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How many of you had problems with XFX 7900 GT cards?

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March 16, 2008 2:19:25 AM

Problems like this ?



The card is factory overclocked, and with defaut clocks it works fine.

Did extra cooling help?

Thanks in advance.
March 16, 2008 2:30:48 AM

I had a XFX 6600GT that brand new would look exactly like that screen shot within minutes of playing. I can't find them, but had loads of Farcry and 3dmark screenies that would look all too familiar to you. I RMA'd the card.

Unreleated, but I stayed away from 7900GT's when they first came out as they had alot of burning issues back then. Litterally hundreds of them on evga's forums in a talley thread. Also, XFX closed their forums down at that time, which I don't believe was coincidence.
March 16, 2008 2:46:16 AM

oh what a bummer..
I'm ordering ram heatsinks.
They heat like crap!
I really hope it works!
Apart that due to the design of the cooler im unable to install them correctly in two of them..
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March 16, 2008 4:03:35 AM


Exact problem with the exact card. Extra cooling and even under-clocking did not help with my card. They replaced it under warranty with an 8600GTS, which I promptly sold.
a b Î Nvidia
March 16, 2008 4:05:36 AM

I don't think this ever been confirmed, but its the best explanation I've heard of.

The 7900GT was simply overclocked to high. The memory they used in those cards was a bad choice. If you have a factory overclocked 7900GT, bring the memory back down to where the stock cards are. (you can leave the core overclock alone.) Many 7900GT's died because the memory clocks were simply to high for those used. (it might have been a cooling issue.) I switched from an NF4 + 7900GT to an Express 200 + x1800XT because of this issue.
March 16, 2008 12:03:29 PM

Problem is that this happens very rarely, in painkiller in some levels only, tf2 happens and gets worse only when it chooses to, and 3dmark 2006 somedays the textures get jerky, but even that is rare, and i know how will they treat my problem "we are sorry but we have not encontered any problem whatsoever..".
March 16, 2008 3:11:46 PM

I printed a few of the screenshots from different games and stuck in the box with my RMA just in case. i was worried they would test it for a few seconds and say it's fine, when it took a few minutes to freak out like that. They gave me no problems exchanging my card.
March 16, 2008 4:31:39 PM

I owned an MSI 7900gt that did very similar things, as well as crashing 3dmark06 (in the same spot everytime) as well as many games would crash. Upgraded to a 1900xtx, no more crashing!, however I am now back with nvidia (XFX 8800gt) which runs flawless btw.
March 24, 2008 7:15:40 PM

I had to try riva tuner to low the clocks, and rise them a bit.
There is no physical damage viewable done by it on the card.


Is is any way for they to findout that the clocks were mixed via software (rivatuner) or is it somewhat impossible (seems logical to me)?
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