Oki gonna take a look and post back,
in mean time can you tell us more about your issue?
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I didn't think it was relevant to post complete system specs, since this has nothing to do with the system.
I have a 890fxe, Phenom II, 8GB RAM, Vista 64bit, and the MSI 6850 video card.
I also tested on my old system, which was 2GB, XP (32bit) and the MSI 6850 card, with the exact same issues.
The issue is, that in games, the MSI 6850 will basically crash, and all video output is disabled (monitors report no video).
There is NOTHING you can do at this point, and you must turn the system off/on. Hitting the reset button does reboot the machine, but still no video output to monitors.
This is a well known issue
, and the only fix I thought was to RMA the card, but it seems this tech support person I am in contact with, wants me to flash the BIOS, and see if it helps.http://www.rage3d.com/board/showpost.php?p=1336500444&postcount=26
"For the HD6800 card AMD is using CHiL 8214 VR. This VR is used in multiple products and in different configurations. The chipset comes with a 00 default configuration, however the manufacturers have the option to write individual configurations for their graphic cards. When this happens 00 is substituted with a different number (in 8214 module’s case there are 18 configurations). These configurations have to be provided to CHiL (AMD, NV and the manufacturers are doing this) who in turn does the necessary modifications and the VR has to be ordered based on the modifications there on. The cause of the problem is that the cards in question have not been using the properly configured VR that in some cases caused voltage fluctuations which in turn caused no signal. Gigabyte manipulated memory timing through BIOS so the memory is more forgiving to voltage fluctuations, with positive results for some customers.http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=279&threadid=142284&STARTPAGE=17&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear
The problem came to surface because AMD’s main partners ordered a large number of CHiL 8214 configured for HD 6800 therefore creating a shortage for the rest of the manufacturers who are not partners. Most likely Gigabyte did not wait until the properly configured 8214 shipment arrived and used a similarly configured 8214. According to the information approximately 100 cards were built with these chipsets. Since there is no recall Gigabyte is probably waiting for individual warranty calls, also noting that other manufacturers could have the same problem, only because of a malfunctioning VR, simply a manufacturing defect. One can recognize this is a Gigabyte problem since their cards malfunction under similar applications for the majority of users versus other VR faulty customers where the freeze happens randomly if the load is slightly larger."
He did resolve the issue with his MSI 6850 card in this thread http://www.rage3d.com/board/showpost.php?p=1336484190&postcount=24
There are lots of other places that talk about this issue with 6850 cards.
Here is a youtube video of the issue that someone did...
Enough info now ?