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Anyone with an ATI 7970, Please tell me if you've found a fix to this problem


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Here is a reddit post from someone who has the same exact 7970 crash problem that I do. Have any of you been able to solve this?

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/1k6nk5/7970_owners_have_you_ever_gotten_one_of_these/


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Some cards just have weird issues like this... better research before buying would be the best option.

Even though this does sound a bit odd in the best of cases. My first thought would be that there was a PSU with too little power on the 12v rail connected to the card. Before going to that then try to stress test it to make sure that was the case....

 

Another reason why I hate getting new cards. And I am willing to pay more for quality brands in that regard.

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Some cards just have weird issues like this... better research before buying would be the best option.

Even though this does sound a bit odd in the best of cases. My first thought would be that there was a PSU with too little power on the 12v rail connected to the card.

That's EXACTLY what I thought it was....so I bought a really expensive PSU (seasonic x750W Gold standard) and it went away for a while but last night it came back... 
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Actually just checked the img... lol... too tired atm it seems.

 

Red polygons in are always (afaik) due to bad memory... IF they happen during boot then it is 100% bad memory and a certain RMA.

I would always RMA a card that did that... or at least make sure I had my warranty date memorized so I could switch it before it runs out if required.

 

Any card that does that would not have a "fix" for it.. since it would be an issue at the hardware level. Might be able to function for a few months but eventually then it will fail before it should.

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Actually just checked the img... lol... too tired atm it seems.

 

Red polygons in are always (afaik) due to bad memory... IF they happen during boot then it is 100% bad memory and a certain RMA.

I would always RMA a card that did that... or at least make sure I had my warranty date memorized so I could switch it before it runs out if required.

 

Any card that does that would not have a "fix" for it.. since it would be an issue at the hardware level. Might be able to function for a few months but eventually then it will fail before it should.

The crash is always a blue/red/grey screen with vertical lines

 

I actually already RMAd my 7970 for this. This is the 2nd card that has done this! If you search on google for like "7970 red crash or 7970 lines" you will see that it is a really well known problem. I have literally seen zero definitive reasons for this to happen. No one can figure it out. Would you suggest I RMA this one as well?

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Unless the AMD forums have a link to an official "fix" and admit that it is a harmless problem then yes I would. The component is not meant to behave in this way as long as it is used normally, hence no OC unless it is the factory default.

 

Also if you have a really old MB then I guess it could be some MB-GFX connection where the data is not getting transferred properly... however it is a bit of a long shot, anything more exotic gets less and less likely .... at least I have never read or heard about anything more exotic, that was remotely reproduce-able.

 

If the next card does exactly the same then it must be something else... since the chance of getting a third card with the same issue should be really low.

 

If you have a friend with an Nvidia card then try to borrow it and see if it works without any issue. Sometimes hardware just do not want to play nice with each other for some reason or other.

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Unless the AMD forums have a link to an official "fix" and admit that it is a harmless problem then yes I would. The component is not meant to behave in this way as long as it is used normally, hence no OC unless it is the factory default.

 

Also if you have a really old MB then I guess it could be some MB-GFX connection where the data is not getting transferred properly... however it is a bit of a long shot, anything more exotic gets less and less likely .... at least I have never read or heard about anything more exotic, that was remotely reproduce-able.

 

If the next card does exactly the same then it must be something else... since the chance of getting a third card with the same issue should be really low.

 

If you have a friend with an Nvidia card then try to borrow it and see if it works without any issue. Sometimes hardware just do not want to play nice with each other for some reason or other.

Yea. I can finally rule out GPU once and for all if my 3rd 7970 does the same thing. I have searched high and low on the Interwebz and have found NO concrete fix. 
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Unless the AMD forums have a link to an official "fix" and admit that it is a harmless problem then yes I would. The component is not meant to behave in this way as long as it is used normally, hence no OC unless it is the factory default.

 

Also if you have a really old MB then I guess it could be some MB-GFX connection where the data is not getting transferred properly... however it is a bit of a long shot, anything more exotic gets less and less likely .... at least I have never read or heard about anything more exotic, that was remotely reproduce-able.

 

If the next card does exactly the same then it must be something else... since the chance of getting a third card with the same issue should be really low.

 

If you have a friend with an Nvidia card then try to borrow it and see if it works without any issue. Sometimes hardware just do not want to play nice with each other for some reason or other.

My Motherboard is a p67a-gd65 (b3). I got it August, 2011, so it's not that old. 
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