Hello guys, I feel really angry now. Bought a MSI R7870 Hawk edition ati radeon hd7870 graphic card for my new pc with following spec:
Asus Maximus V gene
Intel i5 3570K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Crucial m4 120 Go
WD Black Caviar 2 To
Kingston Hyperx Beast 8 Go 1600Mhz
Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower
Everything worked perfectly until today, I have installed the new graphic card from ATI.
-The installation was easy
-the connection to the monitor(HDMI) was easy.
-The PC recognize the graphic card, the installation of the newest driver from official ATI siteweb was simple
-I don't touch any configuration from Catalyst Control Center.
I launched the first game, sleeping dogs, after the cinematic, troubles are coming. The display suddenly changed to this picture,
and the PC is totally frozen, with some strange gizzy sound from the speaker. I cannot do anything, not ctrl+alt+del, nor alt+f4. The only thing I can do is to press on the reset button of the PC.
I tried with Diablo 3 too, same thing was happened to me. It happened very randomly. sometime 5 minutes after I launched the game, sometime 20 minutes.
I tried with League of legends too, this game has the worst situation, the problem happened 3 or 4 time during one match. Very annoying. Sometime the screen has the picture i linked, some time it is black screen with some game sound repeat infinitely...
i tried reinstall the driver, nothing changes. I am about to break my pc in two if it continues. So I tried to calm down and look for some help here. I would really appreciate if you can give me some advice. Thank you in advance.
Re guys, here are some updates of the situation. So as many members said, I set the DRAM Frenquency to Auto. It seem to be down to 1333MHz.
I also installed the new driver from MSI official site web. It is an older ati driver, but update on december 2012 on MSI siteweb.
This morning I ran the Heaven directx11 benchmark with everythintg max out. I get terrible score.
So nothing happened during the benchmark. But I keep getting black screen and system crash during League of legends games and Diablo 3 and Sleeping dogs. Really disappointed with this graphic card which should be viable according to my research in google. Is it supposed to be like this for a MSI Military Class graphic card? 960 scores for heaven directx11 benchmark? I feel really duped by their marketing "Military Class".
Well I find similary topic in other forums about the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 7870 OC too suffering the same problem. It seems that I am not the only one getting this annoying problem. I still don't find anyone who has solved this problem. Sad.
New update! I downclock the GPU core clock to 1050 MHz(1100 factory OC) and now I have played League of Legends for 2 hours, no one crash. I will test more games, but I think it is not the card's fault, but a gpu core clock and gpu voltage compability. I also increased my gpu voltage by 0.03. I don't know if it affects anything.