Originally Posted by Allen86
Its even done it while browsing a video in chrome. The card for like half a second spins up its fans then everything goes black. On the phone with MSI and this guy just keeps saying "Well, I'm pretty sure they check the cards before they send them" Clean installed 2 of the latest driver (lastest and beta) including safe mode driver sweep. This is quickly becoming the most expensive used MSI 7870. All I wanted was a cheap card that just worked.
Just tried to run a bench mark, right after it loads it instantly locked up the system black screen with crashing robot sound. Just got off the phone, atleast they're paying to have it mailed back to them after I complained a little. Still, I'll be without a card for another 3 weeks all for a card I bought used a month and a half ago. This is just getting ridiculous.
Yeah, definitely sounds like the card. You should make an effort with MSI to parlay this into a better card (280?), or get the cash instead.
MSI is very quick with their RMA process, but I have noticed that they send faulty replacements at a higher rate than other manufacturers.