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Let's just get off to the point here, my GPU had been having problems where the computer would just shut off and a little box said "DVI No Signal", It didn't happen very often and I noticed it only happened on a few games, so today I thought I will just neutralize the problem and downclock my GPU a bit (Sapphire 7870 Ghz Edition) FROM 1050Mhz core to 990Mhz core, I didn't touch the voltage which still sits at 1.218v and I also left my mem clock at 1250Mhz. All seemed fine and I am pretty sure that problem is gone, however, while I was just watching some youtube video's, all the text, all of it, every little bit of text that was on the screen went all weird, it was in bold and I couldn't even read it, suddenly, after a few seconds, my whole system just crashed with a WHITE SCREEN, I waited a few seconds in shock at what was going on, and then my PC just rebooted itself, I booted in to windows, but my keyboards (Ttesports Challenger) Tt light doesn't work now, and I can't connect to the net, I troubleshooted my internet problem and it says there is a problem with my wireless adapter.

All the other parts seem to be fine. So now the only problem I am sitting with now is my wireless adapter won't connect to the net and the Tt light on the bottom of my keyboard won't come on, I still don't know why my PC crashed with a white screen though, and I am thinking of just selling my 7870 Ghz Edition with all the problems I have with it and getting a (Gigabyte) Nvidia GTX 660 Ti. Would this be a wise/good move?

So my questions would be, what do you think is going on? And why? and if getting the 660 Ti would be a good move.

Thanks.
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I wanna say it might be a defected card so you can try to RMA it and the 660ti is a nice card so go for it!
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I wanna say it might be a defected card so you can try to RMA it and the 660ti is a nice card so go for it!

I am also thinking it's a defective card... I might strike a deal with my Dad I am pretty sure he'll understand my problems and pay that little extra to switch brands. smile.gif
thanks for replying btw.

Anyone else have an opinion on this? smile.gif
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The GTX 660ti is certainly the direct competitor/slight winner against the 7870. That being said, 7850's and 7870 (AMD's Pitcairn line) are I think the best bang for buck GPU's out there right now of the current generation. (I still maintain that used $140 GTX480's are da best. biggrin.gif )

It sounds like you just got bad luck with the card. I'd RMA it and ask for a refund. That way, you can always buy a different 7870 if you choose (stay away from XFX. Too many warranty horror stories, rating of F with the BBB) to stay with AMD or use the funds for a GTX 660ti.

However, with 660ti prices where they are, I'd get this card that is linked below and call it a day. It will SMASH a 7870 in 90% of games as well as the 660ti. thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1320623/newegg-msi-geforce-gtx-670-2gb-329-ar/0_50
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The GTX 660ti is certainly the direct competitor/slight winner against the 7870. That being said, 7850's and 7870 (AMD's Pitcairn line) are I think the best bang for buck GPU's out there right now of the current generation. (I still maintain that used $140 GTX480's are da best. biggrin.gif )
It sounds like you just got bad luck with the card. I'd RMA it and ask for a refund. That way, you can always buy a different 7870 if you choose (stay away from XFX. Too many warranty horror stories, rating of F with the BBB) to stay with AMD or use the funds for a GTX 660ti.
However, with 660ti prices where they are, I'd get this card that is linked below and call it a day. It will SMASH a 7870 in 90% of games as well as the 660ti. thumb.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1320623/newegg-msi-geforce-gtx-670-2gb-329-ar/0_50

Thanks for your input. smile.gif

Yes I probably did just get bad luck with the card :/
And I would be all over that 670 if it weren't for the fact that I live in Australia... redface.gif

Mm, true, I could just go with another manufacturer, I'll have to get more opinions on this if I can. I just want to get what card is best for me really.
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Drivers.

AMD's drivers drive me insane, that in itself if a good enough reason to get a 660 ti or any comparable nvidia gpu.
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Drivers.
AMD's drivers drive me insane, that in itself if a good enough reason to get a 660 ti or any comparable nvidia gpu.

Probably is, I've tried 12.6, 12.7 and 12.8 drivers and had the same crashing problems, drives me insane!...
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lol i never update my drivers instill it is truly needed cause they have bugs when they first come out im on 12.6 and have no issues and never had a issue with ATI cards but i have had issues with nvida and tri sli
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Just out of curiosity. how old is the PSU?
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Just out of curiosity. how old is the PSU?

I was also wondering this because I have a friend with that EXACT PSU that made a Z77 system absurdly unstable and flat out blew up and EVGA x58 board... I'm NOT a fan of Corsair PSU's as a result and especially that TX-750.... it's got instability written all over it in my mind.

Though I'm sure there are plenty of happy owners, my experience with that model has been terrible.
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