I've been struggling with a lot of BSODs and hangs with my graphic card ever since I bought it. I have tried SEVERAL different drivers from both MSI and ATI websites but all of them end up on the same route (bsod/hang/freeze). I've written a few emails to MSI support center but they just ignore me and it's too late to get an RMA. I really need your help on resolving this issue because it's really frustrating.
OS: Windows 7 ultimate x64
Graphic card: MSI Radeon HD 5970
Driver packaging version: 8.961-120405a-137224C-ATI
Sorry I didn't know..
power supply is seventeam's 585 watt. less than 2 years old.
I've tested my memory with memtest86, they're fine (no errors). I've reinstalled Windows several times but It won't fix the issue.
I'd say your psu is being maxed out trying to run a 5970 and all your components and after 2yrs it's probably tired of trying.
It's pretty easy to try another psu. I'd recommend at least a 600w psu that's at least 80+ certified. You could always return it or keep it for a backup if it doesn't fix your problem, or you could just upgrade to a less power hungry card. That card uses around 300w on it's own.
I managed to resolve the issue by moving the ATI card to another PCI slot and it's been running fine with no errors or freezes. (From PCIEX16_2 to PCIEX16_1). I'm not sure why it was having so much issues on the previous pci slot but whatever.
Ok the trouble is back as always. Now i can't even boot into windows. Once the windows is loading, there is a short blink on the screen and after that it's frozen. there's no other option than a hard reset.
I don't know what else to do, So far all the following options have failed me:
Changing pci slot
Changing pci slot voltage in bios
Checking all the cables properly connected
I'm %100 sure it's the graphic card problem because the system is rock solid stable without the drivers.
It can't be psu problem because I've seen people running higher end systems with less powerful psus.
This problem has been with almost every R5970 that MSI sold out.