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Lmaybe your vrm are overheating.can you dhow a pics of gpuz and vrm temperature?

And please dont use furmark it uses.more power than any game/benchmark try running occt for the artifacts detector and/or a game like crysis/crysis3 or metro:2033/ last light

Maybe those cards have overheated vrm and you need to put a heatsink behind them

Also try 13.9 drivers and in which cases your video card make lockups?
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Are you sure your PC is stable?

I know my Q9550 had problems with hard freezing while playing games. Thought it was odd as I never got a driver crash, black screen, or game crash. Just PC would freeze. Seemed more like a motherboard/cpu problem to me, and it was. Turns out my motherboard's south bridge chip was getting a little too hot from the videocard. (damn open air coolers)
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Lmaybe your vrm are overheating.can you dhow a pics of gpuz and vrm temperature?

And please dont use furmark it uses.more power than any game/benchmark try running occt for the artifacts detector and/or a game like crysis/crysis3 or metro:2033/ last light

Maybe those cards have overheated vrm and you need to put a heatsink behind them

Also try 13.9 drivers and in which cases your video card make lockups?
Didn't know GPUZ can show VRM temps, I'll check it out.

That's exactly why I use Furmark biggrin.gif because if a card can survive the most ruthless test there is, it can survive anything. The good card does fine in it so I reckon the dud one should be able to handle it too.

Already explained when lockups occur. Pretty much randomly in multiple games, not necessarily in high load scenarios, also while playing movies either in WMP or youtube.
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Are you sure your PC is stable?

I know my Q9550 had problems with hard freezing while playing games. Thought it was odd as I never got a driver crash, black screen, or game crash. Just PC would freeze. Seemed more like a motherboard/cpu problem to me, and it was. Turns out my motherboard's south bridge chip was getting a little too hot from the videocard. (damn open air coolers)
Never had issues with previous cards, admittedly I did format it when these cards went in so I can't rule out a driver issue elsewhere.
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VRM temps don't report correctly for these cards I think.. just tested card 2 and it is flatlined at 25degC even under furmark load.. Wrong.
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Looks like I have a serious hardware issue elsewhere. I just experienced a bunch of long beeps followed by a hang in the UEFI BIOS, so I did a CMOS reset and it did the same thing again.

System is worsening drastically, now hangs within 2minutes of startup often. I'm thinking motherboard / CPU damage has occurred.

The thing I find strange about this is that I have never had any issues with the Crosshair V / FX-8350 until installing these 7970s, and I don't really understand how they could cause damage. Worst part is I don't have any AM3+ gear here to substitute parts for testing.
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Same crashes now present even with the old 6950 installed. Going to attempt to reinstal Win7 onto the SSD (again) since the cards don't seem to be totally at fault and that's the only other thing that changed when all this started happening.
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Check your power supply voltages, either with a multimeter if you have one or through UEFI hardware monitoring, see if that shows anything wrong.
Scroll down until you see the supply voltages table, and compare the measured values with the values in the table. If any are bouncing around by any significant amount or running out of spec, the PSU is bad and must be replaced.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX_power_supply#Power_supply
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I'll have a look in the UEFI readouts. I don't own a multimeter although I really probably should. Even if I had one I don't really know how to test a PSU though!


edit: fantastic, lol.... hung up during windows instal. Didn't see that coming tongue.gif (I totally did, just didn't particularly care.)



edit 2: watching voltages fluctuate in UEFI, none of them seem to be doing anything too mental although I don't really know what the warning signs are.. and while I was watching them it hung up again. I'm going to plug in my spare PSU to rule that out.
Edited by savage1987 - 4/12/14 at 11:27pm
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I'll have a look in the UEFI readouts. I don't own a multimeter although I really probably should. Even if I had one I don't really know how to test a PSU though!


edit: fantastic, lol.... hung up during windows instal. Didn't see that coming tongue.gif (I totally did, just didn't particularly care.)



edit 2: watching voltages fluctuate in UEFI, none of them seem to be doing anything too mental although I don't really know what the warning signs are.. and while I was watching them it hung up again. I'm going to plug in my spare PSU to rule that out.
Yeah you go ahead and test w/ the spare unit. A faulty power supply is something to be terrified of as should it blow it will take your entire machine with it.
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Yeah you go ahead and test w/ the spare unit. A faulty power supply is something to be terrified of as should it blow it will take your entire machine with it.
People always say this but I've never seen it myself thankfully. Had one fail on me years ago, and a Corsair VS450 blew up in a build I did a couple of years back so badly it threw black powdery dust all through the whole system tongue.gif ... both of those, all the other components were somehow 100% fine. biggrin.gif
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