RMA'd my 2xAsus GTX 670 Directcu ii (non-Top) and got myself 2x Asus HD 7970 Directcu ii Top's..... and my my.......
I thought the headaches were gone from the 670's but they came back with the 7970's!!!!
installed the latest 12.6 beta drivers - heaven 3.0 crashes after doing 1 benchmark, left it on auto running, came back 15 mins later to find it had crashed/hard locked. just sitting there frozen, reset button wouldn't even work.
Fresh install of windows as well, didnt want to waste time drive sweeping everything, thought i start fresh.
Managed to get 1 benchmark run. 80 FPS average forgot the settings will post SS tonight..... strange thing was the the usual AMD Crossfire technology logo in top right had dissappeared with the 12.6 drivers. could of sworn it was there with the 12.4 drivers.
Managed to play bioshock 2 maxed out for approx 45 mins and it was fllyyyyyinggg! did notice the mouse movement was a little delayed a couple of times (would move mouse and movement occurred approx 1 - 3 seconds later).
Questions questions questions, where to begin. How about i give what im going to try tonight first.
1. Attempting drivers from the CD
2. Attempt a FurMark run - can anyone provide settings i should use when testing?
3. Testing each card separetly via heaven 3.0 or perhaps even Fur Mark as well.
Also the 12.4 drivers were giving me a BSOD when i tried to run heaven, something with ATI..... .sys file....... forgot what it was now.
On EVGA Precision monitor it was showing 300 MHZ as GPU Clock on 1 card and 0 MHz on the 2nd card. of course they were idle. (this was with the 12.6 beta drivers)
I haven't had much time to read this whole thread, started reading most of the replies from 1150 or there abouts and flicking here and there.
Haven't had much to scratch myself really!
Really want to get these bad boys up and running, have seen a number of you try each and every type of driver they could find with no luck and then RMA the dam things, hopefully i wont be in the same boat.
Guessing a quick way to tell is if they are crashing in furmark then off to the shop we go, right?