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post #11 of 19
Okay post back if you still have the freezing issue.
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post #12 of 19
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Here's what happened.

I played Hitman Absolution for 2hrs straight both yesterday and today with no crashes/freezes so that's good.

I played BC2 for an hour just fine but then it crashed but this time it was different. Before with the old driver it used to crash and give me different colors with vertical lines and it would corrupt firefox if I left it open in the background. This time it crashed but the different colors started flashing non-stop so I had to close BC2 with task manager and firefox didn't get corrupted this time. It's weird but I have a feeling it could be a realtek issue that's causing it because I played Hitman Absolution just fine both yesterday and today.

What do you guys think?
post #13 of 19
If it's fine w/ some games and crashing w/ others it sounds like it could be driver related.

If you've finished up w/ FC3 or don't think you'll be playing it for a bit try rolling back to 12.10s and make sure you clean all the old drivers out.
You could still play that after rolling back drivers but in my experience 12.11 betas + CAP2 (same as 13.1) make a BIG difference in that one particular game.
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post #14 of 19
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Here's what happened.

I played Hitman Absolution for 2hrs straight both yesterday and today with no crashes/freezes so that's good.

I played BC2 for an hour just fine but then it crashed but this time it was different. Before with the old driver it used to crash and give me different colors with vertical lines and it would corrupt firefox if I left it open in the background. This time it crashed but the different colors started flashing non-stop so I had to close BC2 with task manager and firefox didn't get corrupted this time. It's weird but I have a feeling it could be a realtek issue that's causing it because I played Hitman Absolution just fine both yesterday and today.

What do you guys think?

I'm almost positive that's driver related my old 4870 did that once or twice before i went back to 11.10's then it stopped
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post #15 of 19
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So I played Hitman Absolution and BF3 for 2hrs each and they never crashed or froze so that's good. I'm guessing the issue that I was having is just with Crap Company 2.
post #16 of 19
I heard news that 7870s made from Sapphire have a defect in them with regards to quality of the materials used in the card itself.

No amount of troubleshooting will fix that.

Your best bet is to return it and get another brand of a 7870.
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by King4x4 View Post

I heard news that 7870s made from Sapphire have a defect in them with regards to quality of the materials used in the card itself.

No amount of troubleshooting will fix that.

Your best bet is to return it and get another brand of a 7870.

Did you even read the thread?
post #18 of 19
Oh yes I did and it fits the profile of that bug.

If you don't get a BSOD and just a sound crash no other signs then it's the card itself.

If you get a BSOD then please provide the code from that BSOD.
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by King4x4 View Post

Oh yes I did and it fits the profile of that bug.

If you don't get a BSOD and just a sound crash no other signs then it's the card itself.

If you get a BSOD then please provide the code from that BSOD.

I still think you didn't read the thread or at least didn't understand it. I never said a thing about a BSOD. All I said is that I get crashes/sound loops in Bad Company 2 and that is because of a driver conflict between Realtek and Punkbuster. I never get a crash or anything like that in other games so I don't think it's a hardware issue.
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