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post #11 of 14
Did you try to re-seat the card physically?
post #12 of 14
have you checked the PCI-E power plug hasn't come loose? I've had similar issues when the +2 part of the 6+2 pin plug wasn't seated properly and the action of closing the case door was enough to dislodge it.

Have you checked there's no dust blocking the heatsink of the cooler?

Also, where is the exhaust of the GPU fan directed? My media PC kept abruptly shutting down after about a minute of playing far cry 3 and I could feel and smell (like a hair dryer!) the heat coming off the top. Did a bit of head scratching and discovered all the heat sinks were caked in dust and that the GPU fan was blowing hot air straight onto the CPU heat sink! Bit of cleaning and re positioning of things sorted that out. Its usual role was for watching movies/TV so it hadn't needed to stress the GPU for a while and the dust just built up.

Is this card new or old?
 
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To use some aftermarket coolers with 7950's and 7970's i had to use a thin copper plate to fill up the space between the GPU and base of the cooler.

New aftermarket coolers made for the 7950 and 7970 have a copper like plate sticking out from the base of the cooler aswell.
Its small and square, like the GPU chip itself.
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Originally Posted by Farih View Post

To use some aftermarket coolers with 7950's and 7970's i had to use a thin copper plate to fill up the space between the GPU and base of the cooler.

New aftermarket coolers made for the 7950 and 7970 have a copper like plate sticking out from the base of the cooler aswell.
Its small and square, like the GPU chip itself.

That die spacer was the first thing I thought of too.
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