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Post 20 is the answer :

Your crap GPU is crapping on you wink.gif

Yeah I said I tried everything tongue.gif. Everything has updated BIOS too... the motherboard, the graphics card. I've gone back and re-installed all of the drivers off the asus website, so now the network, sound, chipset, etc. have their official drivers. I've downclocked the card severely - still won't play nice. I'm out of ideas, and I'm just about to flog it on ebay....I had similar problems on my 5850 too with a different motherboard. Maybe it really is time to switch to nvidia...
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Yeah I said I tried everything tongue.gif. Everything has updated BIOS too... the motherboard, the graphics card. I've gone back and re-installed all of the drivers off the asus website, so now the network, sound, chipset, etc. have their official drivers. I've downclocked the card severely - still won't play nice. I'm out of ideas, and I'm just about to flog it on ebay....I had similar problems on my 5850 too with a different motherboard. Maybe it really is time to switch to nvidia...

same with the 5850 using the same monitor and cable? could be a problem with converting digital to analog.
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Yeah I said I tried everything tongue.gif. Everything has updated BIOS too... the motherboard, the graphics card. I've gone back and re-installed all of the drivers off the asus website, so now the network, sound, chipset, etc. have their official drivers. I've downclocked the card severely - still won't play nice. I'm out of ideas, and I'm just about to flog it on ebay....I had similar problems on my 5850 too with a different motherboard. Maybe it really is time to switch to nvidia...

theres something at play here...my 7950 never gave me issues like this. and mine was a cheesy xfx revision card.

i would say run a bad sector scan on your hard disk, then run a program to repair invalid registry entries. those 2 things have caused what youve described in your first post for me in the past, after correcting them with either a new HDD or registry repairs, the issues go away
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Have you tried and reverted the CPU to stock clocks to make sure it is not the culprit behind the issues? I know it is running cool and all, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is stable. Sometimes unstable CPU overclock can create signs of instability such as stutter and lag. Also what is your PSU and are you sure it has enough juice to power your components?
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OP : You did try a different power supply (IE : Not a HEC 480W or a Diablotek 800W) or you assume it's fully functionnal and working.
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Have you tried and reverted the CPU to stock clocks to make sure it is not the culprit behind the issues? I know it is running cool and all, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is stable. Sometimes unstable CPU overclock can create signs of instability such as stutter and lag. Also what is your PSU and are you sure it has enough juice to power your components?

Yep I've tried resetting to stock a lot too - and turning speedstep off etc. coreparking, the lot. PSU is an OCZ 600w that I've had for quite a while, and I don't really have an alternative to test on. However downclocking the card and leaving cpu at stock shouldn't really draw that much? Leaving vsync on when the gpu usage is 20-30% shouldn't even be coming close to maxing the gpu out, but I do suppose it's the only thing I can't swap out since I only have 1 of them.
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Sorry I meant to 'coming close to maxing the PSU out'
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Yep I've tried resetting to stock a lot too - and turning speedstep off etc. coreparking, the lot. PSU is an OCZ 600w that I've had for quite a while, and I don't really have an alternative to test on. However downclocking the card and leaving cpu at stock shouldn't really draw that much? Leaving vsync on when the gpu usage is 20-30% shouldn't even be coming close to maxing the gpu out, but I do suppose it's the only thing I can't swap out since I only have 1 of them.

The PSU might not be the best. But since the issue happens even when down-clocking I don't think it is the reason behind the issue. Looks like you already tried everything, I am out of ideas ... lol .
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If it was me, i would go to a store nearby and get another 7950 just to see if that also does the same thing. If it does, then it's not the GPU at fault, but if it does not, then you know it's the 7950 you had/have (considering you might RMA it). thumb.gif
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If it was me, i would go to a store nearby and get another 7950 just to see if that also does the same thing. If it does, then it's not the GPU at fault, but if it does not, then you know it's the 7950 you had. thumb.gif

I don't really have the money to 'rent' a 7950.... I'm inclined just to sell it and buy a gtx 770 instead. I've had countless issues over the years with ATI, especially flash hardware acceleration that locks clocks in half-ass mode - I'd rather give up on them than waste any more of my time on trying to sort it out.
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