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ATI HD 6950 goes black

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I just took possession of a new HD6950 o/c to 6970 and a ASUS VE278 27" monitor, When surfing or just at idle the screen flickers and goes black at different intervals for a few seconds without any load on the Card. Is it the power supply, ATI card or the lovely Asus monitor?, thanks for any input.
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post #2 of 15
does it do it at the 6950 clocks?
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hmm, is the gfx card seated properly?? dvi/hdmi/vga cable properly connected and secured?
    
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post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
I just ran Furmark these are my results:
I used Techpowerup GPU-Z to monitor the Furmark test and the GPU showed 100% load, with the fan speed at 27% at 1280 rpm, is this correct, something is a dud!!
* Score: 2931 o3Marks

* Submitted by neville @ January 22 2011, 3:56 pm


* App Version: Geeks3D_FurMark_v1.7.2_Build_Apr 16 2010_at_10:36:37


* Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
* Number of Active GPUs: 1
* GPU Clock: 880 MHz
* Memory Clock: 1375 MHz
* Shader Clock: 0 MHz
* Graphics Drivers: Catalyst 10.12 - 8.801-101125a-109809C-ATI 11-25-2010
* GPU Temperatures (start/end):47°C / 69°C


* Bench Duration: 60 sec.
* Resolution: 1274 x 996
* MSAA samples: 8
* Window Mode: windowed
* Options: none


* CPU: IntelR CoreTM i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
* CPU Speed: 3801 MHz
* Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit build 7600 No Service Pack
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yes it does, even now typing this it still happens, Looks like RMA for me, I will try it on my Samsung TV, I do not have a spare monitor.
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post #6 of 15
If it does it on stock 6950 - then its for RMA.
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post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yes it is seated firmly, I am only using one monitor and the lower output on the card.
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post #8 of 15
what drivers are you running?
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post #9 of 15
Do any message windows appear?

Something like, Catalyst Driver has recovered from an error, or something along those lines?

Also, try running the card at normal 6950 speeds. Undo the unlock.

If it still persists, its the card.
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post #10 of 15
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thanks guys.
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