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Running PCI-E 2.0 or 3.0 wouldnt make much of a difference in performance i think with these cards....
@ Spenny, i had my card clocked slightly higher then yours. also my cpu is running @ 5ghz, dont know what yours is at but that might make a difference.

Oh, ok. I updated my build today.. I need to do some research on OCing, my card is an OEM OC and I'm running Asus AITuner(?) OC for the CPU and RAM. I basically built this computer to play D3, but I also wanted something slightly future-proof. I picked the 7870 because it's had good reviews and as a newer card, it might be available down the road for crossfire.
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I was able to get my OC up to 1200 on the core and 1300 on the memory. Sadly the drivers keep crashing when I OC the card to much. The weird thing is that I have gotten 0 artifacts. Is this a driver issue or a stability issue? I'm running Catalyst 12.3

Its your cooling, Mem is giving up regardless of temps.

Let me restate that. Insufficient cooling can lead to crashes. The components on the card must all be balanced and cooled effectively otherwise you will get that. If you drop the Mem and keep the core will it stay stable and not crash?
Edited by DeadLink - 3/31/12 at 9:31am
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Its your cooling, Mem is giving up regardless of temps.

Even with the memory at stock it still does it.
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Fresh Install of windows and drivers too?
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Fresh Install of windows and drivers too?

I didn't do a fresh install but I did wipe the old drivers and install the new ones.
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Sounds like Voltage or heat to me. Reminds me of errors I would get on a couple of my cards when they pushed to hard.

When do the drivers crash?
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Sounds like Voltage or heat to me. Reminds me of errors I would get on a couple of my cards when they pushed to hard.
When do the drivers crash?

About a minute into benching. Also, I can run Furmark for as long as I want without the drivers ever crashing. The hottest it ever gets is 75 degrees.
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post #88 of 4099
Best suggestions.

1. Re seat the card.
2. Use two separate PCI Connections from the PSU Or vise versa.
3. Fresh Install or try in another computer if possible.
4. Re Seat Heat Sink and Re apply thicker Thermal Pads and TIM (Worst Case)
5. Find the biggest fan you have and stick that sucker on the side of the card to see if that changes anything during normal crashes.
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Club is coming along very well guys, nice job thumb.gif
There will be more of us soon enough biggrin.gif
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How are those cards working for you?
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