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Help with my new 4870 1GB

Pasky

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I have a MSI R4870 T2DIG (4870 1GB) I just purchased from newegg about 2 weeks ago. Everything is working great until I decided to play Crysis. Randomly while playing, usually between 45m-1hour the game will just crash to a green screen with black vertical bars or just a black screen and I have to power off my PC.

I've checked the temperatures and it isn't overheating, it idles at 59* C and under a load reaches 75* C (confirmed while playing Crysis for about an hour and checking GPU-Z logs and the peak temperature reached was 75* C).

I've heard the problem seems to be an issue with the 4000 series bios trying to switch to powersave mode causing the card to not respond and crash.

My problem is, I'm not sure if this just an issue with Crysis or if this will occur with other games. I've played DMC4 for a few hours with no issues, so far it is only Crysis and Crysis Warhead that has the problem. So I need help deciding if I should just RMA the card and get something else or is it just Crysis causing this?

Any help on the situation will be appreciated, maybe someone else has had this problem and found a fix? I heard about the riva tuner fix but I refuse to own something that I need a 3rd party software to have function correctly.

EDIT: I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers already before that is suggested. Currently using 9.1 on Vista X64.
 

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Have you checked your rails and see if they are dropping below specs?

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Yes, actually. Works fine occording to my Multi-meter, believe it was 12.3v last I checked.
 
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Well, is your card actually changing clocks in-between play? can you confirm that? I know when I used Riva Tuner and tried to change my clocks through the shortcut key, the game would actually crash too.
 
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I would uninstall the 9.1's and install the 8.12's ...I found buggyness in the 9.1's too.
 
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I would uninstall the 9.1's and install the 8.12's ...I found buggyness in the 9.1's too.
I agree, there have been many complaints on the 9.1 drivers since it's release (I believe it's still in beta ?). There is a current thread on the 9.1 drives in this section where many have voiced their opinions that you might find helpful.
I also would go back and install the 8.12, which I'm currently running and are working well.

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I'll give that a try. I can't reproduce the effect in any other games other than Crysis and Crysis: Warhead. I've had DMC4 running for a while, Serious Sam 2, CS:S, GRID, C&C 3 and I it doesn't happen with them. I'll see if switching back to the previous version of drivers will work.

Does anyone have a link for 8.12 x64 vista?

EDIT: nevermind, didn't know ATI had a link to previous revisions on thier site.

Thanks.