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When i first got my 7950 today and installed it. I played crysis 2 for about 10 minutes. Then decided to play crysis 1 on it. Then it froze a couplem inutes into it at best.

Since then. NO driver works with my card....

What the hell do i do?
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Yep, i came from a GTX 570.

Can you tell us how you went about uninstalling the 570 and installing the 7970/7950 (?) - I can only imagine it's a conflict or a damaged card.
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Well. I removed and sold the card. Then removed all traces of my nvidia drivers and anything green related. My HD 7950 came in today. I put in the card. and installed the drivers. I played crysis 2 for a bit. Then switched back to crysis. Crysis 1 froze on me requiring a hard reset. To then my system BSOD. I booted up in safe mode. removed all drivers.. and kept re-installing and installing differenct drivers.. i switched my VGA bios's.... switched PCIE slots.. nothing. nothing seems to work.
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Well. I removed and sold the card. Then removed all traces of my nvidia drivers and anything green related. My HD 7950 came in today. I put in the card. and installed the drivers. I played crysis 2 for a bit. Then switched back to crysis. Crysis 1 froze on me requiring a hard reset. To then my system BSOD. I booted up in safe mode. removed all drivers.. and kept re-installing and installing differenct drivers.. i switched my VGA bios's.... switched PCIE slots.. nothing. nothing seems to work.

I've done the exact same thing as you going from Green to Red, which I did like this;

With GTX 590 stll installed;

- Remove GTX 590 from Device Manager (Right Click > Uninstall)
- Check the box to remove the Driver Software as well.
- Reboot into safe mode.
- Uninstall MSI Afterburner.
- Clean registry until no more entries are found.
- Manually uninstall any and all remaining NVIDIA drivers (HD Audio etc).
- Rebooting into safe mode after each uninstall.
- Remove GTX 590.
- Install 7970 #1.
- Boot and allow it to be detected.
- Install Pre-cert 12.2.
- Reboot.
- Install CAP 12.1.
- Reboot.
- Install PhysX.
- Install Afterburner 12 Beta 14.

I've had no driver issues since.

How did your process differ from that one? Hopefully we can narrow this down a bit.
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Hmm.... Maybe install drivers.... then remove my card, boot up. Then turn off system THEN install card?

There is virtually no differences between our procedures.
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Well, just burnt in my GPU by accident by leaving my fan settings at 40* while playing Dirt 3 at max settings. :/ lol Wish I'd have done it another way, but now I'm clocked in at 1070/1400 with no problems at all. Playing BF3 now is like playing a whole new game. smile.gif
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Shameless self-bump.
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Have a look at this material: http://forums.overclockers.ru/viewtopic.php?f=106&t=435579&p=9405882#p9405882
It's in Russian, too much to translate, but basically the article is about a very serious problem with reference 7970 cooler. As you can see on the photos, there is practically no contact between aluminium plate and thermal pad on vrm. Has anybody disassembled the reference 7970?

Looks like my card has no problem with vrm cooling because temps are quite low.
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Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

Since 12.1 and 12.2 don't work for me. Nor does the one bundled on the GIGABYTE CD.

I'm running out of options. It's like my card is bricked.


Try the 12.3 pre release ?

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=2858

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When i first got my 7950 today and installed it. I played crysis 2 for about 10 minutes. Then decided to play crysis 1 on it. Then it froze a couplem inutes into it at best.

Since then. NO driver works with my card....

What the hell do i do?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smo View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

Yep, i came from a GTX 570.

Can you tell us how you went about uninstalling the 570 and installing the 7970/7950 (?) - I can only imagine it's a conflict or a damaged card.
Believe that it is an Nvidia component that is still causing your issue...most likely audio codec conflict or the Physix. I had a heck of a time getting my 7950 to work going from my GTX 465.

Take a screenshot of your uninstall programs list for us if you can.
Edited by PROBN4LYFE - 3/2/12 at 2:25am
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