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post #5421 of 38739
Just had a look at your photo. There is definitely something wrong with the assembly. As i understood, it crashes under load at any clock?
post #5422 of 38739
Yep, I'm tempted to tighten the screws myself, but I'm not sure if that will affect my warranty/returns right.
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Then off course the card is defective. You should replace it. strange to see that ASUS even doesn't test its products mad.gif Better don't try to flex the defect yourself to avoid possible problems with warranty if it will not help.
Edited by eikei - 3/2/12 at 5:55am
post #5424 of 38739
I am going to try and tighten the screws first and see if that fixes it. Will update if it helps.
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There are known problems with the DirectCU II 7 series cards - or at least the 7950 DirectCU II. I don't know if the 7970 is included in this.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1220328/behardware-asus-hd-7950-directcu-ii-fault-report

Hope you get it sorted out, mate.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arnotts View Post

There are known problems with the DirectCU II 7 series cards - or at least the 7950 DirectCU II. I don't know if the 7970 is included in this.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1220328/behardware-asus-hd-7950-directcu-ii-fault-report
Hope you get it sorted out, mate.

Yes, I think I saw that one coming. But I thought the 7970's would be different since they also have a custom PCB and all, so it should be of much higher build quality not just in terms of the components used, but in this case, the build process of the card itself.
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ASUS has some serious problems with 79** dcII. Their non-reference 7970 rev 1.0 has been withdrawn due to power elements overheating or some other reasons.
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I'm tempted to completely give up on AMD's 79XX series right now from the luck/crap I'm going through. First one was a poor OC'er and was a bit too hot for my liking, second one was a non-reference from Gigabyte that ran amazing but had a coil whine, and now my 3rd one hasn't even been tested properly. I wonder what my 4th one is going to be...

Just waiting on the email from the shop from where I bought it from gives me permission to dissemble the card and let me see if there's anything else loose in there as I don't want it to void my warranty and all.
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post #5429 of 38739
Really I've never seen such horrible assembly defect! And this is made by ASUS, the leading hardware manufacturer!
Edited by eikei - 3/2/12 at 6:45am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nifatech2120 View Post

But i just used Intel ones.

Why? You don't have a Intel mother board. You have a ASRock. ASRock is the ones that used a Intel chipset and have set it up on their board. So you use their drivers. If you want problems, then keep installing drivers from some where that didn't make your board.
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