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I built this system from scratch. I had no nvidia anything on it before I built it. Since then (~a month ago) I have had no issue with the drivers in GTA4, Sims 3, League of Legends, BF3, Dead Space 2, TF2 (lol), Batman AC, and the couple others I've installed. I haven't tried Witcher 2, or Skyrim, or Portal 2 or some others as I simply haven't installed them on this comp yet. BUT, I can't play ME3 on here well. It uses 10-30% of my gpu, but the driver crashes bad - so bad I need to reboot. I've had a few 4-5 hour play sessions on the game, but it is almost invariable that eventually...I have a problem with it. Now, I COULD be an isolated case, and I admit I'm not THE most insane when it comes to wiping old drivers (I've switched to 12.2, 12.3, and am now on RC11), but the differences in characteristics in ME3 with the different drivers makes me think that's not the issue.

It's a minor inconvenience. And as I said, I love the card. I LOVE it. I just wish the driver was more a set it and forget it piece of software. I'm sure it will mature. And in fact, I'm sure it will mature before any of the games I REALLY care about release (D3, GW2, Max Payne 3, some others in may-june, and the fall slug). However, it's noticeable sometimes.
 
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I want to love my 7970 . but the driver issues are killing me. 12.2 whql , random crashes in windows, cant survive a 3dmark loop. 12.3 beta feb 28th , windows dont crash , however bad graphical errors in bf3 and swtor which is the only games i play. I used ATIMAN in between each driver install so i know its not that. The card isnt stable at benchmark loads for more than 15 mins or so. I may have a bad card , but i still have the option to return it for refund.
[edit] forgot to mention the card XFX BE DD 7970

thats why. its killing me. AMD u are ded to me
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Still got BSODs with 12.2 wqhl after a windows reinstall. Guess im staying with RC11 for a while. madsmiley.png
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Guys as you know you can't ship stuff out on Sunday so I can't return my 7950 till monday. That gives me little over 24 hours to solve everything biggrin.gif Also I never got the 550's I went to compusa and got them but didn't open them after what you thought. Might just pick up a GTX 460 for the time being until the GTX 670/680's are released
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my card is working fine on that 12.2 pre-cert driver
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Results after fiddling with my system. I changed my card type in MSI Afterburner to 1112mv instead of 1175 since I recall AB reading 1112 from a fresh install of Windows+drivers. I have always had 1193 set to keep BF3 from crashing. I noticed my GPU usage went up to 70+% at all times, and my CPU usage went down to hover around 30% at all times. I have stopped dipping below 60fps on B2K maps and notice a heat increase which is good.

I guess the performance hindrance was being starved of volts? I thought that would always hard lock the system and/or game?
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I play BF3 and I have no issues whatsoever. Dumpster what card were u using before you got the 7950?
What are the gpu clocks and mem clocks that you are currently using and voltages as well.
Keep in mind that AMD isn't the only 1 at fault. The game developers also have the task of optimizing or patching their game as well.

ive tried stock and with the CCC sliders maxxed at 1125/5750/+20% pw . keep in mind ive had this thing thru 3dmark @ 1250/6000/ 1.25v (i think i remember right) . I figured after reading about all the great ocs the CCC max oc settings would be a piece of cake . the BSOD i keep getting is ATIMAG etc (cant remember the full name. im at work). If i recall with the 1125/5750/+20% i was seeing 1.16v in everest

its also interesting that the temps stay lower using the 12.2s over the 12.3s even with the same settings
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Still got BSODs with 12.2 wqhl after a windows reinstall. Guess im staying with RC11 for a while. madsmiley.png

do u get BSODS at stock settings?
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Most crashes are due to unstable overclock (cpu gpu ram) my system is intel burnintest + furmark test stable @4,5 since i used intel burntest and upped the voltages my system has never generated a bluescreen again. Im running 2X 7970 in crossfire.
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Most crashes are due to unstable overclock (cpu gpu ram) my system is intel burnintest + furmark test stable @4,5 since i used intel burntest and upped the voltages my system has never generated a bluescreen again. Im running 2X 7970 in crossfire.

Yup he is correct. There was this 1 guy earlier with a hd 7950 and he says he was getting crashes and he was quick to blame drivers and the card and he posted a screenshot that had the memory on the card clocked at 1800mhz with stock voltages i cant remember his core clock speed but it was ridiculous overclocking.
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