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I got my card a few weeks ago and notice when the screen sleeps and I come back to comp I get sometimes random colored snow all over but not heavy and just now it was the snow with fat black lines across screens. If I move mouse over the glitchy areas they disappear.
I never had an issue like this with my 5770.
I'm thinking defective, but not sure if drivers are cause.This only happens on desktop when idle random times. Not in games :wtf:
 
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I had the issue with my first 6950. 6 months later it could not hold clocks above 667 very suddenly.
 
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I'm gonna box it up and rma I guess. I just walked away and its back again.

=(
 
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You could try changing drivers and if it still does the same then its RMA time.
I'm using beta 4 currently and realized this happened on a previous driver so defective indeed.

I can say hello to my 5770 again for a while lol.
 
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I got my card a few weeks ago and notice when the screen sleeps and I come back to comp I get sometimes random colored snow all over but not heavy and just now it was the snow with fat black lines across screens. If I move mouse over the glitchy areas they disappear.
I never had an issue like this with my 5770.
I'm thinking defective, but not sure if drivers are cause.This only happens on desktop when idle random times. Not in games :wtf:
My 7870 does something like this too...you're not crazy.

The snow thing happens if I mess with certain stuff in CCC pertaining certain settings, which is probably similar to your sleep situation. I only notice it because my background is black. It goes away after a couple seconds.

The glitchy black crap I also can relate. Seemed to happen pretty much only occassionally and when writing a post/reply here on TPU or once it happened on xbit. I have no idea why it happens, although I figured perhaps a driver or heat/clock issue with the ram. I down-clocked my graphics ram (from 1352 to 1333...top rock-stable is probably in-between somewhere) and I haven't seen it happen since...but also messed with other stuff as well (like de-checking constant voltage in afterburner, which I had checked for some reason).

Whatever the cause...it is fixable.

Are you overclocked?
 
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My 7870 does something like this too...you're not crazy.

The snow thing happens if I mess with certain stuff in CCC pertaining certain settings, which is probably similar to your sleep situation. I only notice it because my background is black. It goes away after a couple seconds.

The glitchy black crap I also can relate. Seemed to happen pretty much only occassionally and when writing a post/reply here on TPU or once it happened on xbit. I have no idea why it happens, although I figured perhaps a driver or heat/clock issue with the ram. I down-clocked my graphics ram (from 1352 to 1333...top rock-stable is probably in-between somewhere) and I haven't seen it happen since...but also messed with other stuff as well (like de-checking constant voltage in afterburner, which I had checked for some reason).

Whatever the cause...it is fixable.

Are you overclocked?
I wasn't overclocked at the time. It was stock idle would run 400/1200 dual screen desktop gaming 1000 core /1200 mem stock. I did play with overclocking could only go 1125/1450.

I'm reading on newegg all the negative reviews for 7870's and many of the same exact issues occur as you and me.

Im rma'ing later today. I might get another 7870 or just get a 660 hard choices since I dont want this hassle again.
 

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I have 7870's and since December have never had the issue you describe.

My rig never turns off only monitor sleeps, resumes fine with no lines or pixels.
 
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I wasn't overclocked at the time. It was stock idle would run 400/1200 dual screen desktop gaming 1000 core /1200 mem stock. I did play with overclocking could only go 1125/1450.

I'm reading on newegg all the negative reviews for 7870's and many of the same exact issues occur as you and me.

Im rma'ing later today. I might get another 7870 or just get a 660 hard choices since I dont want this hassle again.
660's are slower wouldn't want anything less than a 660 ti or you could get a 7950:D.
 

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We have a computer at work with the exact same issue. Weird "snow" as you call it, but if you put a box over it or mouse over it disappears, and doesnt seem to cause any problems. We reimaged it for other reasons, and it never happened again.
 
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Can't say I have ever had the this issue with my 7870.