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Graphics So my GPU is fudged then?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by yakyb, 18 Mar 2010.

  1. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    anyone seen this before

    this GPU has never been oc'ed only used 2 times a week and all of a sudden its started to be ****ed

    its an 512MB XFX 9800GTX XT 720Mhz bought july 2008 should i just cut my losses and get a 5850 / 5770
     
  2. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    xfx have a decent warranty i think?

    check it out
     
  3. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    does installing a third party cooler effect the warranty
     
  4. Domestic_ginger

    Domestic_ginger New Member

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    Most probably.

    Just out of interest is your bios showing atifacting? Never seen a screenie like that before.

    You're not using the dodgy latest drivers by any chance?
     
  5. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Yes. It voids your warranty.
     
  6. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    One of the primary killers of graphics cards is heat. Did you install a third party cooler yourself?

    (The others are right BTW, if you did your warranty is void.)
     
  7. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    okay bugger

    thanks guys

    and yes the post screen does start to show atifacting not sure about the bios page yet


    yes did install the third party cooler my self but its been running like that for a year at least now

    oh well time to splash some cash
     
  8. Domestic_ginger

    Domestic_ginger New Member

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    Search the web for similar issues; seen similarish issues. You may be able to bake the card back if it is only microfracture.

    If you can't face it you can always sell your faulty card on ebay; there is a quite a market for artifacting cards. I've been looking for a project (and been dying to try the oven bake) but have not been able to find a card that would make it worthwhile; hence the ebay interest. Was hoping for a g200!
     
  9. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    XFX warranty in the UK 2 years I believe and not modder friendly , USA double life time and you can do any thing you like to it.
     
  10. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    funnily enough i have just tried baking it just letting it cool down before trying it in my machine

    if it doesnt work i'll get myself a 5770
     
  11. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    hehe you baked it.. hope it works
     
  12. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    **** me its worked


    seems to be running ok

    odd little thing here abd there but not like above

    baked at 250 for 30 mins let cool for a couple of hours then refit it and it seems okay will run a game tomorrow as it is late now but i seem to at the very least have a half working card again
     
  13. Domestic_ginger

    Domestic_ginger New Member

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    It should be 200for 10 mins! Hope nothing fell off (components!)

    gratz if its all ok!
     

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