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Honestly this sounds like a hardware issue to me. You should isolate the cards and figure out which one it is then initiate RMA on it =)
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I cleaned the driver using the link you provided in the other thread, then I installed 11.9 + CAP3.

I'll try lowering the clock.
Do one thing, use GPU-Z to monitor the voltage set by factory overclocked 6950. Open 2 instance of GPU-Z for both GPUs side by side then play the game, and take the screen shot of the GPU readings.

If you only have one monitor, select all the readings in GPU-Z to show "Max".

It could be the factory overclocked need more voltage or you could try the Power Setting +10% for each GPU. They might need more power to run BFBC2, maybe.
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When in crossfire you have to be aware that ocing is different than when ocing individual cards. Both cards have to be able to run the oc. Are you sure your 6950 can even run at default 6970 clocks?

If it was me i would crossfire them, drop them to stock 6950 clocks and then incrementally increase to see how high they can go.

I use crysis benchmark and metro benchmark to check for stability. Furmark is good for a quick check but is not real accurate for these cards for complete stability. If i can survive 99 passes of metro or crysis im good to go.

I really think this is an oc instability issue and not a hardware issue.
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When in crossfire you have to be aware that ocing is different than when ocing individual cards. Both cards have to be able to run the oc. Are you sure your 6950 can even run at default 6970 clocks?

If it was me i would crossfire them, drop them to stock 6950 clocks and then incrementally increase to see how high they can go.

I use crysis benchmark and metro benchmark to check for stability. Furmark is good for a quick check but is not real accurate for these cards for complete stability. If i can survive 99 passes of metro or crysis im good to go.

I really think this is an oc instability issue and not a hardware issue.
Hm, It was my understanding that crossfire could run two different cards in the same series without any issue. I don't think the 6970 is trying to bring up the 6950 speeds as I'd see that.
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You are correct in that regard. Just need to confirm if the 6950 factory overclocked need more voltage to run stable.
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You are correct in that regard. Just need to confirm if the 6950 factory overclocked need more voltage to run stable.
The 6950 is stock clocks, but 6970 is the OC'd one.

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The 6950 is stock clocks, but 6970 is the OC'd one.

Am I reading it right? The VDDC of the 6970 factory overclocked is 1.4v

Did you adjust the voltage? Overvoltage more than needed will also crash.

Do one thing, reset CCC to default and remove/uninstall Afterburner or other apps for voltage adjustment and try again then take the screenshot.
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Am I reading it right? The VDDC of the 6970 factory overclocked is 1.4v

Did you adjust the voltage? Overvoltage more than needed will also crash.

Do one thing, reset CCC to default and remove/uninstall Afterburner or other apps for voltage adjustment and try again then take the screenshot.
I did not adjust anything.

I have nothing to adjust the voltage installed, only GPU-Z. No afterburner or anything.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131394 Here's the 6970 if you care to take a looksie.
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I did not adjust anything.

I have nothing to adjust the voltage installed, only GPU-Z. No afterburner or anything.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131394 Here's the 6970 if you care to take a looksie.
OK, as suggested, did you try the increase the power control setting with the increment of 5% then another 5%?

I have found one with your identical card and it seems that he needs to raise the PS by +5%, otherwise lockups.

http://www.quesoboyz.com/index.php/p...g-owner-review
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Am I reading it right? The VDDC of the 6970 factory overclocked is 1.4v

Did you adjust the voltage? Overvoltage more than needed will also crash.

Do one thing, reset CCC to default and remove/uninstall Afterburner or other apps for voltage adjustment and try again then take the screenshot.
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I did not adjust anything.

I have nothing to adjust the voltage installed, only GPU-Z. No afterburner or anything.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131394 Here's the 6970 if you care to take a looksie.
Holy smokes! 1.4V is ridiculous! My lightning has a VDDC @ 1.15v for the 940Mhz factory OC. Granted, memory clock is @ the default 1375 and not 100Mhz more like your powercolor. Regardless, that voltage bothers me.

On a side note, I've had similar issues with my 6970 (can't bring myself to RMA....using a GTX460 for 2-3 weeks might kill me lol). I'm beginning to think there's just a batch of 6970 dies that were really bad and got distributed to multiple vendors... :/.

Anyways, the problem seems to be with the 6970 ... (remember to stick to using one card until the troubleshooting is over... i.e., take the 6950 out or vice versa). Is it just lock-ups with the soundloop (at times) or do u get a grey/black/white screen with vertical lines at times too?
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