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6970 Black Screen Driver Crashes

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Okay, I know the 6970 is old as dirt right now but I'd appreciate the assistance because this makes basically everything unplayable. Awhile back I'd get some black screening in games followed by the driver saying it has recovered from a serious error and thought nothing of it because it only happened maybe once a session.

So, I got into OSU, which is not 3d, a few months ago and have ended up playing no games apart from it till today. I loaded up Planetside 2 and got into game which resulted in an immediate driver failure. It recovered so I figured it'd be fine. 3 black screens later within 1 minute of gameplay later I was pretty damn sure it wasn't fine. Did I mention this was the tutorial level?

I bring up gpuz and boom I find that gpuTemp 1 is 56 degrees, gpuTemp 2 is 57 degrees, and gpuTemp 3 is !!88!! degrees WHEN IDLING. In game, because the string of crashes might have been a fluke, I find that gpuTemp 3 is 104 degrees. That's not good. Immediately before crashing it hits 135, which makes me extremely concerned.

The specific card in question is an HIS 6970 IceQ turbo. I've done very little overclocking and whenever I went above the memory clock default it would crash. Right now I'm running at the card's default clocks.

Also, I'm slightly concerned that after burner and overdrive both report memory clock defaults of 1400mhz but that wouldn't be related to temps in any way, would it?

I have nuked my drivers from orbit with driver fusion and updated to newest stable drivers to ensure drivers weren't an issue. The Black screening also happened with my previous install of windows.

I really appreciate the help!




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Wow, that's hot! Tried applying new thermal paste and removing any dust?
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Wow, that's hot! Tried applying new thermal paste and removing any dust?

I'd really rather not potentially void my warranty if it turns out to be a bad component, so not yet.
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Well, that's great that it's under warranty. I'd send it in fast, personally. If your drivers are installed cleanly and airflow isn't a problem I'm not sure what else to offer. Good luck!
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Well, that's great that it's under warranty. I'd send it in fast, personally. If your drivers are installed cleanly and airflow isn't a problem I'm not sure what else to offer. Good luck!

Will do! I must say it is terrifying to watch gpuz get a temperature to 135 degrees and then drivers crash. Utter horror.
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