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Is my 7970 goner?

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I have been using my MSI lighting 7970 for 4-5 months. Today i decide to buy another 7970, an Asus. I decided to do test the setting for Litecoin mining. So i ran both card @ my lighting settting (1050/1750). After i come back the comp crashed. There is no display when i try to boot, my monitor detect no signal, 2 blue lights behind the 2 fans did light up.

I swapped 2 card and use the Asus 7970 and boot successfully into the windows. I open GPU-Z and the MSI 7970 tab is this





My PSU is Seasonic 850-HT
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Sure looks like it. If you only have that card in, it won't boot right?
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I have been using my MSI lighting 7970 for 4-5 months. Today i decide to buy another 7970, an Asus. I decided to do test the setting for Litecoin mining. So i ran both card @ my lighting settting (1050/1750). After i come back the comp crashed. There is no display when i try to boot, my monitor detect no signal, 2 blue lights behind the 2 fans did light up.

I swapped 2 card and use the Asus 7970 and boot successfully into the windows. I open GPU-Z and the MSI 7970 tab is this





My PSU is Seasonic 850-HT

did you try the other bios switch ?

my gpu looks like this when i load it with a bad bios....
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Every now and then my computer will freeze when I'm mining Litecoins or any other type of e-currency. When I turn my computer back on, usually care 1 will have clocks at like 300MHz and similar on the memory. Trying to overclock it again via MSI Afterburner doesn't do anything.

I would suggest trying Sapphire Trixx. If this is not your problem, then please disregard my comment! thumb.gif Good luck!

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Try reinstalling the drivers. I had that 0MHz thing too when I flashed my card and didn't reinstall the drivers. Uninstall driver with unistaller, boot in safe mode and clean with driver sweeper and reinstall.
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I doubt you killed you card just by overclocking it, if you tried to flash a new bios onto the gpu that could kill it.

My display shows my gpu at 0mhz if the driver isnt installed correctly, try installing a new driver.
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fans spin and blue led light up like normal (if i recall correctly) just that there is no display.


edit: changed the bios switch, reinstall driver, nothing changed, cant boot with my old msi 7970.
Edited by sterob - 5/29/13 at 2:22pm
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update: i tried to flash the MSI 7970, in atiflash the device show up and i flashed it to various other 7970 bios but still no display. If is use the onboard card or the asus 7970 to boot in device manager, it detect 2 AMD radeon 7900 device but 1 is stopped due to error code 43.
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The card needs to be RMA'd. It has nothing to do with the BIOS. There's some component on the card which died.
Edited by Falkentyne - 5/31/13 at 11:56pm
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