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post #11 of 22
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OK, just happened again, but I think I figured out whats going on.

Looking at my usage and voltage reading, RIGHT when it throttled down for 2D settings I got the monitor flash (and windows "hardware being pulled" sound).

How do I increase 2d/ throttled voltage??
or better yet disable it all together?

Edit:
Forcing constant voltage doesn't seem to work
Nor setting 2D/3D settings under profile...
Edited by swat565 - 3/1/12 at 11:30am
post #12 of 22
Are you using MSI AB to control the voltage?

Did you set the Graphics Processor Type to the 1.17 voltage in MSI? hmm. Didn't think about the throttling, didn't realize it would crash even at lower clocks.

I just looked on PowerColor's site, no BIOS updates for the 7950s either. frown.gif
Edited by svthomas - 3/1/12 at 11:49am
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post #13 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by svthomas View Post

Are you using MSI AB to control the voltage?

forgot to disable CCC overdrive and it was taking those settings instead of AB's redface.gif

Also I think its pretty safe to say its voltage, I took away 20% boost (outside of that stock) and it happen again...

Running 1.1v constant and all seems good. Time for some BF3 thumb.gif
Edited by swat565 - 3/1/12 at 11:51am
post #14 of 22
It happens on any graphics card when you have a failing or over-heating power supply.
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Does that card have the dual bios switch, by chance?
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post #16 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by avaya View Post

It happens on any graphics card when you have a failing or over-heating power supply.
Doubt it... Corsair 750w and I've pulled 380wats off the wall from it when running multiple cards for a project to crack WPA, for reffrence im only pulling 280w right now under load
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Originally Posted by svthomas View Post

Does that card have the dual bios switch, by chance?

Yea it does, Its clicked over to the "1" ATM

Sorry if I'm slow with this last time I bothered OC'ing my graphics card was back when i got my first 8800gt rolleyes.gif
post #17 of 22
I would keep an eye out here:
http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?page=1&architecture=ATI&manufacturer=&model=HD+7950&interface=&memSize=3072

And if you just so happen to get a bad flash down the road (if you ever do flash your Card's BIOS) flip that switch to the good BIOS, boot up, and switch it back to the toasted BIOS and reflash. Not saying to do this, and certainly don't do it without reading up, but it's always an option...
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post #18 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by svthomas View Post

I would keep an eye out here:
http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/index.php?page=1&architecture=ATI&manufacturer=&model=HD+7950&interface=&memSize=3072
And if you just so happen to get a bad flash down the road (if you ever do flash your Card's BIOS) flip that switch to the good BIOS, boot up, and switch it back to the toasted BIOS and reflash. Not saying to do this, and certainly don't do it without reading up, but it's always an option...

I slapped my 8800gt back into my computer and going to RMA the 7950. Even with voltage up to 1.72v on core it was still doing this...

What really sucks is its going to cost me 20+ bucks out of pocket to ship this dumb thing back to them...mad.gif
post #19 of 22
I am assuming it is newegg or amazon? If so, I would call in and complain, they will give you a prepaid label for shipping. If you make a big enough fuss, they'll usually even do a prepaid overnight or 2 day shipping label. Just make up some reason on why you need it asap and be nice. smile.gif

But I agree, that card wasn't cheap, and you deserve a non-defective product that doesn't require 'tweaks' to work properly out-of-the-box.
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Can I just ask what version of AfterBurner you are running, since you have more options that me. The unlock voltage isn't working for me.
    
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