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EVGA Geforce GTX 650 1GB - White Pixels - Scrambled Screen

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July 24, 2013 7:27:15 PM

I am about to return my just recently purchased video card, which seemed fine for like 6 days until it started doing things like this:

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Which hasn't happened for a couple days, but now this is happening:

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You see that? Those little white dots? Those are sporadically scattered across the screen when a window refreshes the image, and no problems have been experienced in a video game since the picture I posted of Garry's Mod, or since these white dots started popping around. They are easily seen on black layouts, and very annoying, I can not notice them on a website like this though, you know, since its white.

Do you think that this is my video card, driver, or PCI-E port?

My PCI-E port worked fine with my recent Raddeon 7570, but there is the possibility that I may have broken it when installing the 650 somehow.

I have installed 2 Geforce drivers, but there is the possibility that both of those are bugged as well.

Who knows, maybe you guys know? Help me out please.
July 24, 2013 7:41:52 PM

Did you properly uninstall the previous Radeon drivers? Also, what are your GPU temps? Download GPU-Z / Realtemp to monitor.
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July 24, 2013 7:53:07 PM

FLanighan said:
Did you properly uninstall the previous Radeon drivers? Also, what are your GPU temps? Download GPU-Z / Realtemp to monitor.


No, I did not, but I don't expect this to be the issue, considering it took 6 days for it to appear after installing the new Geforce Drivers. And yes, my video card was 86 degrees F last I checked, everything seems fine.


Do you think a broken PCI-E would create any effects like this? Or do you think any problems with the PCI-E would make the graphics inoperable to begin with?
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July 25, 2013 5:24:51 PM

I'm pretty sure if you damaged/broke your PCIe slot then you wouldn't see any picture period. There is no halfway point, it either works or it doesn't. By the symptoms you're describing its most likely that you have a bad card. You could try swapping the 650 out for your old card to see if that fixes the problem and then you'll know 100%.

EDIT: also, did you check the temps while under FULL gpu load (i.e. gaming) or while idling at your desktop?
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July 25, 2013 9:20:42 PM

FLanighan said:
I'm pretty sure if you damaged/broke your PCIe slot then you wouldn't see any picture period. There is no halfway point, it either works or it doesn't. By the symptoms you're describing its most likely that you have a bad card. You could try swapping the 650 out for your old card to see if that fixes the problem and then you'll know 100%.

EDIT: also, did you check the temps while under FULL gpu load (i.e. gaming) or while idling at your desktop?


The white dots have seemed to stop, and nothing really has happened while playing an actual game in a while, are these just small flukes? Or should I still return the card?

Also, the highest recorded temp is 34C.

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July 26, 2013 10:33:49 AM

So, here we are. The pixels have stopped appearing, I still have about 19 days to start the return of the card.

All of these issues I have encountered, have happened over about a 2 day period, and during these times, they were inconsistent.
Is it a possibility that it was just a one time fluke? Can I expect small hiccups like this in some video cards?

Please help, I am very indecisive on this at the moment and time is of the essence.

The problems have stopped, should I still return it? One thing I notice is that when I play video games the white dots never appeared, and when exiting to desktop, they would still not appear. I played Chivalry: MW for a while last night, and the problems seemed to stop after that. Someone help, please.
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July 26, 2013 11:40:18 AM

Well, within about a minute, the screen jazzed up for like a second, and I'm not gunna take the chance.

Calling for UPS return label now.

Thanks for all the help everyone.
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