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Ati 5870 problem - crash

  • Radeon
  • Computer
  • ATI
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 13, 2010 3:36:14 PM


i have this problem with my ati radeon hd 5870.

when i start up my computer, i see all these green lines, and dots all over the screen(this happens 30 seconds after launch), and after a minute it just go black screen.

i returned it to where i buyed it, but there it worked fine, so i got it back. i tried it in a friends computer, and it worked fine, so it has to be my computer :(  .

i tried download the latest drivers, and a ATI hotfix, that should fix it, but it didn´t.

i switched to my old gfx card, and it worked fine. i pulled out one ram block at a time, but that didn´t work.

now i think it can has something to do with my motherboard, witch is this one:

i should say that it worked fine for about 2 weeks, and then this happend.

i use windows 7 64-bit

if i missed some details pls wirte.

SORRY for my bad english :ange: 

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March 13, 2010 6:20:24 PM

RMA it mate, the 5 series cards are getting a bit notorious for this issue.
March 13, 2010 6:44:58 PM

but as i said they wont take it back cause it is only on my computer it doesn´t work
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March 13, 2010 6:53:17 PM

Your "old graphics card", is the integrated or an card you put in the PCI Express x16 slot?
March 13, 2010 6:57:03 PM

Then take your computor to the shop where you bought it and see if they can make it work in your machine.
March 13, 2010 7:47:00 PM

my old is another card i put into my PCI
March 13, 2010 9:07:05 PM

2p12p1 said:
my old is another card i put into my PCI

You sure you are using the PCI Express x16 slot for the new card? ( this might be a dumb question:D  )

Although PCI Express 2.0 IS compatible to PCI Express 1.0, it was making problems with some old mobos.
Try to update your BIOS
March 13, 2010 11:57:20 PM

How big is your power supply? it may be failing.
March 13, 2010 11:58:55 PM

The 5870 is a big card. Are you sure it is properly seated in the PCI-E slot? Also, what kind of PSU are you using?
March 15, 2010 6:22:48 AM

i use a 850W power supply, and yes it fit fine in the PCI slot. :)