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6950 DCII crashing while gaming + artifacts - 15.7.1 - Win 10

Question asked by thejani on Feb 4, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2018 by kingfish

Hello. I've bought a  AEH6950 DCII a while back ago. Now, When I was building a new pc, I found it, still in it's box, unopened, so it could be called as "brand new".


I also had a 6970 a few years ago, so with hope, I installed the newly found gpu to my current build, and.. errors started to occur.

While in almost any game, GPU usage jumps up to ~98%, and when it reaches 100%, the gpu "starts to die". Or more likely, the driver. I don't know.

Black squared stars to appear on screen, the game freezes, and all I get after the crash is, a nice plain black screen.



(Example from google)


I've never seen anything like that before, but I really hope that there's not the card what's faulty.

I've never overclocked it, the default clock core and speed is shown below.

It's not overheating either, the gpu's temp stays at a nice 50-70% while gaming.


Any solutions for that problem? I've tried googleing it, but without any good results.




Current build:

CPU: Intel Core i3 6100 Skylake

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H110M-S2V


GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6950 DCII (With latest catalyst driver avaible)

PSU: Chieftec ECO 600W (GPE-600S) (85+)

OS: Windows 10 64bit





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