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There are many experience users here will be able to help you analyse if the card is bad and need RMA or not.

It's too easy to suggest "RMA".

Well I'm going to pull the card out and have a look at it tomorrow (or right now, depending on when I decide to go to bed) and check the contact thing, but that shouldn't be causing boot issues. What else can I check? I'll try the 12.3 drivers but I really don't hold much hope.

Did you try the drivers I uploaded for you?
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Well I'm going to pull the card out and have a look at it tomorrow (or right now, depending on when I decide to go to bed) and check the contact thing, but that shouldn't be causing boot issues. What else can I check? I'll try the 12.3 drivers but I really don't hold much hope.
Have you tested other vcards in your system?
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Did you try the drivers I uploaded for you?

Yeah I did mate, same thing.

Penguin I have nothing else to test, but a mate is posting me a GTX295 to use while I sort this out so I can let you know when that arrives.
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Yeah I did mate, same thing.
Penguin I have nothing else to test, but a mate is posting me a GTX295 to use while I sort this out so I can let you know when that arrives.
Have you tried running the card without drivers or perhaps running Linux off a flash drive.
It does sound like the card is the problem, but we can't quite be sure yet.
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Have you tried running the card without drivers or perhaps running Linux off a flash drive.
It does sound like the card is the problem, but we can't quite be sure yet.

The card runs perfectly fine until I install drivers - I can install Windows, muck around on the internet, install chipset drivers etc... but as soon as I install drivers I can no longer boot. It gets to "starting windows" and shows that fine, then either goes to a black screen and hangs, or I get coloured vertical bands and then a BSOD
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Reset CMOS, Load BIOS Optimized Defaults, nothing overclocked.

 

Turn off UAC then install Catalyst. Do not dump your backup files to the fresh OS install.

 

1/09/2012 http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/radeon-7900-series.aspx

1/25/2012 http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/RC11Driver.aspx

 

What error message you got now?

 

Edit:

 

Check your card temps using GPU-Z under sensor tab.

 

 


Edited by Ken1649 - 3/3/12 at 4:12am
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Reset CMOS, Load BIOS Optimized Defaults, nothing overclocked.

Turn off UAC then install Catalyst. Do not dump your backup files to the fresh OS install.

1/09/2012 http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/radeon-7900-series.aspx
1/25/2012 http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/RC11Driver.aspx

What error message you got now?

Edit:

Check your card temps using GPU-Z under sensor tab.


I did that already, that is what I did tonight. I haven't been getting error messages, unless you mean the BSOD code.

I'll check card temps now but it runs fine until I install the driver...

Just tried 12.3, failure again. Downloading the one from that link but I am fairly sure I tried it already.
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Try the second PCIe slot. Make sure all the PCIe power cable (6-Pin and 8-Pin) from PSU to the card firmly inserted.

 

Remove the sound card.

 

 

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Try the second PCIe slot. Make sure all the PCIe power cable (6-Pin and 8-Pin) from PSU to the card firmly inserted.

Remove the sound card.

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Righto I'll have a try - the second slot is only x8 though, will that impact this card? I'll have to do that in the morning
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Does anybody have a 7970 card with blue pcb? My friend has got HIS 7970 H797F3G2M: http://piccy.info/view3/2699535/85fb436a738a29e5d752b0dbbca34fb2/ As you can see, it also has no backplate. There is a promlem with this card - hwmonitor and AIDA cannot read data from VRM temp sensors. Or these sensors are broken: http://piccy.info/view3/2700137/accccf8db17a43dde38f9c805ea4cc43/
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