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  1. Vagike New Member

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    Is there anything inherently wrong with the ATi 5870 V1 cards.

    I have had this card for about a year now, and tonight was the first time I had video tearing + BSOD after playing Dead Space for a few hours.

    Currently, nothing is overclocked on my system.
     
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    Check your temps and enable vsync (or triple buff) to fix the tearing. I'm not aware of anything that is inherently wrong with the revision 1 5870s but someone with more knowledge may need to address that question.
     
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    maybe tearing isn't the correct term then..... i was getting random geometries rendered.

    So i exited, went into the CCC and cranked the fan.... then she BSOD-ed shortly after.
     
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    Please reference:
    http://www.playtool.com/pages/artifacts/artifacts.html

    (Oh sweet, my 500th post!! :))
     
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    My solution process would be:
    1) Make sure you're using the most up to date drivers.
    2) Check temperatures and clean out the heatsink shroud if necessary. (Though you really should be doing this once a month or so if you're a frequent gamer.)
    3) Underclock your graphics card memory about 30Mhz or so.

    Recheck after each step to see if the problem is solved. If you have to perform step 3 you might want to consider RMAing your card if it's still under warranty.
     
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    Ram problem than
    I think
    a)Ram on card went wrong
    b)Rams are overheating ,did you clean fan until now?Dust may filled area between fan and heatsink
    http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2900/4850hm1.jpg

    http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTI1MzU4OTM1NVlDbXBla3ZKZm5fNF8zX2wuanBn

    Cleaning fan may help but sometimes manufacturers put a sticker to screw to stop people removing shroud and fan from pcb and invalidate warranty if you do .If theri is sticker send to RMA .
     
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    the heatsink the card was far from dirty.

    I know just manually set the fan to 50% speed before I game. Seem to correct the problem. I guess I may invest in a Cool It systems video cooler.
     
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    Turn off Catalyst AI :) it can screw up some games exactly like that
     

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