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First I had those drivers installed(10.5 on the top): http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_ca...indows-7-64bit

The screen froze every 1-2 seconds for about 5 seconds, so I tried to deinstall them, but it was impossible, so I deleted the files from my disk.

Now I have older drivers, which came with my 5970, installed.

I tried running 3DMark06-->screen goes black, nothing happens-->reset

I tried watching a DVD with divX player-->screen goes black PC makes a continous "burping"-sound-->reset.

The system even crashes sometimes, when I watch videos on youtube.

Is my 5970 broken or what could it be?
Hey,

First XFX don't have the best reputation and the black editions are notorious for problems, BUT....

I had a Powercolour 5970 and i had exact the same problem and would you like to know what it is?

Its the 2d clocks are to low for Win7Areo!! seriously!! a 500squid monster that cant run the desktop without some tweaking!?

Its pathetic really, and one of the reasons i'm less inclined to got back to Ati

to change it you can go get some profiles from guru3d or you can change it yourself with MSi-Afterburner or Rivatuner, i think there is a .cfg file you can change too.

WAY WAY to much hassle for an out of the box product,

Now all you have to do is wait for your 2nd gpu to stop working! (that's what happended to me!)
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Hey,

First XFX don't have the best reputation and the black editions are notorious for problems, BUT....

I had a Powercolour 5970 and i had exact the same problem and would you like to know what it is?

Its the 2d clocks are to low for Win7Areo!! seriously!! a 500squid monster that cant run the desktop without some tweaking!?

Its pathetic really, and one of the reasons i'm less inclined to got back to Ati

to change it you can go get some profiles from guru3d or you can change it yourself with MSi-Afterburner or Rivatuner, i think there is a .cfg file you can change too.

WAY WAY to much hassle for an out of the box product,

Now all you have to do is wait for your 2nd gpu to stop working! (that's what happended to me!)
Where can I find the profiles on guru3D and is there a guide on what I have to change and how?

Edit: I've downloaded and installed Riva Tuner v2.24c now but don't know what to do.
Edited by 12Honk34 - 6/11/10 at 3:03am
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Where can I find the profiles on guru3D and is there a guide on what I have to change and how?

Edit: I've downloaded and installed Riva Tuner v2.24c now but don't know what to do.
http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...&enterthread=y

follow the instructions given by the guy on this thread, it worked for me.
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Can I damage my 5970 or void the warranty by making a BIOS update?
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Can I damage my 5970 or void the warranty by making a BIOS update?
well i did this fix to sort out the desktop crashing issues and it worked, 3 weeks later one of the 2 gpus stopped working, i sent it back and they gave me a refund, no questions asked! but that's OCuk for you, great service.

so i'd say no! but each brand has there own specifications, i think its on AMd's site telling you to up the 2d clocks?

Its just an EPIC fail if you ask me! 500squids and all i get is a broken desktop?

No thanks!
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I have now for a change Win Vista Business 64 Bit installed, same problems.

But my system always tells me something like this, when the drivers are installed and the crashes and freezes occur: "driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

Edit: I tried installing only the drivers without the catalyst controle center(ccc), didn't work either. Guess I'll google a little for other people that had problems with amdkmdap.
Edited by 12Honk34 - 6/11/10 at 11:23am
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I have now for a change Win Vista Business 64 Bit installed, same problems.

But my system always tells me something like this, when the drivers are installed and the crashes and freezes occur: "driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

Edit: I tried installing only the drivers without the catalyst controle center(ccc), didn't work either. Guess I'll google a little for other people that had problems with amdkmdap.
Thats telling you your GPU crashed (For me it does at least). I get this when I'm testing clocks and my clocks are unstable. Now I never had this problem with my GPU and its idle clocks, maybe I was a lucky one or maybe mine are higher, I don't know and I don't care as long as mine works, so I haven open up my GPU's files to look. But if needed if you need my to open them up and see what my GPU is at so you can copy it I would be more then happy to do it for you.

I suggest you do what the guy said and edit your bios for 2D clocks, many 5970 owners in the club have had to do that exact same thing.
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Those things are fast enough and already have various temps issues I don't see the logic in overclocking one.
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I have now for a change Win Vista Business 64 Bit installed, same problems.

But my system always tells me something like this, when the drivers are installed and the crashes and freezes occur: "driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered."

Edit: I tried installing only the drivers without the catalyst controle center(ccc), didn't work either. Guess I'll google a little for other people that had problems with amdkmdap.
that's what happened to me on my first 5770 when i bought it after I changed the pci-e power connectors it stopped the problem.
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I've changed the PCIe connectors and the PCIe-slot, the problem stays the same.

How I edit my BIOS for 2D-clocks I don't know, I haven't found anything in the BIOS to change the 2D-clocks.
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