So I am on my third 7970 card.
The first two... rock solid, Liquid cooled and I can OC them for days.
I figured, I gotta get one more...
Ordered it from Provantage, When I put it in my rig, it doesn't seem to act as well as the first two...
But, I figured, I have it on fan cooling right now, I will wait to judge until I block it and run some blue juice through it.
All my cooling stuff is Koolance.
So I get my new block in, and take the new slightly broke in card apart, WOW!
The Rocket Surgeons at MSI left the clear tape on ALL the pads, it clearly says remove before using.
So the card that was acting crazy, (After I voided the warrentee by removing the heat sink) has the heat sink packing tape still attatched to the pads!!http://www.efuturetek.com/efuturetek.com/MSI-7970.jpg
Notice the Shrinkadink action from being overheated...
Really unhappy with this.