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I was pretty excited to fire up the card and get going. I thought manually un installing the nvidia drivers and using drive sweeper would be enough to clear the way from my previous 560, but that's apparently not the case. I don't entirety fault AMD, they can't control what I already had on my pc, an but their software is not any easier to remove. I gave up trying to make it work and just started reloaded the OS. *fingers crossed*
 
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Have a look at my sig thead on AMD stuff. I'm sure you'll find a few useful things for reference.
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Have a look at my sig thead on AMD stuff. I'm sure you'll find a few useful things for reference.

Bookmarked for overclocking later on, but the drivers still seem to be failing me. More BSOD on the fresh OS install, running more checks mad.gif
 
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if your getting bsods on a fresh os install with a new graphics card and youve never had them before that might point to the card being faulty. for sure though theres some sort of hardware issue.
 
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I would definitely be asking the manufacturer for some kind of RMA or the other. Cards that don't work properly when bought brand new are faulty.
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starting to sound hardwareish... did you try installing without CCC?
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post #7 of 63
Follow all those steps carefully and make sure you do right. Drive sweeper won't work good anymore scratch that out of your tools

How to: Remove your Nvidia GPU Drivers.
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Out of curiosity, what PSU do you have?
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Have a look at my sig thead on AMD stuff. I'm sure you'll find a few useful things for reference.

Bookmarked for overclocking later on, but the drivers still seem to be failing me. More BSOD on the fresh OS install, running more checks mad.gif

Uninstall the drivers thru the driver exe, choose uninstall, then shutdown and switch to the failsafe bios #2. Boot and install drivers again. If you get bsod again, exchange it. Where did you buy the card btw?
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I was really hoping that wasn't so, but it as an HIS ICEQx2 7970 GHZ. They review well, but I've heard about a lot of them having to be RMA'd. I re installed CCC once more and it seems ok now. Should I stress test it in OCCT?

Btw. atleast it looks sexy thumb.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 
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