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Long story short... I've been having tons of issues with XFX. Two and a half months later, they finally realize the 5870 I sent them the first time was broken and they sent me a 6950 to replace it. As I was planning on selling my other two 5870's, this was fine with me.

Well, that is, if it worked. Please note that everything is fully at stock for the following. It happens on both Catalyst 11.8 and 11.9.

First issue: The fan does not spin above idle. At full load, the card throttles because it hits 100°C+ in games. Software reports the fan to be at full speed, but it is not. I can't make it spin faster by setting it in CCC or AB, either. They report whatever I set it to, but the fan never goes higher than idle.

Second issue: At idle and at totally random times (has happened twice in ~4 hours of browsing) the card crashes and I get a grey, striped screen. In the past, I had always associated something like this with the memory clocks... but I recall some GSOD (Grey Screen of Death) issues from when the 5000 series first came out. I haven't experienced them with any of my cards in the past so I don't know what they look like.

Here's a picture of the crash screen that I got:





Please note that as of now, this is not an XFX rant. If they don't fix it this time, though, it will be.
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Looks like VRAM related issues. Stock BIOS or modified/unlocked/flashed with 6970? Something unsual about the temps?


Edit:

If it's a reference design has a dual BIOS switch, try the other BIOS?



Edited by Ken1649 - 10/26/11 at 3:29pm
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I get GSOD when I push the VRAM too high, if its overheating, probably do the same
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It's 100% stock. Stock BIOS and everything.

It is not reference. It's the 695X-ZNFC model, 1GB 800/1250 clocked.
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Last thing to try, check the default refresh rate set by CCC and swap output and monitor input/cable and reapply paste. If it doesn't change anything, the card is faulty.
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I'm going to skip on reapplying paste. This came straight from XFX, if getting it to work requires me to take the card apart, they're doing it wrong.
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