what are the temps on the card use gpuz to find this...does it crash right away or does it take some time before it crashes in benchmarks? have your tried other driver versions? with the temps maybe the factory messed up the heatsink install
Idle temps are 35 ish, only seems to run 3d mark at stock speeds of 800 / 1250, it hit 61 degrees with the fan set to auto which seems reasonable to me.
I've formatted and re set the cmos to be sure there are no traces of my old card anywhere, still when I try to run 3d mark at the card factory OC settings of 880 / 1250 it crashes, starting to wind me up now.
I'm only running the cpu, gpu, 1 hdd, 1 optical drive and fans, should be enough juice in the PSU to power it.
yea your psu should def be fine for your setup....temps are good...does it crash in games too? the card appears to be faulty bc it will not even run at its stock values you havent even oc'ed it yourself yet and it still crashes...I would start to look into RMA'ing the card to get a new one that doesnt seem right
I know the cpu will bottleneck it but I plan to upgrade it at xmas, the card was on offer so thought I would get it.
BF3 crashes randomly aswell when running SP, I just lasted about 1 minute before a crash at stock settings of 880 / 1250, thing is OCUK sent me it in a battered box with almost no packaging inside, the gpu box was open aswell.
I had a simliar issue on my Sapphire 7950. Stock the voltage is .993. The card would run at the factory overclock at these speeds but couldnt get anything beyond this until I bumped my voltage. I had 1.2 for awhile but tweaked it down and found I can do 1100/1400 stable at 1.175. I set my OC profile at this and havent had any issues since. With this being said though, you should be stable at the factory overclock with the stock factory voltage so I would probably go thru the RMA like everyone is reccomending.