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MSI 3870 Dead after 2 days?

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I think my card died now because as soon as i installed the driver......It hangs on me no matter what version of driver i used.....


it works before but still hangs after 1-2 hours. But now, as soon as i installed the driver............................IT HANGS
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It may be DOA, it may happen. I think there's around 2-3% of the VID cards that are RMA, even less after 2 days, but it's not impossible.

If you have checked if it's peoperly seated, recognised by the mobo, if the PSU is strong enough, etc, it's RMA time.
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use drivercleaner.net in safe mode select anything that is nvidia or ati and clean it. Then in normal mode install your drivers. 3870 drivers for diamond would not install for me at all and still wont but i had drivers for 7600gt and a 700 pro still installed after i selected them all and uninstalled them. The catalyst drivers 8.4 work for me though.
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