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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by hat, Sep 11, 2013.

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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Lately I've been seeing some artifacts pop up from time to time. It's happened more than once. Basically what happens is a bunch of red pixels appear scattered all over the screen. They seem to like to hang around edges of things. Could this be a video card issue?
     
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    sounds like it. undo/lower your OC, and check your cooler/ramsinks for issues.
     
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    on your desktop or in game? Every game?
     
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    Also Pull out your GPU and re seat it. Ive seen artifacting just from bad connection on the PCI-E slot coursed by dust maybe.
     
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    There is no OC on the card (I tried at one point, didn't have good luck). It's happened in game (really only been playing spiral knights lately, a cartoony Java based game, shouldn't put much stress on the gpu) and while watching something with windows media player. The cooler should be fine, temps aren't bad. I remember reseating it since I've had the issue, cleaning dust out of stuff. Maybe it is time for a new card... the 5870 is an aging beast anyway.
     
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    your little cartoony game could be providing a really weird load - for example, if its running at 400FPS because its so low horespower, it could cause overheating in weird places on the graphics cards (like how furmark burned out VRM's)
     
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    Reseat your card and boot into Windows, go to Theme and change the theme a few times try black and other colours, if it happens here the card is stuffed, RMA it.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    what on earth woudl changing the theme do? how could that be considered a test of any kind?
     
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    It's not a test, the red artefacts show up on the different colour backgrounds. Trust me it works.
     
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    any updates on this?
     

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