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None of the temps are ok. I dont know what you guys are talking about his load temps being fine for..... my 7950 doesnt even venture over 55C under 100% load and thats with a 1200/1600 OC on 1.25V. 80C is insanely high for none OC'd load temps..... Id would honestly stray away to a different vendor my friend.
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I'm probably just gonna return the card, the company I use have a free courier service so I won't lose anything smile.gif It's not worth the risk on a £400 card.
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Your card is definately faulty man, why not change vendor. Whoever you ordered from should have a system in place where you wont be charged for the re shipping of a new card due to faulty one you just got.
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

I'm probably just gonna return the card, the company I use have a free courier service so I won't lose anything smile.gif It's not worth the risk on a £400 card.

yeah if you are not happy return the card. a £400 card needs to work perfectly out of the box. the MSI HD 7970 Lightning is a good custom card.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-152-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938

the sapphire hd 7970 vapor-x is also another good option

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-303-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=938
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post #15 of 22
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Your card is definately faulty man, why not change vendor. Whoever you ordered from should have a system in place where you wont be charged for the re shipping of a new card due to faulty one you just got.
I'll give the Asus Matrix one more try because everyone else only has good things to say about it. If my new one is faulty as well I'll have no hesitations going with someone like MSI or Gigabyte smile.gif
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OP not sure what drivers your running but its been reported that the 12.11 betas are not coorporating when the cards are supposed to be at their idle clock speed.
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OP not sure what drivers your running but its been reported that the 12.11 betas are not coorporating when the cards are supposed to be at their idle clock speed.
I'm running 12.10.
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Your card is definately faulty man, why not change vendor. Whoever you ordered from should have a system in place where you wont be charged for the re shipping of a new card due to faulty one you just got.
that Asus is one of the best 7970s made, why do you keep insisting over and over that he change vendors
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post #19 of 22
I suggest trying new drivers first off. Try 12.8 drivers after a totally fresh wipe of your old ones. If the same issue arises then yes return
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Redo the TIM on the gpu. It's just 4 screws around the gpu socket. If that doesn't work along with removing the soundcard, send it back.
    
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