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Originally Posted by kraytdizzle View Post


Anyone have any ideas with this?

 

Man, it is very difficult to read a big wall of text!!   I guess most people would just not bother.

 

 

 

 

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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.


Just in case, here are my specs:


2x Asus VH236H monitors (ran displayport active adapter to dvi)
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9


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.

 

As said before, try with one monitor and DVI cable to test that the card is performing correctly, then if running stable and OK start hooking up the other monitors.


Edited by quakermaas - 8/23/12 at 9:16am
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post #14882 of 38704
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test with a single monitor and connect to the DVI port on the graphics card using a DVI cable. If your problems persist with just a single monitor just RMA the card.

Thanks much, will report back on the status.
post #14883 of 38704
I'm getting desperate with this card. Downgraded today to 12.7 beta drivers and still the flickering shadows issue persist on heaven 3.0 Seriously doesn't anybody else with HD 7950/7970 get this? I would RMA this card but it propably won't go through, because everything else I've tried runs flawlessly including 3Dmark. Looks like i'll have to buy crysis2/crysis1/Metro 2033 just to torture my card and hope that it fails.
     
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post #14884 of 38704
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Originally Posted by quakermaas View Post

Man, it is very difficult to read a big wall of text!!   I guess most people would just not bother.

Well, TL;DR version.

New reference VisionTek 7970, replacing Asus EAH 4870.

Using dual monitors (planning eyefinity setup) via the two displayports via dvi and active adapters.

Normal desktop runs fine, no hitches, as expected.

Start a game, hear hardware disconnect/reconnect sound, screens go blank/black, screens come back. Keeps repeating until game eventually freezes. Force close game, back to desktop everything stable again.

Tried MSI AB -xcl method, 12.8, 12.6, 12.4 drivers. Reformat/Reinstall. Can get it to happen every time, just interested in stock settings for now just getting it to work.
post #14885 of 38704
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Well, TL;DR version.
New reference VisionTek 7970, replacing Asus EAH 4870.
Using dual monitors (planning eyefinity setup) via the two displayports via dvi and active adapters.
Normal desktop runs fine, no hitches, as expected.
Start a game, hear hardware disconnect/reconnect sound, screens go blank/black, screens come back. Keeps repeating until game eventually freezes. Force close game, back to desktop everything stable again.
Tried MSI AB -xcl method, 12.8, 12.6, 12.4 drivers. Reformat/Reinstall. Can get it to happen every time, just interested in stock settings for now just getting it to work.

 

 

Edited my last post, have a look

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Edited my last post, have a look

Thanks, will attempt this as soon as I get home from work and report back.
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Weird, Both PCI-E are running at 8x, shouldnt it be 16x and 8x?

the main / primary card should be on a 16x slot

maybe try swapping around, and try another PCI-E slot

once you can confirm it's running at 16x, then you add the 2nd card
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I am running two monitors and at stock settings my reference cards will hit 85c under full load. When I OC them I use a custom fan profile to keep them around 80c otherwise they would hit 90+

I have only seen artifacting when they get above 90c
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Yeah, pretty good.
VERY close to mine by the way :-)
Got same card, old BIOS though with no boost. Stock at 900mhz
OC is at 1130 mhz on the core with 1150V in Trixx and 1550 mhz on the memory.
Load temps are also exactly the same :-)

I can set it to 1.149V in AB but sometimes gets the green screen with white stripes down.I rather set it a bit higher for more stable oc.
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I thought that cards are ok till 85c and even higher. I will do a custom fan profile but right now the card runs champ. I dont feel that i need to oc honestly. The 7970 is kicking ass at 1080.

a slight overclock to 1 Ghz clock won't hurt thumb.gif the 1 Ghz number has a nice feel to it. smile.gif
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