Hi guys, I own a HD 7850 Gigabyte 2GB OC edition. I've been lurking this thread and other forums for a while and I guess I'll post my issue with my card.
I am at my wits end, no matter what i've tried my card. keeps. crashing. I guess I'd better explain the situation.
I get anywhere between 1-30 minutes of gameplay before I get a complete computer lockup, with grey vertical lines. I've tried drivers 12.3-12.9 beta. The only noticeable difference is the types of crashes. Sometimes the sound will still continue in the background but the computer will be completely unresponsive and require a hard reset. Other times the sound will loop and the computer will yet again be unresponsive to anything but a hard reset.
I've tried disabling the onboard audio and running a usb soundcard (that doesnt count as onboard right?) I have tried lowering clocks to 860mhz 1200 ghz. and increasing the voltage to 1.8 v just incase it was a power issue. No dice.
Here's the funny thing, I have never crashed whilst browsing/ doing homework whatever. I only get these crashes in game.
So basically, what do? I'm willing to try anything at this point.
CPU: i7 2600 @ 3.4gHz
Motherboard: P8 H61-M LX
RAM: Kingston Hyper X Genesis 8GB
Graphics Card: Gigabyte HD 7850 2GB OC (single card, no CFX)
PSU: Cosair GS-700W
Hard Drives: 1TB Western Digital
(OS on a 120gb Kingston SS)
Also I'm running a dual monitor set-up, one through the DVI and one through the mini display port. If that helps at all.