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Radeon 5000 vertical stripes problem

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January 18, 2010 2:42:34 AM

Hmmm...I've looked on many forums, and it seems that the vertical stripe problem for the 5000 cards is pretty wide spread. Its strange, instead of crashing with a blue screen, it crashes with the vertical stripes... I can't get prime95 blend to run without bringing up the stripes (it doesn't happen in games). Anyone else have the vertical stripes problem? Anyone know why/how to fix? I have a sapphire 5850.
January 18, 2010 2:50:06 AM

I have the problem a couple times daily. I'm extremely frustrated with this sh*t. I am almost to the point of doing a RMA. I hope to god there is a driver fix to handle it. It happens to me when I play COD MW2.

Anyway, I will let you know if I run across a solution. I like the card a ton (5850) except for when it does this stuff.

Peace.

Bill Anderson
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January 18, 2010 3:15:23 AM

From what I've read around, it would appear that the memory on these cards do not have a temperature gauge, nor extra cooling.

After learning that, I tried underclocking my memory settings by 50MHz and have not had those vertical stripes since. I also over clock the core, which makes up for the performance loss and more.
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January 18, 2010 4:28:16 AM

But why would prime blend make in happen then? XD. Seems like no one knows for sure...
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January 18, 2010 4:55:52 AM

I have no idea, I've never seen that problem with Prime95.
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January 18, 2010 5:41:00 PM

Well I have noticed that since I have undone my extra settings of clock and memory on overdrive, the problem has lessened some. However, when I had it overclocked, I would run the fan at 45% which would keep the card cool where ever the temp gauge is located.

I noticed I missed my 30-day return option, so I'm keeping it and will deal with Sapphire if I get frustrated enough down the road.

Bill Anderson
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January 28, 2010 6:24:37 PM

I have the same problem in a xfx 5750 card...The weird thing is i not get the error while playing, but only on idle....

Hope a driver can fix this...
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January 28, 2010 10:22:56 PM

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The problem really only arises at extremely high framerates in non-demanding software in crossfire mode, making it fairly minor


That's what the GPU's manufacture had to say about the issue, that and it needs to be fixed.

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January 28, 2010 11:25:43 PM

i had a reply from the xfx support...they told me to edit a xml file to make catalyst dont lower the core clock to below 300...
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January 29, 2010 12:28:49 AM

To me another plus to waiting for lower prices is also problems like this are either worked out or avoided but that renders me to either low end or obsolete hardware.
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