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Gentlemen,

Got a weird bug during a Uniengine benchmark with my rig. The display went blank and I had to turn of the PC to get it back. Sound was still on.

I couldn't check the cards temp but the exterior of the first one was hot at about 50.

What's up? Is the card starting to fail. Did it overheat? I got plenty of air flow in there and it is quite noisy (not GPU, all other 8 fans).
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Graphics Card 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870

This can be your issue as there were reports with this ATI series doing strange things.
It can be some overheating as well.

Make tests with each card installed and see what happens.

And keep an eye on the motherboard as well.If the cards seem ok by themselves swap the mobo as well.

LE:I dont know if there is any relationship ,but Ripjaws don t seem to work on MSI mobos properly ,they generate strange issues.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dromihetes;12704336 
Graphics Card 2x XFX Radeon HD 6870

This can be your issue as there were reports with this ATI series doing strange things.
It can be some overheating as well.

Make tests with each card installed and see what happens.

And keep an eye on the motherboard as well.If the cards seem ok by themselves swap the mobo as well.

LE:I dont know if there is any relationship ,but Ripjaws don t seem to work on MSI mobos properly ,they generate strange issues.
I have not had a problem at all with Ripjaws and MSI.Sounds like an unstable overclock or an overheated card,or a bad card.Install afterburner or hardware monitor and check your temps.
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Quote:
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I have not had a problem at all with Ripjaws and MSI.Sounds like an unstable overclock or an overheated card,or a bad card.Install afterburner or hardware monitor and check your temps.

You may not have had ,but msi forum is full of issues with Ripjaws ,they seem to fail , i don t know what is the problem exactly.
   
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Thank you guys. Despite the fact the card was hot this time, I think it might be related to the drivers.

I should have mentionned I use the new 11.4 preview. Not exactly a good idea. I am starting to build my lack of trust with respect to AMD drivers.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GrandMax;12733150 

I should have mentionned I use the new 11.4 preview. Not exactly a good idea. I am starting to build my lack of trust with respect to AMD drivers.

AMD/ati drivers are way better than NVIDIA ,at least this is my impression after using ATI for almost 1 year ,i was an Nvidia fanboy for years smile.gif .
I ve had TNT 2 m64 ,5200 ,6600 ,7600 and 8800 from Nvidia and starting from Detonator 41 i ve seen houndreds of BSODs ,lock ups and so on.My 8800 GT was practically killed by a driver smile.gif .
So don t worry ,the AMD drivers are quite good smile.gif
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Ok. Never used Nvidia. Nice to see AMD isn't the only one struggling with drivers. Looked greener on the other side.

Card temps are usually low. About 80C. I doubt cooling is the issue. Has to be the new drivers.

Thanks.
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