Topic Title: Strange behavior of my GIGABYTE HD7870
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Created On: 01/08/2013 11:32 AM
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 01/08/2013 11:32 AM
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My problem is, that i buy 3 month ago graphic card Gigabyte HD7870 [GV-R787WF3-2GD] and after i plug it into my computer and install driver, my graphic card every time when i play give error : driver atimkdag stop responding and recover..

I test it in few games Hitman, FARCRY 3, and benchmark 3DMark 11

after about 2-3 minutes it freeze and give this error.

But i know the issue, i manually change Voltage in MSI afterburner from 1.218V to 1.299V and 20% of Power at STOCK, and it doesn't give me this error, but when i again change to defult setting it pop up.

I don't know if this is issue of Driver, are they manage Voltge of the Card? , or my card is damage?

I test it on 12.8, 12.9, 12.10, and 12.11 [all beta] and all that same.

This is my PC:

Core i5 3570 [non K]

Asus P8H77M-PRO [newest BIOS]


OCZ SteelSeries 600W

Windows 7 64Bit OEM

BTW, Sorry for my English, and i hope that AMD employees will read this topic and release in new 2013 driver fix for my problem, if its possible






 01/08/2013 10:56 PM
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If the card runs fine when you give it a little more voltage...that's where I'd run it for awhile.  You may consider getting a larger PSU for your next card, though.

Read somewhere that rolling back to the 12.6 driver was beneficial for one owner.




Non-noob components.

Edited: 01/08/2013 at 11:25 PM by UcouldBrong
 01/09/2013 04:44 AM
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Try it in another computer. If it still does this, RMA it. Keep silent about voltages when you do it.


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