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I've got a new machine made round 5 days ago:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0ghz $108
Motherboard: ASUS M2N68-AM+ $72
G-Card: HIS ATI HD4670 1GB $150
RAM: 4GB Kingston DDR2-800 $135
HDD: Seagate 500GB $73
CD/DVD Writer: Samsung 22x $60
Case: Supercase MATX Tower Case $70

My Graphics card is having occassional issues, i have it currently set to a low resolution and 75mhz.

In the ATI Auto Tune Test I notice the GPU is going to 99% while still at stock settings.

At stock settings when I Test the custom clocks it fails within seconds at stock settings.

I've been playing Quake 3 a bit, at low settings and 4 times over the last two days I've had the:
VPU Recover has reset your graphics accelerator as it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands, issue.

I beileve the Graphics Cards Drivers are uptodate through a driver update scan I did.

I don't know where or how to update the BIOS or w/e.

Not sure what to do...
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  2. Time to RMA the card buddy
  3. Try clean installing drivers.

    Also, updating BIOS can be tricky and dangerous. Do so with caution and at your own risk.

    If you're still worried RMA the card.
  4. Yes, it's time to RMA...

    But, a HIS 4670 cost $150??!!
    Mine, HIS 4850 "only" cost $145...

    Why aren't u go with a higher gpu class??
  5. Best answer
    What PSU are you using? It could be that your PSU is insufficient and causing all sorts of problems. Still, I'm more inclined to agree with wa1 that you should RMA your card, or return it if you got it at CompUSA or something.

    Before you do that though try to update the BIOS on that board. It's based on the rather old GEFORCE 7025 chipset while the Athlon II X2 250 is rather new. It could be that your motherboard is not properly supporting your CPU and that is what is causing many of your problems.
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