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GPU or PSU dead?! Need quick responses!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by njdevilsfan21, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. njdevilsfan21 New Member

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    I'm having a very bad problem. Not sure if it's the GPU or PSU dying.

    Here are some screenshots:

    Windows Regular: http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7949/artifacting3iv5.jpg
    Safe Mode (Slightly better): http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9053/artifacting4qx1.jpg

    It also looks all messed up sometimes even at the boot screen (Actually the boot screen only looks proper the first time - if I reboot now, the boot screen will be all messed up).

    PSU = 550W Ultra X-2 Connect (Dual 12V rails max 35A)
    GPU = 256MB Sapphire X1800XT

    I'm going to RMA the GPU this weekend. I just wanted to get some final input on what this looks like to anyone here. *Note* I don't have the ability to test out either anywhere (my old PC was AGP, and the old computer ran on a 300W PSU perfectly, so I doubt I'll notice anything when plugging in the 550W PSU)
     
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    well, seems to me your Gpu is dying, do you know what temps it holds? fan running?

    your psu should be fine... (it works doesnt it?)

    but how did this happen?
     
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    I honestly don't know how it happened.

    Last weekend I went home to work (at college), and I came back, and noticed some very minor artifacting that remebled dead pixels almosts (except they would go away when I move the application around). It progressively got worse, until it just randomly started working fine again for a day. Then it all went to hell afterward.

    The card physically looks fine. The card ran on 48C idle and never passed 68.5C on load. I never volt modded or pushed up the voltage on the card either. When I overlocked the computer, I made sure the PCI-e frequency was locked at 100Mhz.

    I'm lost as to what happened:shadedshu
     
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    how old is it? if you turn off hardware acceleration* does the artifacts clear up?

    *= display properties->advanced->troubleshoot->move slider all the way to the left.
     
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    No improvement. Only makes Windows not reboot after a few minutes of use.

    Card is only 2 weeks old.
     
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    sounds like DOA (Dead On Arrival) to me then, since this started to happen under under a week since you got the card.
    RMA it right away.
    and btw, follow my top signature!
     
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    yep i had the same problem...got told the memory was dead on the card...RMA FTW!
     

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