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Hi Guys....

3DMark 11 Extreme test logged mu Core Clock at 501Mhz?
Running a XFX7970 BE DD which should have a Core clock of 1000Mhz....

I'm new to 3DMark 11 so just a question really...... despite a black screen crash in every game I play after 3 min.....
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It's the driver interaction with 3Dmark. 3Dmark is notorious for this because it switches in and out of 3D mode a billion freaking times in less than 5 minutes rofl.

Are you able to run 3Dmark w/o crashing, but games crash?
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Its been pretty random. 3dMark seems to run ok... Heaven drop out after the 3 loop. Metro benchmark drops out after 2nd loop....and all my games. Just ran memtestcl and that gave me more errors than the population of China...... Do card manufacturers take memtestcl seriously?
Thinking RMA.....
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Your card is bad. Have fun with your RMA. frown.gif
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Your card is bad. Have fun with your RMA. frown.gif

+1.
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+1.

AMD rep....nice.
Is memtestcl something XFX would take seriously? Reason I ask is that I sent this card in already and they told me it wasn't faulty. Tested another card in my machine this weekend and No crash.....also tested this card in another machine and it crashed. so definitely the card right? was starting to question my rig when they said it wasn't the card???
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+1.

AMD rep....nice.
Is memtestcl something XFX would take seriously? Reason I ask is that I sent this card in already and they told me it wasn't faulty. Tested another card in my machine this weekend and No crash.....also tested this card in another machine and it crashed. so definitely the card right? was starting to question my rig when they said it wasn't the card???

That definitely sounds like a faulty card. You'll have a hard time convincing XFX of that though. They really enjoy denying RMA's over silly things that make no sense. Even if the card truly is faulty, they don't care.
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That definitely sounds like a faulty card. You'll have a hard time convincing XFX of that though. They really enjoy denying RMA's over silly things that make no sense. Even if the card truly is faulty, they don't care.
Not very professional.... can honestly say once I get this sorted(...if ever) Never going XFX again.
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That definitely sounds like a faulty card. You'll have a hard time convincing XFX of that though. They really enjoy denying RMA's over silly things that make no sense. Even if the card truly is faulty, they don't care.
Not very professional.... can honestly say once I get this sorted(...if ever) Never going XFX again.

I said that back with the HD4890's when they screwed me over on mine. frown.gif

It's quite clear what's going on here, at least to me. You RMA'd your card, I assume you told them what was wrong with it, and they sent it back saying everything was fine...which clearly it isn't. If you've tested it in another machine and its still not working right, its clearly still a bad card. frown.gif

I wish you the best of luck. Hopefully you'll have better luck than I did with them. I've seen quite a few lucky stories from XFX support. If all else fails, call them, and speak to a manager. Be calm and rational and explain what's going on with it, and what their RMA department is pulling.
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Thanks for the advice dude.... trying to stay calm when I'm bent over is tough to say the least.
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