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Blue dots on black screen after playing game...

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 7, 2009 10:55:42 PM

Hi. I'm having a problem with my pc. After i play a game there is a blue dots on the screen.. Not only after the game it happens even at startup. When i run a game and switch it back to another program and there it is.. the blue dots..
i don't know what the problem is.. the graphic card and other hard drive ain't heating up... plz help me..
My Graphic card is ATI Radeon HD4670 512mb DDR3 IceQ and cpu is AMD Phenom ll X4 920 2.8ghz and 1TB HDD 8GB DDR3 Ram. Windows 7 Ultimate. DX 11.
19 inch lcd wide..
what could be my problem? plz help me out here...
November 20, 2009 12:19:05 PM

I'm having the same issue. 3d games run perfectly. Most anything 2D (especially darker areas and flash videos) produce small blue/green pixel-sized dots randomly on the screen. It's ridiculously annoying and I'm about to return the cards and wait for Fermi.

I've now wasted about 4 hours of my life troubleshooting with no progress. I'm not OC'ed at all, but that shouldn't matter since the 2D clocks are fixed. It's definitely not a heat issue since the cards are running 41c idle/58c load after several runs of Vantage. The cards are Powercolor liquid cooled versions so it's a SOB to move any of the hardware:

Switching between single card and Crossfire
Changing resolutions (2560x1600, 1900x1200, 1650x1080)
Ensured my DVI cable (which works flawlessly on other cards) is secure between card-monitor
Switching PCI-E power cords between the cards
Switcing the DVI cord to another DVI port on the cards.
Changing the two "DVI reduction/enhancement" options in Catalyst
Changing the Crossfire connector and its placement
Re-seated the cards
Reinstalling Catalyst 9.11

Apparently, many people are seeing this with 58xx cards... Here are just a fraction of the threads with this complaint: