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Sapphire 3870X2 causing PC to hard lock

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Hi i got my replacement card yesterday and they changed it to a sapphie due to power color being out of stock at my request. But the problem im having now is that when i oc even a little my pc locks. Im guessing the gfx card overheats as the fan does not change at all in speed (you can hear the fan speed up if it speeds up to 50% on my rig anyway lol)

If it is the fan anything i can do? or is it a case of using something like rivatuner and setting it to a say 50% and be done?

or maybe a bios update to correct this problem?

input please
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post #2 of 6
Reinstall your drivers yet?
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yup cleaned in safe mode all good. Without OC the gfx card is fine no probs at all, its with the OC it freezes ans my machine locks
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Originally Posted by Chaos Prime View Post
yup cleaned in safe mode all good. Without OC the gfx card is fine no probs at all, its with the OC it freezes ans my machine locks
IDK
How much of an oc before it locks up?
Sounds like a bad card to me.
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Are you using CCC to overclock? I had this problem when overclocking using CCC but only when OC'ed the memory and the gpu, not when just OC'ing the gpu.
    
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post #6 of 6
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i overclocked using AMDGPUCLOCK Tool 0.7, If i get a chance tomorrow im gonna use rivertuner and set the fan speed to 5o% and see if that makes a difference. Im pretty sure its over heating and i know the 3870X2's are plagued with Fan Problems.

It does run OC'ed 3DMark06 perfectly fine so there is no issue there, Just when i try playing a game while oc'ed i get the issue. Ima try it tomorrow in the morning and ill update you guys then. Fingers crossed all goes well lol
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