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Tiny white dots on screen (possible GPU failure)

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February 9, 2014 3:44:46 PM

So my brother built a new gaming rig with a 760 from MSI. Just yesterday, he had some dots start appearing on the screen. The artifacts don't apear in the BIOS and sometimes disappear for around 5 or so minutes. We tried a fresh install of the graphics drivers, nothing. We kept an eye on temperatures and even durring the heaviest of stress tests, it never exceeded 70 degrees. The computer has not been crashing either.

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sk199aurqvvp99k/computer%20ar...

My cousin was saying it looked like vRAM failure on the GPU, but I wanted to get your opinions before doing an RMA on the card. Any help would be appreciated!

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February 12, 2014 5:33:17 PM

I don't think your graphics card is at fault, it looks like dead/stuck pixel. can you try hooking your monitor to a different PC to see if it still there.
Also try changing your resolution. the white ones are called stuck pixel and the black one is dead, stuck pixel can be fixed, and the dead are well dead. To fix it try gently rubbing the screen (to reset the pixel), flashing bright colors on the screen.


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February 12, 2014 7:40:05 PM

hari1987 said:
I don't think your graphics card is at fault, it looks like dead/stuck pixel. can you try hooking your monitor to a different PC to see if it still there.
Also try changing your resolution. the white ones are called stuck pixel and the black one is dead, stuck pixel can be fixed, and the dead are well dead. To fix it try gently rubbing the screen (to reset the pixel), flashing bright colors on the screen.




Hey, sorry that I forgot to update the post. We called up MSI and they said that it was a bad card and they would replace it. They said the card was a dud after they had us try unplugging the card and running it with the integrated chip from the CPU and the pixels weren't there. Thanks for taking the time to respond though!

Also, sorry for my brother's background. His computer, can't do anything about it.
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