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Is my 5970 dead!?

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#1
A couple days ago I received my "to good of a price to pass up" 5970 and immediately installed it. System gets to the boot logo and locks up with the 5970's fan going crazy til I hard shut it down. Tried just the 5970 in the 2nd PCI-E x16 slot due to this is a OEM card with the handle, but no display and lead me to have to clear CMOS to boot the system again with another video card.

This morning I took the back panel off the 5970 so I could fit the card in the 1st PCI-E x16 slot without the 5870 plugged in and I get no display even after clearing CMOS.

I noticed the middle Led "D3" blinks which I've read could be due to incompatibilty with my board or a power issue.

I've tried flashing the 5970 with the newest Sapphire Master and Slave vBios and I am able to see the card in safe mode but I'm sure there are plenty of you 5970 owners out there that know alot more about these than I do.

Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays:toast:
 
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#2
Does it boot fine with the 5870 since all this started?
 
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#3
System boots just fine with only the 5870.
 
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System Name Addison Clark
Processor I7 7700k @ 5GHZ 1.35v
Motherboard Asus Z270 ITX
Cooling Corsair H100
Memory Corsair 16GB DDR4-3600
Video Card(s) Zotac 1080 TI F.E.
Storage Plextor M8Pe 1TB M.2
Display(s) Asus 28" 4K
Case Corsair 380T
Audio Device(s) Creative Omni USB
Power Supply EVGA G3 Supernova 1KW
Mouse G.Skill 780
Keyboard MS Sidewinder x4
Software Win 10 Pro
#4
I have flashed the card twice today with different Sapphire vbios' and Windows sees the card just fine but once I install display drivers with the 5870 plugged in the system locks up at the boot logo or I get no display with either DVI connection when only trying to use the 5970. I also notice when I run GPU-Z without the driver installed I get weird memory and core speeds on the 5970.

I think I'll put it up on Ebay and get what I can out of it.