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Hey guys new to the site. Been having trouble with my 6950 that was given to me about a month ago. So making a long story short it runs awful. Low FPS low Benchmark Score. MY Nvidia 8800 gts runs a 1000 times better then the 6950. Everything i have is stock nothing OC. I went as far as new HD with new OS 64bit with clean drivers from AMD still runs bad.
i get the display driver stopped responding and has recovered all the time playing WoW. I turned it off in windows so it wont give me the error anymore but when i launch WoW it hangs at login screen for like 5 mins. Then i can login and play.
Any ideas ?
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Bump!
Anyone
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Card is dying. Stick it in the oven thumb.gif

Only if you card doesn't have a warranty.
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Welcome to OCN thumb.gif

Are the clocks on the card changing like they should?

Who gave you the card? Is there a chance they gave it to you because it didn't work correctly?
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runs about 800mhz GPU clock and 1250 Memory clock. It stays on 250 gpu and 150 memory when nothing is running. Temp around 46c
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At least replace TIM and setup a custom Fan Profile with After Burner to keep your cards fan running as fast as it can without it bothering you.
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Are you plugged into the right port? i.e. GPU and not Mobo?

Also, make sure you've installed your Nvidia drivers correctly and then installed the latest AMD Catalyst Drivers.
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post #8 of 13
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Confused What Nvidia Drivers would i even need? Also I adjusted Fan speed! Same thing I tried to launch 3DMark to try a benchmark. it tried to start and 3D mark just crashed.
Is replacing TIM just removing Heat sink And cleaning it up and putting new thermal back on it ?
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Confused What Nvidia Drivers would i even need?

I think he meant uninstall, lol. You shouldn't need any nvidea drivers.
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Is replacing TIM just removing Heat sink And cleaning it up and putting new thermal back on it ?

Yep.

What are your load temps? Is this an old card someone didn't want?
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yea its a Old card. My friend gave it to me cause he was having trouble with it. temp stays around 42c. gone up to 51c when trying to run 3DMark. But just keep getting the old display driver stopped responding and has recovered.
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