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XFX 7950 freeze then getting stuck in 2D clocks?

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My brother has the XFX DD Black Edition 7950. 2D clocks are 500 core 150 vram, 3D clocks are 900 core, 1375 vram. He is having an issue in both FarCry3 and Planetside2, where anywhere from start of the game to 30-45 minutes into gameplay, it stutters and almost freezes with framerates dropping almost to zero, then it catches itself and stabilizes around 20-30 fps, when before the event his FPS for FC3 and PS2 are 70+. Other games like StarCraft 2 and Counter-Strike GO work okay, with no slowdowns.


The thing is, FarCry3 would completely crash to a blackscreen/desktop until we bumped his Power Level to +20%, then it stopped fully crashing, and just began to get stuck in 2D clocks.


Using MSI AB, we found that after the freeze/stuttering event, the card gets stuck in it's 2D 500core/150mem clocks. Only a reboot of the PC allows it to use/attain 3D clockspeeds during a game. And then again, the cycle will continue...


We have used both AMD's uninstaller and windows to remove the drivers, and retried with 13.2 Beta5, and same situation. His cpu/gpu temps are fine, during heaviest usage, the gpu doesnt go higher than 50c and there is no overclocking going on at all. His PSU is a Corsair TX650.

Any ideas? I'm stumped.
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Don't know if it helps but try doing a fresh install of Windows 7/8 and then the latest AMD drivers. Keep it simple and then install FC3 PS2 and try again.
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