Powercolor HD 7970
HIS HD 7970
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
13.1 on fresh install
Windows 7 64-bit
after installing second (the HIS brand) card and installing driver for it, Windows hangs at Starting Windows splashscreen. The computer starts in Safe Mode fine, and using the default Windows drivers works as well.
Motherboard or System Make & Model
Asrock x79 Extreme6
OCZ ZT 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified atx12V
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
2 ViewSonic (One DL-DVI, one SL-DVI)
Applications and Games
Have not been able to run any apps with AMD drivers.
Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.60GHz
Motherboard BIOS Version
System Memory Type & Amount
Samsung 16GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600
Rosewill RNX - N300X Wi-Fi adaptor
Had touble with it on previous install of Windows, reinstalled Windows, and still causes this problem. The HIS card I have had to RMA for an unrelated reason (would crash at 50degrees C) and have just got it back from RMA. Powercolor has worked fine since I got it after the failure of the HIS one.