Graphics Display drivers crash and gpu goes to overdrive while idle

While playing games or using programs like photoshop, my Hd7870 drivers will most likely crash, white flickering then white or black screen. If not this problem, my gpu will often go to 100%, no the gpu activity or the fan! just the gpu tachometer- according to MSI afterburner.
I think this might have been caused by a dodgy overclock through MSI.
I've tried wiping the drivers and reinstalling them several times, using driver fusion. But still no luck.
People with similar problems are blaming either the gpu or the psu!
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  1. Specs? How old is gpu? what kind of OC? Voltage tweak?
  2. cococabana said:
    Specs? How old is gpu? what kind of OC? Voltage tweak?



    Hd7870
    600w power supply
    I can't remember the voltage ect..
    I think i didn't touch the voltage,
    Power limit at 20%
    Core at 1100
    Memory at 1450

    This is all off the top of my head, mind you.
    Someone who had OCd his 7870 (same model as me) said it worked for him, no problem
  3. 69ingChipmunkzz said:
    cococabana said:
    Specs? How old is gpu? what kind of OC? Voltage tweak?



    Hd7870
    600w power supply
    I can't remember the voltage ect..
    I think i didn't touch the voltage,
    Power limit at 20%
    Core at 1100
    Memory at 1450

    This is all off the top of my head, mind you.
    Someone who had OCd his 7870 (same model as me) said it worked for him, no problem


    Yea, the 7870 has a huge OC headroom. 600W should be more than enough. Is is a a good PSU? you might want to get the card and PSU looked at. The fact that Driver Wiping hasnt worked indicates a hard problem. Looks like your GPU might be dying. Or the PSU is not up to scratch. Either way your GPU is not acting as it should.

    I am assuming of course that you haven't changed the voltage.
  4. cococabana said:
    69ingChipmunkzz said:
    cococabana said:
    Specs? How old is gpu? what kind of OC? Voltage tweak?



    Hd7870
    600w power supply
    I can't remember the voltage ect..
    I think i didn't touch the voltage,
    Power limit at 20%
    Core at 1100
    Memory at 1450

    This is all off the top of my head, mind you.
    Someone who had OCd his 7870 (same model as me) said it worked for him, no problem


    Yea, the 7870 has a huge OC headroom. 600W should be more than enough. Is is a a good PSU? you might want to get the card and PSU looked at. The fact that Driver Wiping hasnt worked indicates a hard problem. Looks like your GPU might be dying. Or the PSU is not up to scratch. Either way your GPU is not acting as it should.

    I am assuming of course that you haven't changed the voltage.


    The psu is nothing special, I'm getting in contact with the people I bought it from, it is still under warranty
  5. 69ingChipmunkzz said:
    cococabana said:
    69ingChipmunkzz said:
    cococabana said:
    Specs? How old is gpu? what kind of OC? Voltage tweak?



    Hd7870
    600w power supply
    I can't remember the voltage ect..
    I think i didn't touch the voltage,
    Power limit at 20%
    Core at 1100
    Memory at 1450

    This is all off the top of my head, mind you.
    Someone who had OCd his 7870 (same model as me) said it worked for him, no problem


    Yea, the 7870 has a huge OC headroom. 600W should be more than enough. Is is a a good PSU? you might want to get the card and PSU looked at. The fact that Driver Wiping hasnt worked indicates a hard problem. Looks like your GPU might be dying. Or the PSU is not up to scratch. Either way your GPU is not acting as it should.

    I am assuming of course that you haven't changed the voltage.


    The psu is nothing special, I'm getting in contact with the people I bought it from, it is still under warranty

    Can you nam the PSU? i can tell you the quality right now.
  6. cococabana said:
    69ingChipmunkzz said:
    cococabana said:
    69ingChipmunkzz said:
    cococabana said:
    Specs? How old is gpu? what kind of OC? Voltage tweak?



    Hd7870
    600w power supply
    I can't remember the voltage ect..
    I think i didn't touch the voltage,
    Power limit at 20%
    Core at 1100
    Memory at 1450

    This is all off the top of my head, mind you.
    Someone who had OCd his 7870 (same model as me) said it worked for him, no problem


    Yea, the 7870 has a huge OC headroom. 600W should be more than enough. Is is a a good PSU? you might want to get the card and PSU looked at. The fact that Driver Wiping hasnt worked indicates a hard problem. Looks like your GPU might be dying. Or the PSU is not up to scratch. Either way your GPU is not acting as it should.

    I am assuming of course that you haven't changed the voltage.


    The psu is nothing special, I'm getting in contact with the people I bought it from, it is still under warranty

    Can you nam the PSU? i can tell you the quality right now.



    Fsp
    Model: fsp600-80epn
    I think PC specicialist, where I bought it from have actually stopped using them, now only corsair... Maybe that's why
  7. cococabana said:
    69ingChipmunkzz said:
    cococabana said:
    69ingChipmunkzz said:
    cococabana said:
    Specs? How old is gpu? what kind of OC? Voltage tweak?



    Hd7870
    600w power supply
    I can't remember the voltage ect..
    I think i didn't touch the voltage,
    Power limit at 20%
    Core at 1100
    Memory at 1450

    This is all off the top of my head, mind you.
    Someone who had OCd his 7870 (same model as me) said it worked for him, no problem


    Yea, the 7870 has a huge OC headroom. 600W should be more than enough. Is is a a good PSU? you might want to get the card and PSU looked at. The fact that Driver Wiping hasnt worked indicates a hard problem. Looks like your GPU might be dying. Or the PSU is not up to scratch. Either way your GPU is not acting as it should.

    I am assuming of course that you haven't changed the voltage.


    The psu is nothing special, I'm getting in contact with the people I bought it from, it is still under warranty

    Can you nam the PSU? i can tell you the quality right now.


    PC specialist are replacing the 7870, as they said it is most likely the cause, hopefully this will fix the issue
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