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post #5411 of 38704
I installed my chipset drivers. I NUKED all traces of AMD/ATI/nvidia out of my systems and registry.

And the next time i still try to get my 7950 to work. Same things will happen.

Iv'e tried resetting bios/cmos.. you name it.

my 7950 only worked for lke 10 minutes... then after that.. all of this happned.
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post #5412 of 38704
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post

Unbelievable!

Have seen many blaming the cards laugher.gif

I thought it was the GPU drivers, but yes, this is rather embarassing. Although, if it still doesn't work after I do a fresh install and everything tomorrow it won't be.
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LAF, have you tried updating to the latest firmware on your SSD?

I would if I had an SSD frown.gif I haven't changed my system since I parted it down to sell - I put all the upgrades in then, and unfortunately the post office managed to lose my SSD once it had reached the post office. So an investigation has been opened and I'll hopefully have it next week. I am running the OS on my 500GB drive.
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Why ASRock?

Cuz it's in your sig kookoo.gif
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But i just used Intel ones.
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post #5415 of 38704
Just picked up my Asus HD7970 DirectCUII and it's pretty terrible I have to say. I can't get 1200mhz on the core stable, even at 1.3v and I have tried AB, Trixx, GPUTweak and re-installing the drivers properly. Even with AMD's Overdrive in CCC, it won't do 1100 on the core on its own.

I've disabled everything in the book, including powerplay, max powertune and I've had constant lock-ups in Heaven benchmark - it will crash my PC 2 seconds into running it. This might be the 3rd 7970 I'm going to return tbh.
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post #5416 of 38704
Darco19, look at vrm temp under load. Seems like DCII has some serious problems with it. Also what's the revision of your card?
Edited by eikei - 3/2/12 at 5:38am
post #5417 of 38704
Wow, that's got to be a joke. This could be the worst 7970 I've got to date.

It instantly crashes the moment Heaven benchmark finishes loading up at STOCK SPEEDS. VRM temperatures are at 50c and on idle it is on 27c. I can't say the load because it just crashes on anything I try to run, including 3d mark11, so I'm screwed there. I don't even dare to boot up BF3 at this rate, lol.

I'll get back to the rev version as soon as I take out this piece of junk.
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post #5418 of 38704
I had a look at the side of the card and the screws are exactly looking like this:

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Could that be the cause of overheating the card? Temps are fine on idle, but I can't even check the load.
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post #5419 of 38704
Darco19 is it stable at lower clocks? Almost all Tahiti XT can run at 1200 MHz - 1.3V should be more than enough. Bad chip then. What is its ASIC quality?
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It won't even run at stock clocks.
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