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Originally Posted by OwnedINC View Post

I've had such issues, but mine only occurred when opening a youtube video after a gaming session oddly enough.
2 years is a lonnnng time in the tech world.

Unless you buy XFX and get lifetime.
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I'm thinking about buying an HD 7870...

Is this a potential problem on ALL HD 7870s or have any manufacturers started shipping revised versions of the card?
    
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I'm thinking about buying an HD 7870...
Is this a potential problem on ALL HD 7870s or have any manufacturers started shipping revised versions of the card?

I suggest to go to newegg.com and read reviews of various 7870 cards. Especially the factory overclocked with better cooling cards.

Update: I just had a quick look and wow, sapphire 7870 ghz edition is crowded with black screen issues. And funny enough the most reviewed Gigabyte 7870 has no black screen reports in the 3 and 2 star reviews.
Edited by Catscratch - 11/3/12 at 8:19am
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it's not just Sapphire it's all the other Manufactures aswell, Sapphire just so happens to be the most identifiable one out of all that are having problems. redface.gif

MSI also.
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I've had such issues, but mine only occurred when opening a youtube video after a gaming session oddly enough.
2 years is a lonnnng time in the tech world.

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Powercolor had only 1 year warranty.
my hd7850 had no problem... so far... redface.gif
edit: as said, 2 years is a long time in the tech world.

You are completely missing the point. Whether you sell your cards before 2 years, or you've owned 100 sapphire cards and never had to rma the card is beside the point.

Every other reputable card manufacturer offers 3-5 year warranties and Sapphire (maybe powercolor) offers 2 years. Offering lower warranty to get more profits is fair. But lowering your warranty because you are cutting corners on your products and know your cards won't last as long is shady. What I'm saying is that this news coming out in combination with the fact that their warranty is the shortest does not look good for Sapphire.
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Unless you buy XFX and get lifetime.

Lifetime warranty by new companies like XFX is just for marketing. You're only entitled to the so-called lifetime warranty as long as the company is around. These days, companies come and go so good luck to whoever buys XFX. Not to mention XFX skimps out on the basic cables like DP and HDMI.

Most people on this forum, who has a decent paying job, don't keep their cards for more than 3 years anyway. Well within the standard warranty period on all cards.

I have a MSI 6970 Lightning, by the time 3 years comes around I'll upgrade to the 8xxx series, lifetime warranty is useless since cards that don't fail or exhibit problems within the first month last for a very long time anyways.
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For those who are facing Famous "Display driver has stopped responding & recovered error" which is also responsible for screen going blank issues, try downloading & installing below items

1) DirectX End-User Runtimes

2) Microsoft FixIT for "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista
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Lifetime warranty by new companies like XFX is just for marketing. You're only entitled to the so-called lifetime warranty as long as the company is around. These days, companies come and go so good luck to whoever buys XFX. Not to mention XFX skimps out on the basic cables like DP and HDMI.
Most people on this forum, who has a decent paying job, don't keep their cards for more than 3 years anyway. Well within the standard warranty period on all cards.
I have a MSI 6970 Lightning, by the time 3 years comes around I'll upgrade to the 8xxx series, lifetime warranty is useless since cards that don't fail or exhibit problems within the first month last for a very long time anyways.

As long as the company is around... you could say that about any company. What if you bought a MSI or gigabyte card today and they went out of business tomorrow? Guess your 2 year warranty wasn't really for 2 years?

I don't plan on keeping the same card(s) for more than 2 years; but if I do, I have a lifetime warranty to back me.

I am selling one of my 7870's right now; new owner gets a lifetime warranty as long as I am the one to send it in.... Marketing for xfx = marketing for me.

Why would I need more cables when every monitor or tv I have ever purchased comes with them? I have a box full of display and data cables I don't use. I give them away to friends that come over I have so many.

I have three monitors running just fine off of my one xfx card... that didn't come with display cables.
post #29 of 41
I was getting a black screen on HD 5870 here until I turned off aero/transparencies in windows theme.
it was making the voltage regulators over heat. giving me a black screens randomly.

I wonder if the same problem.
    
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I was getting a black screen on HD 5870 here until I turned off aero/transparencies in windows theme.
it was making the voltage regulators over heat. giving me a black screens randomly.
I wonder if the same problem.

I was about to say the same thing.

I have my 6950 causing similar problems. Just suddenly goes black and sometimes, doesn't recover.

I always put it down to a dodgey overclock or a possible loose DVI cable. Although the problem is rare, this article has raised my concerns.
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