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But it overclocks fine, and runs for hours and hours and hours stable in gaming / benching. It's only at idle after the monitors have shut off that I have the problem.


Now you have the excuse you need to just keep on gaming ridiculously ;)))

 

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I tried a bit more, only been working on this the last 12 hours so why not a bit more...
Testing Alan Wake
1: With one card, and overdrive off in ccc....works.
2: With one card, and overdrive on but stock settings....works.
3: With crossfire, don't work.
4: With any adjustment to the overdrive, don't work.
I've had problems since day one, always get the message and error saying "Display driver AMD driver stopped responding and has recovered". I even have a thread for it in here, and its so random :S
Suddenly i can play with both cards and overclocked, and suddenly not...
Adding stuff nr1: Going in the registry again and changing the "enableulps" made me able to run both 3dmark and Alan Wake, however with Alan wake i got terrible fps...
Adding stuff nr2: With ULPS gone i can also run benchmarks with both cards clocked... However Alan Wake crashed after 2 sek. When 3dmark works with crossfire and overclock it crashes if i just disable crossfire and run 3dmark. If i then put crossfire back on 3dmark runs fine again...
Adding stuff nr3: Okay, this is what gets me...not the stuff that worked fine 5 min ago crash with the exact same settings... why ?
Think i got it, but scared of being positive. So ones again i removed all drivers and programs affecting graphics cards. AND i removed my anti virus program. Installed ccc again and only that. I just tested Alan Wake,Bf3,Swtor,Skyrim, 3dmark vantage and 3dmark 11... no crash of freeze. Tried them with and with out crossfire, no problems. Also did a restart which has been the scariest thing ever and tried every game again, no problems smile.gif
So it COULD just be that my Avast antivirus made problems.... a bit to big of a coincidence that it works now. I noticed that Alan Wake don't like crossfire and that BF3 needs me to alt-tab to windows to get the primary 7950 started...lol, its always done that tho. So now is the real test, installing CAP and trixx/afterburner...


I use Avast...

 

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does anyone know the thickness of the thermal pads on the memory and vrms for the 7970? i am changing the thermal paste and want to put different pads on it as well. i figure anything would be better than what comes on it.
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I use Avast...

Probably not for long ! lol.... i may just be wrong tho, trying CAP as we speak and after that overclocking and trixx/afterburner... But anyway it seems to work with stock cards, and i have 80-100+ fps in bf3 with all on max + doing stuff in the background smile.gif
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How about just not letting the computer idle, and not let the monitors got off ? Just put everything on "never" on standby stuff ?

i had same problem with gtx 580 3gb but that was faulty card...when it goes into sleep mode it wont wake up....
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Originally Posted by Ottesen
I tried a bit more, only been working on this the last 12 hours so why not a bit more...
Testing Alan Wake
1: With one card, and overdrive off in ccc....works.
2: With one card, and overdrive on but stock settings....works.
3: With crossfire, don't work.
4: With any adjustment to the overdrive, don't work.
I've had problems since day one, always get the message and error saying "Display driver AMD driver stopped responding and has recovered". I even have a thread for it in here, and its so random :S
Suddenly i can play with both cards and overclocked, and suddenly not...
Adding stuff nr1: Going in the registry again and changing the "enableulps" made me able to run both 3dmark and Alan Wake, however with Alan wake i got terrible fps...
Adding stuff nr2: With ULPS gone i can also run benchmarks with both cards clocked... However Alan Wake crashed after 2 sek. When 3dmark works with crossfire and overclock it crashes if i just disable crossfire and run 3dmark. If i then put crossfire back on 3dmark runs fine again...
Adding stuff nr3: Okay, this is what gets me...not the stuff that worked fine 5 min ago crash with the exact same settings... why ?

Think i got it, but scared of being positive. So ones again i removed all drivers and programs affecting graphics cards. AND i removed my anti virus program. Installed ccc again and only that. I just tested Alan Wake,Bf3,Swtor,Skyrim, 3dmark vantage and 3dmark 11... no crash of freeze. Tried them with and with out crossfire, no problems. Also did a restart which has been the scariest thing ever and tried every game again, no problems smile.gif
So it COULD just be that my Avast antivirus made problems.... a bit to big of a coincidence that it works now. I noticed that Alan Wake don't like crossfire and that BF3 needs me to alt-tab to windows to get the primary 7950 started...lol, its always done that tho. So now is the real test, installing CAP and trixx/afterburner...

Further testing: With CAP (12.1 CAP 3) everything still works, except Alan Wake with crossfire, hard crashes after 2 sek, but it worked fine with just disabling crossfire.
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i had same problem with gtx 580 3gb but that was faulty card...when it goes into sleep mode it wont wake up....

That is actually one of the reasons i like to have my computer on 24/7 and don't have stuff like hibernate and sleep on, only had problems with stuff like that... (could have something do to overclock and stuff tho smile.gif)
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I don't have sleep or hibernate on. All its supposed to be doing is a screensaver after 15 minutes, then my monitors shut off after 30 minutes. That's supposed to be the only power saving features, and I only use those because I don't like my monitors being on 24/7.

I can try an RMA I suppose, but I have no idea if Sapphire will even take my card, since I'm technically the 2nd owner of it (first owner only had it for a few days).
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i think sapphire does their warranty by serial #.
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does anyone know the thickness of the thermal pads on the memory and vrms for the 7970? i am changing the thermal paste and want to put different pads on it as well. i figure anything would be better than what comes on it.

the stock pad on my asus .. where really thin ... and I felt on air at stock clocks ... I was cooler than when I put the thicker (sorry don't know how thick) pads that came with my EK block ... air stock was 30ishc .... block stock 37/38c ... maybe I need to reset the block ... but I'm in a rather cool climate... so was thinking maybe pads ... or a bad set...

Edit: when I say think almost transparent... vs the thick EK ones
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