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MSI 7950 TFIII OC/BE crashed while idle. Fans went to 100%, no display signal.

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Hi,
I recently upgraded my system to a 3570k and an asus p8z77-v mobo. My 7950 TFIII OC/BE is only a few months old and havent used it much until now, as it was a replacement card, the original had an issue with electrical conductors that made it very, very loud. Anyway, I did a fresh install of windows 7 x64, installed drivers and such and put SC2 and GW2 on today to have a play and see how it performs. I had HWmonitor and cpuz running to see temperatures and clocks on the new cpu and msi afterburner for the gpu, everything ran fine, nothing exceeded 55C, was very happy with the performance. So I stopped playing for an hour or so and came back to find a blank display with no signal and the GPU fans running at 100%. The system had been completely idle, nothing running at all, so I thought it was rather odd. Upon restart, I couldnt boot into windows so had to set the main GPU as the integrated one, which booted into windows fine, did a clean install of amd drivers then restarted and set the main GPU as the 7950 again. It then booted into windows fine, everything seemed to be ok. So I had a look on some forums and couldn't find much recent.. I then left the computer idle again and had lunch.. Came back about half an hour later and the same thing had happened. This time, however, I have done two clean installs of drivers, cleared the CMOS, reseated the graphics card, uninstalled msi afterburner, hwmonitor and cpuz.. But still can't boot into windows using the 7950.. The system runs fine using the iGPU though.. The 7950 just refuses to boot.. Any help will be much appreciated =).
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Had something similar to mine happen turned out to be one of the memory chips shorted out and burned up, worth taking a look at it and see if there's any discoloration on the back of it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2630QM dell hm67 gt 555m 6GB 1333mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
kingston snv425 64GB~500GB 7200rpm 7 home prem. 17" 1600*900 eluminated default 
Mouse
orochi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel I7 4930K RAMPAGE IV GENE AMD Radeon R9 290x AMD Radeon R9 290x 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.skill ripjawsz samsung 850 evo ek dazmode canadian block HEATKILLER GPU-X³ R9 290X "Acrylic Edition" Ful... 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
HEATKILLER GPU-X³ R9 290X "Acrylic Edition" Ful... windows 10 benq xl2730z evga 1000P 
CaseAudio
thermaltake core P5 Audioengine D1 
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I can't see any discolouration on the back of the board. Just an update, only a clean install of windows got it to boot up using the 7950. However as soon as I installed the and drivers again and left it for 5 minutes and the same thing happened again, refusing to boot again now.. So I got onto MSI and they told me to RMA it so bringing it in to the store I got it at today, hopefully I'll get a replacement and it will be all good..
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Thought I'd update this with the outcome. I took the card back to msy, who gave me store credit, so I picked up a gigabyte 760 for the same price. Have had no issues at all, and the card is whisper quiet, I now realise how loud the 7950 actually was hah. So overall I'm happy with the outcome.
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