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It's either the card or the psu.
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Ok update. I just loaded up GTA IV and started to play then my computer locked up completely. I have had this happen a few times a couple days ago when I was playing a different game. I am going to contact Sapphire. I have always only bought XFX cards in the past because I had 2 Sapphires in a row go bad and now I get another one and it doesn't work either.
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Ok update. I just loaded up GTA IV and started to play then my computer locked up completely. I have had this happen a few times a couple days ago when I was playing a different game. I am going to contact Sapphire. I have always only bought XFX cards in the past because I had 2 Sapphires in a row go bad and now I get another one and it doesn't work either.
Could be software related, how do you know it's the card?
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Well, it happens across different games and I re-installed Windows when I started using the card. I also have the latest drivers. I don't know what else I can do. I thought about flashing the BIOS but it looks a little to involved when it probably won't help.
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Ok update. I just loaded up GTA IV and started to play then my computer locked up completely. I have had this happen a few times a couple days ago when I was playing a different game. I am going to contact Sapphire. I have always only bought XFX cards in the past because I had 2 Sapphires in a row go bad and now I get another one and it doesn't work either.
Hey Flaviz I just had the same problem with my 6950 2GB a very strange Ticking noise. Tick Tick Tick then a pause & repeat. I didnt start to get hard locks until these strange ticking noises

I would contact sapphire about this issue. I am waiting for a response myself cause this sucks. My Ticking noise started really faint but got alittle louder over time.
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/26/11 at 11:19pm
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post #16 of 24
if you just bought it contact newegg it will be much faster its probly a cap about to blow or a vrm if its crashing in games.
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post #17 of 24
it could be a bad cpu overclock on your comp is your cpu OC'd at all
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I bought mine 2 weeks ago my problem is that I cut the box to get my rebate so newegg wont take the card back. They told me I have to contact sapphire now. My CPU is stock at this moment I thought the same thing but still got hard locks on stock speeds.

Im just glad im not the only one with these weired clicking hard lock faults
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/26/11 at 11:13pm
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post #19 of 24
you have this problem because of your power supply only have 750W, if you have 1000W powersupply.. you won't hear any ticking noise from your graphic card.... before i was using MSI GTX 465 and overclock it to 850/2000 and voltage 1.062... it had some noise while playing game... but when i changed my power supply from 750W to 1000W there are no more noise from graphic card....
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I have this ticking issue with my 6950 as well. It's not a PSU issue, and i'm 99.9% yours isn't either. See if the ticking gets faster when you render something at a higher FPS. If it does, you just have squealing capacitors. It happens quite often.
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