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Created On: 10/06/2012 04:42 AM
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 10/06/2012 04:42 AM
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I was wondering if someone could help me with this...

I've had 2 5870's in xfire for over 2 years with no problems, installed the 12.8 drivers and a couple of weeks later my pc froze mid-game (black screen, fans on max) and had to hard reboot.

It happened a few times that evening so i took out one of the cards but it still happens, swapped the cards (incase one was dodgy) but again, still happens.

It's now got to the point where it will lockup on post, with the fan going like a hairdryer, or freeze on windows boot, or desktop or ingame.

I rolled back to the previous driver 12.6, but to no avail.

Any ideas? :/

 10/06/2012 05:06 AM
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PSU failing?
If you can get to it, do a memtest.


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 10/06/2012 06:50 AM
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When you rolled back to the previous driver did you run Driver Sweeper or Driver fusion to remove all traces of the old drivers.

Something might be left behind. I'm using 12.6 with no issues.



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