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Default 04-16-2012, 16:27 | posts: 7

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I'm also very close to ebay'ing this card and buying a new Nvidia 680. I'm down to the blackscreen and BSOD if I leave the PC to long ie. Screensaver kicks in sometimes then all is fine other times not. I can play ME3, BF3 and Skyrim for hours without issue (Never had BSOD on those anyways) but my favorite EVE Online unfortunately has certain areas where the sound loop and screen freeze occurs.
I have tried almost all the driver versions, 11.12 only has the EVE Online issue persistently while 12.4 is more stable in EVE but more normal desktop black-screen occurrences.
I have also tried numerous settings, update of bios ect to no avail. Tired, frsutrated and damn right fed up here
Nice to meet a EVE player here. I am currently not playing EVE often, but in other games like TF2 and World of Tanks, all drivers are stable.
When idle, 12.3 and 12.4 will go BSOD or black screen very often (less than once per hour). However, in these 2 days of using 12.1, only once the GPU reset itself, freeze about 5 sec and back to normal. Other time is deadly stable.
I've tried the register trick, and change the Core/Mem clock, with no use at all.
Currently I'll keep this card, use the 12.1 driver and finally wait for some killer solution.
   
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Default 04-16-2012, 17:54 | posts: 14 | Location: Canada

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I'm also very close to ebay'ing this card and buying a new Nvidia 680. I'm down to the blackscreen and BSOD if I leave the PC to long ie. Screensaver kicks in sometimes then all is fine other times not. I can play ME3, BF3 and Skyrim for hours without issue (Never had BSOD on those anyways) but my favorite EVE Online unfortunately has certain areas where the sound loop and screen freeze occurs.
I have tried almost all the driver versions, 11.12 only has the EVE Online issue persistently while 12.4 is more stable in EVE but more normal desktop black-screen occurrences.
I have also tried numerous settings, update of bios ect to no avail. Tired, frsutrated and damn right fed up here
Im Telling You, go Look at my above post and try setting your memory core up to 3D gfx all the time. as soon as you get into windows just right click on CCC and Invoke the preset and You will not get any BSOD's while idling. I Wish there was another way with less complications but it is what it is until AMD takes their heads outta their poopoo holes and actually start releasing good drivers.

you'd think at 450$ a pop for a GPU they'd have the money to hire DEVs who could actually make drivers. Ive been with ATI/AMD since their 5000 series and they've always had driver problems. I havent seen Nvidia get this much problems but im not going to pay x2-x3 the money for a card that will perform just as good. they just need to smarten up on those drivers.

And also. On previous card series, idle clocks were always 157/300. So why 300/150 all of a sudden? it seems like they have the idle clocks programmed backwards. I Dunno im not that much of a PC tech or nerd . I know enough but still...just my opinion.
   
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Default 04-16-2012, 18:03 | posts: 14 | Location: Canada

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Nice to meet a EVE player here. I am currently not playing EVE often, but in other games like TF2 and World of Tanks, all drivers are stable.
When idle, 12.3 and 12.4 will go BSOD or black screen very often (less than once per hour). However, in these 2 days of using 12.1, only once the GPU reset itself, freeze about 5 sec and back to normal. Other time is deadly stable.
I've tried the register trick, and change the Core/Mem clock, with no use at all.
Currently I'll keep this card, use the 12.1 driver and finally wait for some killer solution.
Im not sure i'd like to go with your advice on this one considering the 7900 series arent even supported with the 12.1 drivers. I'd rather troubleshoot the problem to find a solution rather then having to compromise with minor problems. Like I Stated, Running a Profile and immediatly invoking it when startup fixed my BSOD problems on my XFX 7950.
   
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Default 04-16-2012, 18:11 | posts: 24,263 | Location: NZ

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I'm also very close to ebay'ing this card and buying a new Nvidia 680. I'm down to the blackscreen and BSOD if I leave the PC to long ie. Screensaver kicks in sometimes then all is fine other times not. I can play ME3, BF3 and Skyrim for hours without issue (Never had BSOD on those anyways) but my favorite EVE Online unfortunately has certain areas where the sound loop and screen freeze occurs.
I have tried almost all the driver versions, 11.12 only has the EVE Online issue persistently while 12.4 is more stable in EVE but more normal desktop black-screen occurrences.
I have also tried numerous settings, update of bios ect to no avail. Tired, frsutrated and damn right fed up here
Sounds to me like a problem with EVE and not the card.
   
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Default 04-17-2012, 21:00 | posts: 6

After almost 2 weeks, I've caught two BSODs with 12.4 within 5 minutes, ouch (first was caused by flash). Changed TdrDdiDelay in registry, will see if that helps in any way. I also never had a BSOD while gaming or having gpu compute stuff running (opencl for example) while on 12.4.

I also agree, these cards are awesome, we just need better drivers. There's no way I am switching back to nv (let's admit, nv has its own share of problems), pair of these cards chew through almost anything.

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Default 04-18-2012, 00:01 | posts: 6

Nm, caught BSOD while idling; will try the UnofficialOverclockingMode afterburner thing.

Also, for

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Do Ctrl+F and search for MemoryClockTarget
Underneath. Change Want_0 Value To Same One as Want_1 To Set The MemoryCore Clocks To 3D Memory Clocks Permanently.
Which MemoryClockTarget? THere's
MemoryClockTarget_PCI_VEN_1002 and MemoryClockTarget_0.
As i understand Want_0 corresponds to idle mode?

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Default 04-18-2012, 00:08 | posts: 5,683 | Location: PA, USA

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Im Telling You, go Look at my above post and try setting your memory core up to 3D gfx all the time. as soon as you get into windows just right click on CCC and Invoke the preset and You will not get any BSOD's while idling. I Wish there was another way with less complications but it is what it is until AMD takes their heads outta their poopoo holes and actually start releasing good drivers.

you'd think at 450$ a pop for a GPU they'd have the money to hire DEVs who could actually make drivers. Ive been with ATI/AMD since their 5000 series and they've always had driver problems. I havent seen Nvidia get this much problems but im not going to pay x2-x3 the money for a card that will perform just as good. they just need to smarten up on those drivers.

And also. On previous card series, idle clocks were always 157/300. So why 300/150 all of a sudden? it seems like they have the idle clocks programmed backwards. I Dunno im not that much of a PC tech or nerd . I know enough but still...just my opinion.
I ran GTX 580 SLI before my current HD 7970's. They had more problems than I'm having now.
   
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Default 04-18-2012, 01:20 | posts: 155 | Location: TechLand

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are your SSD's firmwares updated?


And did you try to tweak system memory timings? loosen them a little, also if you OC then tweak voltages a bit.. And maybe raise memory voltage for 1 steep.


I saw this in few nvidia drivers, some are more sensitive to main/advanced memory timings then others (main timing tRAS and advanced tRFC) and north bridge voltage.
If i didnt raise/tweak voltages/timings i would get high pitch sound freeze or even bsod in BF3.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 05:36 | posts: 14 | Location: Canada

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Nm, caught BSOD while idling; will try the UnofficialOverclockingMode afterburner thing.

Also, for



Which MemoryClockTarget? THere's
MemoryClockTarget_PCI_VEN_1002 and MemoryClockTarget_0.
As i understand Want_0 corresponds to idle mode?
Under PCI_VEN_1002
Set your Want_0 To The Number Of Want_1

So Let's Say Your Want_1" value="125000", then Set your Want_0 to value=125000. Ever Since I've Done that I havent had a BSOD.
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 05:38 | posts: 14 | Location: Canada

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I ran GTX 580 SLI before my current HD 7970's. They had more problems than I'm having now.
Yeah but it's a rare occurance. I Know nvidia has it shares of problems but they have alot better drivers then AMD does. I hate Nvidia by the way. I am not a nvidia fan at all but im realistic. NVIDIA is pricey but they have better drivers.

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Default 04-20-2012, 17:44 | posts: 11

i only get TDRs when streaming with xsplit but yes, they happen with whatever driver version, from RC11 to 12.4
   
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Default 04-20-2012, 18:46 | posts: 1,073

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Yeah but it's a rare occurance. I Know nvidia has it shares of problems but they have alot better drivers then AMD does. I hate Nvidia by the way. I am not a nvidia fan at all but im realistic. NVIDIA is pricey but they have better drivers.
I could list all the problems Nvidia is having with the 580, and even -WORSE- the 680 series, but I only have 20 minutes till I have to goto the doctors
   
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Default 04-21-2012, 21:43 | posts: 13

Hey all, I just signed up here after finding this forum based on a similar experience with my dual XFX 7870's. I'm running the 12.3 firmware and when I had a single monitor/card connected (via HDMI), my new system was running perfectly stable. When the weekend came and it was time for me to migrate to using this box full-time I connected the second card (not using CrossFire - I don't do any gaming), I did a fresh install of Windows 7 x64 on my SSD and had three 24" LCDs going (one HDMI, two DVI). Once my post install process was mostly complete (which includes multiple versions of Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office, etc.) I was down to just browsing random sites when my first BSOD hit. After a few of those every ~20 minutes I started searching and found this thread.

At this point I've confirmed that running a single monitor (other two, which were connected to the second card, were disconnected and turned off) kept everything stable, even over night. I just connected a second monitor up (moved it to the other card) to see how things run, but it seems like multi-monitor is touchy with these drivers. Outside of trying the suggestion here for dropping to a single monitor, the only change I've made was the regedit for the timeout. I saw the posts on here about changing the unofficial overclocking option, but I'm not entirely sure what file I'm supposed to be looking at for that string (if it even exists on non-MSI cards).

I'll keep everyone posted on what I end up finding out. I also have a ticket open with XFX because, since I don't game, I expect solid performance out of cards of this caliber and BSODs are simply not acceptable for me.
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 06:42 | posts: 13

Thus far the only stability problems I've had is when any monitor is connected to my secondary card. I have been running completely stable with dual monitor on a single card for two nights now.

Does anyone know when the 12.4 drivers are scheduled to be officially released?
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 08:06 | posts: 25

Also bugged by this problem with a single 7970 with dual monitor setup.

I first tried to change TdrDelay to 10 seconds. It was okay for almost 20 hours then my computer froze once. I'm not sure what problem it might be, but I think it was about to BSOD.

So I switched from 12.3 driver to 12.1. It's a little over a day now and no BSOD so far.
To test if 12.1 really fixed the issue I changed TdrDelay back to default 2 seconds.

Maybe when official 12.4 is out I'll give it a try. Right now I guess I'll stick with 12.1
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 08:12 | posts: 13

I came across a link on Tom's Hardware where someone discussed similar issues: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...-radeon-hd6870. On there two things were recommended (in addition to TDR): updating Realtek drivers (if your system has Realtek audio) and changing the idle times by using a config file in CCC. I have done both of these and am back on three monitors to give it a go and see what happens. Usually my crashes were within 20 minutes and I've been booted for 14 now so if a crash happens it should be fairly soon.

If a crash happens, I'll post results here tonight; otherwise I'll leave my box on over night and see what happens. Here's to hoping I don't post until tomorrow!
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 14:58 | posts: 117 | Location: Behind my Keyboard

Gonna test it as well, since MS changed the fix to ControlSet002

Instead of the previous fixes mentioned : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers"

Hope this will be the deal breaker and finally able to run more up to date drivers since that gives a good performance boost.

And for the lacy onces so they don't have to search the thread, a direct link to the MS site with the auto fix .msi installer and description how to manually do it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665946/en-us
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 17:03 | posts: 13

My system was up for over an hour and a half the last time I had checked on it, but I was greeted with a BSOD (same one as before) when I walked in this morning.

Maybe XFX will be able to shed some light on this though.
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 17:09 | posts: 117 | Location: Behind my Keyboard

Going to stay on this for a few days and log al the bsod's and save all sysdata.xml's and dump files.
Guess that it is time to start spamming xfx for this.
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 17:35 | posts: 117 | Location: Behind my Keyboard

With the 12.1 Cape verde posted here on guru3d i don't have any problem at all, even when oc'd to 1125/1575. but any other released driver is giving problems.

Find this very strange.


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With the 12.1 Cape verde posted here on guru3d i don't have any problem at all, even when oc'd to 1125/1575. but any other released driver is giving problems.

Find this very strange.

Do you have multi-monitor configured or a single one?
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 17:57 | posts: 25

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Gonna test it as well, since MS changed the fix to ControlSet002

Instead of the previous fixes mentioned : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers"

Hope this will be the deal breaker and finally able to run more up to date drivers since that gives a good performance boost.

And for the lacy onces so they don't have to search the thread, a direct link to the MS site with the auto fix .msi installer and description how to manually do it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2665946/en-us
Thanks for the heads up.

Woke up this morning and found out that my system BSOD'ed last night. Looks like 12.1 is not the deal for me either. Testing new TdrDelay fix again.
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 18:05 | posts: 753

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Thanks for the heads up.

Woke up this morning and found out that my system BSOD'ed last night. Looks like 12.1 is not the deal for me either. Testing new TdrDelay fix again.

when you get the BSOD, what is the full error code?
   
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Default 04-23-2012, 18:33 | posts: 25

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when you get the BSOD, what is the full error code?
The BCC code? 116
   
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The BCC code? 116
atikmpag.sys 116?
   
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