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I thought I had a great card under my hands until last night during a 4 hour session of Guild Wars 2 all of a sudden the game crashed and the monitor went blank.

After restarting my PC my Asus video card is no longer detected by my computer or bios. I went back to my Intel HD4000 onboard video chip and everything works fine. My pc does not detect anything in the video card slot. I moved the video card to a different slot and still no luck?

Is there anything else I can attempt or should I RMA the video card?
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Originally Posted by Gauntlet3h View Post

I thought I had a great card under my hands until last night during a 4 hour session of Guild Wars 2 all of a sudden the game crashed and the monitor went blank.
After restarting my PC my Asus video card is no longer detected by my computer or bios. I went back to my Intel HD4000 onboard video chip and everything works fine. My pc does not detect anything in the video card slot. I moved the video card to a different slot and still no luck?
Is there anything else I can attempt or should I RMA the video card?

gahhh...so many Asus cards going bad....I hope I'm not next mad.gif

but back to your question...I can't imagine trying something else...if you have another system available, try swapping the card there....good luck
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I thought I had a great card under my hands until last night during a 4 hour session of Guild Wars 2 all of a sudden the game crashed and the monitor went blank.
After restarting my PC my Asus video card is no longer detected by my computer or bios. I went back to my Intel HD4000 onboard video chip and everything works fine. My pc does not detect anything in the video card slot. I moved the video card to a different slot and still no luck?
Is there anything else I can attempt or should I RMA the video card?

Just out of curiosity, were you overclocking the card? How were the temperatures?
   
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Just out of curiosity, were you overclocking the card? How were the temperatures?

I used ASUS gpu tweak. I got it stable 3+ hours using Heaven @ 1301 with a 300+ mem boost. So I set it at 1290 with 150 mem boost for everyday computing / gaming.

The tech I spoke today with told me to test with another video card to make sure my sabertooth z77 mobo isn't bad or my power supply isn't bad.

I'm on this PC now using the HD4000 onboard video chip. Is there any point testing my power supply or motherboard? I see the vga light is red on the pci express slot I have the 670 on.

edit: Temps never exceeded 67 degrees.
Edited by Gauntlet3h - 9/6/12 at 10:04am
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A red light indicates insufficient power to that socket. I would check the connector, that it's seated properly, and possibly another GPU. It could well be the card too, but if you can check your PSU with another card, that would be useful to troubleshoot.
   
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memory on this card generally overclocks good. mine went to 1780mhz easily. that wasn't the reason it lost though. core clock is. the 7950 is flat out faster once you hit 1080mhz or higher. especially if you can get one that will do 1150mhz or better, a 670 generally won't keep up in most games. I've had a good DC2 Top 670 that boosted to ~1250-1300mhz out of box and the card I'm using now is faster in every game I play except BF3. that's with 1180mhz core clock and I haven't used higher than 1550mhz on this 7950's memory..

How does the noise of that dual-X compare to the DC2 cooler?
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How does the noise of that dual-X compare to the DC2 cooler?

The dual X is louder. still one f the quietest cards I've heard, bu not as quiet as the DCII. the DCII is not audible for me, even at 90%. I can distinguish the dual x at about 70-75% fan speed.
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My GTX 670 DC2 TOP is so quiet - the quietest card I've ever owned! My Sapphire Dual-X 7970 fans have a noticeable tonal component, so at 50% fan speed and up, I can easily hear it. At 70% fan speed, it's quite audible, and any higher it's just plain loud. And to keep the card sub 70C, I have to keep the fans at 70-73%. Very impressed with DC2 cards, as I also briefly had a DC2 7970 for two days (which unfortunately had some problems, so I had to return it), and it was also very quiet.
   
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The dual X is louder. still one f the quietest cards I've heard, bu not as quiet as the DCII. the DCII is not audible for me, even at 90%. I can distinguish the dual x at about 70-75% fan speed.

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My GTX 670 DC2 TOP is so quiet - the quietest card I've ever owned! My Sapphire Dual-X 7970 fans have a noticeable tonal component, so at 50% fan speed and up, I can easily hear it. At 70% fan speed, it's quite audible, and any higher it's just plain loud. And to keep the card sub 70C, I have to keep the fans at 70-73%. Very impressed with DC2 cards, as I also briefly had a DC2 7970 for two days (which unfortunately had some problems, so I had to return it), and it was also very quiet.

Thanks guys. I've read the reviews and owner comments on the dual-x cooler but never a direct comparison from owners of both.
I agree, this DC2 cooler is the quietest card I've ever owned or heard for that matter. Even at 90% speed all I can hear is the non-offensive whooshing of air (it never needs to run that hard, I've only run it at that speed just to hear how it sounded). And since all fans don't sound the same, was wondering about the tonal qualities as well (thanks for that remark eleveneleven).
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I thought I had a great card under my hands until last night during a 4 hour session of Guild Wars 2 all of a sudden the game crashed and the monitor went blank.
After restarting my PC my Asus video card is no longer detected by my computer or bios. I went back to my Intel HD4000 onboard video chip and everything works fine. My pc does not detect anything in the video card slot. I moved the video card to a different slot and still no luck?
Is there anything else I can attempt or should I RMA the video card?

/jawdrop

woah... i'm in nearly the same boat... same thing happened to my card playing guild wars 2 also! i managed to get a signal back, but the card hasn't been the same since. won't even retain rated boost clock settings during heaven runs. i made a thread seeking help, but now im even more shocked that i'm not the only one having played the same game!

perhaps there's something about guild wars 2 killing the DCU 2 TOP ?
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