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Sapphire HD4670 512MB GDDR3 problems. Help needed! :'(

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Sapphire HD4670 512MB GDDR3 problems. [Solved + NICE Overclock =D ]

Problem is solved!

I got these errors because Realtek R13 audio drivers were installed ,for getting Audio via hdmi, uninstalling realtek solved all my problems!!

MAX HD 4670 OC , playable:

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wp88x/

MAX OC not playable:

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/9srpz/


Good evening gents

I've a problem with my Sapphire HD4670 512MB GDDR3, i have the HD4670 since a week or so.
There's a list with problems..where to begin?

When I installed catalyst 8.12 drivers for the first time I got an error ,something like ''INF driver wasn't found'' .
.
But catalyst continued installing after I clicked OK.
After catalyst was ready with installing I had to reboot my computer. After I rebooted I got another error something like this: No card was found . Then i installed catalyst again rebooted and everything worked fine?!

Okay that was problem one.

2nd problem :

When vista is booting up I got stuck at ''Vista loading'' bootscreen.
First I thought that it was because I didn't disabled extended desktop before turning windows off. Well that worked for a while but now it doesn't. I have to reset my computer a few times to make it boot. WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?

3rd problem:

When videocard is connected to My LCD television via 2nd DVI there's another problem.
When I select ''input'' HDMI 1 on my television before enabled extended desktop via catalyst both screens begin to flash . like they're turning on and off!

WTF

4th problem:

When I enable ATi overdrive and select custom clocks and apply them ,nothing changes!
But it worked in the beginning!

Things I've tried:

-Remove drivers
-Driversweeper
-Install drivers again
-Connect videocard only to one screen (Main 19'' screen)
-No overclocking

My setup:

P4 516 3Ghz
1GB PC3200
Gigabyte 915PM motherboard (With full PCI-e x16)
Aopen 400Watt
and ofcourse Sapphire HD4670 512MB GDDR3

Screens:




Is this a broken card? Or driver issue? And if so what can I do to prevent it in the future?

:(

Update: I think the card is broken somehow I requested RMA

Problem is solved!

I got these errors because Realtek R13 audio drivers were installed ,for getting Audio via hdmi, uninstalling realtek solved all my problems!!

MAX HD 4670 OC , playable:

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wp88x/

MAX OC not playable:

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/9srpz/
 
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anyone?
 
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bump HELP PLEASE
 
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another bump
 
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If you look on the sensors tab of GPUz it will give the current value. The first page just gives you the default clocks.
 
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If you look on the sensors tab of GPUz it will give the current value. The first page just gives you the default clocks.
Yes I found that out already! Clocks changes when GPU is stressed.
But I still have the problem that the computer won't boot with 2nd DVI enabled.
 

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ditch ccc just install the drivers and use rivatuner to OC and use gpu-z for temp and clock stats. 8.12 is a pain.
 

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looks like you have a driver problem, something conflicting with the video card. Would suggest a clean install of vista. That should solve your problem.
 

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is the onboard vga disabled? and are the nvidia driver uninstalled? I used to have that board and it would blue screen then I disabled my onboard vga and made sure there was no sign of the drivers and I was fine.
 
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is the onboard vga disabled? and are the nvidia driver uninstalled? I used to have that board and it would blue screen then I disabled my onboard vga and made sure there was no sign of the drivers and I was fine.
I have no onbaord VGA, I didn't have a nVidia card..
 

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It seems like a corrupted Drivers on your system... Did you first UNINSTALL the drivers before installing them? Sometimes files get corrupted when they are over written.. I would recommend uninstalling all Video Drivers, reboot your system with no drivers , then downloading the latest one from the manufactures website.

And I would recommend uninstalling any utility tools to Overclock your GPU, or anything related to your GPU
 
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It seems like a corrupted Drivers on your system... Did you first UNINSTALL the drivers before installing them? Sometimes files get corrupted when they are over written.. I would recommend uninstalling all Video Drivers, reboot your system with no drivers , then downloading the latest one from the manufactures website
Yes I did uninstall the old drivers also I used driversweeper..I installed catalyst 8.12 from AMD but haven't tried installing with the drivers from sapphire yet..but i assume they're the same? I will try it though... I'm currently running on 8.11 but it makes no difference so I could better upgrade to 8.12
 

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I installed the same Video Card in my brother-in-law's pc and did not have any issues installing 8.12. Everything ran fine.

This was on fresh XP install btw.
 
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