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XFX Radeon HD 5670 installed: now crashing

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December 19, 2011 4:38:08 PM

Hi, guys. :) 

I'm building my first rig and have just installed an XFX Radeon HD 5670. My PC's specs follow:

Motherboard: ASRock N68C-S UCC
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250
RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR3 (1600MHz)
PSU: Antec TP-550 (550W)
Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 5670 (1GB GDDR5)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (SP1)

Unfortunately, my machine is now crashing. Whenever I try to run games, I usually load in successfully but before long, my screen displays all one colour/pattern.

The card seems to be properly seated properly although, not having installed one before, I could be wrong!

I have updated the "AMD VISION Engine Control Center" so I assume all necessary drivers are installed. Could Windows' autoinstalled drivers be interfering? Also, my monitor is connected via VGA-DVI adaptor: could this be the source of/contributing to the problem?

Many thanks for your patience.
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December 19, 2011 4:50:16 PM

Remove the current gpu drivers in add/remove
Install the latest CCC suite as Admin.
Let us know what happens.
December 19, 2011 5:18:28 PM

I have uninstalled and reinstalled as you suggested but the problem persists.
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December 19, 2011 5:33:29 PM

Download http://www.memtest.org/
Test your ram one stick at a time.
Beginning to sound like a faulty gpu though.
December 19, 2011 5:39:29 PM

Thanks for your help! Which version should I download? The "Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary"?
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December 19, 2011 5:49:11 PM

dragonoa said:
Thanks for your help! Which version should I download? The "Pre-Compiled Bootable Binary"?

I just use the ISO for disc or the USB version.
December 19, 2011 6:58:10 PM

I've run memtest for one pass and have found no errors.
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December 20, 2011 12:38:08 AM

dragonoa said:
I've run memtest for one pass and have found no errors.

I'd run it for at least 30min.
December 20, 2011 12:41:42 AM

I continued to run it for about two hours (three passes) and found no errors.
December 20, 2011 11:16:41 AM

Are there any further troubleshooting steps I can take or is it reasonable to assume card is faulty?
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December 20, 2011 3:28:25 PM

dragonoa said:
Are there any further troubleshooting steps I can take or is it reasonable to assume card is faulty?

I suspect the card may be faulty,try another gpu if you can borrow one.
That would be conclusive if another gpu works.
Have you tried another video signal cable?
December 20, 2011 3:39:02 PM

My old 7300 GT works fine. Unfortunately, I don't have another monitor or cable to test with.
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December 21, 2011 1:49:23 AM

dragonoa said:
My old 7300 GT works fine. Unfortunately, I don't have another monitor or cable to test with.

Faulty card bud!
Time to RMA that gpu!
January 7, 2012 11:24:00 AM

I RMA'd the card as suggested: turns out it was faulty. Got a replacement installed last night and it works great! Thanks very much for the help.
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January 7, 2012 6:57:39 PM

dragonoa said:
I RMA'd the card as suggested: turns out it was faulty. Got a replacement installed last night and it works great! Thanks very much for the help.

Np! glad you are up and gaming:) 
!