I am troubleshooting a Powercolor 7870 that has been in service for about 2 months. After about a month in it started doing what is demonstrated in the youtube vid. Additionally, there is significant screen tearing in BF3 and minecraft (2 most played games on this system). I was able to get it to do what is in the vid this morning, but can't replicate it.
The same issue in the vid was happening on the desktop / chrome browser session when it was first reported to me a few weeks back. So, no gaming or high GPU temps.http://youtu.be/FF0jT2NQhbs
ASRock z77 Extreme4
Samsung 128GB 830
1TB WD Black
i5-3570 (hyper 212 cooling)
8GB GSkill RAM
Powercolor 7870 Myst Edition
Powercolor is run at stock as is the processor. This is a teens gaming computer that doesn't need to do any tinkering because he wouldn't know what he is doing so I am not trying to do any over/under clocks here. MSI AB is being used for the fan profile. While running the Unigine Valley benchmark the fan has to be run at 90% to keep the GPU temps stable at 70-73 C. If I run the benchmark with vsync enabled temps drop 10 degrees on the GPU. If BF3 is played for a few hours the system eventually locks and shuts down (driver crash?) or has to be forced off to reboot.
I have not done any bios flashing on the card and I don't really want to. I have not tried any beta drivers yet as that is my next step. The issues the card is having and the fact that the fan has to be ran so high just to keep temps stable around 70 have me paranoid that the card is a turd.
Thoughts? Thank you for any input.
Oh, and I love the third party Accelero cooling solution. That thing looks great. I want to go that route,but need to determine the fate of the card before deploying any third party solutions.Edited by peterman25 - 6/1/13 at 11:55am