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    7950 crashing in some games

    The card isn't fried. The computer started shutting down, rebooting and all of the weird stuff even with the old card. I took it apart and carefully removed all the dust with compressed air. Put back the 7950 in and it's working. I think that some dust has gotten into the empty RAM slots...
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    7950 crashing in some games

    The strangest thing happened. I cleared the CMOS (jumper & battery). Now I can't run anything graphically intensive. Metro LL crashes few secs after launch. OCCT GPU test crashes the display as soon as hit the "ON" button. It worked a few times (after clearning the CMOS) but now it crashes all...
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    7950 crashing in some games

    You're right, I was looking at the chokes. I have another idea - I've got an old GTS250 lying around. I'll toss it in and try playing some games... I suspect that something's wrong with the mobo. Many people over the net complaining that asrock's Pro3/Extreme3 mainboards freeze a lot...
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    7950 crashing in some games

    I thought that VaporX and DualX are close cousins. I've already tried the second bios but not with PowerTune adjusted. Will check it out, thanks. Is there a way to check mvddc? Forgot to enable logging this time but I never saw the temps rise above 72 deg. Definitely don't have the sensors...
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    7950 crashing in some games

    It seems that my card doesn't have the sensors. HWInfo doesn't show VRM temps either.
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    7950 crashing in some games

    GPU-Z doesn't display VRM Temps. How can I check them? Update: I have another theory - people all over internet write that the Sapphire HD7950 VaporX cards have a stock bios that sets 1.5V on the memory. The nominal mvddc should be 1.6V according to the manufacturer's specs. This causes random...
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    7950 crashing in some games

    I've read that the VRMs have poor cooling (someone slapped thermal pads on them) on Sapphire DualX/VaporX GPUs - I haven't checked if mine has those funky pads yet. Anyway I doubt that it's the VRMs because most people find this card very stable, even during overclocking. I would rather expect...
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    7950 crashing in some games

    Hello! First of all, to be clear - I don't do any OC. Putting my boxes together by myself gives me enough thrills and fun. I prefer to tweak my software ;). I bought Sapphire HD7950 DualX Boost (925/1250 stock clocks) half a year ago. All of the games ran fine. The only one that had...