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Hi guys...I recently built a computer to play BF3 and it's been awesome so far, until today...

I'm using a Sapphire 6950 Dirt 3 unlocked to 1536 shaders, but NOT overclocked. My system starts up fine and boots windows 7 (64-bit) fine as well. When I try to start BF3, my 32" TV screen goes black and then I get "No Signal" on the TV. I'm using an HDMI cable. I tried using another TV and another HDMI cable, still the same thing. I'm thinking it's the GPU.

I just bought this from Newegg 2 weeks ago. The only thing I did to the card was flip the bios switch on the first day, and I've had no issues with it until this morning. I have no idea what it could be, or why it's doing it.

I want to say it's just an issue with BF3, but sometimes it wouldn't even get a signal booting up. I'm really confused. Drivers are updated and current.

Any idea?

Edit* Just tried to run 3DMark11 and Heaven, it did the same thing. No Signal...
Edited by polizei - 11/18/11 at 10:05am
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post #2 of 11
edited : can be a bad flash actuly asoon u enter 3d mode and then it crash (when overcloking today it crashed sometime and had black screen etc) meaby try old bios and see if u still got the problem?
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post #3 of 11
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The card is the Dirt 3 edition, it unlocks with the bios switch. I never flashed the card, and never overclocked it. It's completely stock. The issue happens with both bios'.

I have an open ticket with Sapphire, if they can't resolve it I guess I'll RMA it with Newegg.

I was always an Nvidia fan and this is my first AMD card (on Windows). Not too happy right now...
Edited by polizei - 11/18/11 at 11:46am
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post #4 of 11
yea im also not that happy with amd ^^

u got any other gpu's laying around that can use the same hdmi ? if so start bf3 and if it works ur sure its the gpu ^^
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post #5 of 11
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Nope, I'm a Mac fan and have an iMac. I hate windows but I wanted to play BF3 so I built a computer. I don't have any other GPU's that I could test, but that seems to be the only logical problem.
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post #6 of 11
hmm i dont know much more then ^^ good luck with the sapphire
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post #7 of 11
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Well, I just hooked up my old 17" Dell monitor (VGA-DVI) and it works...

So is this an issue with the HDMI port on my GPU? I guess I'm still going to have to RMA it, since I need to be able to use HDMI.

Edit* Took my VGA cable out (after BF3 started) and plugged the HDMI back in, lo and behold, it works.

I'm beyond confused...

Now I'm getting green horizontal lines that flash on the screen.

I just filled out an RMA with Newegg, I'm just going to exchange it for hopefully one that works...
Edited by polizei - 11/18/11 at 12:30pm
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post #8 of 11
might be the hdmi cable =P try to find a new one ( lend from friends etc)
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post #9 of 11
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Nope, already tried another HDMI cable that I know works, and another TV.

It's being RMA'd to Newegg so I'll have a new card by next week. Sucks, but such is life!
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post #10 of 11
Green flashing happened on my 6950 when it was unstably clocked, you said you didn't OC it however I would try it with normal shaders enabled just to see if it gets rid of it. Or you could try down clocking although ti does seem like an RMA Issue.
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