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Sean_
02-11-2013, 07:36 PM
I purchased this card last August and I've had multiple crashes, BSOD's, black screens, etc. I've been reading a lot lately, mostly because I don't want to RMA the card because RMA's take WEEKS, but I've read that it may be possible to lower the clock speeds and raise the volts to possibly fix the issues I've been experiencing?

I'm posting this out of curiosity to see if anyone here has read about this, or preferably tried it, and has information to help me with.

Also, if I mess with these speeds in any way, does that void my chance for an RMA if I HAVE to request one from Sapphire? I know any chance of getting help from Newegg is hopeless.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

StopCrashing
02-11-2013, 07:51 PM
The problem with the first batch of HD7870s was due to the faulty capacitors that Sapphire decided to use. Sapphire used cheap components to save money but in the end they ended up wasting more to fix the problem. Sapphire has dropped the ball lately, it's better to look into other brands next time you purchase a graphics card. Here I come MSI!

Sean_
02-11-2013, 07:54 PM
The problem with the first batch of HD7870s was due to the faulty capacitors that Sapphire decided to use. Sapphire used cheap components to save money but in the end they ended up wasting more to fix the problem. Sapphire has dropped the ball lately, it's better to look into other brands next time you purchase a graphics card. Here I come MSI!

Yeah, I read a lot about that too. That's why I'm sure I'll end up having to RMA the card, but I wanted to try other fixes before that, just to make sure.

StopCrashing
02-11-2013, 07:59 PM
I'm pretty sure some members over at overclock.net have tried pretty much everything from underclocking the card and undervolting etc etc and it still crashes. It's the cheap components/capacitors that Sapphire used that causes the blackscreens/BSOD/vertical lines/freezing and that can't be fixed unless you get a new card. Sorry.

Ryuji
02-15-2013, 11:46 PM
I'm pretty sure some members over at overclock.net have tried pretty much everything from underclocking the card and undervolting etc etc and it still crashes. It's the cheap components/capacitors that Sapphire used that causes the blackscreens/BSOD/vertical lines/freezing and that can't be fixed unless you get a new card. Sorry.
I can't agree more with you !!! The problem is hardware related and there is no software solution !