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My card is currently on RMA...the 2nd time around. I'll flip the table and go on a rampage if they send it back to me again.
Links to similar threads regarding this issue is indicated on my video.
what I want to know now...
when did you buy your 7XXX
maybe it's just a batch release problem since other people tell me that they don''t have any problems with the card.
is there a way to know what batch our cards are?
My 7870 is bought on April 2012. days after it became locally available to my country.

I have this exact issue also! I've gone through 3 sets of 7970s... total of 6 that I tested out individually. I gave up and ended up with the ones I have now because they overclocked the best. Otherwise, I still have this issue...

So NOT limited to the 78xx cards only.
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I quit battle with 12.7 drivers, i have literally tried everything possible and NOTHING WORKED.

I am going to try 12.9 beta + PP disabled + 2 profiles in MSI AB.
Edited by sena - 10/3/12 at 9:47am
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Seems like AMD did the same as NVIDIA and with new drivers they capped OC, making card unstable beyond their specified MHz.
A user from Guru3d reports that AMD 7850 Oced more than 1050MHz, makes card crashing/freeze.
That could be the answer that many of you need to hear.
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=369201

oh that sucks
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Throwing out another update: I haven't had a crash since that one outlier, the discrete audio card seems to be playing along nicely.
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UPDATE:
I got my replacement card from the shop.
for some reason it says DUAL X on the fan instead of Sapphire... (I have no idea why...I asked the store and they don't know either)
perhaps it's another 7870 batch? (I've searched and I can't confirm)

what does your cards say on the Fan?

btw I bought a ASUS Xonar DSX...because the DX is out of my budget...

I just installed the 2...
I hope the fans won't hit the sound card, the space between them is really tiny!

onboard sound is also disabled.

I'm praying that my nightmare ends and everthing would now go well
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The problems I'm having with my MSI 7870 hawk are the GPU constantly alternating between 450 and 1100 mhz even while under full load if I use any driver newer than 12.6
But even with 12.6 I'm still having performance issues in games. In benchmarks using 12.6 my 7870 is a good deal better than my old 6870, but in games it's either the same, or worse.
This is especially the case in Bad Company 2 multi-player where I get stuttering and jerky game play at 1680x1050 and only 2x aa and 4x af.

It's driving me bonkers, is the card broken somehow? Is it my cpu? or psu? I'm really hoping it's just a driver issue.
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The problems I'm having with my MSI 7870 hawk are the GPU constantly alternating between 450 and 1100 mhz even while under full load if I use any driver newer than 12.6
But even with 12.6 I'm still having performance issues in games. In benchmarks using 12.6 my 7870 is a good deal better than my old 6870, but in games it's either the same, or worse.
This is especially the case in Bad Company 2 multi-player where I get stuttering and jerky game play at 1680x1050 and only 2x aa and 4x af.
It's driving me bonkers, is the card broken somehow? Is it my cpu? or psu? I'm really hoping it's just a driver issue.
Try this: Install 12.9 beta. then install MSI AB and then disable PowerPlay in MSI AB and make 2 profiles in MSI AB, so you can drop to lower clocks in idle.

This is how i fixed downclocking.
Edited by sena - 10/6/12 at 7:02am
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I did use MSI AB back when I first got my 6870, but Punkbuster (which is used in BC2) really hated AB with a passion, which resulted in frequent crashes and lock ups. Has that changed recently?
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I did use MSI AB back when I first got my 6870, but Punkbuster (which is used in BC2) really hated AB with a passion, which resulted in frequent crashes and lock ups. Has that changed recently?
I use MSI AB with BF3 which also uses PunkBuster, no problems for now.
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Alright, I'll give it a go in a bit.
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