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Idle temperature was 51C because MSI AB disabled powertune so when I overclock (or change fan speed), idle frequency doesn`t drop (note frequency was 950/1375 for 1175mv stock speed - fan set at 25% instead of 20% hence the powertune disabled).

I was checking my mail when chrome froze then screen went black and windows recovered drivers.
Could it be a defect card?

Also, if you are wondering why I have to leave frequency at full speed is because the card for an unknown reason doesn`t fully clock up when I launch a game. I cap at 500MHz and it is probably due to BIOS/drivers.
Edited by Just a nickname - 11/29/12 at 11:12am
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Idle temperature was 51C because MSI AB disabled powertune so when I overclock, idle frequency doesn`t drop (note frequency was 950/1375 for 1175mv stock speed - fan set at 25% instead of 20% hence the powertune disabled).
I was checking my mail when chrome froze then screen went black and windows recovered drivers.
Could it be a defect card?

You mean the frequency doesn't step down during low load?
Clean and install latest drivers. This was a known issue with some drivers.
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You mean the frequency doesn't step down during low load?
Clean and install latest drivers. This was a known issue with some drivers.

No, frequency doesn`t step up when lauching game or gaming. It caps at 500MHz as if it was running java apps/video/etc.
Fresh windows install & changing drivers didn`t solve the issue. Tried 12.10, 12.11 B4,B7 & now at B8
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No, frequency doesn`t step up when lauching game or gaming. It caps at 500MHz as if it was running java apps/video/etc.
Fresh windows install & changing drivers didn`t solve the issue. Tried 12.10, 12.11 B4,B7 & now at B8

Have you updated the card's BIOS?
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Checked on MSI page and they only provide old drivers and MSI AB utility...
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Checked on MSI page and they only provide old drivers and MSI AB utility...

Yeah, that's pretty typical. Look around and see what you can find. Most 7970s (if not all) have a dual BIOS switch so you can revert if it messes up.
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What would you suggest because so far, I`ve found anything interesting. What do I gain switching BIOS?
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Actually try disabling ULPS first.
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