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Graphics Sapphire HD5870 Vapour X OC - GSOD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mattbailey, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. mattbailey

    mattbailey What's a Dremel?

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    Hola!

    I'm one of the unfortunate with the above issues - it lasts about 20 secs in BFBC2 before the GSOD.

    My etailer isnt interested in an RMA (I've unleased trading standards on them and my credit card company)

    Sapphire have provided a new BIOS which I've yet to install, but has anyone managed to fix it with a new BIOS, or is RMA the only option.

    Matt
     
  2. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Grey screen of death isn't a hardware problem, its a driver issue. So you can scream about RMAs, but the hardware itself isn't faulty.
     
  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    My best mates 5870 suffers from this chronically. I just laugh. But he's tried everything to fix it, he's too lazy to bother RMA'ing it though.
     
  4. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    does this only happen in games? try undoing the factory overclock - so go back to 850 from 875.

    one of my colleagues at work had this, vapor-x (we both bought them from OCuk, i guess i was lucky as mine is solid).
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    are you sure about that?

    i also get GSOD when i try to overclock the card pass 900Mhz without giving it enough voltage, or when memory clock was too high. return to stock and everything with same drivers are rock solid.
     
  6. mattbailey

    mattbailey What's a Dremel?

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    10.2,10.3, 10.3a doesnt fix it, next idea......:duh:
     
  7. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Try dropping the clock speeds, see if it gets stable?
     
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  9. mattbailey

    mattbailey What's a Dremel?

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    The OC is factory preset so should be stable in any event, i'l try the new BIOS and then new CCC.

    Watch this space.....
     
  10. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    just try dropping the overclock to stock speeds in CCC - my mate had exactly the same issue and that fixed it.
     
  11. mattbailey

    mattbailey What's a Dremel?

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    Surely if its a factory OC then that is the stock speed!

    In any event, I have installed the new Sapphire BIOS (140X300.TS2) and CCC 10.4 and managed several hours rather than several mintures of gaming. Touch wood its resolved!
     
  12. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    i meant stock as in reference speeds, but glad youv fixed it - any chance you could link me to the BIOS so i can send that to my mate?
     
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    See, I told you.:thumb:
     
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    Why doesn't your friend open up a support ticket with his Gpu manufacture and get the latest official bios from them?
     
  15. mattbailey

    mattbailey What's a Dremel?

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    I can post the email with the links, but Sapphire were rather particular that I gave them the right SKU and Part number, as they have lots of BIOD's - I dont want him to fry his card with the wrong BIOS, but I can post it a little later when I get home.
     
  16. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    hes a lazy bugger
     
  17. mattbailey

    mattbailey What's a Dremel?

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    Got 3 GSOD's the next day in under an hour, Sapphire have told me to RMA it - fine except the retailer has refused the RMA in the first place....

    Waiting for the credit card refund and then i'll buy a new one from Scan (which I should have waited for them to have stock in the first place!)
     

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