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Before I give up on my 4870 I have to ask for one last opinion

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Tasty Sidwalk, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Tasty Sidwalk New Member

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    Basically it keeps crashing on certain games. I can play demanding games like Star Craft 2 on high and receive no problems but crash with games like Super Meat Boy after like 5 minutes of play. I've monitored my temps while playing and I get a steady 64c so I don't think it's too hot. The only thing left I can think of is a software problem but as I said other games work fine. Is it time to get a new card?
     
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    Oh btw the crash looks something like this

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    Thank you for any help in advance.
     
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    memory artifacts, one of your memory chips sucks. new card or rma time bro
     
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    Well that's just great. This is my second 4870 in 2 years that has died due to artifacts. It's becoming very costly

    Do you recommend any ATI card that will last me for longer that is under $200?
     
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    you could try underclocking the mem a little just to see if you could still use the card, or maybe use it in a diff rig?
     
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    Yeah you sure you got enough airflow in your case? Could try turning up the GPU fan too. This chip probably isn't bad just getting too hot.
     
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    I think I'm going to try and sell it on. I haven't clocked it at all should I still reduce the memory?

    Also how did my card get this bad in the first place? I have a pretty bad chasis atm but I am getting an Antec 900 soon. Will that stop my 3rd card from breaking?
     
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    My fan is already at 65% and my temps are usually at 62c when they crash which I don't think is hot at all.
     
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    Don't sell a bum card without disclosing that info up front man.
     
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    :laugh: I'm not that cruel. I'll make sure I'll advertise it as faulty ;)

    I mean it still works with some games
     

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