I got a problem with my 7950 from Sapphire.
I bought it, put it in my computer, installed the driver and it worked superb.
I played about 2 hours before my computer just switched off (temperature was about 70°C in GPU-Z)
But when I restarted my PC it says "start Windows" and the monitor went black.
When I start Linux everything is ok. Maybe a faulty driver. Reinstalled Windows tried the Beta Driver and again blackscreen.
Tried a older Driver (12.10) - the same. Tried the DriverCD - the same.
Someone any idea what I can do or what I do wrong?
Try onboard graphics on your mobo when booting Windows. If it works then we can only assume it's a hardware problem.
I have no onboard graphics.
But hardware problem when it works on Linux and the Windows installer? But when I install the AMD Drivers there is a problem?
To make sure it is definitely a driver problem, try the drivers that came on the disk with it, or just any previous drivers on AMD's website.
One question, where did you get this GPU
If it is used, what was it used for if you know
it was new from a reliable shop (alternate.de)
can you try another pcie slot? Check if your motherboard hasn't got a broken pcie slot, else you may need to RMA it
ok, I think I got now every combination.
The only time it works was with a fresh windows installation and no drivers installed. But as sone as I install the driver and reboot I can't get into windows.
It can't be the motherboard because I tested it with my old HD4890 and my GTX660Ti on both PCIe slots.
I think I gonna RMA it now.
Thanks for the help!
Can't you just return it to the shop instead of RMA since you just bought it recently?