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This Gigabyte 7950 Windforce X3 is the worst card i've ever had.

It's crashing at stock settings in BF3 and OCCT GPU test (doesnt even run for 1 min + it's throttling the card hard, and even then it crashes)

In BF3 I crash after 15-30 min with a directx error message "Badly formed commands" or something... Game freeze, then 5-10 secs and i get a popup.

I've tried newest WHQL and newest BETA. Fresh Win 7 x64 install.

I'm using F1Z BIOS (1000/1250) with locked voltage, but i have tried F43 and it still crashes. But i guess it shouldnt be needed to do things like flashing another BIOS for a GFX to work properly...mad.gif


What do you think? Time for RMA?
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RMA
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post #3 of 7
I have 2 of these cards... one works fine the other has the same problem. If you run Valley or heaven do you get starbursts of color?

both are part of chimp challenge right now so I am waiting to RMA.

But the bad card will probably work if you down clock it to 900/1250 until you get your RMA done.
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RMA
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If you do wish to try another bios before resorting to an rma, I have had great success running my 7950 Windforce with this Sapphire bios from SonDa5:
www.overclock.net/t/1281711/hd7950-revised-with-reference-hd7970-pcb-club#post_17724563
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Just RMA it
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Seems to work "OK" with 13.2 Beta 7.

Just played BF3 for one hour no issues..

Did 20 mins of OCCT GPU test with 60 fps Limit / 1920x1200 Full Screen. Passed. But failed with 0 fps (unlimited) ?! Is this normal?

This is at complete stock settings.. 1000/1250..

Problem is if i RMA this card, im pretty sure they will tell me its working fine..
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