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The best is to test your card in a different system. I cant tell you for sure but if your card play fine and then just random freeze maybe its a power problem.
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I just got my new 7970 and it's flickering in Windows. Been using an old GTX260 for a couple of weeks with NO PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER on 120hz.
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Originally Posted by sKratch View Post

I just got my new 7970 and it's flickering in Windows. Been using an old GTX260 for a couple of weeks with NO PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER on 120hz.

I think I might've found a fix, haven't seen any flickers after I wrote this in the profile. I'll report back later if this worked.

"Simkin:

You have to be able to see hidden folders, then

go to

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE

(i shut down Catalyst in taskmanager)

open up profiles.xml

Feature name="MemoryClockTarget_PCI_VEN_1002&DEV_6798&SUBSYS _254D1458&REV_00_4&80E7924&0&0008A">
Property name="Want_0" value="30000" />
Property name="Want_1" value="137500" />

Just look for memory target, and change it from 15000 to 30000, i think if you have two cards, there will be TWO LINES to edit..

Restart and it should now be 300/300 on idle."
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Artifacts and freezes are back on both oc and stock settings on my new XFX 7970 DD card...



Max I've pushed it is core 1025Mhz and mem 1475Mhz, temps have been at around 65c.
Edited by sKratch - 2/27/13 at 8:00am
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I read through your post and I'm not sure you already looked into this for your windows issue- have you disabled ULPS and changed the unofficial OC settings in MSI afterburner? I had two XFX DD edition 7970s that I RMAd for my two MSI 7970 OC edition cards and these settings solved my windows problems, which were almost identical to yours. As far as the issues in gaming, you are having the exact same problems I had when I RMAd my cards. Have you tried each one separately? When I tried mine individually, they both gave me issues, so I replaced them with my MSI cards (only to find out my motherboard was ALSO bad.... so much for quality control nowadays). Aside from that, have you tried downclocking the card to see how it works at the lower AMD reference clocks? I completely understand your frustration here, I just solved my issues a week ago. These 7970s really are good cards, try not to get discouraged yet.

EDIT:
Here's the ULPS info
http://www.overclock.net/t/667144/crossfire-disabling-ulps

And here's the unofficial OC info:
http://www.overclock.net/t/641299/guide-to-enabling-unofficial-overclocking-in-msi-afterburner

Try searching in the 7950/7970/7990 thread also, there is quite a bit of substantiating info in there that might clarify some of the things I mentioned here. What type of power supply are you using?
Edited by rattlerskin - 3/19/13 at 10:32am
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Originally Posted by rattlerskin View Post

I read through your post and I'm not sure you already looked into this for your windows issue- have you disabled ULPS and changed the unofficial OC settings in MSI afterburner? I had two XFX DD edition 7970s that I RMAd for my two MSI 7970 OC edition cards and these settings solved my windows problems, which were almost identical to yours. As far as the issues in gaming, you are having the exact same problems I had when I RMAd my cards. Have you tried each one separately? When I tried mine individually, they both gave me issues, so I replaced them with my MSI cards (only to find out my motherboard was ALSO bad.... so much for quality control nowadays). Aside from that, have you tried downclocking the card to see how it works at the lower AMD reference clocks? I completely understand your frustration here, I just solved my issues a week ago. These 7970s really are good cards, try not to get discouraged yet.

EDIT:
Here's the ULPS info
http://www.overclock.net/t/667144/crossfire-disabling-ulps

And here's the unofficial OC info:
http://www.overclock.net/t/641299/guide-to-enabling-unofficial-overclocking-in-msi-afterburner

Try searching in the 7950/7970/7990 thread also, there is quite a bit of substantiating info in there that might clarify some of the things I mentioned here. What type of power supply are you using?

I RMA'd my old card and got a new one that's working just fine, same version. I've managed to clock this card a bit, but not much, it just end up artifacting, so I'm almost running original speeds. I do get flickers in Windows, but that's because the speeds the card is running when "idling" is made for 60Hz and not 120Hz monitors. (I can fix this, but I haven't bothered to do it yet.) Thanks for trying to help though! thumb.gif
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