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New Graphics card nVidia GTX 650 Ti, Red/Blue dots on screen

First things first, I was playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown when my screen went black and froze(Keyboard not working). I restarted it and it's all where it started, RED DOTS ALL OVER MY SCREEN.

OS: Win7 64-bit
RAM: 4.00GB
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 @3.30GHz(4 CPUs)
Graphics Card: nVidia Inno3D GTX 650 Ti (Although dxdiag nor my nVidia control panel detect what my current graphics card is after the incident)

Whenever I start my nVidia Control panel it will say "You are currently not using a display attached to an nvidia gpu"

I tried clean installing the drivers with the latest version 314.22 for Win7 64-bit to no avail

Things I have done
-Uninstall/Reinstall the drivers. (The problem was gone until I installed it again, the red dots of evil appeared once again.)

-Check if the DVI cables were loose. (Nope, it's not, tried unplugging and plugging it again too)

Other Informations + Images:

I never attempted overclocking it, this is a new one bought 4-5 days ago.
ESpecs - http://i.imgur.com/BtTt3zv.png (I don't know if you guys can see the blue/red/green dots problem in that screenshot)

A sample of the problem - http://imgur.com/YPU5WEw

I used my cellphone to capture a part of the screen because the dots wouldn't be too visible if I captured the whole monitor.
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  1. Hi
    RMA you new card.
    You can start some OS 3D test - if you see the same problem - > you have 100% VGA for RMA
  2. ^ Hey, thanks for the answer. However, I have no idea how to do an OS 3D test. Can you please help me in that one?

    I will RMA as soon as possible. I'm just trying to see if I can find a fix for this annoying problem
  3. I could be wrong but it sounds heat related. I have a NVidia evga 560 ti oc and after much wasted time I found out that if it's oc'd from the box leave it alone. You need to add a fan control program I prefer msiafterburner, it's the easiest to use. You can preset it to load with windows or what have you.
  4. It's very easy for graphic cards to get very very hot without you realizing it then bam... spots and it's a expensive learning curve
  5. How would I know if it was a heat related cause? I doubt it was since I never OC'ed it.
  6. Varied_Horizon said:
    ^ Hey, thanks for the answer. However, I have no idea how to do an OS 3D test. Can you please help me in that one?

    I will RMA as soon as possible. I'm just trying to see if I can find a fix for this annoying problem


    Furmark stability test - http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/
  7. A test for my graphics card won't do since my computer(dxdiag, nVidia control panel) itself can't detect it. (Running my computer on 800x600 ever since)
  8. I have found another thread that has the same problem as me. (Computer not detecting the graphics card)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307172-33-help-graphics-card-suddenly-working-detected

    This one too http://superuser.com/questions/374400/suddenly-my-pc-stops-recognizing-pcie-video-card
  9. Best answer
    I have a Nvidia evga 560ti oc and just regular running wow on ultra without using a fan control program I've seen temps into the 90's that cannot be good. The difference in using msi-afterburner fan control is that using that program cuts the temp to like 45-50 C. LOL I don't wanna know what that is in F but it's too dang hot. I know of EVGA Precision, MSI-Afterburner, there's others out there but as I said earlier I like afterburner cause it shows all u need to know. Hope this helps
  10. I JUST SOLVED the issue MINUTES ago, it's weird how I just cleaned the dust on top of my graphics card(I didn't even bother dusting the fan) but right after I turned on my PC. It worked, no more dots, the pc can now detect my graphics card once again.
    I'm now curious how this happened. @_@
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