or updating drivers?
The old lady acting up from vibrations and shocks causing loose contacts + the worst jetlag ever
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The old lady acting up from vibrations and shocks causing loose contacts + the worst jetlag ever
You're no help at all!
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