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I'm updating all the drivers and downloading the software for my new XFX 6950 2GB GPU. I download and install AMD Overdrive. I click "Run" thinking it will bring up some overclocking options. Instead I just instantly get a BSOD, computer restarts and BSOD's again. I had to do a system restore to fix it. What gives?

Also... I'm new to ATI cards... but I can't find the page on ATI Catalyst Center where it shows the Temperature of the GPU and Overclocking options. My Nvidia 9800GTX+ had a nice tab that showed these things. Any ideas? Also how do I manually control the onboard GPU fan?

Thanks guys
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MSI Afterburner will be your friend. CCC isn't the most powerful tool to run your card. You can easily adjust your fan settings to your liking in Afterburner along with monitor it much better.

As for your instant BSOD, dosen't sound like your card has enough time to get hot before you go blue screen.

Is your blue screen happening right away at Windows startup? Or is it after gaming for a while? Did you do an complete uninstall of your Nvidia drivers before installing your CCC drivers?

If your card is heating up right away, could be a poor factory thermal paste job.
     
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MSI Afterburner will be your friend. CCC isn't the most powerful tool to run your card. You can easily adjust your fan settings to your liking in Afterburner along with monitor it much better.

As for your instant BSOD, dosen't sound like your card has enough time to get hot before you go blue screen.

Is your blue screen happening right away at Windows startup? Or is it after gaming for a while? Did you do an complete uninstall of your Nvidia drivers before installing your CCC drivers?
You are confusing me. This isn't an MSI card? It's an XFX. It wasn't an Nvidia card in this machine before it was an MSI 1GB 6870.

The BSOD happened as soon as I clicked on "AMD Overdrive". It caused the machine to restart and would BSOD after posting, but before getting to Windows. So I had to enter safe-mode and do a system restore to fix it.
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You are confusing me. This isn't an MSI card? It's an XFX. It wasn't an Nvidia card in this machine before it was an MSI 1GB 6870.

The BSOD happened as soon as I clicked on "AMD Overdrive". It caused the machine to restart and would BSOD after posting, but before getting to Windows. So I had to enter safe-mode and do a system restore to fix it.
MSI Afterburner runs both AMD and Nvidia cards for monitoring. You can over clock and over volt from that software management utlility there. CCC is lousy to over clock.

Your first explanation was a bit confusing to me. Now I understand when it's happening.
     
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MSI Afterburner runs both AMD and Nvidia cards for monitoring. You can over clock and over volt from that software management utlility there. CCC is lousy to over clock.

Your first explanation was a bit confusing to me. Now I understand when it's happening.
Oh... crap I just deleted MSI Afterburner cuz I got a new card lol

I'm a noob
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Oh... crap I just deleted MSI Afterburner cuz I got a new card lol

I'm a noob
No worries. This site has a way to educate on the upward scale. You'll be benching soon enough. Good luck.
     
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My god man... this GPU sound like a Jet Engine with the fan going even at just 30% O_O
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My god man... this GPU sound like a Jet Engine with the fan going even at just 30% O_O
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Which XFX 6950 did you get? Mine, which granted is a reference model. doesn't start getting loud until >65% fan speed.

Edit/ nvrmind, just found it.
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