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i bought an XFX 7970 DD black (1000 MHZ) and i was experiencing crashing in games when i bumped the settings up. recently went eyefinity and it happened even more often. i moved the clock down to 925MHZ and its been perfect since. ive got enough power and it happened with most demanding games and benchmarks pointing to unstability. also temps were 65. then 75 in eyefinity. just wondering has anyone ever experienced a factory unstable card. if so post here.
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If you have a factory unstable card then you should get an RMA. XFX is great and they will test the card.
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I would make sure your drivers are up to date on everything. Then maybe try a couple different AMD drivers. If the problem persist, then RMA the card.
     
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im pretty layed back about it all. im sure just a tiny bump in voltages should sort it out. apart from that its a great GPU and performs amazing eyefinity. just wondering how common it is for a factory oc card to be unstable.
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and i did go through several drivers, uninstalling them completely. the problem only fixed with a reduction to the core clock smile.gif
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im pretty layed back about it all. im sure just a tiny bump in voltages should sort it out. apart from that its a great GPU and performs amazing eyefinity. just wondering how common it is for a factory oc card to be unstable.

I have an XFX OCed card and not having any problems with it so far. Can't remember exactly I have owned it for about 10 months. Now the Gigabyte 5870 OC I have gave me trouble. I used it for about 5-6 months, sent it back for RMA, then used it for about 4 months. Now it sits on the shelf collecting dust. Damn thing is barely used.
     
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post #7 of 15
Well wats the point of having a beast card if you won't b able to oc in the future. You should RMA the card
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Well wats the point of having a beast card if you won't b able to oc in the future. You should RMA the card
post #9 of 15
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ah ok. what exactly was the problem with the sapphire then? hardware, coil whine. think my card is borderline unstable so temperatures souldnt change much at all. ill get round to upping the voltage a tiny bit and getting clock to 1000 or 1050 in a few days and let you know the results. smile.gif
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i can OC the card but it arrived unstable. i wanted to find out how common this issue is smile.gif
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