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Artifacts showing on Bios screen then Two vertical lines when booting windows

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May 9, 2013 7:10:59 AM

Hello,

I just recently got a RMA Graphics card to replace my old card that smoked and fried by the PCI power connector i replaced my PSU and the graphics card now the new graphics card is showing artifacts and vertical lines on the screen.

PC Specs:
MOBO: Gigabyte Z77-D3H
Psu: (New)Xfx 650w psu (Old)Xtremegear 1000w
Video card:p owercolor 6950 vortex II
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 4gb x2
CPU: i5 3570k
CPU cooler: Coolmaster Hyper Evo(replaced with h60 since the h60 was leaking)

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May 9, 2013 7:15:14 AM

Best course of action, try the new video card on a different computer to see if you still get artifacting. Try a game or run OCCT/Furmark on the computer(s) to see if the artifacts come back or the video card crashes. If you can reproduce the artifacts on a different computer, with or without a game/Furmark running, it would signal a faulty video card.
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May 9, 2013 7:47:29 AM

lol only thing is i don't have another pc to test it on i'll prolly have to get a cheap gfx card to test it in my pc
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May 9, 2013 11:11:03 AM

Vernal cooper said:
lol only thing is i don't have another pc to test it on i'll prolly have to get a cheap gfx card to test it in my pc


Do you have any friends or family members who are willing to let you test your card in their system ?

Even while it is in your own computer, try running Furmark/OCCT or a game in windows and see if there are crashes. Usually these stripes/lines indicate GPU failure. Have a look at this page:

http://www.playtool.com/pages/artifacts/artifacts.html

and try to match your artifacts with the examples to see what kind of potential problem it might be. You can also take the card out and clean it up with a vacuum/pressurized air can.
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May 9, 2013 6:29:28 PM

Tried a cheap card in my pci slot and it worked so i'm guessing it is my graphics card...
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May 10, 2013 7:25:13 AM

Vernal cooper said:
Tried a cheap card in my pci slot and it worked so i'm guessing it is my graphics card...


Those 6950's ran quite warm, I would suggest you try downloading (free) GPU-Z to see what the temperature sensors are indicating while the card is idling. It might be running too warm, if you want to try to fix the card.
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