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MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr Black Screen

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Hi,
I recently purchased an MSI Twin frozr III 7950 from another member and now have it crossfired with an Sapphire HD 7950 OC. The MSI version is that with the revised 7970 PCB.
Problem:
I have been having these random black screens where the screen becomes unresponsive, even hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del. I cannot do anything but to do a hard reset. I have already tried 3 different drivers, starting from the latest 14.3 beta, 14.2 and 13.12. These random black screens happen on either HDMI or D-Sub.
Are these driver related or a faulty card. I have re-installed all drivers by first un-installing with the AMD utility, then driver sweeper from safe mode and then re-installing the driver. Also, i sometimes got a Install package error while installing the later 14.3 beta, but the system seemed to still boot up fine.

Any help is appreciated
Thanks
post #2 of 4
Hi.


1. Try the cards individually at their stock clocks to see if one is faulty.
2. Try to match their clocks and VRAM and test again.
3. Remove any OC programs along with any saved profiles.
   
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Frappenstein
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 965 BE GA-MA-790FXT-UD5P Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x OC Kingston Value RAM 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston Value RAM Seagate Barracuda (Died) WD Caviar Black Sony DVD/RW 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony DVD/RW Xigmatec Aegir SD128264 Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit LG 2443T 
PowerCase
ThermalTake Toughpower 800 (Non modular) ThermalTake Eureka 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.7Ghz Northwood Gigabyte GA-8ITX Creative GeForce3 Ti 500 Some generic Samsung 512Mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 80 Gb Plextor CD-DVD RW  What was that again? Windows 98 SE  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
MouseMouse PadAudio
In the lab for exeriments  To disect the mouse Audigy 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 750 Series 400GB WD Caviar Black 1 Tb H-100i Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 
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post #3 of 4
I was having the same issue with driver version 13.11 and my r9 290s. I used Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) to clean out the old drivers:

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/550192/geforce-drivers/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu-v12-6-0-released-03-17-14-/

And did a clean install of my drivers on 13.12. i also always add +20 power to each of my cards regardless if i overclock or not.

Since then i've had no more black screen issues.

Hope this helped.
post #4 of 4
Seeing as the information didnt help you much out. i'll give you my personal experience with the same issue. I started having them with my r9 290x until i was able to keep the VRMs nice and cool. i did the red mod on my gpu and needed to add a fan to blow on VRM1 so that i would no longer black screen at all. hope you find a fix to your problem. i know how annoying it can be.
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