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Even I will admit that 12.8 is horrid. 2 reformats later and they still gave me issues such as crashing and artefacts. They even stopped my gpu fans from spinning every time I click shut-down. Back to 12.6 and I have no issues such as this.
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Geez, it's hard to believe the new release driver would be so bad. I was going to try it out, but holding off pending the resolution of all these error reports (could be bad installs). 12.7 has been completely stable for me on 2 cards, so I'm content with it.
   
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I just got my MSI TF3 7950 today. I got lucky and found it going for $265 on Ebay so I decided to grab it since my GTX 480 was having trouble with a few games at 1400p.

My ASIC is 90.1% and right now I have it clocked at 1100/1350 at 1.068v.
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loving the new 7970. played an hour of BF3 with no OC. did not break 65c and my VRMs stays around 50c max. I will bump up the clocks soon but as of right now I love the card

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loving the new 7970. played an hour of BF3 with no OC. did not break 65c and my VRMs stays around 50c max. I will bump up the clocks soon but as of right now I love the card

glad that you got a decent card. Yeah once you have made sure the card is working fine with heaven and BF3 sessions push this card at stock voltage. Maybe 1 Ghz initially and then 1.1 Ghz if possible. make sure load temps are below 75c. good luck thumb.gif
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Yeah I plan on running some heaven here soon. Played about 1 1/2 hours of BF3 no issues at all never went above 65c as stated. I will do some OC maybe tomorrow when im not so tired. Im going to run heaven now stock to see what it scores

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Thread Starter 

12.8 hasn't given me any serious problems so far. 

Alan Wake still has CF artifact issues (older versions too). 

I also have an occasional DisplayPort link failure notice. 

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Hey everyone, I got my VisionTek Reference 7970 in a few days ago.

It runs just fine when I'm not loading up a game, haven't seen any problems there.

But whenever I go to load a game, I keep getting black screens and the hardware disconnected/connected notification, then the screens will come back on for a second or two, before a rinse/repeat situation comes into play where I have to kill off the game I loaded, then it goes back to seemingly running just fine. This sounds like the "Display Driver stopped responding and has been reactivated" error, which I've seen a time or two pop up during the course of this.

I tried the 12.8 drivers from the catalyst suite install (full suite used), the 12.4 from the VisionTek disc, 12.6 from AMD website. I reformated, then loaded just the windows updates that showed up, tried the 12.8 drivers again, same problem (in Darksiders II), uninstalled, loaded 12.6 again, tried the MSI AB -xcl method, rebooted, set my two profiles. Same problem.

I have two dvi monitors hooked into the displayports through active adapters, and have a third waiting for me to run three monitor eyefinity (with hopefully a 4th line going to our tv for watching movies).

But I just can't seem to get the card to run my games at all without the display drivers crashing. I'm at my wits end on what could be the problem, read through as much of this thread as I could, searching to see if I find some answers. But nothing I've tried has worked thus far.

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The machine was built a year or two ago, I had an ASUS EAH 4870 1GB in the system, I took advantage of TigerDirect's recent sale to upgrade to the 7970, which is giving me so many problems trying to run games.

A third of the same monitor (VH236H) for eyefinity working and a samsung tv for the 4th line out eventually once gaming is stable is planned and ready.

The GPU temp sits around ~60C, fan speed at 29%/1375 rpm

I haven't changed the voltages or fan speeds, just most recently have done the 2D/3D profiles through MSI AB as pioneer suggested, 2D at stock, 3D at 1000MHz/1500MHz.

When the display driver crashes when games load, the speed drops down to 300MHz/150MHz at times.

Just so frustrating and I'm at my wits end trying to figure this out.
Edited by kraytdizzle - 8/22/12 at 9:47pm
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So I rebooted my PC and my CCC settings reset using 12.6 then my PC froze. I may try 12.8 after all to see how they run. Do I install 12.8 then install the 12.7 CAP? or is caps for Xfire only

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So I rebooted my PC and my CCC settings reset using 12.6 then my PC froze. I may try 12.8 after all to see how they run. Do I install 12.8 then install the 12.7 CAP? or is caps for Xfire only

yeah first install 12.8 whql and then 12.7 cap 3. CAP improves performance in single gpu too in a few games. so install it.
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