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Should I sell this card and get a different one?

I was thinking of doing that and getting a 770 or something.

if you plan on getting the same card, get a different brand. you might have better luck not having the same issues.

for the 770, its the same as a 680. so you could probably get a used 680 for cheaper and have it overclocked to a 770 spec. thumb.gif
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What brand/model psu is it? Not likely the problem but could be. Have you tried another psu?
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What brand/model psu is it? Not likely the problem but could be. Have you tried another psu?
It's a CM Silent Pro M 850W.

I don't have another PSU to test out.
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Ok, most likely a second bad gpu or mobo. Does the card do the same in the second slot? Do you have a second slot?
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Ok, most likely a second bad gpu or mobo. Does the card do the same in the second slot? Do you have a second slot?
I don't think it's the mobo because I RMA'd it before because of an unrelated matter. Even so, it's supposed to be working in top shape.
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I just rebooted my computer and did another test and the game quit responding after 3 minutes I was in a co-op game.

This is f***ing ridiculous. Does anyone recommend that I go with an AMD card or get a 770? I definitely don't want to keep this trashy 670 anymore.
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I love my 7950 for the price/performance ratio and would highly recommend one, but at this point if you have the money grab a 770/780. That would be a performance upgrade and not a sidegrade.
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How is the cooling in your case?
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I've got a very strange graphics card on my hands.

When I underclock or raise the fan speed of the 670, Far Cry 3 runs without any problems.

Does this mean that the card is somewhat faulty? Whatever the case may be, it's not a reason to RMA it I think.

This post makes me think that you have overheating problems.
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How is the cooling in your case?
This post makes me think that you have overheating problems.
You definitely have a point here.

My case is the Fractal Design Arc Midi and I think it does a decent job at cooling all the components, and has 3 case fans.

I don't feel like risking getting another case fan and the card still not working like it should, so it is time that I exchange my card for a different one, probably a 770.

Do the reference design cards cool better because of its method of pushing all the hot air to the back of the case?
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How is the cooling in your case?
This post makes me think that you have overheating problems.

he said originally he couldnt even get the game to run so probably not a heat issue since the card doesnt even get used if the game doesnt run. I think the odds of 2 bad cards in a row is pretty out there. I would look at the mobo. what mobo do you have? If you had issues with this brand of mobo and RMAed it once maybe it is a bad model/brand all together and may explain why the first card wouldnt work either.
    
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