My card, Sapphire AMD Radeon 7950 OC is 1 year old. I did not overclock it <-- It is overclocked by Sapphire.
My monitor, Samsung SA950 is also 1 years old. Lately, my pc suddenly looses the display, no picture (I am only browsing the web) ..
There is no display even though I restart the pc. the asus start page (Bios can be accessed) appears fine but once windows (7 Ultimate SP1) starts, there will be no display.
I have to switch off the power for 3~5 minutes before there is any display.
I have tried installing 12.8 Catalyst driver (also crash) and now I am currently running 12.11 beta driver. Is it my hdd failure or video card Drivers Failure (I used Driver Fusion to remove Catalyst 12.8 before installing 12.11).
Help, I really need your advice. Thank you for your time.
Dear Spaniard United,
It depends. Sometimes, the monitor will turn green at the first restart. After rebooting a couple of times later, I can see the welcome sign but after that no display. Today the monitor seems fine. Yesterday I am able to play Sleeping Dogs for 12 full hours without any problems. If it is the psu, I will gladly chuck the unit through the window of the shop who sold them to me since its only 5 months old. Never buy a psu from the same guy who sold you a dusty pc casing...
Power saver settings never gave me any issue in my AMD Llano PC running a Sapphire 7770
The gpu was not properly slotted into the pci-e slot.
When I first installed my motherboard, the motherboard seems to be uneven in the casing. The casing was dusty when i bought it from the shop. The casing is a Sharkoon Scorpio 1000 ATX Tower Casing.
Then while installing my gpu, i noticed that the gpu is not aligned to the casing's back panel.. I thought it was due to the questionable quality of the casing... There was a 5mm gap between gpu and the back panel.. So I used the excess gold standoff screws ("pillars") to fill the gap.
In the end, i pushed the gpu onto the pci-e lane until there is a minimum amount of gap with the back panel. Now i don't even need the standoff screws..
Honestly, I did not expect that the gpu could run for 5 ~ 6 months although it was floating..
1Q: Will it reduce the lifespan of the gpu if the gpu is not properly slotted?